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How I Manage My Time

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Hi all!



I’ve had quite a number of asks wanting some time management tips, so I thought I’d make a post about my time management plan! 




1ST RULE: Break Long-term Tasks into Short-term Tasks




So on Friday evening, I sit down with a piece of paper and write down the heading: BIG TASKS, and list the major tasks for the weekend + following week under the heading.


Then I break each of these tasks into smaller pieces where I can. (Tests&essays are already planned for, using the study time planner I posted last week.)



Then I categorise each task as one of the following 4 categories:

1. Urgent and important
2. Important but not urgent
3. Urgent but not important
4. Not urgent and not important.

IMPORTANT task is something that has to be done. There are consequences if it isn’t done.

URGENT task has a deadline, and can’t be caught up with once the deadline has passed.


I made the following sets of questions to aid in categorising the tasks.


So from my example:

  • my philosophy essay is due on Monday; therefore it is urgent. If I don’t hand this essay in, I may fail my course; therefore it is important.
  • My mom’s birthday is soon, so I want to send her a card. This task is important, but not urgent; I can send it anytime, as long as she gets it before her birthday.
  • My dancing class is urgent; if I miss this practice session I can’t catch up later, since they move on anyway in the next session. But since I’m admittedly not committed to dancing, missing the lesson will not have huge consequences. It is technically not important.
  • My friends and I want to have a movie night sometime. This task is not important - it has no serious consequences attached to it even if it doesn’t happen. It is not urgent - we can throw it anytime we want.



I write the category number next to the task.


Once I am done categorising, I copy the tasks onto the following template:

Like this!


(If you guys want the time-square template, it can be found here, or here.)




2ND RULE: Task Decides Time




What I do next is assign X-amount of hours to each task. The number of hours I assign to each task depends on its category!


  • The minimum ratio that I have set between the number of hours assigned to the 4 categories is 4:2:2:1. 
  • i.e. Category 1 tasks must take up AT LEAST twice as many hours as category 2 or 3 tasks, and AT LEAST quadruple the amount of hours for category 4 tasks.
  • This ratio, of course, varies from week to week. But as long as the ratio is bigger than 4:2:2:1, I’m happy.




This week being a test week and all, there is a lot of work to be done so category 1 is pretty full. (plus the birthday party contributed significantly to category 3)


Next step is to divide these hours over the days of the week. Obviously I have to put the deadlines into consideration, and my set schedules (like lectures).


  • I assign a task/part of task to each day, and a number of hours to spend on that task. 
  • I don’t, however, specify the time. 
  • I personally find that time-specific schedulers don’t work for me, simply because of the fact that I suck at sticking to the times. It means that if I don’t finish your task by the set time (eg. study maths at 11:00am), that task is left hanging because I have to move onto the next task for the next hour (write essay at 12:00pm). This creates a build-up of incomplete work and is simply NOT efficient. That’s why I don’t use them. 
  • Everyday I keep my list of tasks in my head, and complete them one by one whenever I have the time. 
  • The goal is to get all of the tasks done before I go to bed.
  • Unless there is a time constraint attached (eg. meetings, or closing times for shops), whether I complete the task (especially studying) during lunchtime or before I go to bed doesn’t matter too much.



I draw a weekly planner into my bullet journal page.

Then I divide the tasks among the days!

I then transfer these tasks onto my daily bullet journal pages throughout the week.




3RD RULE: Leave Room For Compromise




I’m only human. I always end up doing something wrong and leaving some tasks incomplete during the week.


To compensate for this, I do 2 things:


  • 1. Abandon low-priority tasks

If I had category 1 and category 4 tasks left incomplete for example, and I simply had no time to do both things, I’d give up the category 4 task and give my undivided attention to the high-priority task! I have to know what I need to sacrifice for the greater good.

  • 2. Integrate “catch-up time” into your plan

Sometimes you can’t give up any of the tasks. CRISIS! To prevent situations like this, you should plan some “free time” into your week so that you can use them to catch up with things you are behind with. So my plan should technically never look full.





This has been another long post… 

I hope you guys foundd this post helpful! Inbox me if you have any questions :)


-Gia

on the second years

Short meta this week – I swore to myself I wouldn’t write one but god, fuck this show.

It seems our third year arc is finally over, after half a season of build-up and two incredibly emotionally charged episodes in which everything finally came out.

However, though our third year arc has come to a close, this show isn’t anywhere close to leaping off the angst train. I’ve seen this coming for several episodes actually, and I would have been very, very sad if it hadn’t been addressed – but like in so many aspects, Sunshine has continued to exceed my expectations in every way.

Of course, the show is also really, really gay. Every episode I tell myself “this must be the most gay Love Live will get”. Each new episode continues to prove me wrong, and Episode 10 is no exception.

Spoilers up till episode 10 under the cut.

Keep reading

Today I went to see the new XMen movie, for the second time. I was with my sister, in my wheelchair, waiting for our popcorn. We were the only people standing there, so we started up a chat with the girl behind the counter, who had also seen XMen already. It was friendly.

When we realized the dispenser was out of straws, an older 40-ish woman came out of the back room to fill it. She walked past me in my wheelchair and said, in a most infantilizing voice, “Are you excited for your movie?!” and then reached out and stroked my shoulder and did this weird sort of jazz fingers thing on my arm, then said, “I bet you are!” and kept walking.

Here’s the thing: When one of you comes to my ask box about this kind of behavior, I am full of advice. But when it actually happens to me, I freeze. I gritted my teeth and didn’t say a word until we were in our seats, when told my sister, who hadn’t seen it happen and was appalled to find out. I could still feel the woman’s fingers on my arm, like an after-taste I couldn’t shake. I could feel her for awhile after that. I felt fidgety and wired from it.

And humiliated. And I beat myself up for not saying something. For being able to be an advocate here, in this space, or for others, but not for myself. For letting her think this was okay. For letting her walk away thinking, “What a sweet little girl,” about me, a 38 year old grown-ass woman, who is not a child just because I am in a wheelchair.

And you know what? If I was a child? Don’t fucking touch me! Don’t touch disabled people without their consent. Don’t touch children without their consent. Don’t touch people, any people, without their consent! And don’t infantilize people because they have a disability. Don’t talk to me in that voice because you see me in a wheelchair and think I have the mental capacity of a four year old. Don’t talk to grown adults with developmental disabilities in that voice either. Don’t talk to actual fucking four year olds in that voice.

Just. Fucking. Don’t.

Oh Marceline
  • Oh Marceline
  • Pat McHale
  • Adventure Time Demo
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I’m not sure if this has been posted already, but thought I might as well throw it online. When I was working on Season 1 of Adventure Time (2009? 2008?) we had to write a montage song for the episode “Evicted!” while Finn and Jake are looking for a new house. Pen wrote a bunch of lyrics, so I brought them home and fine tuned them and put them to music. I recorded a demo that was too long, so i just digitally sped it up to be the right length (which is the recording above).

It was supposed to sound sort of… lame… like sort of… like a lame singer songwriter guy who’s into Dave Matthews but isn’t nearly as talented. That was, like, a thing in the early 2000s… a lot of people played this certain acoustic guitar style, but I don’t know the name for it. Maybe it has tinges of what was called “Emo”? Or… what does Hoobastank sound like? Uhh, I don’t know. Who cares. I’m old now and I don’t remember anything.

In the end I didn’t want to sing the final version, so Pen did the singing in the show. He did more of a Blink 182 style thing. Blink 182? Is that right?

Jared autograph story

I’ve decided to write a couple of stories about me meeting the supernatural cast this weekend and thought to talk about Jared’s first because it was a good laugh.

So when I managed to get a Jared autograph a few months ago I wasn’t sure on what I wanted him to sign, I had a good idea for Jensen and Misha but not Jared! A few days later I came across my New York Minute DVD while going through some stuff. If you don’t already know Jared was in that movie and kind of gets some shit from it from Jensen and the others so I thought it would be funny and different to get him to sign that.

Once I’m in the autograph queue a few months later I suddenly begin to feel very nervous, I hoped that Jared would take it as the lighthearted joke it was but I began to wonder whether Jared may get offended and embarrassed by it, which wasn’t my intention at all. Once I got to the front of the queue I was fumbling around with my ticket and DVD to the staff member with Jared borderline terrified that he wouldn’t like it, however the reaction I received was brilliant!

Once my DVD was slided over to Jared as soon as he saw it he just suddenly yelled “YES YES YES!!! COME ON YES THANK YOU SO MUCH!!” I was already laughing a lot but then Jared picked up the DVD and started calling over Jensen who was at the table next to him. After a few “Jensen, Jensen, Jensen, hey, hey, HEY ACKLES” Jensen finally responded with “what do you want Jared.” Jared then began waving around the DVD yelling “SUCK IT SUCK IT IN YOUR FACE IN YOUR FACE” to Jensen. Jensen then looked at me and just said “What? That’s my copy. I asked her to sign it for me that’s my copy.” Jared then began to look for his name on the DVD and circled it before signing his name and handing it back to me and saying “Thank you so much that was great”. Shocked at what just happened I thanked Jared and headed out when I heard Jared say to the staff member with him “YES!! NOW THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!” Overall it was so funny and cheered me up a lot from some other stuff that happened so thank you Jared for being so cool!

Misha Collins autograph story here

1 YEAR DIFFERENCE

This post is to show that u can also change anything in your life! It is crazy to see that 1 year ago I was other person in the way to see things, I realized I had to change my thoughts before even see any change. I wanted to change my physical appearance but above all needed to change how I felt about myself. During this journey of self knowledge, I tried to understand more my body and hear what he was saying.

It is not just about be transgender, but the distorted and dissatisfied vision we often designed for ourselves.

The first photo was already in weight loss process and had lost a lot of body fat (one day post an older ). You resists those foods that u ate throughout life, you sweat from every pore of your skin and at the end the greatest reward of all is not the aesthetic results but on your health and how you feel. I did not attend the gym, do not take supplements, but I do 6 meals a day and work out at home 6 times a week. There is no secret or magic for it, what matters at the end of all is to do what you really like and eat what u feel good eating. The process will require you a lot of focus but gradually u will be rewarded.

If you want to see change in your life, be the change! Thank you guys for the support! <3

Interviewer: so the last time you were on we asked you about having a transgender clone.

TMas: yeah I remember. 

Interviewer: yeah and you haven’t given much thought, so these things really do..

TMas: … here is the thing. I had given some thought. I was lyyyying. It was already in the works. 

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I was running social media for a small, but nation-wide, retail chain. They hadn’t updated their marketing in several years, and came to me to help bring in younger consumers, since their current customers tended to be retirees.

After going through six weeks of writing drafts, making edits, and getting approvals, we were finally ready to start posting - only two weeks behind schedule. A few days after I started posting content to their channels, I get a frantic phone call:

Client: All of the Facebook posts you’ve made need to be deleted, immediately.

Me: OK, I’ll pull everything down now. What seems to be the problem? I thought everything had been approved.

Client: Yes, but we decided that the messaging was too off-brand. It sounds too “young,” and we think it might scare off our current customers.

Me: According to my documents, you’ve already approved and signed off on the entire campaign several weeks ago, we’ve already started running ads on Facebook and Twitter with this messaging.

Client: Those ads need to stop, too. Just because we’ve approved something doesn’t mean we’ve read it. From now on, you need to double-check everything we approve, to make sure it fits the brand outline we provided.

The project ended a few months later, when a higher-ranking manager at the client’s company contacted us to let us know that the person that hired us had failed to get approval to outsource social media before signing the contract.