Eating and Drinking: Make sure you eat food, and drink water
regularly. Carry a water bottle everywhere you go if it helps. I always have a
water bottle, and something I can snack on in my bag, because I tend to forget
otherwise. Eat healthy foods where you can, but honestly, something is better
than nothing. Take the time to eat, and drink. Nutrition and hydration is
important for fueling your body and will help you focus, and stay focused.
Taking breaks: These are necessary. It doesn’t have to be long, but you should
aim to take at least five minutes every hour, and some longer ones here and
there. It can be hard to stay focused, and you can burn yourself out easily if
you try and study for hours on end, day after day. Listen to your needs.
Getting a headache? Take a short break.
Mental Health Days: We’ve all had those days where we’ve had good intentions to
write notes on some chapters, maybe work on an assignment, read a chapter in
the text book, or whatever, only to wake up, and feel like our mental illness
is getting the better of us, and study just isn’t on your radar. It’s okay to
take a day off to do something mindless, or enjoyable, or relaxing. It’s
important to take these days when we need too. Don’t feel ashamed to take a day
off for your mental health.
Socialising: Go to that party, catch up with that friend for coffee, Skype with
that friend, catch up with your dash board, or Facebook news feed, whatever it
is, it’s okay to do those things. Just as long as you don’t always do those
things. Not letting yourself do those things, especially when you’ve been
struggling with mental illness and motivation to study, and you take your
socialising away from yourself entirely as punishment, can contribute to the
cycle of not studying. Find a balance that works for you.
Talk to someone: A therapist, a friend, a
significant other, sibling, parent, teacher, whoever. If you trust them, and
ask if it’s okay to talk to them about things that are bothering you/going on
for you, then you should talk to them. Talking about things can really help you
to start working through things one by one when it all seems overwhelming, and
upsetting. Also, don’t be afraid to let your teachers/professors know that you
are going through difficult times. Utilise the programs and resources your
school/college/university has to offer. Ask for that extension if you need it.
Exercise/Stretching: It’s good to not only have a regular routine for your
overall physical health, and fitness, but during your study sessions, it’s also
good to get up, and move around, and do some stretches every once in a while.
Just like with taking breaks, you can use those break times to incorporate some
movement. Get up, walk around the house, stretch, do some star jumps (I think
some people call them jumping jacks???). I am terrible with exercise regimes. I
am working on trying to include walking around the block, weights and resistance,
and other things into my week, because I know that exercise is supposed to help
with focus, and my overall physical health. And it’s supposed to help with
mental health too.
Sleep: Get some sleep, and get some good sleep! 7-9 hours of good quality sleep
per night, is ideal for most people. Know yourself, and how much sleep you
need. I personally need about 8 hours, anything less and I struggle. Sleep can
be hard if you’re struggling with insomnia (I do) but giving yourself as much
opportunity to sleep as possible (within reason), will really help. Also, taking naps during
the day can really be helpful. I often take short naps when I get home from
classes, because I find it helps me to consolidate the knowledge better, and
revitalises my body, and my mind for me to continue with my day, as classes
take a lot out of me mentally, and physically. Don’t stay up all night, you’re
better off getting some sleep earlier, and getting up earlier. And take naps if
you need too!
Be fair to yourself: This is really important. Know your needs, and treat yourself fairly. Even if you don’t get everything done that you wanted, even if you had to take a mental health day when you have so much to do, it’s okay. Your feelings are valid, and you are not weak/worthless/incompetent/insert other self-hating statement here. You’ve done so well to accomplish what you have managed today. You are amazing.
This is the last post to my post series Studying
with Mental Illness:
Ideas for Studying, Motivation, and Self-care. Here can find my general post, studying post, and motivation post.Thank you for reading. I know these ideas won’t work for everyone, but I hope that they might be useful to someone. Take care.
1 pink candle (spiritual healing, emotional healing, friendship, healing if it’s someone you loved dearly) *
An item that belonged to them or that symbolizes your relationship to them
A cup of tea, coffee or hot cocoa (basically any comforting beverage)
A card or a blank piece of paper
A pen or pencil
*= can substitute out for whatever reason
Pick a day that was important to either of you such as their birthday or the day they died to do this ritual.
Take your candles and carefully carve their name into them before lighting the candles.
Gently grab your item that reminds you of them or belonged to them and hold it as you watch the candles for a few moments. Think of some of the happy memories you had together and focus on things that you loved about them.
Whenever you are comfortable, continue to allow the candles to burn down and make yourself a relaxing beverage of choice.
Prepare yourself mentally and emotionally to write a letter or a small note to them. It can be as long or as short as you want. Also, you can write whatever you want to them as long as it’s what you truly feel.
Write the letter while drinking your beverage and letting the candles burn out.
Read the letter out loud so that if their spirit is listening, they can hear it in your voice.
Once finished, store your letter in a safe place where you are able to take it out and look at it from time to time. If you are able and feel comfortable doing so, take the letter to their gravestone or to their surviving loved ones.
If you’re not comfortable keeping the letter somewhere, you can also burn it using the lit candles in a firesafe bowl or cauldron. Then you can deliver it straight to them wherever they are in the world around us. You can even save the ashes to make black salt if you’d like.
My Notes on what I did:
For this spell I used both colored candles and I drank Bigelow’s Chamomile & Lavender Herbal tea. As my personal object I used a yellow paper that we cut out together to decorate our hospital room with. I kept it after she left and I cleaned out the room, accidentally leaving this one star behind. I kept it as a way to remember her until I got out but now it serves as the only thing I have left from her presence in my life.
I came up with this ritual/spell as way for me to deal with the first anniversary of my friend’s (from my time at the hospital) suicide. While in treatment I never was allowed to properly greave with others that knew her and had to keep all thoughts to myself, now I feel ready to deal with the lingering feelings and am able to process the events without putting my mental health in jeopardy. I reached out to my grandma about the importance of this so that I have someone to fall back on if I find myself drifting into a negative thought process or feel that my safety is at risk. Also I will not be giving my letter to her family members or leaving it on her headstone because I feel doing so would be inappropriate and put my mental health in crisis. So I opted to follow step 8 instead of step 7.
I hope that you found something that you could also use to help you heal from whatever occurred in your life and I wish you a safe and healthy healing process. Feel free to adjust this to your magickal and personal needs. Do not be afraid to reach out if you feel you are alone or have any questions. ❤️
IN NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM IS MAGICK OR WITCHCRAFT A REPLACEMENT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT, MEDICATION(S), OR THERAPY. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM OR THERAPIST KNOWS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO THIS IN CASE SOMETHING GOES WRONG.
I use this is for friends, family members, significant others, etc. that are having a rough time and just need to know they’re loved and cared for.
- fire-safe tin/jar/container
- light your candle
- write the name of the person you want to feel loved on your small piece of paper (preferably first and last so it for sure goes to that person)
-dip your paper in the flame so it starts burning and drop it in your jar (try not to burn yourself!)
- while it burns chant (change pronouns as necessary):
“With this I ask of all my might to let her know I love her day and night.
May these flames bring the ashes to the skies and may it let them be sparks in her eyes
Please let her know that I do care, let her know that I am there.
Please never let her be alone, and let my love become her own.”
-after all of the paper is burned sprinkle a bit of cinnamon over the ashes for extra love and protection.
- to make this work faster sprinkle ashes over the soil but this is not required.
y’know when you’re working w/ a hot glue gun & keep slightly burning yourself mostly accidentally and each time the urge to just coat all of your fingers and entire hand in hot glue gets stronger? that’s a mood
Didn’t really have any reasons for this, just something that was painted in my mind while I was at work. AMBW~ Hope you enjoy it and think of it as my way of apologizing for not getting requests done sooner.
Your eyes burned as you lead yourself through the big double
doors of the concert hall. Body exhausted from the sleep you managed to let
slip away from you last night because you were too excited and having so much
fun with your friends. Licking your lips, your red eyes scanned the place a
slight breeze of air caused your body to shudder and react to the coolness
fanning your skin. It was also your fault for wearing only shorts and a loose
fitted T-shirt, the thigh high socks you had on were due to you not getting out
of the bed early enough to change into too much without being late. Your hair
was up in a messy high ponytail and your stomach fluttered as you made your way
towards inside of the venue.
Stopping in your tracks immediately you saw what you were here
to see. Bts all sitting in the middle row of a pit section looking up at the
stage and talking as they waited for things to get ready. You couldn’t believe
that they had come to your city and when they opened the volunteer sheets to
work the show of course you told them you’d gladly do it. You knew a person who
was very good friends with someone who worked the venue as the head manager so
maybe with some strings tied you got recommended for this position and you
couldn’t have been happier. It also helped that you occasionally helped with
other shows here. Seeing them was a great thing but with your benefits you got
to help set up the stage and go into their dressing rooms to check on them. And
did you mention though it was a volunteer thing you’d be getting paid?
“There is the girl of the hour! Get your ass up here we’ve been
waiting.” A wide-eyed boy shouted causing heads to turn in your direction.
Instead of letting your nerves get the best of you (because you were freaking
out) you simply gave a big smile and walked towards the front to the stage ever
so slowly. “What took you so long? We’ve needed you.” The male teased as you
came to prop your elbows on the stage watching them as more people filed on
“I’m so sorry my bed needed me.” You were one to joke around
back with them all, wanting to see people smile was something you strived for.
Your hands kept you up until you were pushing back a bit to stand straight up.
“Well now that you’re here. Come let’s get ready.” The male
jumped down beside you and in the span of a few seconds he was pulling you by
your wrist towards the rest of the boys. Bts had on lazy clothes because they
would be doing sound checks until a few hours before the concert. All of them
looked good, but every time they did a comeback you cursed them all to hell and
back. The one that was fucking you up the most this time around however was
Park Jimin. You stood next to one of the stage handlers as he started to talk.
“Hello once again you all. I just wanted to inform you that Y/N here is the one
we spoke to you about earlier. Her Korean is minimal but she will help you out
with anything that you need don’t be afraid to ask.” The boys seemed to nod in
understanding but you hoped they didn’t ask you any hard questions. You lifted
your hand to wave at them and they waved back for the most part. Your eyes
locking quickly with each of them until you got to pink haired male who had his
hair pushed back revealing those smothering eyes and plush soft pink lips. He
gave a soft wave back but you saw his eyes that drifted down your body slowly
making your stomach clench and breath hitch. You moved back a bit smiling
nervously at your friend who was quick to tell you where to go next.
Leaving from the boys you had to admit seeing them up close and
personal made your tough girl exterior melt away but you’d be able to brave
this and get through this. You were thrown into your work on the course of a
next few minutes. Of course, you had to pass the guys up to do system checks
and make sure the amps were ready but once you got through with everything the
boys were going up on stage to start their dance practices for all of their
songs. You watched from the sound board as they ran through countless number of
songs. But it was a painful experience. They were all so beautiful and talented
and Jimin the way he was staring straight at you but getting lost in his
performance. His hip rolls made you wish he was up there with you grinding and
winding his hips against you. Balling your fist up you had to take a break
outside to get some cool air. You were a mess, your panties soaked out and the
day wasn’t even to a half mark yet. The sweat dripping down your brown skin and
onto the ground had a slight cooling affect and helped you feel somewhat
After your break, you ended up going back to the same spot but
someone else was there and of course now she was getting the attention from
everyone including Jimin. He smiled at her and you felt a bit jealous, he
didn’t smile at you just watched you like you were something to eat. But
instead of killing too much thought you walked away to do something else not
wanting to let your mind and emotions get the best of you. He was an idol he
was going to flirt and do regardless with whoever and who were you to say
anything different? You ended up letting yourself get perked up and then you
were back at it working and moving behind the scenes until a couple of hours
Once you felt your emotions had gotten better you started to go
back to the front taking a seat in one of the chairs you just watched them
rehearse appreciating each member for what they gave to the group getting
captivated by their dances and their charms. It was called for a break time for
them and you simply slipped from the seats and backstage to check out
everything else and roam aimlessly around because it seemed like a good idea.
You walked passed one room seeing a figure move and it caused you to pause and
back up. Eyes scanning through the crack of the white door you watched as Jimin
practiced Caught in a lie. You couldn’t move away. He had on a white V-neck and
loose fitted black sweatpants moving around his spacing as he rocked the song.
The sweat dripping off his face as his muscles tightened up and locked made you
want him even more so now. Groaning softly, you pulled away from the door
walking off and unaware that he could see your eyes the whole time he danced.
An hour passed and soon the show would be close to starting
meaning the boys needed to get their makeup and other things done. So, it
didn’t leave much else for you to do. You had a task of going to find extra
things for the boys and one thing included a set of towels. You were searching
high and low for them opening all the doors until you were opening a storage
closet door. You saw the white towels you had been looking for, reaching
forward you were going to grab at it until a figure walking up to you halted
your movements. Head turning to your right you saw Jimin making his way towards
you. His eyes seemed out of it, his skin was flushed red. You were afraid
something had happened and you wanted to ask him but he cut you off by pushing
you back gently into the small storage room.
“Jimin-” You started as he pressed against you the dim light
over your head illuminating his body.
“I don’t have much time but. I want you.” His English was a bit
broken but he knew what he wanted to say. You couldn’t believe it; this shit
wasn’t happening. Biting on your bottom lip you thought of answers to say but
it must have taken you too long to answer because soon Jimin was pushing you
against the wall connecting his lips against yours fervently. Gasping softly,
you kissed back instantly gripping at his shirt pulling him close to you. One
of his thighs slipped between your legs, as his hands made their way down
towards your ass. He gripped at your plump cheeks making you moan into the kiss
as he tasted your mouth. Sliding his tongue into your mouth he let his tongue
dance against yours, loosing himself into the kids with you both of you letting
the time slip from your brains and out the window. Your hips sneakily bucked
against his clenched thigh but Jimin was enjoying it letting a soft groan
ripple from his lips. He grabbed harder at your ass cheeks helping you grind
down against his thigh. It was hard not to be loud, his name slipping from your
lips as you pulled from the kiss first looking up at him. Leaning forward you
bit on his bottom lip wanting to bruise it enough for now since you couldn’t mark
up his body. Jimin slightly sighed shutting his eyes as he pushed your hips
back down against his thighs, enjoying the sensations of you being pressed
He let you nibble and suck on his lips until you pulled back and
he took the time to let his lips press against your neck, his mouth creating
open wet kisses across one side to the other. His lips clamping down on your
skin to give rough hard sucks and mark you up for the day causing you to
whimper and squirm under him feeling all your weak points being touched. Moving
to slip his hand into your shorts past your panties and against your clit he
smirked rubbing your clit with his thick fingers licking the shell of your ear
looking down at you. “Do you like that baby?” He asked in a deep voice rubbing
your clit harder. Your eyes fluttered body writhing against the wall you nodded
your head fist clenching tightly around his balled-up shirt in your hands. Your
hips steadily bucking against his fingers as you took deep breaths licking your
lips. He teased your clit until he felt you were wet enough his fingers
ghosting up and down your slit until he was pushing his middle finger inside of
your wet pussy. A louder gasp slipped from your lips as your back arched and
your legs spread wider for him. He smirked thrusting his finger in and out of
you slowly letting your juices coat up on his finger and then he was pushing
another finger inside of you scissoring your pussy and stretching you out. He
groaned letting his lips trail down lover his free hand pushed up your shirt
until his tongue was licking across the top of your breasts and he was sucking
more hickeys onto your skin. His hand worked to take your breast out of your
bra his lips hungrily attacking your nipples sucking on them as he curved his fingers
searching for you pleasure spot. He was thrusting them at different angles and
paces your hips jerking and bucking harder against his fingers as you tried to
“Jimin please, please Jimin I want more.” You whimpered out in a
whisper and he looked up at you with hooded eyes nodding. He got on his knees
pulling down your shorts. He pulled your panties to the side lifting one of
your legs to throw your leg over his shoulder his tongue delving into your
pussy. He sucked on your clit letting his fingers continuing to brush deep
inside of your pussy. He watched you making wet sloppy noises against you, your
hands going down to tangle into his pink hair and pull him closer towards your
pussy. He moved his fingers from your soaked cunt. He had been sucking harshly
on your wet throbbing bud pulling back to take a quick breath he shoved his
tongue deep into your pussy. Your walls wrapped around his tongue and you cried
out a bit too loud moving your hand up to cover your lips. Your fingers shoved
against your lips because you didn’t want anyone to hear you guys and stop what
was going on. You felt yourself about to cum, his tongue pushing deeper inside
of you, your hips bucking and riding his face circling your hips as he went
roughly. His tongue searched and dug deeper for you. He let his primal hunger
take over and feeling your walls clamp down he pulled back smirking as he
licked over your pussy once kissing it with his wet lips until he was kissing
back up your body and pressing your lips against his own.
Jimin let his tongue press against yours, letting you taste
yourself he moaned softly against your lips his hands touching on your body
grabbing at your breast letting his fingers flick against your hardened buds
and pinch them. The kiss was wet sloppy, heated and much needed. Jimin pulled
away to slowly turn you around and face the wall. Moving you back from it he
bent you over slapping your ass and pulling down his pants and boxers to his
knees. Tapping his dick against your wet slit he groaned sliding into you. He
hissed slowly sliding inside of your pussy, your heart was hammering in your
chest as you gasped out arching your back. Hands pressed against the wall you
looked over your shoulder at him watching as he stares back at you gripping
your hips so hard his finger indents would be there. He pulled out after some
time of waiting rocking his hips against yours, slowly at first but then it got
faster. His thick shaft was brushing against your walls as he fucked you, his
balls slapping at your wet pussy as well, the lewd sounds could be heard in the
room between the mixes of your heavy breathing and occasional moans from Jimin.
Your hips rolled harder, you pushed back against him take him deeper. Rolling
your hips your eyes shut briefly and you took deep breaths. Jimin let his hands
grip at your shoulders slamming you back harder onto his dick picking up the
pace he was slamming into you moving your body forward he couldn’t contain
himself anymore. He ended up moving your body back against the wall your breast
and stomach flush against the surface as he slapped his hips roughly against
yours. Your pussy was tightening around his shaft and you wanted to cum so bad
but it seems Jimin wasn’t done.
He pulled out of you turning you around he slipped your panties
back to the side and he lifted your leg up, he slipped inside of you and he
started to right away to fuck you. His hips winding and grinding pressing
against you in such a nice way. Your hands wrapped around his neck pulling him
to you, your lips pressed back against each other, your hips fighting to keep
up with his and he fucked the fight out of you continuing to increase speed
with how hard he moved growling against your lips. He reached one hand down
towards your clit rubbing it hard he tried to keep your lips against his. “Cum
for me, please.” He rasped, his eyes locking with yours as he begged for it the
want lust and need laying there. That was enough for you to be cumming on his
shaft roughly pressing your lips against his to kill out your loud cries of
pleasure. He groaned continuing to pound into you until you were riding out
your high and then he pulled out of your wet pussy from. He gently pushed you
on your knees and you opened your mouth as he slid his dick into your mouth.
You sucked him off quickly, your hand working with you to make sure that he was
satisfied. Your tongue licking across the slit of his dick and with a few
nibbles and licks against his veins he was cumming on your tongue and he forced
your head down so that you could take more of him. You cleaned him off
breathing through your nose loving the stretch off his dick in your mouth. When
you were finished, you moved back to pick over your lips. Standing up, Jimin
pressed his lips against yours once more and he smiled sheepishly. Your heart
fluttered seeing his flushed state and hearing your radio sound off asking for
your location. Blushing with Jimin you both dressed each other. He gripped your
chin with his hands staring in your eyes there was so many unspoken words but
with one last kiss he left you there and you couldn’t help but hope for another
session before tonight was up.
*scoffing* Boyfriend? I don't want to be Misaki's boyfriend!
*cleaning a glass in the bar* Well, what do you want then?
*slumps down and hits head on bar* I don't know. I just want to be with him. All the time. I want to hear about his day and tell him about mine. I want to hold his hand and smell his hair. But I don't want to be his stupid boyfriend. Because Misaki is stupid. And HOMRA is stupid. And you're stupid. And Captain is stupid. You know who else is stupid? Everyone. Everyone is stupid. Stupid Misaki won't even look at me. And another thing-
Do you have any advice for people looking to start a webcomic? This can be anything from schedule to content
Okay - I’m not an artist of any sort, so I can’t give you any specific tips on the technical side of webcomic production. I am, however, a professional project manager, so I can give you a few observations on where I typically see projects go off the rails.
First: don’t start with a webcomic.
And by this I mean a long form webcomic - i.e., the kind with chapters and arcs and a continuing narrative from page to page. Writing a long form sequential art piece is at least as much work as writing a good-size novel, and very few writers bang out a thousand-page tome as their very first publication. I’m not saying it can’t be done, but it fails far more often than it succeeds; you’re almost guaranteed to burn out or plot yourself into a corner if you try to jump directly into long form narrative works.
Instead, dial it way back: start with single page one-shots. No shared setting or continuity. You can use the same set of OCs in each one if you like, but there’s a risk of allowing continuity to creep in around the edges there. Before you try to tell a story in a thousand pages, ask yourself: can I tell a story in six panels?
In three panels?
In one panel?
Once you’ve got a handle on that, to the point that you can reliably crank out at a couple of decent one-shot pages per week, only then should you allow yourself to think longer-term. Begin with a script for a three-page story, and give yourself a week to complete it. Did that work out? Great - now script a six-page story and give yourself two weeks to complete it. Work your way up.
It’s going to vary from artist to artist, of course, but a good general guideline is that if you can script and produce a self-contained 10-12 page story over the course of a month without getting stuck or burning out, then you’re ready to try something more ambitious. This is basically the equivalent of making sure you can handle a short story before you go and try to write a novel.
I’ve been in a horrible mood all day for reasons i honestly don’t know. So here’s some nice, soft, platonic headcanons between some characters.
Hanazawa “I have done horrible things in the past and feel guilt about it” Teruki has basically taken Serizawa “I have too done horrible things and am working towards being more independent” Katsuya under his wing
Teruki is really sympathetic with people that struggle with the same things he does.
Serizawa doesn’t really know how to do basic Adult Things, and unfortunately Reigen can’t be there all the time and Mob is, in fact, a Child
going to the grocery store, or buying new appliances that aren’t Utter Shit is pretty hard
Teruki, who is better at being an Adult than most adults, tends to conveniently appear out of nowhere when Serizawa is trying to figure out what kind of lose leaf tea Reigen likes
“Make sure to get a frying pan with a rubber or plastic handle to avoid burning yourself,” Teruki says right behind Serizawa, not even batting an eye at Seri’s frightened screech and the frying pans falling to the floor
Tsubomi likes to help out in some classes for younger grades, specifically English classes because she’s surprisingly fluent
Ritsu is shit at English pronunciation. Tsubomi helps him quite a bit
she also offered to tutor him after school
Mob nearly explodes when he see Ritsu walking home with Tsubomi one day (Ritsu is oblivious of Mob’s crush on her lmao)
When Shou swaps interests for a bit, going for something….. kind of strange, (his hyper fixation on Egyptian hieroglyphs basically came out of nowhere) he will spam everyone in his contact list with pictures and a lot of excited facts about it
Mob is the only one that gets excited with him, sending emojis as simple responses or asking questions or just egging him on somehow
Shou also sends Mob painting mixing/stimming/speed paint videos all the time, since he knows those calm him down quite a bit
Mob always thanks him in person. Shou usually tries to brush it off, gets extremely flustered, or goes invisible
Mezato, nosy as hell, once followed Tome and Mob when she overheard they were going on a friend date to look for telepathic espers
somewhere along the line, she confronted them about it, only to get dragged into going to grab some ice cream from the ice cream parlor the always go to
“Hey Mob, Mezato, did you know that there’s no grape ice cream because Ben from Ben & Jerry’s–” “Made grape ice cream to impress Jerry’s sister, only to find out it’s toxic to dogs when her dog ate it? Yep, sure did.” “… Oh my god oh my god are you telepathic??”
Reigen and Tome follow each other on all forms of social media
Whenever one of them posts something,(adverts for the office, or picture’s of the latest UFO sightings) the other will add a snarky remark in a matter of seconds.
Always breaks out into an online argument
no one knows how this developed??? it’s just a thing now
“Ahh, I can ask him to leave you alone, if you want Tome–” “No no Mob, you don’t understand. These arguments are the highlight of my week.” “….. aah, okay…”
you know you’ve become an Official Adopted Child when Reigen takes you out for lunch. He’s saving up to take both Tome and Serizawa out somewhere nice