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PLANNING YOUR WEEK

Start early!

  • Planning your week should start Saturday night. The week officially begins on Sunday, and Saturday night is the day to figure out everything that will be happening. By doing this, you do not have to spend meaningless time on the Sunday which commences your week with tasks such as planning. Everything should already be planned.

Find out what is on your plate for the upcoming week

  • Look at your school’s portal, or the syllabus, whatever your instructors use to inform you of tests, quizzes, essays and other assessments. Write down what is coming up this week!!! Know everything there is to know about what will be on your plate.

Use color

  • Color is an extremely effective categorization tool. It can allow you to distinguish between tests, quizzes, essays, homework assignments, extracurricular activities, health, personal activities, and more. Assign a color to each subsection of your plan, and create a key so you’re aware of what’s happening. Stay true to this color key, and don’t stray from it.

Prioritize

  • Your plan should feature the most important things to complete and the least important. However, your plan should also establish a general understanding of the ranking system these assignments fall under. If you have a very important test coming up which will count for a large portion of your grade, it should be featured earlier in and stressed more clearly in your plan. Utilize highlighters to clarify the importance level of different assignments.

Make time parameters

  • Making a plan is very important, but assigning time blocks to the plan is arguably even more important. Consider what you do every day after school. Think about how much you do after every day, and at what times you will be doing homework. Consider the length of time it takes to complete each assignment. Then, assign time blocks to each assignment. For example, you could assign “English Essay” for 4 pm - 6 pm, then “Break” from 6 pm - 6:30 pm, then “Math Worksheet” from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. This will keep you on track and going to sleep at a reasonable time.

Leave time for fun

  • It cannot be all school all the time - it is not healthy or conducive to effective living. Leave time for fun and breaks. This can manifest in reading a nice book in between assignments, or planning a hangout session with friends during the week. You only get one childhood, and you can NOT spend the entirety of it in academic mania.

Feature your extracurriculars and appointments

  • When you plan out everything, you have to include e v e r y t h i n g. This means that you must feature any meetings you have for extracurricular commitments, doctors appointments, personal appointments and more. This will ensure your plan is truly accurate.

Make copies!!!

  • Put your plan EVERYWHERE. There should be a copy in your planner, a copy in your bullet journal (if you have one), a copy on your desk, a copy on your mirror, and more. Put the plan anywhere you look often, and anywhere it won’t be drowned by other things.

U S E I T

  • Do not ignore the plan, now that you’ve spent all this time making it. Put it to good use! Keep it with you. Love it, learn it, and make it again next Saturday.

No one has ever said “I regret that workout”. Working out is good for you regardless, so no excuses! A one hour workout is only 4% of the day 💪🏼

Today I was approached by a woman at the gym . She goes , “how do you have the courage to walk around in shorts showing the world my cellulites …” I was extremely shocked and simply told her ‘I love my body and my thick thighs which come with cellulites.’ She then looked at me with slight disgust and I proceeded by wishing her a great workout. We need to stop body shaming each other and encourage each other more . If anyone doesn’t like your stretch marks, rolls, cellulite or anything else ignore them. Life is too short to be self-conscious over somebody else’s problem.

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This song is literally everything

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01.07.17- My first spread post! January, weekly, and next week’s spreads. Back into the “swing of things” and copying this semester’s notes into small MUJI books. I’m starting to use my Leuchtturm 1917 and I LOVE it so far, along with my mildliners which I’ve been longing for!! Here’s to a productive year!

🍃🥕August Magic Tips🥕🍃

🥕Produce in Season🥕
artichokes, apricots, blackberries, beetroot, blueberries, broad beans, carrots, chard, cob nuts, cherries, cucumbers, figs, fennel, greengages, gooseberries, garlic, new potatoes, onions, peaches, potatoes, plums, radishes, raspberries, sweet corn, spinach, turnips, tomatoes. cod, crab, lobster, sea trout, salmon

🍄Wild Foods In Season🍄
black mustard, blackberry, crab apples, elderberries, field mustard, gooseberry, hare, hazelnut, marsh samphire, rabbit, raspberry, rosehip, sea beet, vension, wild mushrooms, wild strawberries, wild mint, wild blackberry

🌽August Correspondences🌽

  • The full moon is the 7th and is known as the Corn Moon or Sturgeon Moon because they’re most easily caught this month.
  • Lammas (Lughnasadh) is the first harvest of the month.
  • Hazel and elder are the symbolic tree, sunflower, cornflower, and harebell for flowers, and parsley and basil for herbs.
  • Colors are gold and red.

🔮Witchy Ways To Celebrate August🔮

  • Decorate your home and altar with symbols of the harvest- apples, berries, and corn. A simple bowl of oats works well for focus and centering. It’s a good time to use both summer and autumn colors and herbs.
  • Bake a loaf of bread using local honey or ingredients if you can, and share it with your loved ones. Leave out some offerings for you harvest deities or the fae.
  • Notice the seasonal changes that are coming by walking in the sunshine and watching out for the changes in the air that herald autumn.
  • Write down your regrets and thanks in your Book of Shadows or journal to record your Lammas journey!