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GYST Day

A guide inspired by YouTuber Kalyn Nicholson on getting your shit together (for the most part) in a just a day. It’s broken up into a few categories: cleaning, beauty, planning, and food.

Cleaning

I like to start off with cleaning because cleaning alone makes a dent in having your shit together more or less because everything is clean, tidy, and organised. So…

  • Depending on where you live clean your room(s)/house. Go around and sweep/mop/vacuum the floor(s).
  • Change your bedding- ideally, you should change it every week but I don’t have detergent to be throwing extra loads of laundry to I change my sheets once a month and wash my pillow cases every week.
  • Speaking of laundry now is the perfect time to do a load or two is yours have an in-home washer and dryer. Also handwash any delicate clothes, squeeze out any water and hang it on the shower curtain rail on a hanger to dry.
  • Organise your spaces (kitchen cabinets, desk, storage, fridge etc)

Planning

After cleaning it’s time to do some planning, so gather your pretty pens, planners, bullet journals, calendars, and whatever else you might own and get ready to go in hard.

  • Calendar/Planner/Bujo- fill out whichever one (or all three) with any events coming up or events that passed but weren’t accounted for.
  • Write down your to-do list for the upcoming week/month
  • Review your goals and edit them in necessary maybe you might be able to skip over a step towards reaching your goal or maybe you have to add a few more.
  • Manage your expenses. If I have any receipts sitting around I’ll go through them and add what I purchased to my expense tracker. Not only does it help me assess where my money is going, but when I need to buy something again I can go through my expense list and see how much I spent on it.

Food

This one is fairly simple, and depending on your lifestyle you might not need to do most or any of the stuff listed here.

  • Next, I’ll work on my dinner menu for the following month. It seems like a lot of work to come up with dinner every day of the month ahead of the time but you can always edit it and it makes grocery shopping WAY easier. Just pull up the recipe, write down the ingredients and you’re set.
  • I also like to make a list of what I plan on taking to school for snacks/lunch and what I’m going to eat for breakfast for the upcoming week so I’ll make a list of what I’m feeling.
  • Next, I’ll take inventory of canned goods, fruits, vegetables etc and then write my grocery list for that upcoming week.

Beauty

Last but not least is beauty… think of it as a watered down version of a spa day. Once the above tasks are finished I try to catch up on whatever beauty stuff I was supposed to complete. This includes but isn’t limited to….

  • Exfoliate my body, lips and face
  • Shaving
  • Whitening my teeth (I use one from the dollar store and it does a pretty good job)
  • Give myself a mani/pedi
  • Apply a face mask

Pleated skirt + superhero tee #whatthelibrarianwore #submission via @stylish.librarian on Instagram

“You have to accept that sometimes that’s how things happen in this world. People’s opinions, their feelings, they go one way, then the other. It just so happens you grew up at a certain point in this process.” –Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

121 days of akiramon ❁ Day 1: Winter afternoon ♡

I still kinda feel guilty for not doing inktober soooooooooooo I’m doing this thingy instead! The 121 days of akiramon! Starting from today, I’ll be drawing them until April 14th, and, the next day, I’ll post something special. Here’s day one!



(also my photo quality really really sucks yea)

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Do I need another reason?

15 things students should appreciate

1. the first time you use your new markers and stationary 
2. sitting outside in the sun during a break between classes
3. a good coffee-to-go in your hand during a long lecture at uni
4. unlimited free books in your university library
5. student discount while shopping in many big shops (like forever21)
6. a neatly organized and healthy filled lunchbox, prepared the night before
7. classical music in the background while studying
8. walking through the university hallways surrounded by busy crowds of motivated young people with big dreams
9. being fortunate to be able to study
10. professor’s with quirky personalities and jokes
11. endless possibilities, still waiting in the future
12. cosy study sessions with friends
13. creativity in fashion, food and home decor because of little money
14. sleeping in and spending time at home/in your dorm because you don’t work a full job yet
15. dinner nights that involve cooking with fellow student friends and drinking cheap wine on weekdays 

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Things I’m working on: sleeping early. balancing social life and productivity. not blowing my entire life savings on boba. knowing what I deserve. accepting that anxiety will never completely disappear. being aware. forgiving myself.

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