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Got to see night vale live adgjsgfhg the show was really great and the venue was fantastic! We stuck around for a bit to get to talk to the cast aaah! I felt like the worst tho because I wanted to express so many things of gratitude but I just ended up rambling and generally felt I made a fool of myself and I just nooo… ;3;

do you ever just…get like that random OH MY GOD BDSIII IS REALLY HAPPENING spasm attack?

Cos I do. A lot lately.

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Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling totally stressed? Here are a few things that help me deal.

1) Clean your room.
I’ve found that when my room is messy, I feel like I can’t even keep one single space in my life clean and that’s overwhelming. But having a clean room makes me feel considerably more productive. Not to mention, I feel awesome being able to move on with the rest of my day like “Yeah, I did something today.” Tidy up, put things away and out of sight. Do some laundry - it’s a good thing to get going while multitasking.

2) Gussy Up
Go take a shower. I know you’ve been freaking out for the past few days over those things you have to do, and as such, you kind of look and smell like a trash can. That’s alright - even beautiful celebrities and world leaders look like trash cans from time to time. So do yourself a favor and take a shower. Spend a little extra time really cleaning yourself. When you’re done, just focus on the hot water for a little. Continue to ignore everything else. After you get out, trim your beard. Braid your hair. Put on some badass eyeliner. WHATEVER. But whatever you do, make yourself look hella fine. I always feel like a man in charge when I’m looking my best, even if I never leave my bedroom all day.

3) Have a grip on relative time
What I mean is this: society functions on a 9-5 schedule. The people who partake in this every day get up at like 6 or 7 am. Now, I’ve found that when I’m up early I feel extra productive, especially when I can get a bunch of stuff done before noon, plus it’s sunny and bright. But I also work nights, so I’m often waking up at 2 or 3 in the afternoon. What you need to do is reset your clock. If you wake up at 2 in the afternoon, that is your 7 am. If dinner rolls around and you’ve only gotten two things done and everyone else is getting cozy and tucked in for the night, remember that you’ve only been awake for 5 hours. It’s only noon. When you start to think of time relatively, it helps to remind you that you are doing what you have to, you’re just on a different schedule than those around you. There is nothing wrong with that.

4) Make small lists
You have over 9,000 things to today, right? That’s cool, bb, you got this. Make yourself lists, small lists, to keep yourself focused on the task at hand, but more importantly, graphically prove to yourself that you’re being productive. There’s nothing more dangerous to productivity than thinking that you aren’t. Make a list of 4 things to do. Any 4 things. It really helps if you add small or simple things to each one of your lists; the feeling of looking at a checked off task is inspiring.

5) Multitask and plan breaks
So on today’s first list you need to do two loads of laundry, clean your room, shop for groceries,  and research that thing for that paper about the stuff. Awesome. Let’s do it! Make a plan of attack: put in one load of laundry. 45 minutes until that’s done, so for those 45 minutes you can clean your room. And even if you don’t finish in those 45 minutes, it still looks better now than it did. Okay, laundry is done. Let’s cross clean my room off the list and move laundry. An hour on the dryer, another 45 minutes on the second wash, so let’s say you have an hour. Do some research, just for an hour. Dive into google, do your thing. After you put the second load of clothes through, maybe you should go shopping. It’s basically a mindless task, so why not use some of the research you just did and think about possible essay theses? Whatever your plan is, you’re doing it and you’re kicking its ass.

6) Focus
This is the most difficult thing to do, and it’s not something you can just snap into. Focus is one of those skills you have to train. When you have a gazillion things to do, it’s easy to think about all of the stuff that you aren’t doing in that moment, and that’s often enough to paralyze you. Focusing is about truly coming to realize that the only way to get things done is to do them, and to take pride in working on something, whatever it is, for however long you do it. Yes, you have 3 essays to write and an exam in two days. You have a lot of work to do. So sit down with one essay. Think only about that essay. Yes, there are two others to do and an exam to study for, but starting them now will not help you finish the first essay. Worrying about your grade post-exam will not help you formulate a thesis. Focus on the task at hand so you can keep checking things off your list.



I hope these tips help. I learned these things far too late in my academic career, when I needed them most.

I already see me driving in my car with ‘welcome to new york’ blasting and I just can’t wait for that I’ll feel so awesome and free

I woke up lyk dis…
But for realz, I feel pretty awesome, I don’t know if its the addition of a protein shake, or what.. but I feel really good. just in time to destroy the tough mudder :3

ghostlycoledane said:

First name: .... no clue.... Nickname: BIRDIE Age: I guess around 19 or 20? Gender: genderfluid(?) Sexual Orientation: Asexual Nationality: America Relationship status: single Likes: DRAMAtical Murder, Tokyo Ghoul, Uta Dislikes: the american school system Random fact: you're cute and I probably got everything wrong

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u lil shit i wasn’t expecting to wake up to this heheheh.

But you got a lot right! I am Asexual and American and my likes and dislikes are spot on, friend! My age is off but I appreciate the over estimate aww. People think I’m older. I feel awesome. Should probably put age on about page whoops I messed that up.

I’m actually non-binary, not genderfluid, but my expression is fluid af. And “single” changed as of this morning *cough cough*

AWW THANK YOU. You made me feel very special and happy!

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Expectation vs Reality II Levi 
 It’s not rare for people to get upset after talking to him. He is not what people expect to see. He doesn’t look like the flawless hero they imagine, starting with his short stature. He is also unexpectedly tense, rude and unapproachable.~Petra Ral~

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"Where I live, there are a lot of apathetic people. People who don’t care at all about what they do or how they do it. They let the world wash over them and barely notice anyone else is even there. Leslie Knope is not one of these people. She cares about everything and everyone in our town. I don’t know how she does it. People come to her with the pettiest, stupidest problems and she cares, like, really, actually cares what happens to them. And if you’re lucky enough to be her friend, your life gets better every day. She spends every waking moment thinking of new ways to make her friends happy. There is something wonderful about seeing someone who has found her true purpose on Earth. For some people, I guess, that’s being an astronaut or a hot-dog eating champion. For Leslie, her true purpose on Earth, her true meaning is making people’s lives better. That’s what I love about her."

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