apricot!

summer is getting hotter and hotter and we can often forget to drink enough water. that is bad, and can lead to dehydration! so, I am here to remind you and give you some tips on how to handle it. 

1. set a goal.
 start by thinking of how much water you are consuming, and find out how much you should be consuming. then, set a goal and increase the number of glasses of water you take in per a day.

 2. set up reminders.
in the beginning, it is not gonna be something you do by yourself since you are not used to it like brushing your teeth. therefore, maybe try downloading some apps? I personally use “plant nanny” since I find it to be pretty cute, and you do not want your plant to die! I also find the app “my water balance” to be good.

 3. routine, routine, habit.
as you get your reminders from your phone, you will soon start noticing how you start drinking water by yourself! also try to make drinking water the first thing you do in the morning, a big glass of it too! make it a routine, and you will soon see it becoming a habit. 

4. take it with you!!
have you ever been in a situation when there was no way of getting water? yes, me too. therefore, always carry a water bottle with you! this is a must. please don´t buy those plastic bottles since they are destroying our planet, but invest in a better bottle instead! you will surely drink more if the bottle is nice looking and you have spent a little money on it! swell and asobu are some great ones, but you definitely don´t have to buy an expensive one.

5. and last but not least, spice things up!
add some flavour to your water, and change things up if you get tired of it. / etc, look at the graphic; a good combination of things.

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25.4.17

it’s been a solid two months since i've last posted (。•́︿•̀。) i’m really sorry for the semi-hiatus state i’ve been in but i’m trying to pick up where i left off so please be patient with me :) here’s one of my favourite march spreads bc it’s all about spring and flowers blooming and a beautiful fresh start. i hope y'all like and i wish you all lots of sunny moments coming your way!

ARTSTUDYGRAM (basically my junkyard for all things creative / i sing here / and post a ton of works more regularly!) 

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18062017 • 🎧 : Lonely - Sistar》

Redecorated my wall and still working on it. ft. my friends and family, a drawing made by my friend, and an old drawing of tae I did. [open for better quality pics xx]

ig: ttstudys

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27052017 •  🎧 : Swimming Fool - Seventeen》

Perfectionist me: *screams internally because the purple washi tape isn’t straight and because of the small gap between the blue tapes*
Lazy me: ehhh that will do. i can’t get it straight or fix that gap *shrugs*.

ig: ttstudys

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I’m sure we all know how tricky time management and productivity can be, and also how crucial it is to be good at it, to succeed. So, I’d like to share a strategy of effectively managing all of those tasks you have at hand! 

Introducing Dwight Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States. He lived a super productive life, and during his presidency he implemented many transformational programs including NASA and the Atomic Energy act. Before then, he was a 5 star general in the US army, serving as the supreme commander, he was also the president of Columbia University… I could go on. 

My point is, he did all of this while still having time for personal interests and hobbies like painting and golfing. He was amazing at time management, and his most famous method of handling tasks, is called the Eisenhower Matrix

It’s a method of prioritising and sorting out your to-dos based on urgency and importance.  

It is super helpful is making us question what is important and actually necessary to do. I think that we often fill up our time with tasks that do not help us in reaching our core goals, and this method helps us narrow down our todos, saving us from wasting time, energy, and resources.

The 2nd and 3rd quadrant (not urgent important, urgent-not important) is what really minimises our productivity, if not properly managed and scheduled

I personally think its a fairly good way of understanding all that you have to do, what you should do first, and how you can deal with the rest. You don’t have to necessarily plan everything out this way, but its a good mindset to adopt when managing your workload. 

I’m so so awful at being concise (I’m so sorry for the long post!!) But I help this has helped you guys. Hopefully I’m going to post a printable of the matrix in the near future, so keep an eye out for that :)

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.
-Dwight Eisenhower