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that’s all for now; hopefully this is helpful to someone. please remember to take care of yourself! your health comes first!!!

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march 24, 2017 | 4:10 pm | 17/100

notes & reviewer for last week’s chemistry final 🌻🙌🏼 yay it’s summer break!!! looking forward to a productive summer 🌤🌴🌺

studying with adhd!! ✨🌈

before we begin: i have mostly hyperactive type adhd & these tips have worked for me! i cant promise they will 100% work for u & maybe they will work even if u dont have adhd. but again, i went from a c-student to an a-student with these, so if you think they sound helpful, give them a shot :-)

🍁 make a checklist of what you need to study before anything else. as you gather your materials, refer back to this list. once you have everything on the list, double check: is there anything else you need? check again. keep your supplies within reach

 🍁 try to have a large study space so you can spread out! try the floor, a kitchen counter, or even your bed. this way, even if you’re messy, you can just shove what you don’t need to the side because…

 🍁 only keep what youre currently working on in front of you. people with adhd need simplicity to minimize extra steps in their thought process (extra steps lead to distractions, forgetfulness, and potentially executive dysfunction)

 🍁 don’t force yourself into pomodoro cycles - work in “shifts” while taking breaks and using ur hyperfocusing powers :-) working in shifts means that the minute you get bored of working on one assignment, shift to another. when you get bored of that one, shift back to the first. if you get overwhelmed or suddenly unbelievably unmotivated, take a break to breathe - when you get bored of breathing, back to work! do ur best not to burn urself out by working too long, but if you feel yourself hyperfocusing, don’t break your focus by forcing yourself to stop

 🍁 prioritize! this is a huge problem for us - we try to do 30 things and finish 1. it’s incredibly frustrating to feel like you are working harder than anyone but getting the lowest results. the secret is prioritization (which goes along with simplicity)! write down three things you have to get done. do those. do you have extra time? pick two more things to do. done? finish your study session with one last, low-priority and low-stress task

 🍁 rubber bands, bracelets, erasers, rubix cubes, and stress balls are my favorite things to fidget with when i dont have my spinner. i personally can’t concentrate in chairs that spin, but walking around while reading my notes aloud helps me. 

 🍁 if you really really cannot physically bring yourself to do homework, watch a tv show that youve watched a million times before as you do it. 

🍁 take interactive notes! if you take messy notes with a lot of gaps at school and rewriting them isnt an option for whatever reason: write your messy lecture notes on the left half of the page. at home, highlight main ideas from the left side. on the right half, fill in any blocks of information you missed using youtube/textbook/other resources. avoid extensive colorcoding because…

 🍁 colorcode when youre studying for your exams! make a box next to each main topic and check off when you are done with it. highlight questions/whatever you wish as you read through your notes to stop passive learning. 

 🍁 take it easy on yourself! adhd isn’t a curse, but it does make it difficult to do a lot of things that school requires to do “well.” sometimes you won’t be able to understand information as quickly, or you’ll forget to turn in your homework. you are doing your best, and that can be just passing a class or finishing one worksheet. youre doing great & you will succeed! 

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[ 15 . 08 . 17 ]

i mean, you’re kinda pretty

wow first day back at school, summer was honestly way too short blegh. its all good tho i enjoy the social part of school. and half of the day was registration hehe

when do yall go back to school?

19.MAY.2017 // 5/100 Days Of Productivity. 

My Biology Notes on Genetics ft. Genetics Flashcards. 

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2017.08.13 - Wrote down some notes on JavaScript. JavaScript looked scary at first because it was so unfamiliar to me, but it’s getting better. Gotta keep practicing my coding and programming skills!

Drug Restaurant - Drink O2 in the water

hi im back

i think i gave up on my 100 days of productivity hehe

im going on a school trip to chengdu in china to take care of sum pandassss

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This is basically a huge list of books. Summer is already over, but you can read these during any free time you have.

Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner

“The ultimate rapid language-learning guide!…At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently.  He didn’t learn them in school – who does? – rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.”

Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer

“Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer’s yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top “mental athletes.” He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist’s trade to transform our understanding of human memory.”

What If? by Randall Munroe

“Serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical answers.” The humor and information in this book reignited my interest in science after a tiring school year.

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Maria Kondo

“This international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.”

How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport

“Real straight-A students don’t study harder–they study smarter… "How to Become a Straight-A Student” reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master.“ 

Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel

“Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.“

A Mind For Numbers by Barbara Oakley

“ Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Number soffers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field.“

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

“Creativity is not a gift from the gods, says Twyla Tharp, bestowed by some divine and mystical spark. It is the product of preparation and effort, and it’s within reach of everyone who wants to achieve it.” 

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“Remember the last time that you were so focused, so motivated that you felt at the absolute top of your form – alert, energized and free of self-consciousness? Chances are you were experiencing flow – an almost euphoric state of concentration and complete involvement.”

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

“The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.”

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8/50 days until the end of exams

Some case study cards I’ve been making for geography Unit 4. They take so long I’ve only managed to make three so far…

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170206 21:44. this was the before and after of the work i did on saturday at a cafe near my home (which was in the same building as a bookstore!!) there wasn’t really much of a difference lol – i don’t really like messy environments so i tend to clean up when doing work – but there was definitely a difference. i bought a 0.1 drawing pen for math and 2 post-its because i was running low on those. (i was also doing @nosebleedclub‘s 2017 30 day writing challenge when i was kinda done with all the stuff for the night.)

in the first pic i was drinking cafe latte, in the second i was drinking chamomile tea. i’m good in my caffeine management, okay.

29th April, 2017

3/100 Days of Productivity: My Math Notes from a little while back ft. a Pencil because why not. 

And remember, “Everyday is a Second Chance.”  -Unknown.

[ 24 . 07 . 17 ]

i’m gonna try post more here and stop caring so much about aesthetic but so far here is an old photo back in my pink feed !

i’m becoming a potato from just sitting on my butt this entire summer oops BUT i got tyler oakleys book from a book fair so im happy and content :)

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6th May, 2017

4/100 Days of Productivity: Literature Notes ft. Spanish Flashcards.

Whenever I try to draw on flashcards again please say “No”…which is Spanish for “No.” Was that even a joke? When I thought this couldn’t get more embarrassing with your drawing, there comes a dumb whatever-it-is. 

And remember, “If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.”  -Unknown. 

Tombow swatch! You can’t see 451 very well because it’s a rather light colour, but if you look closer you’ll see that it’s pale blue. I absolutely adore my tombows :))

Listening to: MIC DROP by BTS

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[ 28 . 06 . 17 ]

coughing up glitter is my new talent

TWO MORE DAYS UNTIL SUMMER STARTS

someone teach me how 100 days of productivity works pls

YALL SEND ME ASKS THEY MAKE ME SO HEPPYY

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