Oh, hi! ✌🏻️ So, welcome to my blog and this is my first post. 📚 My name is Victoria and I am studying PR and marketing in Russia. I made this blog because I wanted to improve my writing skills✏️, and the general idea of it is to motivate myself. 💪🏻
I’m planning to post some inspirational pictures and share some studying tips with you. This year I’m trying to be ALOT more organized so I had to start my #100daysofproductivity challenge to be more focused on my studying and finally STOP fucking PROCRASTINATING. 👀

On the picture we can see my economics lecture notes. I absolutely love handwriting 😍👌🏻😅


7.08AM // 27/10/2015

Happy studying! 🙈💕🙏🏻 And I hope my English isn’t that awful and you’ll give me a follow :) feel free to find me on Instagram:

The Marshmallow Study Revisited

For the past four decades, the “marshmallow test” has served as a classic experimental measure of children’s self-control: will a preschooler eat one of the fluffy white confections now or hold out for two later?

Now a new study demonstrates that being able to delay gratification is influenced as much by the environment as by innate ability. Children who experienced reliable interactions immediately before the marshmallow task waited on average four times longer—12 versus three minutes—than youngsters in similar but unreliable situations [Video]

“Our results definitely temper the popular perception that marshmallow-like tasks are very powerful diagnostics for self-control capacity,” says Celeste Kidd, a doctoral candidate in brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester and lead author on the study to be published online October 11 in the journal Cognition.

A child was left alone for 15 minutes with a marshmallow or similar treat, with the promise that, if it remained uneaten at the end of this period, a second would be added. Some of the children, who were aged four or five at the time, succumbed to temptation before time was up. Others resisted, and held out for the reward. (…) Those who had resisted, he found, did better at school than those who had given in. As adults they got better jobs, were less likely to use drugs and got into trouble with the law less frequently. Moreover, children’s family circumstances suggested that impulsive behaviour was as much learned as inherited. This suggested that it could be unlearned—improving the child in question’s chances in life. (…) Recent observations, however, raise the possibility that developing self-control is not always an unalloyed good. (…) But if such self-controllers came from deprived backgrounds, they developed higher blood pressure, were more likely to be obese and had higher levels of stress hormones than their less-self-controlled peers. That correlation did not apply to people who started farther up the social ladder.
—  The Economist. 2015.

(TitleSelf-control improves your prospects. But it may harm your health)

Hot chocolate marshmallow + my planner.

I’m a huge fan of bullet journals, but I don’t have the time or the ability required for designing one, so I have a planner. You could tell it’s a planner for women since its theme is Aleida, a cynical, critical, ordinary feminine character drawn by Vladdo, a cartoonist.

anonymous asked:

What advice would you give someone who can see the consequences of something, but choose to do or not do it anyways? Example: dropping a class even though financial aid might be lost, or not cleaning room and laying around the entire day.

There was a psychological study done several years ago called “The Marshmallow Study”. Kids were placed into a room with a marshmallow on a plate and told that they could eat the marshmallow now, but if they waited a period of time, they would get two marshmallows in total. The kids were tested years later longitudinally, and the study found that the ones who waited scored higher in school, and in general had more successful lives. What this suggests is that the human capacity to plan and use executive functioning to delay gratification is an important one. My advice would be to first understand that this skill - the ability to delay pleasure - is partially based off of biology, and partially based off of practice. Take time to prioritize your goals into a list, and decide what you’re willing to sacrifice to achieve those goals.