To everyone who started school last week/this week/whenever you start:
I hope you have a wonderful year/semester/school term. I hope your classes challenge you, but never stress you out. I hope you have wonderful teachers who want to see you excel and will do everything in their power to help you learn. And I hope you make lots of friends who love you for who you are and that you create a lifetime of wonderful memories together. And remember, you can do anything you put your mind to. Now go rock that place! :)
Yesterday I read a post by @no-its-becky asking whether someone could make a self-care masterpost for Taylor’s songs. As I already made a clean speeches one and I love procrastinating stuff I actually should get done before school starts next week, I decided to do one. I did not include every song of hers because some might be exactly what you’re feeling, but I tried to sort through to those who give you some sort of advice and actually cheer you up. Sorry for that.
when you’re angry and need to let your anger out:
Picture To Burn
Better Than Revenge
Look What You Made Me Do
Should’ve Said No
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
when you feel alone with the sentiment of not fitting in/when you feel alone in general:
A Place In This World
when a friendship/relationship came to an end and you’re blaming yourself for it:
Cold As You
Forever & Always
when you hate your own appearance:
Tied Together With A Smile
when you feel like real love does not exist anymore:
Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)
You Are In Love
when you think there’s no way out anymore:
Welcome To New York
Safe & Sound
Sweeter Than Fiction
when you’re treated unfairly/meanly:
Tell Me Why
Shake It Off
when someone comes around saying sorry to you (while he/she continuously proved he/she won’t stick to their words) and now you don’t know what to do:
You’re Not Sorry
The Last Time
when you feel like your past mistakes make you a horrible person:
when you think it was a fault to love someone:
when people make up rumors about you that aren’t true:
when you just need a fun, upbeat song to cheer you up:
So as the photo mentions above, this is a series of posts I will be posting for Back to School! I start school on the 5th of September, and so with around 1 week to go, I thought of posting a set of posts to get me back into the school mood.
These posts may include tips that I haven’t yet tried and will try once school starts, hopefully they help you out too!
HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE AFTER SCHOOL In school: As soon as your teacher gives you any homework/assignments, WRITE.IT.DOWN. Trust me, chances are you’ll forget it later on.
On the way home: Check your to-do list/planner/bujo and break bigger tasks into small sub-tasks. Choose one/multiple task/s on the basis of:
- Will you procrastinate on it later on? If yes, DO IT NOW. - Will you be able to finish it before you have your snack/lunch? If yes, do it. At home: - As soon as you reach, check your to-do list/planner/bujo and take out the required books/other supplies you may need for all your tasks for the day and keep it on your desk/wherever you study. This will be beneficial for later as you have less reasons to procrastinate (the books are right next to you) - Get started with your task/s you chose to do in the previous step and finish it. - Have a snack/lunch (in my case). This is where you can check your phone and other social media sites. - Rest for a little while. If you feel sleepy, take a nap. If naps make you feel even more tired, either go for a quick shower or simply get started with a simple task. - Set a certain time to finish all your homework/assignments/studies for the day, and then reward yourself by watching your favorite TV show or YouTube videos, scrolling on Tumblr, reading a book, whatever you like. Avoid doing these activities during your study break, so once your done, you will feel like you deserved that reward.
And that’s it. This is of course, easier said than done, and you’re receiving advice from someone who has spent days just sitting in one place, procrastinating and sleeping really early, feeling exhausted, without even doing much. For the first few days of school, try not to be too hard on yourself. You’ll probably be tired and that’s fine. Rest for 1-2 days (if you really feel like you have to) and then hustle harder with full force. If you don’t feel that tired, then hustle harder from day 1! Check out the hashtag #glimmerBTS to see all the posts in this series. Tomorrow’s topic: How I organize my tasks + other task management systems