a small step

Which BTS member/s would be good with introverted people.


Kim Seokjin:
Jin would absolutely hate it if he can’t help other people because they don’t talk up about their emotions and he’d be the one to get really annoyed at times because there is nothing he can do to make them open up to him. He’d preferably have someone who is more open and can express their emotions properly.

Originally posted by myloveseokjin

Min Yoongi:
He’s a known introvert himself and has struggles himself so he’d understand how hard it can be to tell other people about your problems. Yoongi wouldn’t try to force you into talking to him and keep his distance but try to make you realize that he’s the one to trust with very small steps.

Originally posted by yoongles

Jung Hoseok:
Hoseok would have a hard time understanding why they can’t express their emotions properly and he wouldn’t really get on easily with them just because he wouldn’t be able to help them. 

Originally posted by chimneytaels

Kim Namjoon:
Mark my words on this one, Namjoon would try everything in his might to try and get them to talk about their emotions instead of keeping them to themselves. Yet he wouldn’t want to pressure them into talking and just reasurre them that he’ll be there when they need him and just silently watch from afar.

Originally posted by forursmiles

Park Jimin:
Chimchim would have a difficult time getting along with someone who doesn’t outright express their feelings and would rather give them space instead of trying to solve their problems for them because he’d realize that there’s no use in doing so.

Originally posted by marikit257

Kim Taehyung:
Taehyung would respect their decision of not wanting to open up about their emotions and would still get along well with them because he’d knew that they will open up to him when they realize that he won’t judge them.

Originally posted by rapnamu

Jeon Jungkook:
I guess Jungkook would have the most difficult time out of all the members because he’d really want them to be open about their feelings and talk to him about their problems but he wouldn’t like to make them talk if they feel uncomfortable by doing so. In conclusion I think that Jungkook would rather have a hard time getting along with someone introverted.

Originally posted by donewithjeon


~Love, Youngmi~

I know it’s hard right now - but continue to look for the small moments of good in this world. We will need it to survive.

Double Chocolate Mug Cake


Yields 2 mug cakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt
Equipment
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Rubber spatula
  • 2 microwaveable mugs
Decoration
  • Powdered sugar
  • Small sifter

Let’s get started!

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and sugars.
  2. Whisk the egg, milk, vanilla and melted butter until smooth.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide evenly into mugs and microwave on high for about 1 minute. If cake is not set, microwave in intervals of 10 seconds until fully cooked.

Time to decorate!

  1. Allow mug cakes to cool slightly then dust on some powdered sugar on top.
Lucid Dreaming Masterpost

Originally posted by reckoner0

What is Lucid Dreaming?

Lucid dreaming is when you are in a dream but fully aware that you are in a dream, leading to you often being able to control the outcomes or certain aspects of the dream. You are able to live your fantasies and also are more likely to remember your dreams come morning.

With work Lucid dreaming can be improved into astral projection via sleep or dream walking where you can exit your dreams to enter the dreams of others or walk about the “dream plane”. Skilled lucid dreamers also often use their dreams for divination and problem solving due to how vivid they are and how it is easier to remember them.

Herbs for Lucid Dreaming: African Dream Bean, Blue Lotus, *Datura, *Mexican Dream Herb, Lavender, Mugwort, Rose Buds, Valerian Root, Wild Asparagus

Crystals for Lucid Dreaming: Albite, Angel Phantom Quartz, Danburite, Herkimer Diamond, Lazulite, Moonstone, Rhodonite, Scolecite

Foods for Lucid Dreaming: Almonds, Bananas, Cherries, Chicken, Kidney Beans, Lamb, Oats/Oatmeal, Pumpkin/Pumpkin Seeds, Rice, Soybeans and Tofu, Sunflower Seeds, Tomatoes, Turkey

Essential Oils for Lucid Dreaming: Lavender, Mugwort, Patchouli, Rose

Other things to achieve Lucid Dreaming:

  • Keep a dream journal and write in it regularly.
  • Interpret the meanings behind your dreams after recording them
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoking cigarettes before bed
  • Keep a regular sleeping schedule
  • Sleep in complete darkness if possible
  • Meditate before going to sleep
  • Openly state before you go to bed “I will lucid dream tonight” and repeat this either out-loud or in your mind as you get ready for bed. When you lay in bed continue focused on that in your mind
  • Along with that before bed tell yourself, preferably in a mirror if it helps, that you will remember your dreams come morning
  • Do “reality checks” meaning in your dream check to see if you are dreaming. If you see mirrors, see if you can see the background behind you or if it is misty/blurry. If see a clock look at it, look away, then look back, often in dreams the time will change. This is the same for signs and street signs. You can also before going to bed mark up your hand with ink and in your dream look down and see if it is there still. If its not you know you’re dreaming. Look down at your feet, often in dreams they will seem oddly unfocused. If you see a bookshelf, see if any of the book titles are visible or repeat.

Okay, I know I am dreaming, now what do I do?

Well now you practice. It is rare to immediately be able to control your dreams completely. To gain full control you need to practice. Start small and take baby steps. Try hopping in place in your dream, see if you can make yourself hover for even just a second. Keep at it, try to float in place longer and longer with each jump. In time and with practice and patience you will be able to soar through your dreams one night and it’s easy from there. If you come across a locked door try opening it while saying out loud “this door is unlocked”. Keep at it, because hopefully you will be able to open it soon enough.

Start talking to the ‘characters’ in your dreams. Try to influence their behavior such as suggesting they do something. You can also approach a ‘stranger’ in your dream and see what happens if you state that you two are friends. If they start acting as if they know you and are indeed your friend, you know you have improved your control.

Take notes in your dream journal on these tests. Write down if they failed or succeeded and keep at it. With time you will be able to change things in your dreams with ease.

The Positives of Lucid Dreaming:

  • You can control your dreams! That is just awesome, you can live out things you can’t do in real life.
  • Prevent or stop nightmares, when you are lucid dreaming you can just tell whatever is causing you the nightmare to ‘fuck off’ and usually they will. Nightmares can be quickly changed into enjoyable dreams
  • From my personal experience and experiences of others, after a lucid dream you feel more awake and alive come morning, it’s almost energizing to wake up from
  • Its calming, I can relieve my stresses from the day and not worry about them in my dreams
  • You can attempt to solve your real life struggles in your dreams or making plans
  • Eventually you can work your way to Astral Travel and Dream Walking
  • Using your dreams for divination
  • Improve sleep, many people who lucid dream fall asleep faster and deeper than most people leading to them having improved sleep patterns and habits
  • For artists and story writers, dreams can really inspire you and help you test out your ideas
  • Deity communication, for those who do worship deities you can communicate or even interact with them in your dreams if you welcome them in.
  • Spirit and entity communication, just like deities lucid dreamers can interact with entities in their dreams by letting them in. Many lucid dreamers interact with their guides and guardians through dreams as well

Happy Dreaming everyone~

Tips for Surviving Tough Times

1. Remind yourself that you still have options (even if they aren’t all appealing at the moment).

2. Focus on those few things that are going well (even if you have to scratch your head and really, really think!)

3. Decide what you can do … and then just take the next small step. And then, when you’ve done that, take another tiny step.

4. Admit how you are feelings; admit your greatest fears o fight, and persevere.

5. Let go of all the oughts, and the musts and the shoulds. Demands and expectations will only wear you down.

6. Ensure your life is balanced – and make sure you make the time to relax, have some fun, to chill out, and have a laugh.

The Ultimate Planner For A Muslim Student: 2017-2018

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

We pray this reaches you in the best of health and imaan.

Alhamdulillah, we’re super excited to introduce our brand new design and layout for the Ultimate Planner For A Muslim Student 2017-2018!

This year, we went all out, and not only revamped our design, but added a whole load of extra material to help boost productivity! 

Let’s take a closer look insha’Allah:

Firstly, we have THREE brand new cover designs to choose from! Starting from the top right and ending bottom right:

1. Ice Splash

2. Vintage Calm

3. Tropical Summer

We apologise if we now have you craving ice-cream!

Next, we have our oh-so-important contents page! A minimal view of what you can expect when you turn those pages!

Our signature ‘Duas for Studying’ page! This super important page has been placed at the very front of the planner, for both ease of accessibility and a means of a reminder. We’re only successful with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala’s help!

We always have a long list of dua’s for what we desire in this world: A* in exams, lots of money, big houses, a brand new car… but have we ever made du’a for that which is everlasting? Surely the one who looks after his akhira, and fixes his hereafter, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala will grant him the dunya (world) along side it.

Whether it’s a reminder of Eid, or when Ramadan begins, or even exam dates - we have you covered! Never forget an important date again.

This right here, is how we build productive lifestyles. A lifelong habit, a lifelong dream, begins with small steps. But it’s not enough to just have goals. We must note down the steps needed to achieve them, and give them a deadline so we remain focused. Our planner helps you to do just that. 

And then our ‘Ideal Day’ page. We all dream of having super productive mornings, and early evenings. Writing down a routine helps us to keep track, and make sure we’re not wasting one of our most precious blessings - Time.

Our planner begins from August 2017 and ends in July 2018. That’s 52 productivity/study tips, one every single week to keep you motivated and going! 

Track your Qur’an recitation and memorisation daily with our trackers. You’ll never lose what page you were last on or the last Surah you memorised.  I once read somewhere; Give time to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala will give you time!

And that’s it guys for the sneak peek! We have lots more packed in our planners this year including:

- Study tips

- Reminder/Due Today/To Do lists daily

- Homework and Assignment daily tracker

- Duas of the week to memorise on a weekly basis

- Habit tracker: Build 3 new habits, or break bad habits every month!

And MUCH more! We have images of 12 beautiful Masjids from around the world and a monthly quote for us to reflect and ponder upon.

Alhamdulillah, this planner is now available for Pre-Order! All orders will be despatched September 1st. FREE UK DELIVERY.

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Please remember us, our families and the whole ummah in your duas and a humble request that you make du’a, may Allah accept this from us. Aameen

Fi Amanillah.

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One Small Step

Though you’re feeling down show kindness to all
keep peace in your heart and faith in your prayers 
smile, take one small step, then take one more
remember someone loves you and somebody cares 
even while this day may be filled with darkness
these moments are never as bleak as they seem
and when tomorrow’s sun invites you to awaken
you’ll see yesterday was only an empty bad dream

Tattoo #3 is another band tattoo. Music has gotten me through some of the hardest parts of my life, and La Dispute is one of the bands who kept me going through every word they write. I got their logo to remind myself everyday of how strong their music has made me. “It’s not the petty imperfections that define us, but the way we hold our hearts and the way we hold our heads.”

in case you haven’t heard it today:

i’m proud of you.
you are getting through this.
yes, shit is hard but

you are you doing this. you are pushing forward.

progress is progress, no matter how small the step forward is.

don’t stop now