brain workout

  • Me: why am I so out of shape ? Why am I so unhealthy ?
  • Brain: do you workout ? Do you eat healthy? Do you sleep probably? Do you do anything at all to achieve good mental health and psychical fitness?
  • Me: well no but that's not the point lol
  • Brain: fuck

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.

From the TED-Ed lesson How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

Tracking your progress when learning a new technique/drill:

Originally posted by youllneverbetoooldfordisney

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.” -Bruce Lee.

Middle Child Syndrome

Prompt: Jason and Batsis! Reader who is also an antihero, and they have that type of relationship that is only really seen in movies/fiction (like they never fight and always have the same ideas 😂) and they’re in a sticky situation and one yells “what the hell, this crap never happens to Cass!” And the other day “that’s because Cass is a good person with good karma”

Words: 279

AN: This is one of my all time favorite Jason stories. Just so you know.

      You do your best to ignore the glare Jason is shooting you. You finally give in and look at him. He has a black eye, and his lip is bleeding but other than that he seems to be okay. “This is your fault.”

          You wince, “I know.”

          “You just had to have a go at Riddler.”

          You shrug, “He’s fun to go up against. He gives my brain a workout.”

          Jason’s eyes narrow, “That is so not the point of what we’re doing.”

          “I thought the point was to take down the bad guys.”

          “It is.”

          “And I can’t have fun while I do it?”

          “Not if it nearly gets us killed, and I have to call Bruce in.”

          You shrug, “We’ve already died once, how bad could a second time be?”

          When the vein in his forehead becomes prominent you can’t help but think you’ve hit a nerve. “We only get one redo, there is no third chance!”

          “What about third time’s the charm?”

          “THAT DOES NOT APPLY TO LIFE!!!!” Pinching the bridge of his nose Jason groans, “This never happens when I team up with Cass.”

          You scowl, “That’s because Cass is a good person with good Karma. I kill people, that doesn’t exactly put me in the green with my Karma Credit Score!”

          Jason smirks, “Did I hit a nerve?”

          You reload your gun, “I don’t like being compared to my sister!”

          Jason full out grins, “Ahh, there’s the middle child syndrome.”

          You don’t say a word. You just let your fist fly, and grin when Jason’s nose makes a crunching sound.

          “You no good little …”

         “Watch your language or I’ll tell Alfred.”

Ana’s PJO quotes Challenge

Guess who came up with a challenge? That’s right! Your little fangirl over here presents her very first challenge, with prompts based on quotes from Rick Riordan’s books (Mostly PJO).

For those who have read the books, y’all know how hilarious the prompts can be. For those who haven’t, take a look at the prompts anyway! They might interest you :)

ALSO I have NO IDEA how these prompts fit in so well with SPN-verse. It had me baffled too. Trust me!


  1. You don’t have to be following me, but it would be nice :)
  2. The due date is December 10th. If you wanna pull out, or need an extension, please let me know a week before. I know life can get really unpredictable, so we can work it out.
  3. The minimum word count is 500 words, and maximum is 7k.
  4. Please use a “keep reading” option after the first 500 words or so. I insist upon this.
  5. It has to be a reader insert or a general fic. You can write for both characters as well as RPF (J2M only and No wife hate). It can be canon or it can be an AU.
  6. You can write a fluffy, angsty or even smutty fic should the prompt inspire you, but please try not to make it a super detailed PWP fic, it’s just not my thing.
  7. It can be a one shot, drabble or start of a series only.
  8. Mention in the Author’s note that it is for my (@percywinchester27) “Ana’s PJO quotes Challenge” and the prompt you’ve chosen. Use the hashtag #Ana’s PJO quotes Challenge in the first 5 tags so I can track it.
  9. If I don’t like the post within 2 days, please IM me a link. Tumblr likes to be mean sometimes and there’s every chance that I didn’t get the tag.
  10. Only one prompt per person. If you’ve already posted one entry, you can come back for another prompt.

Lastly, HAVE FUN!!

Send an Ask stating the prompt number and a backup in case the first one is taken along with the pairing.

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anonymous asked:

Adam knows Ronan has an obsession with his hands so he is always looking for ways to show them off. And so, Adam meets origami. It's exactly up Adam's alley-tactile, precise, and complicated enough to give his brain a workout. Ronan dreams him paper sometimes, that changes with mood. Bonus: nobody else knows about Ronan's hand obsession so Adam does origami with the rest of the gangsey around to turn him on just to mess with him and Ronan doesn't know whether or not to kiss him or kill him.

GOD THIS IS SO GOOD. Adam taking up knitting. Adam taking up embroidery. Adam trying to learn how to complete a rubix cube in under a minute. Adam getting obsessed with playing Gameboy. Adam learning to bake so he can lick the icing off his fingers right in front of Ronan.

Adam doing fifty million things and only realizing as an afterthought that it’s really going to get Ronan and going and once he does realize fucking plays it up extraordinarily so. 

Quick fact. Ready?
Why bend your knees before jumping? This simple concentric contraction allows for storage of mechanical energy, and thus improves the force production for the following eccentric jump.

anonymous asked:

any sneak peeks to share sil vous plait???

“You must be used to outthinking everybody on the battlefield, huh? I could tell you were getting annoyed when I caught onto your moves.”

“Took you long enough. You’re clearly used to overpowering everyone you come in contact with. That seaweed brain of yours must’ve enjoyed the workout.”

“Seaweed brain?” A chucked accompanied Percy’s smile this time, and the warmth that spread through Annabeth’s chest had nothing to do with the sun. “Can’t say I’ve ever been called that before…”

it’s not a percabeth au if you can’t somehow fit one of their nicknames in there

  • Me: Man, I was gonna draw today. And then I did nothing but binge-read webcomics.
  • Brain: You made an important appointment.
  • Me: Well, yeah
  • Brain: You did a workout session.
  • Me: Yeah, but
  • Brain: You took an important phone call.
  • Me: ...but I didn't do what I set out to do today.
  • Brain: That's okay. You still did things.
  • Me:
  • Me: ...I guess.

Pro-tip for reluctant runners (like me) — add this to your playlist and watch the miles flyyy byyy (mostly because Nicki’s rap will give you superhuman endurance). 

Kanye - Monster (feat. Rick Ross, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver) 

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