i present to you my inspirations

Dear friends concerned for my safety:

I very deeply appreciate your concern, and I love you all.

That being said, I know what I’m doing and I am prepared for the consequences. In the past few weeks multiple people that I have personal connections with have been the targets and victims of violent hate crimes. A man in my apartment complex died after being stabbed. A close friend was attacked in the street for being trans in public. Another nearly lost his life, again by knife attack, for doing the right thing as you all know.

I feel a deep sense of personal responsibility for the safety of my friends and community, and in all of these instances I have deeply regretted that I was not present. I believe I could have altered some outcomes for the better.

I want you all to remember exactly who and what I am.

I know a lot of you look to me as an inspirational figure or a role model, but I want to remind you that there are far better people for you to look up to. Remember that I have blood on my hands. I strongly believe that one of the best ways I can contribute​ to my community is to draw fire from those that intend to harm us, because I am far better prepared for that kind of violence than many others are. I will also remind you that I have a concealed carry permit and years of combat experience. I’ve trained at the highest levels and at the best facilities in every art and artifice of war and I am always armed.

Every day I strive to be a better person and to be worthy of the love and support you all show me, but again I urge you to remember that I am far more tiger than housecat and my capacity for survival and overwhelming violence are deeply ingrained in who I am. This is where I shine. If Nazis, crypto-fascists, bigots, and militants are going to attack anyone, who better than me?

Again, I love you all and I thank you for your concern and your warnings, but as long as innocent folks full of love and light are being bloodied, beaten, and murdered I absolutely cannot sit idle and let it happen.

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HEY KID, HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO WRITE YOUR ENGLISH ESSAYS COMPLETELY IN CODE? WELL, NOW YOU CAN DO THAT! 

Presenting one of the nerdiest things I’ve ever spent three hours on: 

Fordese. Exactly as seen in Journal 3, but as a font. You too can confuse your work partner, twin brother, and dream demon arch-nemesis by simply typing on the keyboard as normal, no pen needed!

I must thank @picnokinesis and the fics they wrote in code for putting the random inspiration in my mind to do this, ahahah. XD 

The font includes all coded letters from A-Z, both in uppercase and lowercase. (They’re both the same, though- I just figured it wouldn’t hurt to double up.) It has a full set of numbers, and the most common punctuation. Some of the letters are annoyingly close to each other, but it couldn’t easily be helped. 

But hey, if anyone actually uses this and makes a post, please feel free to tag me in it so I can see! And if anyone tries this out and there’s any major issues with it, let me know and I can try to fix it! :D

You can find the font right here!

I suggest taking these ideas and compiling your own list of things you can do to take care of yourself!

have a pamper night

  • brush your teeth, floss, and use mouthwash
  • cleanse and tone your face
  • put on a face mask
  • light candles and put on music if you want
  • rinse off the face mask and get in the shower/bath
  • use a bath bomb/bubble bar/other lush products if you have them on hand
  • read in the bath if you’re not afraid to drop your book–personally I like to put my laptop on the bathroom counter and watch something on netflix
  • shampoo your hair and use a conditioning hair mask
  • use an exfoliating bar or scrub on your body and shave if that’s your thing
  • when you get out of the shower/bath and dry off
  • spray leave-in conditioner into your hair, comb through it, and let it air dry
  • moisturize your whole body with a luxurious/heavy moisturizer
  • moisturize your face and put on chapstick
  • if you pluck your eyebrows, take time to do it now (the heat of the shower will open your pores)
  • put on your favourite comfy pajamas/sweatpants and hoodie/tshirt/whatever
  • trim your nails, file them and/or paint them if you like to do that
  • get comfortable in your bed or on the couch, with a book or a movie or tv
  • make yourself a hot tea or hot chocolate (or coffee if it isn’t too late)
  • have a healthy snack like a fruit
  • relax and enjoy!

misc

  • have a movie marathon and make popcorn
  • buy something for yourself
  • take a day off from homework/work
  • cook something new and fresh, or cook your favourite food
  • go out to eat with your friends/family/partner
  • buy a present for a loved one
  • binge watch TV
  • bake something
  • spend time getting inspired on pinterest/tumblr
  • watch a seasonal movie and eat a seasonal snack (around halloween and christmastime for example)
  • clean/organize your room or rearrange the furniture, if you like doing that
  • personally, i love reorganizing my bookshelf!
  • take some time to do one of your hobbies such as art, writing, sports, photoshop, etc
  • buy new stationery
  • write in your journal
  • try and learn a new hobby
  • do a craft or diy project from pinterest
  • plan in your planner/bullet journal or take some time to get organized
  • go out to the movies and get snacks from the concession stand
  • go out to a cute cafe or dessert restaurant
  • buy new makeup
  • go for a long drive
  • indulge in some nice cheese, crackers, and grapes
  • buy a new book
  • meditate/practice mindfulness
  • get your nails or hair done
  • have a date night with your s/o
  • or have a night out with your friends
  • play with/spend time with your pets
  • write down some positive things or favourite memories
  • declutter your positions
  • take a break from social media
  • go for a run or walk
  • if your diet is lacking, detox and eat only fresh and healthy food for a day
  • alternatively, if you’re usually healthy, treat yourself to some junk food
  • do your hair and makeup and put on your favourite outfit
  • put on some sexy underwear/lingerie and perfume
  • watch something that makes you laugh (funny movies/tv, vine compliations, youtube videos, or just go through a funny blog on tumblr)
  • if you’re into it, do a tarot reading
  • read your horoscope
  • say no
  • or: say yes
  • take a nap
  • discover new music
  • play your instrument
  • go to a museum or an art gallery
  • look at old photos and photo albums
  • make a bucket list
  • set goals
  • go for a walk and take photos
  • watch an informative ted talk or documentary
  • play video games/computer games
  • have a board game night
  • exercise, if you enjoy it
  • plan (or simply dream about) your next travel destination
  • drink plenty of water
  • go through memorabilia and childhood souvenirs
  • clear out your inbox

add your own suggestions (and your url) below!

Wanna know the truth behind Girls like Girls?

I have been working on finding my voice for years. As an artist, I always want everything I create to represent what my soul feels and sounds like – whether it’s a video concept or a lyric or melody.

Two years ago on a rare rainy day in Los Angeles, in a songwriting session with Owen Thomas and Lily May Young, I was venting my frustration about my music not connecting the way I wanted it to. Lily looked me in the eye and asked, “Tell me something nobody knows about you, something you are afraid to sing about?“ I immediately thought, well I like girls and that’s what I want to sing about, but even then I struggled to say it out loud. Finally, I told Lily that I always say “you” and “them" and never the pronoun “her" in all my songs because I was afraid it wouldn’t connect. We talked more about concepts and my experiences, and how I loved the idea of stealing another guy’s girl because that was always a fantasy of mine. Growing up, everything I did was always about girls. I took dance because of girls. I got involved in student council because of girls. Not that I ever expected any of them to like me back, but I just felt comforted being around them, even if I could never date them. So there we were. The song “Girls like Girls" was born.

I imagined a very emotional, heart-wrenching but real music video to go along with the song. When we shot the music video for “Girls like Girls,“ I felt like I was finally telling my story for the first time. The yearning feelings I had and also the feeling of being so alone. I think that’s why people connected with the music video. Not only because they too have experienced deeply liking someone, but also the sadness and longing that comes with it. You could be around so many people, and still have the feeling of being so alone and misunderstood. It’s that fear of rejection and uncertainty of whether the person will like you back that makes you question everything. I struggled with these feelings so much growing up. I’d fall in love with girls who would never give me the time of day, or if they would, they had no idea I had other intentions. I had my heart broken over and over again; I never felt good enough. My life was led by these crushes as far back as first grade, when I had a crush on my teacher. That was the first time I realized I liked girls. But the problem is you feel like you can’t share these true feelings with anyone for fear of outing yourself and facing judgement. So you struggle. And feel alone. Growing up, there were some [out] celebrities who were much older than I was and I wondered if I had to wait until then to be happy. I didn’t have role models who I could relate to at the time, where I could think, if they can do it, I can do it.

Most of the time, you become confident after years of struggling during your young adulthood. I want to encourage the youth to find that confidence now. Not later. For them to know their own self-worth at an earlier age. It’s been really cool at my concerts to see all of these young fans showing up alone, and then leaving with friends. The music and stories I create have built this judgement-free safe zone. But most of all, they have inspired me to be comfortable with myself, and to let them in. They unintentionally gave me a gift that I am forever grateful for. Most of my music isn’t necessarily about heartbreak or other people, but more so everyone’s personal journey and falling in love with yourself.

I think that’s why my fans and I relate to each other. My music reassures them that they aren’t alone – that their feelings are valid, that they are enough and they will find someone to love them back. I didn’t have that hope growing up, so I get emotional and inspired (or encouraged) every time I meet a fan who looks at me that way.

It’s hard sometimes, especially after this election, because I feel a responsibility to these girls. I know they are looking to me for guidance and comfort. It breaks my heart that fear is so present in our world right now. School is hard enough and it breaks my heart to see these kids under attack by hate crimes and bullying.

Hope. That’s my cause. I strive to inspire hope through human compassion and through music. Hope leads me through my lyrics, stories, and melodies. You must continue on, and know in your heart you are not alone, and have confidence that love will find its way back to you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY @camilaart

Wow this took me like 12 hours to finish >v<

But it was really worth it! You are an amazing person camila, you are reallyyyyyyyyy talented and your series is a true source of inspiration to many people <33 So keep it up, I’ll always be supporting ya.

Best wishes, and hope you like love it hehe!

Glitchtale, of course, belongs to you <3

Keep reading

I’ve never been a physical person, but my god do I want you.
I want you not only in the physical sense, but I want you in all the other ways.
I want you when you’re sad and the only thing you want to do is lay in bed because you don’t have the energy to leave.
I want you when you’re so happy, every little thing makes you smile.
I want you when it’s 2 AM and we are talking about all of earth’s wonders and mysteries.
I want you with me to watch the sunrise and sunset (but we all know I’ll be staring at you more than anything).
I want to know what makes you scared, and what makes you excited.  I want to know about your past, present and future. I want to know what inspires you and what made you, you.
But more importantly, I want you to know I will always want you and I will keep wanting to as long as you want me too.
—  j.n 
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happy Easter!


something i thought i’d throw together for you, i know it’s not much but i really hope you like these things- especially the glasses. i recently got some glasses that inspired me to make simlish rainbow ray-bans. they’re lit. and also, i know the crop tops aren’t extremely interesting; they just look pretty with jeans and choker. yep. so now you’re probably thinking, “well, where the hell is my download link ya bitch?” well, well, an easter egg hunt i have prepared for you my dear. tis’ not so simple. well it sort of is. here’s the catch, i’ve hidden your two present eggs as links within this post, just to make it a lil more interesting, happy hunting <3

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for those who couldn’t find them;


sim-bans sunglasses

suitable for all genders ❤

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little crop tops

new mesh. suitable for all genders ❤

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What I wish I could tell other people about nursing

Nursing is messy.
Nursing is chaotic.
Nursing is twelve and half hours in a shift.
Nursing is never enough time to get everything accomplished.
Nursing is charting. Endless charting.
Nursing is waking up in a panic about something you did/said/didn’t chart.
Nursing is hard.
Nursing is breaking my body.
Nursing is glorious.
Nursing is beautiful.
Nursing is the awe-inspiring moments you get to witness.
Nursing is being present for the gut-wrenching moments you wish you could walk away from.
Nursing is fighting for your patient.
Nursing is a good bit of skill and a lot of luck.
Nursing is listening.
Nursing is educating.
Nursing is a profession.
Nursing is a gift.
Nursing is a curse.
Nursing is being afraid I’m going to get sued no matter what I do.
Nursing is lying awake at night wondering about patients you took care of and where they are.

Nursing is all of these things and more. Sometimes nursing is all of these things in the course of one day.

Wednesday, 22/02/2017 (1/100)

Spending the afternoon at the library. It’s pretty empty and I love it!! My second semester started last week and I already have tons of deadlines (starting next week). A lot of reading reports, presentations and papers to do! Motivation, please stay with me and don’t go away.

(Also starting that 100 days of productivity. Let’s see how it goes!)

In other news, I made a studygram!!! It’s @raquelstudies​ in case you want to follow!

Studio Ghibli Sentence Meme
  • “Now I have something I want to protect. It’s you.”
  • “I’m not afraid to die!”
  • “You cannot change fate. However, you can rise to meet it, if you so choose.”
  • “They say that the best blaze brightest when circumstances are at their worst.”
  • “Fear and anger only make it grow faster.”
  • “I think I can handle it.”
  • “Here’s another curse for you - may all your bacon burn.”
  • “Don’t worry! Stay right where you are, I’m coming to get you! You’re gonna be fine, I won’t let him hurt you.”
  • “I need something of yours. How ‘bout your eyes?”
  • “We gotta get out of here! We’re gonna get in trouble!”
  • “You, you sabotaged me! Look! Look at what you’ve done to my hair! Look!”
  • “No more killing. It has to stop!”
  • “You sound ghastly, like some 90-year-old woman.”
  • “Guys, don’t take that food! We’re gonna get in trouble!”
  • “Fight ‘em! C’mon!”
  • “Smile so we can make a good impression.”
  • “We each need to find our own inspiration. Sometimes it’s not easy”
  • “I finally get a bouquet and it’s a goodbye present. That’s depressing.”
  • “Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still, you find reasons to keep living.”
  • “Sorry, it looks like you’re involved.”
  • “Oh, my baby! Are you all right? Are you emotionally traumatized?”
  • “Now I’m trying to look inside myself and find out how I did it.”
  • “Leave before it gets dark.”
  • “Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.”
  • “Cut off a wolf’s head and it still has the power to bite.”
  • “It’s all so familiar yet I know I’ve never been here before. I feel so at home.”
  • “Now I’m trying to look inside myself and find out how I did it.”
  • “I suggest you surrender. There is no ship coming to rescue you.”
  • “I had no idea that my rage could drive me to kill.”
  • “These days, there are angry ghosts all around us - dead from wars, sickness, starvation - and nobody cares.” 
  • “A heart’s a heavy burden.”
  • “Please! You must stop!”
  • “Well, well, well… hello kitty.”
    “You can’t be busy - you’re five!”
  • “So you say you’re under a curse? So what? So’s the whole damn world.”
  • “ I have really had enough of your incredible stupidity.”
  • “Lamebrain! They made an escape! Now step on it!”
  • “I didn’t want them to kill you.”
  • “It’s fun to move to a new place. It’s an adventure.”
  • “Welcome the rich man, he’s hard for you to miss. His butt keeps getting bigger, so there’s plenty there to kiss!”
  • “You shouldn’t be here! Get out!”
  • “He said Mom was ugly, now go get him!”
  • “Kill him and you’ll be famous.”
  • “I’ve seen him do this once before when a girl dumped him.”
  • “S/He’s alive. There goes that dream.”
  • “That was the night I died.”
  • “I’d rather be a pig than a fascist.”
  • “You don’t remember your name?”
  • “Don’t be afraid, I just want to help you.”
  • “Poor kids. I’ll really miss them.”
  • “I don’t fight for honor. I fight for a paycheck.”
  • “ No, No, No! Don’t do this! Help! Help! Crazy lady with the shovel!”
  • “She was once quite beautiful, so I decided to pursue her, then I realized she wasn’t, so then, as usual, I ran away.”
  • “You’re in love. Don’t deny it, you’ve been sighing all day”
  • “She never woke up again.”
  • “You blubber heads! I’m not runnin’ a luxury cruise! Now get to work!”
  • “Why does everything that’s good for you have to taste so bad?”
  • “Whatever you don’t want me to clean, better hide it now!”
  • “This is our little secret. You tell anyone and I’ll rip your mouth off.”
  • “I give up. I see no point in living if I can’t be beautiful.”
  • “If I lose my magic, that means I’ve lost absolutely everything.”
  • “ It’s… you’re scaring me. I have this weird feeling you’re going to leave. ”
  • “There’s a demon inside you.”
  • “Don’t get alarmed but I’m being followed. Act normal.”
  • “Don’t worry, I’ve got four-wheel drive.”
  • “This is what hatred looks like! This is what it does when it catches hold of you! It’s eating me alive, and very soon it will kill me!”
  • “Smooth. Very smooth. You definitely know how to make a good first impression.”
  • “Everyone fears their own mortality.”
  • “Play with me or I’ll break your arm!”
  • “I gotta get out of this place. Someday I’m getting on that train.”
  • “Wait give us a minute! This is clearly harassment.”
  • “Why do fireflies have to die so soon?”
  • “There you are, sweetheart. Sorry I’m late. I was looking everywhere for you.” 
  • “When you’re going to kill a god, let someone else do your dirty work.”
  • “Why did you stop me from killing her?”
  • “When I saw you, I just wanted to find a way to protect you.” 
  • “One thing you can always count on is that hearts change.”
  • “Tell me while you’re still alive!”
  • “This is a tomb for the both of us.”
  • “If nobody comes in, I’m gonna have to eat pancakes forever and be fat, fat, fat! And what am I supposed to do about that?”
  • “Even if you were a woman, you’d still be an idiot!”
  • “What do you say we give 'em a little demonstration of how fast we can run, huh?”
  • “HAM!”
dear exclusionists,

i deeply apologize for bashing your redesigned pride flags, because you worked so hard to make them. after all, they really aren’t all that bad! in fact, i was so inspired by your astounding creativity, that i decided to make one myself in the spirit of yours.

without further ado, i present to you:

the new and improved exclusionist pride flag!

each color has their own separate meaning:

vomit green for the sickening feeling i get whenever you show up on my dash,

neon green for being judgmental of other people’s identities,

and cyan/turquoise for what the fuck ever, it’s a bright and happy color, so it means happiness, i guess.

also there’s a picture of a frog, because you tend to jump to conclusions.

i hope you like it! :)

centaur4ever  asked:

Hi Cassie :) I wanted to say I love your books so much! It makes me so happy that you create such diverse characters and give so much representation. I've seen a lot of people trying to put down you and your work, and I'm inspired by your strong comeback. I was wondering if we'd get to see anymore of the Seelie Queen in LoS or QoAaD? (Actually, I googled <i>queen of air and darkness</i> and something came up in connection to fey deities and I'm so bursting with theories for what it's gonna be)

The Seelie Queen is definitely present in Lord of Shadows. And yes, the Queen of Air and Darkness can refer to Mab, Queen of the Faeries in Romeo and Juliet (and lots of folklore) – I was inspired by the poem by AE Houseman:

Her strong enchantments failing,
   Her towers of fear in wreck,
Her limbecks dried of poisons
   And the knife at her neck,

The Queen of air and darkness
   Begins to shrill and cry,
‘O young man, O my slayer,
   To-morrow you shall die.’

O Queen of air and darkness,
   I think 'tis truth you say,
And I shall die to-morrow;
   But you will die to-day.

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Bet you didn’t know I have an Overwatch OC, eh?

I was thinking about Zenyatta’s line in-game when he mentions having brothers and sisters at Shambali, and there’s been a distinct lack of female-presenting/voiced omnics so far, so… I made my own! This is Tekhartha Quanatta–named for Quan Yin, a buddhist figure of mercy and compassion.

Quanatta wanted to help spread Mondatta’s message, so she took to traveling, learning to fight to defend herself (I was inspired by Shaolin Monks) if necessary. She moves from place to place, teaching small groups about human-omnic harmony; especially children, whom she adores. She is soft-spoken, sweet and reserved, adores plants and flowers, and prefers to leave violence as an absolute last resort; she tends to be forgiving of others to a fault.

In a fight, she primarily uses her (collapsible) quarterstaff in swift, close-range combat, rarely staying still–she is fragile but quick, and is capable of blocking some attacks with her staff a limited number of times. She also uses her connection to the Iris to manipulate a set of steel lotus petals, which typically hover around her at rest, and can be shot off as weak ranged attacks (out of combat, she can move them around to make little ‘puppets’ to help tell stories). Her ULT is called Petal Storm, where the steel petal blades kick up in a flurry around her, deadly to anyone who ends up in melee range.

Designing an omnic monk was really fun and I hope to draw more of Quanatta in the future! ♥

PeopleEWNetwork: .@violadavis​ gets emotional presenting @ajanaomi_king​ the Shining Star Award at @Essence​ #BlackWomenInHollywood

ajanaomi_king: I admire you, respect you, love you @violadavis …thank you for being an inspiration and thank you for being so kind and loving 😘

RestingPlatypus: This makes my heart full. Proud of you always babe.

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Okay so my little brother just graduated high school, and for his art final he had to present his artwork with artist’s statements and everything. He’s been following your work since I bought some of your zines a few years ago, and since he sited you in this one I thought you might like to see :) anyhow, thanks for the inspiration!

ohhhh my god you all have no idea how much i love it when students cite me in their papers/work or ask me questions for assignments it makes my ENTIRE WEEK.

thank you so much for sharing this with me!!

Constantly losing focus while you study be frustrating. We will go through some of the top study tips that can allow you to focus and study effectively.

Remind yourself why
One of the key things that help us maintain focus no matter what, is by getting really interested in whatever we are doing. So find a way to make your topic interesting, relatable and practical in your life.

Remind yourself that you want to study to expand your worldly knowledge, to graduate, get into a field that you can flourish in, and provide some value to the world with your awesomeness. Also try thinking in metaphors and whatifs. It’s your mind, no one else has access to it, so think of wondrous things to make yourself want to devote the next few hours of your life to the task at hand.

Before studying

  1. Plan out what you want to accomplish and give yourself a time limit. For example, I will read 10 pages from my psych textbook in 30 minutes, or I will spend 1 hour researching the key words for my report.
  2. Get enough sleep. Ideally around 7-9 hours. If you sleep earlier, you may need less sleep, but please never do less than 6. Constant sleep deprivation is deteriorating for the brain and body.
  3. Eat foods that help you focus. Which include blueberries, green tea, avocados, spinach, kale, salmon, nuts and seeds. I often have a spinach, banana & kale smoothie with matcha green tea powder, but you can combine some of the ingredients in a quick sandwich if you like.
  4. Your brain mainly works on sugar, but you need to temper it with a protein or something with low GI, to reduce any blood-sugar problems which can lead to sudden tiredness. A quick way to find a a balance is to opt for a fruit or healthy smoothie.
  5. Be aware that if you study right after having a heavy meal the blood circulating around your brain reduces and goes to help with digestion, so you may feel less alert. Smaller meals can help.
  6. Take supplements that help you focus: fish oil, omega 3, Ginko Biloba, vitamin B12, Co-Enzyme Q10, and iron.
  7. Identify whatever distracts you and find a way to minimise it. So perhaps you can go to a non-distracting environment, if that is an issue. I prefer libraries or coffeeshops.
  8. Surround yourself with motivated people. If you can befriend the top few students in your class, or at least be on nicer terms with them, hopefully their studiousness will rub off on you.
  9. Have all the stationary and materials you need at hand.
  10. Set up a reward system, but avoid food as a reward as it can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead try a relaxing activity, or hobby. Pretty much any incentive you can think of that will help you cross the finish line.

While studying

  1. Prime - Spend 2 minutes skimming or figuring out what you will be going through.
  2. Drinking game - Keep a bottle of water or two next to you. Drink a cup or a half cup worth every time you get distracted for more than 5 seconds.
  3. Put distractions in their place - Write down any distracting thoughts in a small notebook. But remember it’s not supposed to act as your pretty bullet journal, but you can make another spread for if it you like. I made a small notebook the other day to write down quick thoughts that I would otherwise dwell on. It helps me direct my thoughts appropriately to what I’m studying, and still have those important ideas to refer to later.
  4. Motivate yourself - Write out exactly why you want to be a [insert awesome career position] in detail with examples. Keep that page or post-it on hand and look at it when you feel yourself losing focus. It can give you a motivational boost and can inspire you to keep going. Sometimes I like to visualise specific scenarios of how I could help people once my finish my studies.
  5. Take strategic breaks - Remove yourself from your study space and think of something else for a few minutes. You can get a snack, walk around, do a quick workout, look outside, and notice nature. Practice being present in the moment. Listen to of the world around you and get out of your head.
  6. If you feel you can not sustain your concentration on a task for too long, you may switch between two different yet equally important tasks. But try to do a big task for at least 20 minutes, you never know, by then you might like it. Some studies show, it takes 20 minutes to really get into concentrating on something.
  7. Reduce as many distractions as you can, including turning off notifications and wifi, putting you phone on do not disturb or airplane mode, and try blocking apps.
  8. Track how you use your time. I like the apps ‘Now and Then’ and ‘Moment’ for iOS. So you can see how much you have accomplished or slacked off.
  9. Write draft first. Edit and prettify later.
  10. If you’re in the final stage, focus on the fact that you have made it this far and that you’re almost done.
  11. Try to make it fun somehow, perhaps with strategies you used when you were a kid.
  12. Use as many senses as you can.
  13. Record your voice and say whatever you are reading or writing in different accents.
  14. Draw quick doodles next to whoever you are doing to help you remember it better.
  15. As long it’s not your first draft, feel free to use colourful pens, highlights and tape to keep you engaged.

After studying

  1. Revise whatever you have accomplished just before your break, by quickly skimming through your most recent notes or readings.
  2. Consequent revision schedule. The best way to remember what you have worked on is to revise it in specific intervals, after you have studying it. So after five minutes, in that evening before bed, the next day, at the end of the week and then in three weeks.
  3. Reward yourself, as long as you feel like you ended up accomplishing something you couldn’t before.

You can try out each step for two days each to see which strategies work best for you.

I hope these tips can help you, and feel free message me if you would like more details for one of the points :)

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4zzX3n4Mdk)

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How did I not see this for so long??

This was for my birthday MONTHS ago— MIZAR!!! Ô;▵;Ô I just found this by accident… I feel horrible!
Did you try sending this to me? Did it drown in my messages?? Where have you been with this this whole time??? This is amazing, I can’t put into words how surprised I am! YOU ARE SO, SO TALENTED!!! THIS IS SO PRO!!!

What on Earth happened though!? How have I not seen this sooner?!

I’m still so in awe. I can’t begin to explain how dumbfounded I am by the sheer explosive presentation you so skillfully strewn together– I’m, inspired! AMAZED! I’M MOTIVATED!! I’m– sitting in a public space with wide eyes, gasping like a fish outta water and puzzling a group of ladies across from me.

woah, I wanna hug you so badly. I’m horrifyingly happy but so, so disappointed I didn’t see this the SECOND it was uploaded! I’m DEEPLY. DEEPLY remorseful I didn’t see this on time! Mizarrrr… if you’re reading this, I hope, I HOPE you’ll forgive my horrid qwerk of not going through my inbox to its entirety. Because of that, I missed this beautiful piece of art that’s clearly had so much passion and time spent on.

I love it. I love this with every fiber in my heart.