*insert loud pterodactyl screeching* LOOK AT THAT DWARF PUDDLE AHHHHH!!!
@tosquinha IT CAME FROM SOCIETY6 LIKE A MONTH AGO AND I FORGOT TO DO THE THING AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL AND I’M DYING
I went fully and utterly into the LotR world and fandom recently, despite being like 4 years late, and I discovered all these artists with so many cool things! My wallet isn’t going to survive this onslaught, but who cares when you got this!!!
02.02.17-Today has been rainy and miserable but on the bright side l got a couple new things to add to my stationary that I definitely did not need but 100% wanted. I hope you’re all having a lovely day and that the first week of February is treating you well!! 💛🐰
So, it’s this time of year again where we go back to school and as we do so, we exchange our tips & tricks with others (seriously one of my fave things ever!).
Now yes, you guessed it, I’m about to do the same.
I’ve seen quit a few of these around, but most of them seem to predict that we (as studyblrs) are organised people (I mean most are indeed, or at least we try to be) and let’s just say I’m not the most productive person in the world, I rarely study during summer or pretty much do anything school related at all during the break (not too happy about it, I hope to get a lot more organised this year!). So here’s a list of things I plan to do during the back to school season and therefore have decided to share them with the internet and you, lovely people :)
get my sleeping schedule at least slightly back on track
I seriously envy all who are able to maintain a somewhat normal sleep schedule during summer, I somehow always end up finding myself going to bed at 2am and waking up at 11. now i’m not really gonna do anything too drastic, that’s kind of impossible, but here’s what i plan on doing: for 3-5 days before the first day of school, i will try to go to bed at least a bit earlier, and also wake up a bit earlier. This doesn’t mean i’ll go to bed at 11pm the first night of doing this, but instead of 2am, i’ll aim for 1am of even 12.30. In the morning i’ll try to get up at 9.30 instead of 11 and so on until 1st day of school, when i have to wake up at 7.
only buying the necessities
Oh god how i know i won’t be able to do this but i really will try to not buy every single cute notebook/pen/pencil case/planner/binder/… i see because chances are, i will not need it. i will only buy the things i know for sure i need (a binder for each class, filler paper, everything else i stil have from the previous year) (and maybe like, 3 cute sticky notes sets to have for flat lay pics) and then at the first lecture hopefully the teacher will tell us what we will actually need and if i don’t already own it, i will buy it.
getting a planner
One of the few productivity things that I’ve sworn by for years are planners. I’ve ordered mine from Aliexpress and it’s yet to come, i have not idea what i’ll do if it’s not here by the time i star school but let’s not think about that right now. Planner is the most essential thing of a productive person, it helps you so so so much with being organised and keeping track of things. Similarly you could use a bullet journal and just combine the two, but i prefer to have them separated. You could also DIY a planner, if you wanted, one of my classmates did it last year and it’s great because you can customise it to your exact needs. Need a page for each day? No problem. Want a yearly overview? There it is. How about a page each month for random scribbles? Why not!
going through the textbook
I am definitely (sadly) not the kind of person, who is able to finish a whole chapter on their own before school even starts, but what i will try to do (as soon as i get my textbooks) is look at the chapter titles and maybe read their summaries. It will give me a glimpse/an overview of what i can expect in that chapter, without actually having to do notes/study it.
knowing my timetable/schedule
I hope i am not the only person, who usually still doesn’t know her schedule by, like, mid - January and basically just follows her classmates around all day? I mean i usually know which classes are on which day but I don’t bother with the order? Well, to not be completely lost on the first day/the first week, i will download my schedule on my phone, maybe even save it as my background to have an easy access to it at any time.
get to know the people in my classes
This year will be the first time when not there will be a different group of people foe each different class i take (just the way our school system is, i can make a whole new post explaining it, if anyone’s interested), so there’s obviously gonna be people i don’t know. I consider myself an introvert, so meeting new peoople is usually more stressful that anything else because i tend to try to be likeable, and friendly but i kinda can get awkward real fast :’)
So what i will do, is add the people in advance (on various social media) and even if I don’t end up talking to them, by looking at their posts i can maybe get a glimpse of what they like and bring ta up in a conversation. For instance if someone posts a lot of sport related pictures, i can ask them about their favourite sport/sports person…
not stress as much
I stress over the simplest, most non-important things. “Should the green binder be for chem or English? The blue for french or history?”… I really want to gain the ability to make decisions faster and more easily. Hopefully I will also be more organised this year and won’t stress about all the assignments that much. Then again, I’m starting the IB so I’m not too sure about that :’)
So this is it for my “realistic” back to school tips aka what i plan on doing. I hope you find at least some useful, if you have any to add,I’d love to read them :)
23.05.2016 • Spending the rest of today and all day tomorrow (no classes) working on an assignment and studying for one of my finals. A lot of work ahead! 📖👍🏼
PS. I just got that pencil case in the mail, isn’t it so cute? 😍
i know its still early july, but i was too excited to get school supplies!! half is from staples half is from amazon:
1) college ruled composition book [from staples](i usually hate comp books but this one is really cute and lays flat)
2) bic mechanical pencils sparkly ✨[from staples]
3) sring far pencil case (i dont actually know the brand it just says that? if anyone wants a link just dm me!) [from amazon]
4) 5 pack of colored kokuyo campus notebooks, 7 mm lines (i love these already) [from amazon]