The party, with the help of a bunch of foreign soldiers, has just downed a large and rather terrifying creature we know only as “the night spirit” which has been giving us trouble for a while. When the night spirit finally passed out on the ground, it transformed into a young girl. After much debate about what to do, we agree to tie her up and wait to see what happens. Our very uncharismatic monk, who is both a thief and a hoarder and oddly has higher sleight of hand than our rogue, offers to do the tying, but refuses to use her own rope (see: hoarder).
Monk: I don’t have any rope.
Paladin: I’m literally looking at your rope. It’s strapped to the outside of your pack.
Monk: … this rope is special rope. It has a specific fate. Today is not the day this rope is to be used.
DM: Roll deception.
DM: That totally works. Everyone around you believes that rope has a preordained destiny.
Fighter: *squinting at monk* Can I roll insight on that?
Fighter: *nat1* … goddammit.
Party: *erupts into laughter*
DM: You are completely and utterly suckered, you sad sack of shit. You genuinely believe this rope is powerful. You don’t know how powerful, or what its powers are, but you now covet it.
Rogue: I try to steal the rope.
DM: Fine. You’ve opened Pandora’s box with this shit.
Party: *gasping for breath between bouts of laughter*
DM: You move to swipe the rope, but slip and wind up genuflecting before it.
Party: *has to briefly break to compose ourselves after all this absurdity*
Paladin: *looks somewhat disturbed by everything that has transpired* … here, just. Use my rope. (ooc) If you roll another nat1, I’m out.
Monk: Thank you! ^^ Alright, now I tie up the kid.
DM: Roll sleight of hand.
DM: (without missing a beat) You tie yourself to the child. You wear her like a backpack.
are you familiar with the feeling of
oh-my-holy-moly-my-life-is-a-complete-mess? me too fam. but now, it’s time for
change. It’s time to get our shit together and here are some tips to get
note : this is just a beginning guide; which only
includes 1/100 of the tips to get you life together. I’ll probably make a
part two if this is helpful?
1. do notprocrastinate.
sounds crazy? but honestly, just don’t. procrastination
leads to stress and anxiety and helps you lose your shit.
but, how do we not procrastinate?
get things done early. remember that sheet of paper your
professor gave around in class having the list of all the assignments to
be done that semester? yes, do that work months before if you have
do your homework the day it’s given. (no watching tv before you do)
study in the time you’re actually studying. don’t go on your
phone half the time. If you’re doing that, you may as well put your
productivity is basically when you do mechanical work (i.e. stuff which
doesn’t require much brainpower) to get into the real “productivity”
zone. it helps you brain prepare for the big task ahead. here are some
things to do -
make your bed
do the dishes/laundry
clean your room (i know it’s messy yo)
get your closet together
empty your inbox (be it gmail or tumblr)
do a smol workout?
make a to-do list/ organize you calendar
do a easiest or the most enjoyable task off your to-do list
3. plan, plan and plan
your planner/bullet journal should be your best friend. plan those
essays you got to write, that research paper you have to do, down to the
time you need to go out for dinner with friends. Plan. Every. Single.
Thing. I. Really. Mean. It.
+ and follow up with those plans!! you have already wasted a lot of time on
planning, you hAVE to follow up with that planning, right?
4. wake up early
why? waking up early gives you the
time to do things slowly and carefully so that you get it perfect in one
go and your life isn’t a complete disastrous mess.
x wakes up at 7 am every morning, goes for a short run to wake
herself up and comes back to have hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon,
slices of bread and a mug of steaming hot tea. she starts on her work
after that, doing it without stressing about it. Then, after a nice hot
bath and a delicious lunch, she goes out to a cafe to work on her
online classes and to hang out with her friends. coming back home, she does a quick
workout, takes a shower and heads off to make dinner. Having an
early dinner, she spends the remaining few hours relaxing, drafting blog
posts and spending time with her dog. at 10 pm everyday, she heads
off to her bed, looking forward to a glorious tomorrow.
..sounds like a fairy-tale, right? you can definitely live it though.
In general, your day should have the following stuff -
sufficient hours of work using which you can get all your work done
a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner (yep, no skipping meals)
a workout, generally of 15 - 30 minutes at the least
interaction with people, like hanging out with friends or family
sufficient sleep and resting time (preferably 8 hours of sleep)
a fixed routine consisting of you waking and sleeping at fixed time
a ‘me’ time at some point of the day where you don’t worry about work or anything and focus on relaxing after a long day.
6. believing that coffee sucks
why? its basically a drug and if you need three cups of it just to get
started on work, you’re going to have a really hard time during finals.
Instead, get enough sleep so that you have enough energy to study
without being a coffee addict. or you can even swap coffee for water. (hey, you’ll be more hydrated!)
side note - a cup of coffee per day is okay though. I love coffee too
and I totally feel you but don’t overdose on it, okay love?
some extra things to know about -
have a companion to keep you accountable at the start.
do have a laid-back day once in a while, you’re human after all.
balance work and play. reward yourself for shit done.
keep track of your spending, earnings, investments, etc.
being a perfectionist. seriously, you dont need to rewrite all those
notes, trust me (comes from a
don’t stress yourself out. getting your shit together is a journey and not a result.
remember, change will come. yes, it will; but only if you take action. start now.
also, on a side note - and this might seem very ironic, but
sometimes you don’t have to have your shit together. life is always a
mess and trust me when I say this, no one - yes no one - has their
shit together and sometimes it’s worth it to lead a messy life
and enjoy it without having any fixed rules and regulations like you
would have if you wanted that perfect life. enjoy the life you lead and
stay wonderful, loves!