and take your homework with you

positive feelings
  • grassy fields with bright yellow flowers
  • standing in the rain
  • the first time you look in the mirror after a great new haircut
  • planting a little seed and watching it grow
  • having your hair combed or braided
  • feeling squeaky clean after taking a shampoo
  •  feeling like a boss after drinking 8 glasses of water
  • touching a plush blanket
  • binge watching your favorite show on netflix
  • taking the first bite of your favorite food
  • looking at the moon in the night sky
  • finally finishing all of your homework after being up late
  • doing a near-perfect job on a manicure
  • putting on a pleasant-smelling body lotion or perfume
  • getting a really good sale deal
  • waking up to sunlight streaming in through your window
  • the smooth feeling of your skin after it’s exfoliated
  • taking a great picture of something beautiful
  • reading on the grass or by a lake
  • singing your favorite song at the top of your lungs
  • finding a poem that resonates within your soul
  • picking flowers and putting them in a nice vase
  • listening to babbling brook sounds 
  • visiting a cute cafe or coffee shop
  • putting your face up close to a warm mug and feeling the steam on your skin
  • looking at art and paintings
  • writing or drawing in a journal
  • getting a good grade after working hard for it
  • starting a new book that you’re excited to read
  • turning the page for a fresh new start
  • watching birds in the garden
  • seeing a cat on your lawn
  • getting mail from someone
  • buying something cute and cheap from a thrift store
  • visiting a park and feeding the ducks
  • petting a cat or dog
  • finding something you thought you’d lost
  • slipping into pajamas after a day of wearing jeans or a dress
  • sitting in a tree in the mid-afternoon and watching the world and your garden continue around you 
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Rose: You need to step it up, Vanessa. I know you don’t care about school, but you need to graduate. Do your homework, study and pass your final exams. And no more skipping school either. It’s only a couple more months, I’m sure you can do it.

Vanessa: That’s rich, coming from you.

Rose: Heh.. I know you think I’m a massive hypocrite right now, but I’m your mother and I need you to listen to me for once. 

It was true that Rose had cared just as little about school at that age, but still.

Rose: Promise me you’ll do better, or I’m going to have to take away your phone.

Vanessa: Ugh, fine!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the meeting between Trump and Obama at the White House, and here’s the thing.

Obama used to be a law professor. This is key.

Law school is so, so different from college. 

In college, everyone expects there to be a “syllabus day,” kind of a grace period where they can show up and get the lay of the land, figure out the bare minimum that they can get away with, the TA gives everyone their office hours, there’s an introductory lecture, and everybody leaves a few minutes early to go take a nap or something. You do the bullshit assignments, you say something in class now and then to get your participation check mark, and figure out how badly you can do on the final and still pass. 

But see, in law school, all the methodologies you’ve spent the last 17 years operating under go out the window. Day one of law school is you being thrown into the deep end of the pool—you’ve had a homework assignment for two weeks now, and it’s to read the first 200 pages of your casebook. And now it’s you and the teacher (who is usually as smug as Alex Trebek) gauging and assessing what you managed to absorb while you skimmed through all those pages of reading so you could hurry up and get to the other 150 pages of reading for your next period class, in front of 50 people who are all smarter than you. And if you fuck up, or you didn’t do the reading, you are at the mercies of not just the professor, but the silent satisfied judgment of your peers. 

Law school is hard, and it will make you feel stupid and tongue-tied and like you don’t know anything and can’t form an argument—because you don’t, and you can’t. Everybody there has had a 4.0 since birth. Everybody there was the smartest kid in their class, and you’re all rabidly competing for a sliver of a chance at something down the road. It’s petty, and savage, fiercely entrenched in a culture of formalities and ceremony, and exactly like Washington DC

Yesterday when I was driving home, the NPR reporter talking about the Oval Office meeting mentioned that Trump had thought it was going to be a “getting to know you” type meeting, but that he was surprised when Obama stretched their talk out to 90 minutes before sending him along to the Capitol building where he met with congressional leaders for more lengthy meetings and stuff he didn’t want to do.

And he hasn’t even gotten to the actual job yet

So think about that as we go into this. 

Trump walked into the Oval Office like a two-pump-chump freshman thinking it was syllabus day, and what he got was the first day of law school, and he hadn’t done the reading like everyone else had, and Professor Obama decided to put him in the hot seat. 

This was Obama’s chance for the most perfect revenge that would never be picked up on as revenge at all. He was gracious, polite—everything he needed to be for a peaceful transition and a good review from the press. And that would continue when the doors were closed, because that’s the key. Not a Come to Jesus meeting, oh no. If Obama were smart—and he is very smart—he would have treated Trump like an equal, and brought the discussion to a level that assumes far more of Trump than anyone has so far. Assumes that he’s an adult who’s been paying attention. Statistics, esoteric minutiae about the executive branch procedure, economic growth numbers, labor figures, domestic policies, countries Trump has never even heard of, shit that would never in a million years have been in Trump’s campaign soundbites or digestible summaries. 

No way to escape. No aides to remember any of it for him. Just the two of them. 

Because that’s what would strike a precise chill into Trump. The thundering realization that he’s woefully unprepared for the hard, boring, thankless reality of this, and Obama’s version of a smooth transition won’t and shouldn’t include remedial civics. 

That’s what I saw when they shook hands and Trump stared at the floor instead of looking back into Obama’s face. He’s just figured out how little he knows about any of this

And that should give you a small glow of satisfaction, because after those meetings, Trump definitely has the 1L Terror Shits. In January, the night sweats and insomnia will show up, but for these first few weeks—nothing but diarrhea and self-doubt.  

peter after cacw
  • aunt may: hey what languages are you taking next year? spanish? french? german?
  • peter: german??? the language of germany??? wow I would've never, I, Peter Parker, have never even thought of taking that language because I, honestly and truthfully, have never gone to Germany. i have never EVER fought anyone in germany if that's what youre trying to say, I've always been in my room, doing my homework and dumpster diving, I would NEVER E V E R even try to go to germany, it's a horrible place, not that I would know BECAUSE I'VE NEVER BEEN THERE BEFORE
  • aunt may: what the fuck
Positivity post for mentally ill & disabled people in school who

* Fail classes
* Drop classes
* Go to a lower level in class
* Fail midterms
* Can’t do homework
* Have frequent breakdowns because of school
* Fail finals
* Take summer school
* Skip days of school
* Fail semesters
* Push themselves too hard
* Take a gap year
* Can’t pay attention in class
* Need accommodations
* Have low GPAs
* Give up trying
* Drop out of school
* Don’t get accepted into college

Academic failure doesn’t mean personal failure! School isn’t everything, and you aren’t a bad person if your grades are low. It isn’t your fault, and you don’t have to feel guilty about it. Your life isn’t ruined. It’ll be okay.

just some little finnish school things:

- taking off your shoes before going to class
- playing outside when even when it’s -20 celsius or so
- those special days you could stay inside during recess when it was extra cold
- calling your teacher by their first name
- minimal amount of homework
- free, healthy warm meals everybody hated
- puuropata, hippa, polttopallo, peili, väri, konkka
- cool kids who didnt wear outdoor pants
- not-so-cool kids who wore outdoor pants and kuomakengät

it scares me what i would do for money. there’s this game i play with him: what’s the lowest? and it’s like this: what’s the absolute least amount of money it would take you to do this. and the game is fun because you say, how much to do my homework. how much to run naked outside in the snow. how much to lie overnight in a couch-sized hell coffin of hungry mosquitoes. 

the opposite every morning: how much will you pay to eat? to see a movie? the doctor for your mind is seventy-five a visit. how much to be happy? school is in the fifties. how much for your future and your learning? your cousin’s chemotherapy has so many zeroes you feel hypnotized by them. how much to be living?

a poor person’s quick calculation: if i do his homework that’s twenty bucks. that’s a week of groceries or two if i eat lean. an hour of a struggle means a week of food. i’d run in the snow for fifty. that’s a month of food if i’m thrifty. 

there’s always a price. i want to believe i’m above it but even two thousand dollars would change my life. if i had ten just imagine. i’d lie in that hell coffin for fifty-six thousand. best eight hours of my life. i’d kiss each mosquito as it flew by.

Retype your class notes. Add in info from other sources. Make summary foldables out of the info. Run through them, keep a tally. When studying for an exam, print out those typed notes and highlight and annotate the shit out of them to link everything and structure the notes properly. Rewrite this structured format. Use those summary foldables to memorise the content. Do your homework the day you get it. Pack your bag the night before no matter how tired you are. Honestly, you need to drag your ass out of bed at the time you told yourself you would wake up. Relax when you’re commuting. Whether that means listening to music, reading or even sleeping, please use that time to relax. If you want, you can create that day’s to do list to get yourself a little motivated for the afternoon ahead. Take structured cornell notes in class. When studying, use those cornells to create fake tests. Take those fake tests, uncover the holes in your knowledge/argument. Fill those holes. Keep up with your drama logbook and maths homework. Learn how to research efficiently. Take hot showers, drink tea, watch tv, read, meet up with friends, FaceTime friends, keep up with extra curricular work, don’t get unnecessarily stressed about the ‘aesthetic’ of your notes, reflect regularly, achieve constantly.
—  Me, on 2017 pt.1
The First Day of NaNoWriMo

We’re just a few hours away from NaNoWriMo, so I wanted to share some encouragement before you get started.

First of all, stay calm. It’s the first day, so try to be enthusiastic about it! This should be fun!

Here’s what to expect/how to approach your first day of NaNoWriMo:

Don’t Put Too Much Pressure on Yourself

You might want to hit all your word counts right away, but give yourself time to figure it all out. Getting the first chapter down is difficult and it might take time to find your groove. I usually struggle with the first words, so don’t be too hard on yourself.

Write What You Can

November 1st is a Tuesday, so a lot of us have stuff to do. We might be busy with class or work, so it’s important to figure out what time works for you. If you can’t write a lot November 1st, that’s fine. If you’re loaded up with homework, that’s fine too. NaNoWriMo is all about time management, so if most of your writing time will get done on the weekends don’t stress about days with low word counts.

Adjust Your Target Goals

The 1st week will help you figure out if your goals are unrealistic. If you tried your best, but didn’t even hit half of your target word count, readjust your goals! Figure out something that makes more sense for your schedule/your writing pace. If you work better at night, try to make room before bed. This is the best time to figure out your most productive writing style!

Reward Yourself

Take care of yourself and treat yourself well during NaNoWriMo! Reward yourself. Get a good meal, watch one of your favorite movies, etc. Treating yourself well will only improve your writing and make this month fun! Punishing yourself or cutting yourself off from the outside world until you hit impossible goals will only make your miserable.

-Kris Noel

1. Drink water to keep skin clear and mind happy.
2. Surround yourself with positive people.
3. Dedicate thirty minutes a day to read a book of your choice just to unwind.
4. Go for walks whenever you can to get some fresh air. Nature is beautiful.
5. Keep your space clean so that your mind can be clear.
6. Listen to music when you feel unmotivated.
7. Remember to take care of your mental health before school work.
8. Invest in nice pajamas, lotions, bath bombs, etc. Spoil yourself!
9. Don’t procrastinate with homework, get it done right away so you can spend more time with things that make you happy.
10. Let yourself get enough sleep, put your phone down, put away your homework and shut off the lights. You need sleep to learn and be successful.
11. Wear clothes that make you feel happy and comfortable and confident!
12. Don’t care about what others think of you. 
13. If something doesn’t make you happy, healthy, or benefit you in any way, don’t do it.
14. Remind yourself that you aren’t who you were a year ago, you’ve grown and mistakes are to learn from.
15. If you fail a test, see where you went wrong so you know how to improve. Failure is essential to growth. :)
16. Love your body. Take care of it. Keep it healthy, eat fruits and veggies and exercise when you can.
17. Drink tea or warm water with lemon when you’re feeling sad.
18. Be your own best friend.
19. Take naps when you need to! 20-30 minute naps are really good to refresh!
20. Get yourself flowers, you don’t need a boyfriend/girlfriend to feel special. Love yourself, you’re fucking amazing.
21. Understand that not everyone you meet in life is meant to stay.
22. Set goals for yourself and then go out and fucking do it.
23. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not worth the effort.
24. School is important but your well being takes precedence. Your health comes first.
25. Your teachers jobs are to help you learn. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or for further explanation.
26. Don’t compare yourself to others. They don’t live the same life as you.
27. Learn subjects, languages, or topics outside of school. There are so many resources and you’ll better yourself as a person.
28. Be compassionate. Everyone around you has their own struggles.
29. Don’t be afraid of joining a new club or taking up a new hobby!
30. Don’t let people intimidate you.
31. Crying doesn’t make you weak. You’re allowed to feel. Your emotions are valid.
32. Always have a pen with you, you never know when you’ll feel inspired with an idea.
33. Take lots of pictures and hang them up around your room.
34. Don’t let people walk all over you. Stand up for yourself babe.
35. Volunteer your time to people that need help. Your soul will feel good.
36. Try new methods of studying if one isn’t working!
37. If you’re fighting with someone, try looking from their point of view, it helps.
38. Test scores don’t define you.
39. You were smart before they told you.
40. Do it with passion or not at all.
—   @studyingk ‘s self care for students, because you’re worth it. 
Hey littles!

Not only is it unfair, it’s close to emotional abuse when you get angry with or make your caregiver feel GUILTY for:

🔹Falling asleep
🔹Going to work
🔹Spending time with their friends or family
🔹Having a self-care day
🔹Doing homework
🔹Being sick
🔹Not being able to or wanting to be a big every single time you feel little

Behaving like that can and will make your CG feel like they aren’t a good enough CG or that the dynamic is just too much to handle. Of course your CG is there to take care of you, but it’s not their sole purpose in life; they aren’t a robot for you to push buttons on and off whenever you feel like it.

CGs are only human.

The Signs as Terrible People
  • Aries: People who kick the back of plane seats and/or movie theatre seats
  • Gemini: People who pour the milk before the cereal
  • Taurus: People who recline their plane seats all the way back in coach
  • Cancer: People who borrow your stuff and then "lend" it to other people
  • Leo: People who say "There are people for that"
  • Virgo: People who don't get off the phone while at the register
  • Libra: People who defend the mullet as a hairstyle. "Business in the front, Party in the back"
  • Scorpio: People who say "My taxes pay for your salary!"
  • Sagittarius: People who take what your offering, when you offer them the last piece of something, instead of saying "no, go ahead."
  • Capricorn: People who remind the teacher that they forgot to assign/collect homework.
  • Aquarius: People who pull apart every chocolate in a box of chocolate in order to see what the filling is
  • Pisces: People who say they aren't hungry but then just want a FEW OF YOUR FRIES

1. Take a clipboard to school.
You have to be prepared to do homework ANYWHERE at ANYTIME. Carry it in your hand with some paper and your homework clipped onto it and get work done whenever you can. Don’t keep the clipboard in your bag.

2. USE YOUR PLANNER EVERY DAY.
Keeping track of assignments and important dates helps clear your mind. You don’t have to worry about remembering everything because all of it is written down. If you have a lot going on at once, start a bullet journal. If you can, divide your planner into sections based on different activities. For example, my bullet journal has 4 major sections: school work, extracurricular activities, community service, and general life issues. This creates order in the midst of chaos and also enforces the idea of taking everything one at a time. Your planner shouldn’t overwhelm you.

3. Get the biggest calendar you can find and hang it on the wall.
The purpose of the calendar is to allow you to establish a general time frame for everything you need to do. PLAN AHEAD. Make sure EVERYTHING is on that calendar. Being overwhelmed by your planner is bad because it leads to a stressful day; your calendar takes on the role of allowing you to see the big picture. Having everything written down on a calendar creates a sense of urgency that’ll decrease the likelihood or duration of procrastination.

4. If you’re taking multiple AP classes, dedicate at least one day of the week to each subject.
I had 7 AP’s so I studied a different subject each day. For example, every Monday was Macroeconomics day. I took my econ review book to school on Mondays and studied whenever I had some extra time. Start doing this 3 or 4 months before the exams in May to avoid cramming and excessive stress.

5. Sleep whenever you can but avoid sleeping on the way home from school.
If you enter your home feeling sleepy the bed is going to be extra enticing.

6. If you NEED to pull an all-nighter (try to avoid them), drink a cup of straight up black coffee (no sugar) and take a 20 minute nap.
It takes some time for the caffeine to kick in so you might as well get some sleep. You’ll eventually get used to the bitterness.

7. Sometimes you need to skip school but don’t skip unless you absolutely have to.
If you do, you better not sleep in! Wake up normally and get to work ASAP. Do the makeup work and turn it in the next day, even if you don’t have to.

8. Study smarter, not harder.
Figure out which study methods work for you. Note-taking is time-consuming so try to find alternatives. You don’t have to make everything aesthetically pleasing to post it on tumblr. In fact, if you’re compelled to take pretty notes just to post it on tumblr, LEAVE NOW. DO NOT WASTE TIME.

9. Do homework for the learning experience instead of the grade.
Don’t copy work from your friends. If you use homework as a study resource, you won’t have to worry about long review sessions before a test. I have never studied for a Spanish test but the lowest score I’ve ever gotten on one is a 93. How? I did my homework.  

10. STOP TRYING TO BE PERFECT. STOP IT RIGHT NOW.
Perfection = waste of time. Don’t spend 10 hours writing an essay if you know you can get the same grade by only spending 2. I used to believe that the most important thing was being proud of everything you put your name on but none of that matters when you haven’t slept in 48 hours.

11. Complete the difficult tasks first.
One of the many reasons people procrastinate is to avoid difficult tasks. If you save the hardest assignment for last, you’re more vulnerable to wasting time.

12. This one is very bad because it involves lying but it saved my grade a couple of times: ALWAYS turn in your homework.
Why? Rarely missing an assignment gives you a good reputation and teachers tend to trust hardworking students. If you ever forget to do an assignment and you’re known to be a good student, your teacher is more likely to believe your excuse. Or, if you really left it at home, he/she/they might give you an extra day.

13. GOOGLE DRIVE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND.
Can’t turn in your essay because you told yourself you’d print it in the morning and forgot? No worries! It’s in google drive! Need a past assignment for reference but have the copy at home? No worries! It’s in google drive!

14. Your study space significantly impacts productivity. Organize your room/space to maximize concentration/productivity.

15. MOST IMPORTANTLY, give yourself some time off.
If you don’t, you’ll eventually burn out and nothing will be able to motivate you again. I like to go watch a movie alone once in a while because it clears my mind for 2 hours. Being constantly bombarded with due dates can lead to massive anxiety issues. And guess what? You can’t get anything done if you’re having multiple panic attacks or if you’re in bed all day because you’re depressed. Take care of yourself. School can wait but your physical and mental health can’t.

A Lesson in Love (The Get Together)

Summary: (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 2,992

A/N: The tag list for this story is officially CLOSED. 

“A Lesson in Love” Masterlist

@avengerstories - I honestly can’t put into words how much I appreciate you for editing this (and everything else) for me.

Originally posted by yikesevans

A knock at your front door steals your attention away from your notebook and the homework that desperately needs to be done. You groan, annoyed that you’re being interrupted; exams have started and you’ve dedicated all of your spare time to studying.

“What?” You growl.

“Bad time?” Steve asks, standing in front of you with a half-hearted smirk. Without a word, you step aside and let him enter the small apartment. He takes a seat at the kitchen table and you follow suit, moving all of your books out of the way. When you notice the serious look on his face, you lean forward and grant him your full attention.

“What’s up?”

He runs a hand through his hair. “It’s Bucky.”

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Some things aren’t abusive as one-offs or as infrequent events, but become such as part of a pattern. A frustrated parent saying “Because I said so” after spending an hour trying to explain “No, sweetie, we can’t afford to send you on an Italian vacation with your friend, because we have bills and a mortgage” is unfortunate, but it’s not the same as a parent who consistently precludes all discussion about anything with “Because I’m the parent and I make the rules!”

Other things become unjustifiable by degree. A parent taking away the PS4 for a week after their kid spends a week playing Final Fantasy XV instead of studying for their exams & doing their homework is maybe not the most effective approach, but certainly won’t be harmful under most circumstances. A parent taking away all leisure time and leisure activities as retaliation for the same behavior has veered straight into unjustifiable territory.

And like… this post isn’t really for the victims/survivors of abuse who read this blog. Y’all probably understand all this stuff already. It’s more to clarify things for the throngs of people who’re still under the impression that I believe that parents are being abusive every time they say “no” or do something that displeases their children.

A Very Hufflepuff Love

Pairing: Hufflepuff!Reader x Newton Artemis Fido Scamander;

A/N: The prompting was made by y’all beautiful people and can be found here.

In the series: Ravenclaw!Reader x Newt || Gryffindor!Reader x Newt || Slytherin!Reader x Newt;

Shameless self-promo: @stormsjpeg, @actualhufflepuff, @andreasunny @smolbeanchild15, @onesimariltorulethemall, @sarcastiel-assbutt @tomhollahd

Warnings: fluff, like a lot;


Originally posted by potterxmalfoy

  • It is Confirmed™ that you made his acquaintance on the Hogwarts Express on the first day of your first year;
  • Exchanging uniforms and scarves and such whenever it was laundry day and the House Elves were really cramming up chores;
    • Except for the skirt in your case and the trousers in his;
  • A lot of time spent in both the Common Room and the library;
  • Forgotten Herbology homework hastily written up during breakfast;
  • Fussing over plants’ health and wellbeing in the Common Room;
    • Taking care of them by the House Elves’ side;
  • A lot of house pride between the two of you;
  • You’re actually bonding weirdly fast, seeing as the both of you are quite shy;
  • You’d be in the same year and legitimately always hanging with the other;
  • You’re sitting with the other one in every single class you have;
  • Sharing ideas and dreams over a Butterbeer or a handful of Honeydukes’ Sherbet Lemons;
  • The two of you are constantly daydreaming about traveling to places and seeing the world;
    • There are a few people from other houses telling you that you might want to stop working so hard or having that big a dream;
    • If one of you can’t find any reply to those people, the other would immediately get the other’s back without insulting the student who addressed you;
  • Since your Common Room is just by the Kitchens, you obviously know exactly what’s going to be for breakfast, dinner or lunch and you make sure to let the other know if there’ll be something that disagrees with their culinary preferences;
  • Holidays are Your Thing™;
  • Newt is totally the one to get things off of the high shelf for you;
    • Is there a book too high in the Library? “Newt!!”;
    • “Y/N, why don’t you just Accio it, for Helga’s sake?”;
    • “That’d be boring, seeing you and your unnatural tallness is much more entertaining”;
  • Gentle solo snowball fights;
  • Ferociously teaming up against others during snowball fights;
  • It’s actually during one of these fights that your first kiss happens;
    • You’d be hiding from passing members from the other team to catch your breath;
    • You would be the one to hear them closing in;
    • So you’d grab Newt and pin him against a tree’s trunk;
    • Then he’d nervously start babbling and you really didn’t want the guys to hear y’all;
  • there was obviously no other reason to what you were gonna do
  • You just smash your lips across his and he actually shivers, trying to tell himself that it’s the cold and totally not the fact that he wants to kiss you back so badly that he finally gives in;
    • And he sort of just pulls you back just when you were pulling away;
    • And you obviously kiss back and the next thing you know, you hear the click of a camera and giggling right near you, so you both pull away only to witness an amused Leta Lestrange holding a camera and a bewitched, moving picture in her hands;
  • “’Bout damn time, you dorks!”;
  • The school doesn’t catch on to your relationship for a while;
    • Mainly because y’all were spending an unhealthy uncommon amount of time with the other even when your relationship was platonic;
  • And you’re not really all about that PDA;
  • Although he does get borderline possessive when he sees a Hufflepuff a year older aggressively hitting on you, despite your obvious attempts to get him away from you;
    • So he just slides by until he’s by your side, slipping a hand in the back pocket of your jeans and kissing your cheek, greeting you with a “Is everything alright, dear?”;
    • To which you’d respond with a “Quite.” And give him a quick peck;
  • And the Douche Dude would just awkwardly get lost, leaving y’all giggling and you muttering a thanks against Newt’s lips.

A/N: Hope you enjoyed! That brings the A Very Hogwarts Love headcanon-series to an end (yes, I figured out the name only on the last work in the series); I’ll leave the links for the others below.

Ravenclaw!Reader x Newt || Gryffindor!Reader x Newt || Slytherin!Reader x Newt;

requests are open!

Tip if you live with room mates or parents:

Make your bedroom your SANCTUARY. Make a place you want to go to at the end of the day to relax, having a dirty room is so stressful. And I get it, you sit there and stare at it, but don’t tackle the clutter because it’s overwhelming. My advice, just start somewhere. Even if it takes you a few days. GET RID OF STUFF YOU DON’T NEED. Minimize your belongings. (Read DO LESS by Rachel Jonat. It has seriously changed my view on organization and clutter and has opened my habits and my mind to minimalism) I donate all of my unused but salvageable goods to thrift stores, because keeping them around to try and sell them can cause you to continue to be overwhelmed.
Then, once you’re room is cleaned, let your bed be your bed. It’s for sleeping and lounging only. Try to get a good desk for homework and study.
Then for decorations
GET COZY SHEETS, CANDLES, FAIRY LIGHTS, drape tulle or tapestries along your walls or ceilings with push pins or command hooks. (Small Holes in walls are easy to fix by yourself btw, just do a quick google search.)
Get a cozy comforter and comfy pillows. If you have an uncomfortable mattress, get a comfy foam mattress topper (@ target for $12) to help. Keep a little tray that you can lay your night time goodies on. Mine has a lavender pillow spray, a wide tooth comb, water bottle, Vaseline (I put it on my lips, lashes and brows before bed), and my notebook in case I have any wild ideas I want to jot down during the night.
Keep a catch all try by your door. Lay your keys, sunglasses, watch, etc. there, so you know where they are when you’re rushing out the door. Also, have a place to put your purse. If you can’t put a hook on the wall to hang it up, get an over the door hook hanger from Walmart. (I love this thing because I keep my purse, school bag, fave Nike hat and umbrella there, and I always know where I put them.
Use things like white boards, calendars, and pin boards to keep yourself organized, and design yourself a motivational vision board.
ORGANIZE YOUR DRESSER. Keep socks, undies, bras, tights in the top drawer, then shirts, then pants. But if you can, hang up tips that you know will get wrinkles easy.
Put a cozy rug in your room to keep your feet warm, but don’t forget to clean it, because if you have pets it will start to stink.
Keep clutter off your bed and DIRTY CLOTHES IN THE HAMPER. I don’t care if you need 3 hampers, idc if you need 3 hampers for dirty clothes and 2 for clean clothes, just KEEP THEM OFF THE FLOOR.
Play some chill music while you just hanging out. Light your candles, sit back, and enjoy your beautiful chill room.

I heard my dad talking to my sister

dad: You know, your sister is really obsessed with that whole acomaf thing

sister: yeah I know she never shuts up about feysand.

dad: should i be worried? this is taking over her life.

sister: She wouldn’t do her homework yesterday because she was rereading acomaf.

dad: AGAIN?!?

sister: I KNOW its the 7th time!

me: IT’S THE EIGHTH TIME YOU IGNORANT PIECE OF TAMLIN