get your shit together

GYST Day

A guide inspired by YouTuber Kalyn Nicholson on getting your shit together (for the most part) in a just a day. It’s broken up into a few categories: cleaning, beauty, planning, and food.

Cleaning

I like to start off with cleaning because cleaning alone makes a dent in having your shit together more or less because everything is clean, tidy, and organised. So…

  • Depending on where you live clean your room(s)/house. Go around and sweep/mop/vacuum the floor(s).
  • Change your bedding- ideally, you should change it every week but I don’t have detergent to be throwing extra loads of laundry to I change my sheets once a month and wash my pillow cases every week.
  • Speaking of laundry now is the perfect time to do a load or two is yours have an in-home washer and dryer. Also handwash any delicate clothes, squeeze out any water and hang it on the shower curtain rail on a hanger to dry.
  • Organise your spaces (kitchen cabinets, desk, storage, fridge etc)

Planning

After cleaning it’s time to do some planning, so gather your pretty pens, planners, bullet journals, calendars, and whatever else you might own and get ready to go in hard.

  • Calendar/Planner/Bujo- fill out whichever one (or all three) with any events coming up or events that passed but weren’t accounted for.
  • Write down your to-do list for the upcoming week/month
  • Review your goals and edit them in necessary maybe you might be able to skip over a step towards reaching your goal or maybe you have to add a few more.
  • Manage your expenses. If I have any receipts sitting around I’ll go through them and add what I purchased to my expense tracker. Not only does it help me assess where my money is going, but when I need to buy something again I can go through my expense list and see how much I spent on it.

Food

This one is fairly simple, and depending on your lifestyle you might not need to do most or any of the stuff listed here.

  • Next, I’ll work on my dinner menu for the following month. It seems like a lot of work to come up with dinner every day of the month ahead of the time but you can always edit it and it makes grocery shopping WAY easier. Just pull up the recipe, write down the ingredients and you’re set.
  • I also like to make a list of what I plan on taking to school for snacks/lunch and what I’m going to eat for breakfast for the upcoming week so I’ll make a list of what I’m feeling.
  • Next, I’ll take inventory of canned goods, fruits, vegetables etc and then write my grocery list for that upcoming week.

Beauty

Last but not least is beauty… think of it as a watered down version of a spa day. Once the above tasks are finished I try to catch up on whatever beauty stuff I was supposed to complete. This includes but isn’t limited to….

  • Exfoliate my body, lips and face
  • Shaving
  • Whitening my teeth (I use one from the dollar store and it does a pretty good job)
  • Give myself a mani/pedi
  • Apply a face mask
The truth about studying

I’m just going to say it. I’m going to do it, and you can’t stop me. Here I go…

There is no point in studying.

None.

Zip.

Zilch.

Nada.

Unless you want to be great.

Unless you have goals that are beyond your current grasp.

Because Elle Woods did not pass the LSATs by winging it.

Hermione Granger did not become one of the greatest witches of this generation by half-heartedly glancing at her texts.

Rory Gilmore got a D on her first English paper at Chilton. She got hit by a deer on her way to the AP test. AnD SHE STILL MADE VALEDICTORIAN AND WAS ACCEPTED TO YALE. And you wanna know how she didn’t do it? She didn’t do it by not pushing herself to be the best of her ability.

I’m not saying you have to be a unicorn (or a Pegasus) to be magical, fantastical, or to even do well in school. But you must have drive. You must push yourself. Yeah, I’m talking to you. What can you do right now to make your dreams come true? I’m also not saying you have to have a 4.0 GPA. If the best score you can get on a math test is an 88%… TAKE IT. DON’T SIT THERE AND GET UPSET BY THE FACT THAT YOU CAN’T GET TO AN A WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN’T GET A B IN THE FIRST PLACE.

There are three little sayings I believe very strongly in.

A) Pain is temporary, GPA is forever. - be the best you can be now, you’ll reap the rewards later. You won’t even remember the migraine you got after that Spanish test… Just the A.

B) You can sleep now, and you can dream. Or you can stay awake, and you can live your dream. - if that means staying up late a couple of nights a week to study vocabulary or nomenclature do it… It’ll be worth it when you achieve your dreams; whether it be college or a dream job.

C) No one can be good at everything, but someone is the master of something. - you don’t have to completely master the art of balancing chemical reactions, but you can master the art of sight reading sheet music. And you can always go in for help with homework or studying at a tutoring center or even online.

Okay, you’ve read my stupid rant long enough. Now go study. Make your dreams a reality.

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You know you fucked up when your imaginary friend walks out on you.

A Transformers fan vid I wanted to make because I imagine even ghost friend Bumblebee would get frustrated at times when dealing with Starscream >w>; Specifically IDW comic where Starscream has a ghost friend/hallucinations of Bumblebee. Audio is from Rick and Morty Season 2