habits of being

Tips For a More Productive Session

1. Tidy up your desk/work area. Believe me, it’s so much easier to concentrate once your surroundings are clean and smell nice.

2. Wash your teeth and face before every study session. It will make you feel clean and more awake.

3. Keep a big bottle of water near you and stay hidrated throughout the whole session.

4. Set a few goals (not very many) to accomplish in your session. Do that in order to set a purpuse, but don’t be overoptimistic, it’s bettr to focus on your priorities.

5. Put on something that you feel comfortable in. Whatever it is, a onezie, pyjamas, tracksuit bottoms, anything that doesn’t bother you and helps you focus on work.

6. Take 20 minute breaks every one or two hours (depending on your stress level)

7. If you tend to play with/pull your hair, try to keep it up in a hairstyle that keeps it out of the way. Just figure out the best way to keep your hair out of your head (haha) for the longest time possible.

I hope this helps/helped you guys. Have a nice day!! ´・ᴗ・`

How to Succeed at School

1. Get into the habit of being an early riser. We can all benefit from having a little bit of extra time in the morning. It reduces stress, helps to prevent you from forgetting things, and stops that crazy morning rush.

2. Deliberately decide to tune out distractions. Turn off the TV, social media, your phone, and hide away when you need to get work done.

3. Prepare for the next day the night before. Check off your mental to-do list and prepare for the next day before you go to bed. If possible, choose your clothes, find your books, pack your bag, and so on.

4. Prioritise being organized. For example, it often helps to use an agenda to stay on track with assignments and homework.

5. Go to bed at a reasonable time. A good night’s sleep is one of the best tips for learning, remembering and doing well at school.

6. Make reading one of your hobbies. Research indicates that reading is one of the best ways for developing language skills and building a strong vocabulary.

7. Eat well. A protein breakfast and balanced meals help sustain your energy throughout the day, and is essential for building a healthy brain.

8. Get fresh air and exercise. This helps with mental alertness, concentration, an efficient memory and a positive mood.

Since it’s my second to last semester, I figured I would share what I’ve experienced and learned in uni for those of you who are just starting or would like help on how to survive it as well.

Disclaimer: These are subjective, of course, to my undergraduate university life. Many of these tips may not apply, especially if you are not from the US such as I am.

  1. Keep a planner or a schedule!! Nobody’s gonna come running to you and tell you that you missed a meeting or a deadline! Keep track of your time and days but also your health (how many times you eat, how much water you drink, how long you’ve exercised, etc), study habits (studying for a test a week before, keeping up with readings), and spendings (how much you spent on food, supplies, miscellaneous, etc).
  2. Make sure to always make time for studying and socializing!! Prioritize your work, but don’t overdo it because that isn’t good at all and makes you more stressed. There is no harm in taking a break and going out to eat with your friends or giving yourself time to relax.
  3. Studying in groups is pretty productive! And a good thing to do! For my fellow introverts out there, you don’t even need to talk to each other– just being around other people who are studying is pretty motivating itself and helps you get more work done.
  4. Make sure you eat!! Regarding Tip #1, there are times where I forget to eat because I’m busy with work and lose track of time, AND THAT’S NOT GOOD AT ALL! Make sure you keep a consistent eating schedule as well!
  5. Make sure you clean up after yourself! I know this seems kind of irrelevant, but I dormed my first year am now living in an apartment away from home, so it’s important to keep your place clean with washed dishes and a tidied up room. Make sure you do laundry at least once ever other week (depending on how many clothes you have and how often you change clothes) so you don’t have to rummage through the hamper for clean clothes. I suggest setting certain free days to just cleaning up the place. 
  6. Don’t be afraid to join groups and clubs! That’s how you meet people. It can be a scary thought at first, but if your university is big and they have plenty of opportunities for student involvement in organizations, clubs, and activities, I would recommend doing so.
  7. You can get to know people in your classes as well! I certainly recommend this to my commuters who find it difficult to join organizations. You don’t have to be their best friends for life and know their deepest secrets, but it’s nice to have a familiar face in a lecture. You could even maybe have lunch dates with a group of them. (And it doesn’t have to be fancy, something simple like just having a quick bite to eat)
  8. If you are a party type of person, DON’T GO ALONE. I’d say go with a friend or a group so you aren’t by yourself with a group of strangers and can check up with others to stay safe! (This is also recommended if you drink and need a designated driver to reduce to risk of driving while intoxicated.) Hold your own drink and get a new one if you put it down, don’t take anything someone offers you, etc. (You can have fun, but just be safe, okay?)
  9. University/college is a really great time to be independent! In high school, you are limited to a certain number of hours in a building with a concrete time schedule, but college is definitely different. You set everything. How well you do is all up to you.
  10. Your life is in your hands now. I realize that’s a scary thought, but I want to tell you from my experience that it isn’t as scary as they make it out to be. These past years have really assist me in figuring out who I am and what I like and who and what I value in life. So, figure out what you want to do, keep yourself organized, don’t be afraid to try new things, and take care of yourself!
things bitty has experienced bc of the ~soft closet~
  • i have seen posts about bitty’s parents beating him up for coming out
  • i have seen posts about bitty’s parents being perfectly accepting
  • i suspect the reality is somewhere in the middle
    • the ~soft closet~
  • i am from the Baby Bible Belt– my town (and family) is incredibly conservative, but not like violently homophobic, i understand this middle ground, i am here to contribute
  • under a cut bc this got way too long and way too personal!! awesome!!

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why did nt people have to ruin fucking fidget spinners they had a purpose to ease anxiety and help people who pick their skin or pull their hair as a nervous habit and now theyre being banned from schools because the fucKING NT PEOPLE ARE JUST TREATING THEM LIKE TOYS WHY THE FUCK DO THEY HAVE TO RUIN EVERYTHING OH MY GOD

EDIT: And I’m not saying NT people can’t enjoy the fidget toys/stimming in general. If you’re one of the people who quietly uses their fidget toy/stim toy in class without bringing a bunch of attention to yourself, then you’re fine and I’m glad you’re having fun with it!!

It’s the fucking shits who buy the stupid light up spinners and do “sick tricks” with it and bring a ton of attention to themselves/try to talk to others about how cool their fidget is in the middle of class when the teacher is teaching.

not to mention the teachers who arent educating themselves on these fidgets and just automatically assuming theyre a toy/distraction when in reality they can help their students focus better and actually improve in class!

THOSE people are the reason why these poor kids who aren’t doing anything wrong with their fidgets aren’t allowed to bring them to school anymore. THEY ARE NOT TOYS!! 

Get Into My Car

Title: Get Into My Car

Summary:  Dean and the reader are enjoying a night out, until someone ruins the evening

Author:  Dean’s Dirty Little Secret

Characters:  Dean Winchester x Plus-sized Reader

Word Count: 1889

Warnings:  Body shaming, derogatory terms directed toward a plus-sized reader, drinking, explicit language, explicit sexual content, oral sex (female receiving), fingering, smut, nsfw

Author’s Notes:  Written for two challenges: @winchester-writes Drinking Writing Challenge. My drink was Glenfiddich Scotch and my prompt was “What is everyone staring at?!” and @butiaintgonnaloveem Baby’s Big 50 Writing Challenge. My song was Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean. Thank you to @feelmyroarrrr for the amazing idea. This wouldn’t have been possible without my bestie, @mamapeterson and her support, encouragement and words. Love you, T.

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Your right to ship what you want doesn’t supersede someone else’s right to express their discomfort with your shipping habits.

Part of being a responsible member of fandom means understanding that people may have issue with your media consumption. Especially when your chosen ship is triggering to others. It doesn’t matter if it’s a coping mechanism; it doesn’t matter if you do your best to hammer whatever you think are the problematic elements out of it, people still have the right to express, on their personal blogs, how uncomfortable your ship makes them. 

You cannot shout down people expressing their discomfort with fandom trends as “spreading drama” or “encouraging hate.” You cannot uncritically advocate that people blindly and silently accept every fandom trend, trope, and ship without saying anything about. 

I’m not talking about sending hate to creators; not only is that useless, but it makes things more personal than necessary. But people have the right to express their discomfort with fictional pairings and fandom trends without every shipper responding with an essay as to why they’re being personally attacked. Responsibility is a two way street; yes, people have the responsibility to avoid content that upsets them, but shippers of problematic ships have a responsibility to not normalize a culture of blind acquiescence, or hound people for posting untagged opinions about your ship. They have a responsibility to understand that what they’re doing may make people uncomfortable and not throw a tantrum when someone points out their problematic ship is problematic. 

You cannot silence people who are triggered by your ship. 

You cannot create a culture where any impersonal dissent is immediately shouted down under the guise of “not spreading drama”. 

You cannot create a culture where people’s fictional pairings matter more than people’s right to express their discomfort with fictional pairings. 

Most importantly, you need to be okay with the fact that people are going to find your ship unsavory. Your right to ship what you want doesn’t supersede someone else’s right to express their discomfort with your shipping habits.

When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.
—  Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

anonymous asked:

Angry Dick Grayson headcanons?

-Canonically he’s fairly violent depending on the severity of the situation, as shown by the time he beat the Joker to death with his bare hands when he thought that he killed Tim

-He can either get really quiet and tense or really loud and destructive (there is no in-between)

-Sometimes when he’s disappointed in someone, he emulates some of Bruce’s habits, such as being extremely quiet and terrifying, which is really alarming considering how chatty he usually is. Whoever is the subject of his disapproval is quick to try and reconcile so as to avoid his wrath

-He definitely holds grudges and will not hesitate to pull out receipts from years ago that will without fail ruin whoever dares oppose him when he gets in a mood

-It’s startling to those who haven’t ever seen him angry to experience a snap because it’s such a shift in character but it’s still him; he’s still a human being who experiences anger, he isn’t always happy go lucky Dick Grayson who never feels negative emotions. He can be incredibly vindictive and spiteful if prompted in any way

Hufflepuffs Studying Habits.

IN CLASS:

Exchanging notes with your friends constantly and still being able to keep up with class notes. Doodling all over your book as well as your friends. Giggling at little inside jokes then being told off when the teacher catches you. Tickling your friends relentlessly with the feathers you are suppose to be levitating. Staring off into space, thinking about a warm bed and your cat. Sneaking food into the class room and sneaking a bite every time the teacher looks away. Occasionally throwing small scrunches of parchment across the room at fellow Hufflepuffs. Eventually paying full attention to your work and explaining things to your friends that don’t quite understand yet, and trying to help them even when you don’t quite understand yet.

OUTSIDE CLASS:

Making a blanket fort in front of the fire first so you and your friends can study in your own “palace”. Your cat sitting on your lap purring while you write, occasionally tapping at your paper or pen. Getting distracted by your cat and dragging the feather end of your quill across the ground so your cat can chase it. Making a cup of tea for yourself, then having to make five more a second later cause all your friends want one too. Scrunching up your fail essays and throwing them across the room. Watching your cat chase after them and rip them to shreds. Procrastinating too much. Eventually having to take down your blanket fort and going to bed. Sitting on your bed studying half the night without realising the time. Falling asleep at one in the morning, somehow under the covers, but littered in paper.

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Along The Boardwalk

Drabbles

Summary: They always said Kim Taehyung had a you-shaped hole in his heart.
Pairing: Taehyung | Reader
Genre: Fluff + light Smut, Skater Boy AU
Word Count: 12,819
Author’s Note: Inspired by those Taehyung left version concept photos and mainly sparked by a conversation I was having with @an-exotic-writer so naturally I drafted this as a token of my love and no I am definitely not writing this because talking to Missy certainly does not give me heart problems whatchu mean. I’m also tagging @kimvtae because we were screaming about the concept of a skater boy Tae together.

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You’ve always had a very peculiar habit of being drawn towards the things you couldn’t even imagine yourself doing—although you could argue that’s exactly why you found yourself naturally gravitating towards them in the first place. Unlike most people, who might have been taken by an envious desire to take on certain challenges and obstacles that were most likely out of their league, you found a natural peace chasing after something you couldn’t quite obtain yourself.

Maybe it was your own self-awareness or the fact that you never felt confident enough to branch out towards something that was so clearly on the opposite end of the spectrum from what you were normally use to. You’ve always just been content watching other people take on their passions while you remained on the sidelines with your own hopes and dreams and aspirations. It always excited you to see people participating in their interests—so much so that friends would always humor you that it was always the people rather than the activity they were indulging in that drew you in towards them.

That’s probably why you accepted your best friend’s invitation to leave your apartment for once and drive down to the pier, taking refuge across one of the many skateparks that planted themselves across the oceanfront, beyond the cool sand and ocean breeze of spring. Jeon Jungkook always reprimanded you for rarely having the time to come out and see him perform his new spins and flips, which is probably why he seems much more animated than usual at the prospect of finally getting to show off these new skills to you.

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Oh this is nothing, just Seungkwan worshiping Hansol’s thigh 😆😆😆

I really love how VerKwan is so comfortable with this kind of skinship, and it’s so clear that it’s just so natural to them!!! In all honesty, I really think that Boo was actually absent mindedly caressing Hansol’s thigh and playing with his hand in here, like when you do something subconsciously out of HABIT (we all know that being touchy-feely has always been the true nature of VerKwan since fetus days), instead of doing it for a show or fan service 😆😍💜

Kinda wanna see how people see love, and react to it.

Add in your Moon, Venus, and Mars (along with their houses). (Optional: Add your 5th house and 7th house).
I’ll add some scenarios, and you just choose which you’re more likely to do etc, etc. I’ll make it atleast 10 questions because I know how fun these are. (Be honest). (P.S. if one of them is relatable but you want to add in a little opinion of yours, you can go ahead and do so).

1. Someone tells you they like you.
A) Honestly tell them how you feel.
B) Like them because they like you.
C) You give everyone a shot.
D) Sugarcoat your feelings. (Have a hard time giving a direct answer).

2. Your significant other cheats on you.
A) Dip, you don’t believe in second chances.
B) You give them a second chance. (Explain why)

3. Your significant other has a bad habit of being cheesy…
A) Cringe but let them be.
B) Blush
C) You’re just as cheesy.
D) You brutally tell them to stop.

4. You prefer…(I know all of these are important in a relationship, but pick one that is a MUST, a top priority).
A) Honesty
B) Trust
C) Independence (in a relationship)
D) Understandings
E) Communication

5. When a relationship ends terribly..you
A) Move on easily.
B) Cry about it, but you’ll move on eventually.
C) Hold a grudge.
D) Stick to them, and just hope they come back.

6. When it comes to talking to someone new who’s interested in you…you 
A) Flirt back, show your interest too.
B) Play hard to get.
C) Push them away.
D) Keep it simple, you prefer to be friends first. (Take it slow).

7. A friend has an interest to the same person you do…
A). You tell them.
B). Confess your feelings before your friend does.
C). Let your friend have them.
D) Neither of you will have them, friendship comes first.

8. When you look for someone, you look more at their…(first impressions)
A) Personality.
B) Appearance.

9. You’re more of a….
A) Things happen for a reason type of person.
B) I get what I want type of person.
C) I won’t give up type of person.
D) Easily worried, and gives up too easily type of person.

10. When it comes to liking someone you…
A) Tell them.
B) You just wait for the right time.
C) Never tell them, you’re afraid of rejection.

Porcelain and Window Panes

Prompt: Dan sees a a beautiful man doodling on a foggy window in a cafe and can’t get him out of his head. He comes everyday at the same time to see the beautiful stranger.
Word Count: 3671
Warnings: Cussing, light angst
A/N: Thank you to @philestergifs for this amazing prompt! It took so long to write this for some reason (I’ve been writing it since October???) and I’m so happy I could finally get it out! Special thanks to @theinsanityplays as well for giving me some feedback for this fic ^-^ I also didn’t have a beta so sorry for any errors but I hope everyone likes it!
Read it on AO3!

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To say Dan was having a terrible day was an understatement.

He woke up late, having forgotten to set an alarm for work, so he had to rush through his morning routine. This meant he wasn’t able to take an hour long shower like he was used to and he couldn’t straighten his hair. Thanks to genetics, his hair dried in curly ringlets that stuck out in every direction.

He also had to skip breakfast, which is bad in itself, but he soon found out that his coffee machine had stopped working as well. Dan with curly hair and no morning caffeine? Not a good idea.

So he went for the best option of going to the nearest coffee shop and ordering a french vanilla latte to go.

The wait was nearly impossible to sit through, especially with Dan’s habit of being too impatient for his own good. He was bouncing on the balls of his feet, practically quivering in his shoes at each name that was called. His eyes were frantic while he tried to distract himself from the inevitable doom that was this horrible morning.

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The tired joke “I knit so I don’t kill people” has lost its sting, but not the core of truth that made it funny. When total strangers notice my knitting, there’s a fifty percent chance they’ll say it’s pretty–but they haven’t got the patience to do it themselves. There’s a one hundred percent chance that I will reply that I knit constantly because I have no patience.
—  Franklin Habit
Books have always been my thing. I have no clue about how many I’ve read till date. Though I remember jotting down the titles after finishing them when I initially started reading. But it’s one of the innumerable habits I failed being consistent at. It gets tough to keep a list like that up-to-date, when you start reading one book after the other, just like our heartbeats. Reading books is no longer just a hobby or habit or simply my passion anymore. That bridge was crossed a long time ago. Now it has become a need which is as vital for me, to survive, as breathing. Books have saved me.