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How To Beat Procrastination When Procrastination Is A Part of You (By A World Class Procrastinator)

We’ve all seen those posts that give you advice to help you stop procrastinating, and they’re pretty good advice, unless procrastinating is inherent to who you are, like it is to me (for real, I’ve studied for my finals the day before the actual finals, so I know what I’m talking about).

So here are a few tips to beat procrastination’s ass and be a productive person, even if it’s not like you see on Tumblr.

First of, if you’re reading this post because you’re procrastinating, read the post and then close Tumblr, and acknowledge your effort. Just be proud of you for closing the app and making a first step towards productivity. You got this!

Next advice is not gonna help you stop procrastinating, but help you be more productive. Try to set your alarm clock earlier than you usually do, especially in the weekend, and wake up at 7 instead of 9 for instance. It’s a little bit hard at first, but once you’re out of bed, chances are you’ll feel energetic and ready to kick some ass. But that isn’t the best part. Because imagine you wake up at 9, and want to start studying at 10, but end up procrastinating for 2 hours. At noon, you won’t have gotten anything done, and you’ll probably go have lunch, and then take a nap, so you’ll end up starting working at like 3, 4, or 5. But if you wake up at 7 and want to start studying at 8, but end up procrastinating 2 hours, it’ll only be 10! So you procrastinated the same way you would have while waking up at 9, but you gain like 5, 6, or 7 hours of potential study time and productivity!

Another advice that I find useful in my quest to beat procrastination is really setting myself to understand what I’m studying, and imagining studying and learning as some sort of power, which it is, really! I try to think of inspiring people, tell myself “they did it, and so can I”, and try to make myself proud.

Break tasks into really small tasks! I know it’s a common advice, but we’re gonna take it to the extreme. If for instance you have to do a math exercise, break it down into small tasks such as “answer question 1”, “answer question 2”, etc., instead of setting the task “do math exercise”. It will be so much more rewarding for you and will help you stay in the loop of productivity!

Take breaks quite often, especially if you have trouble focusing on a single thing for too long. I personally use the Podomoro (Pomodoro? I’m not sure and I’m too lazy to check it out lol but you know what I mean) technique, and it works wonders with me! I use the app Flat Tomato, which allows you to set your own times, and tells you how good you did compared to other people the day before (rewarding process!), and I definitely recommend it. On your breaks, drink a little bit of water, and do what you like to do, whether it’s surfing the net or doodling or whatever, so you keep the reward system going!

What I find to be quite efficient as well is to have a visual representation of your long-term goal is, your motivation to study this shit you’re probably not interested in. Like if you have a dream job, write it down and keep it in sight, so you’re always reminded that you’re not working for nothing, that the effort you put in the work and the effort you make to not procrastinate are worth it.

Be realistic when writing down your to-do list. We usually tend to write a lot of stuff done, thinking we can do it because we’re really motivated this time and we will get shit done, but we usually don’t, and when we see how much stuff we didn’t do, we most likely feel crappy and end up guilt watching Netflix (I think we can all relate to that, at least I know I do), which definitely isn’t productive.

Don’t work too much. I know this advice sounds bad, but us procrastinators aren’t used to working over a long period of time, we’re rather used to working an awful lot over a very short period of time. So at first, you’ll want to work a lot over a long period of time, and your brain and body will just be like “what the fuck dude” and will potentially shut down, and everything you’ll try to learn won’t stick in your memory, and your attention will drastically decrease, giving you a lot of stress and making you feel terrible about yourself. Therefore, as you start kicking procrastination’s ass, be kind to yourself, and learn to know when you’ve reached your limit for the day. Then maybe take a 20-minute nap, and if you feel better and need to study, go back to studying. But if you feel too tired or overwhelmed to keep on studying, don’t beat yourself up, acknowledge everything you got done so far, and take a moment to say “go me! I did great today!”, even if you didn’t do everything that was in your to-do list, which was probably too long anyways.

So yeah, these are my tips to help you become a more productive person. It won’t happen over the night, no matter how many times you promise yourself you’ll be productive tomorrow, but slowly, you’ll start to get more work done and feel super good about yourself, even if there are times where you might feel overwhelmed. In these times, take a deep breath, remind yourself of you got done so far, and remember that it is only humane to procrastinate and that it isn’t a fatality (if it were, a lot of people on this planet wouldn’t have a job, trust me).

Go you, you got this! Go beat procrastination and be a productivity queen/king! I’m rooting for you!

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Hey look it’s that drawing of Michael I’ve been working on for the past week
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A letter to my parents

I wish i could tell you Why i prefer to be alone, Why i don’t like going out. I wish i could tell you that i don’t really care about what’s in someone’s pants, while choosing my love. I wish i could tell you that sometimes i want to give up on my dreams. I wish i could tell you that all i want you to say is “I believe in you”.
I wish i could tell you so much things that matter to me or are my struggles, but i won’t tell you anything.
I won’t tell you anything despite “I’m fine”. I won’t tell you that sometimes all i need is someone to say “You are doing great”. I won’t tell you that i’ve found a girl/guy that i like. I won’t tell you about the book i’ve read or a movie i’ve watched.
And you probably wonder Why i won’t tell you anything. Well, the answer is simple. You just don’t care. You don’t care If inread a book that changed my life, all you care about is a math task. You don’t care If i lay in my bed thinking about my wrongs, all you care is that i wake up to school next morning. You don’t care If i don’t see a purpose in what i do, as long as i have straight A’s.
So, here is my letter to you. A letter you will never read.

calling all asexuals

hey everyone!! so i need a little help. i’m doing my math investigative task and my topic is on if there’s a correlation between GDP per capita and the number of asexuals confirming their asexuality. 

basically all i need to know is what country you’re from and what year you found out you were asexual! all data from 2000 to 2015 is extra welcome! please reblog your answer in the reblog and not in the tags so i can easily copy!

it’ll be super super extra helpful if you’re from the US, UK, China/India, or any other Southeast Asian country except for Singapore (sorry fellow Singaporeans!!) but feel free to help add on your data even if you’re not from the above countries!

and if you’re not asexual, please help boost this! i need all the data by february 5th so i have time to write up the report.

thanks so much!! as a way of saying thank you, everyone who reblogs this with data will be automatically entered in an art giveaway so please please do help me out, thanks!

Edit: thank you all so much for the data! I have plenty to work with now and won’t need more. The results of the giveaway will be posted this Saturday when my math has been submitted! Thanks again everyone, you’ve been a massive help!

Wednesday, 04.10.2017

30/100 days of productivity

I HAVE 100 FOLLOWERS IT CAME SO QUICKLY I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY. Thank you for subscribing me and I love y'all so so so much. You are my inspiration and motivation to learn, my marks are better than these from last year so it works! Today I’ve done history notes (I have a test next week) and a homework for Maths (about 10 looong tasks or something). See you soon! xoxo



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You were doing your homework in the institute due to demons were after you and so being in need of protection.

You were just doing the last task of maths when you driffted off into a imaginary world unconsciously. You weren’t able to focus.

“(Y/N)”, a voice got you back to reality. “What did you think about? It seemed quite intense if you even got this easy calculation wrong.” Alec pointed at the last task. A few hearts were drawn onto the paper, which made you blush immediarely. 

“That boy is really taking control of your mind, isn’t he?” Alec  teased and smirked. 

anonymous asked:

hi!! do u have any study tips (esp w mental illness/ neurodivergency in general)?? :0 u seem rly smart n hardworkin! tq!

wahh thank u!! maybe these can help ?

  • start super early. weeks early. minimum 2 weeks
  • write down all u need to do. example: monday - read chapter 1-3, tuesday - practice math. i think setting tasks to do daily is good!
  • dont make it a checklist though. bc if you’re unable to do it you’ll feel guilty and bad
  • instead, make it like, the more tasks u complete, the more u reward urself. with ice cream or something!!
  • if it’s a content-intensive subject, make notes!! make them colour coded and pretty bc that will make u motivated to read them afterwards
  • study for 45 mins. then take a break (10-15mins) then study for 45 mins again
  • stagger the subjects u study like, maybe memorize bio facts first, then practice math. like, mix it up yea so it won’t get monotonous
  • for music, instrumentals are best (no vocals) bc it will be distracting. 
  • sort your mess before u study. if u have a mess while u study then its not a nice environment
  • * check with ur friends on how much they’ve studied. if they’re further behind then u then yay!!! good job. use it as motivation nyehe

the studyspo tag has a lot of help & advice!

More And More We Are Learning How MINDFULNESS Can Help Develop Our Brains …

Source: Power of Positivity - Website

It was not long ago when most people, including scientists, thought that the human brain could not be developed beyond a certain point. The terms “hardwired”, “fixed”, and “unchangeable” were associated with the nerve development of the human brain once a certain age (usually early childhood to adolescence) was reached.

Neuroplasticity is now defined as: “The brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming neural connections throughout life.”

No longer is the human brain thought to be a static, unchanging organ that is limited by our age. In fact, neuroscientists have produced accumulating evidence that demonstrates the brains ability to restructure and form neural connections to compensate for damage caused by injury, disease, and age. So not only can your brain repair and strengthen itself despite of age, it can do so even if it’s been damaged!

Further studies are continuing to demonstrate that mindfulness – the moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and environment – can greatly assist with the development of our brain; in essence, aiding the neuroplasticity process. This is nothing short ofamazing! The understanding that you can change your thought processes, feelings and emotions via neuroplasticity through the practice of mindfulness is incredible.

Here are three scientific studies that have shown how mindfulness can rewire your brain…

Study #1: Mindfulness meditation reduces depressive episodes

Millions of people every year are diagnosed with depression and prescribed medication. In the United States alone, depression will affect about 10% of the population in any given one-year period – about 19 million people. In the UK, the number of people taking antidepressant medication hasdoubled between 1998 and 2010.

Professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Zindel Segal, utilized a grant given by the MacArthur Foundation to conduct a study on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (or MBSR). With the assistance of two of his colleagues from the University of Oxford, Dr. Segal found the study to be a resounding success. This study was so promising that Dr. Segal initiated another study to demonstrate the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation on depressed patients, which led to the creation of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

In the study, all of the patients had been diagnosed with depression, with 80% experiencing three or more depressive episodes (“pervasive and persistent low mood accompanied by low self-esteem and loss of pleasure.”) 34-36% of MBCT participants who experienced three of more depressive episodes had not relapsed over a one year timeframe compared to those who adhered to prescribed care (antidepressants or other).

The results were encouraging, which led to subsequent research at both Cambridge and Oxford University in the UK, with both studies producing similar results. This research has proved immensely valuable in promoting mindfulness meditation as a viable, healthy alternative to drug-based therapies in the UK; leading to more physicians “prescribing” mindfulness meditation to their patients.

MBCT studies and mindfulness meditation continues to find a foothold within the scientific and medical communities within the US and other parts of the world. With results such as these it is easy to see why.

Study #2: Mindfulness meditation improves learning, memory, and other cognitive functions

“Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day.”

Harvard University Medical School professor Sara Lazar and other Harvard-affiliated researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital set out to demonstrate her claim through the development of an eight-week mindfulness meditation program.

The eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program consisted of weekly mindfulness meditation meetings and audio recordings for the 16 participants to practice alone. They were then instructed to keep track on how much time they practiced individually each day, which averaged out to approximately 27 minutes for all participants. The focal point of the mindfulness meditation for the study was on “nonjudgmental awareness of sensations, feelings, and state of mind.”

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to take brain structure images of the 16 participants, with a separate set of images taken for the control group – non-meditating individuals who did not participate in the program.

The results were astounding.

Not only did the participants state that they experienced exceptional cognitive benefits, which were demonstrable through mindfulness questionnaires, there were measurable physical differences in gray-matter density within the brain, measured by the MR images.

The images revealed the following:

– Increased gray-matter density within the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for learning and memory.

– Changes within the brain structure areas responsible for compassion, introspection, and self-awareness.

– Decreased gray-matter density within the amygdala, the brain structure responsible for anxiety and stress.

A distinguished professor at Giessen University in Germany perhaps best sums up this groundbreaking study:

“It is fascinating to see the brain’s plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life.”

Study #3: Mindfulness meditation alleviates stress

Professor J. David Creswell and his team at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that long-term mindfulness practice is not necessary to relieve the symptoms of stress. In fact, just 25 minutes of mindfulness meditation for just three days can accomplish just that.

Creswell and his research team conducted a study consisting of 66 individuals ranging in age from 18-30 years. One group of participants was assigned to the short meditation program, consisting of 25 minutes of mindfulness practice for three consecutive days. The meditation group was given exercises, designed to focus on the breath while turning attention inward to their present moment experiences. The other group utilized the same time period to analyze poetry readings to enhance problem-solving capabilities.

For evaluation purposes, all participants were given challenging speech and math tasks to complete in front of stern-looking evaluators. Each participant reported their stress levels in response to these tasks and gave saliva samples to be measured for cortisol, a common stress hormone.

The results:

– The meditation group reported less stress induction from the tasks given; demonstrating that mindfulness practice (even in short duration) can increase the resilience to stress.

– Interestingly, the meditation group showed greater levels of cortisol, which was the opposite of what Creswell and his team were expecting.

Creswell explains: “When you initially learn mindfulness meditation practices, you have to cognitively work at it — especially during a stressful task…these cognitive efforts may result in the task feeling less stressful, but they may also have physiological costs with greater cortisol production.”

The research team now focuses on automating the mindfulness practices, making it less cognitively taxing while decreasing the levels of cortisol. Even in its early stages, short-term mindfulness meditation is showing great promise in alleviating psychological stressors.

Shared With Love. Peace & Blessings, Our Journey to Balance 

anonymous asked:

scenario where Himuro got paired up for class project / to tutor his crush?

With pages upon pages of formulas and theorems spread out across the table, giving the exact pathway needed to solve any sort of problem, this should have been a simple task. Math was the subject Himuro excelled at the most — honestly, he didn’t even need half the papers here, already having memorized certain formulas he found too easy — so why was he finding it so hard all of a sudden to explain what he should already know?

“Himuro-kun, did I get this right?”

The reason why he was having a difficult time was right there, leaning toward him with a messily scribbled-on paper outstretched toward him. You. You were the one making his brain malfunction, causing him to lose every train of thought that passed through.

“Let me check,” he said, his voice still sounding calm and collected despite the storm in his mind. As he looked down at your paper, eyes scanning over the math done there, he couldn’t really focus on any of the numbers; his mind was too occupied by how close you were leaning toward him as you scanned the paper a well.

“So?” You sounded hopeful. Himuro didn’t want to crush your optimism.

“Yeah, it all seems good,” he answered. In truth, he couldn’t even remember what the question was asking for, but you’d been doing well enough so far. He’d have to hope this wasn’t the one question you got wrong.

“That’s great! Okay, I’ll start on the next one then,” you said cheerily, turning back toward your textbook.

Suddenly, Himuro felt as if he could breath again. He didn’t know why his thoughts seized up every time you were closer than a few centimeters away from him. He didn’t know how you didn’t notice any changes in his behavior when you were around. He certainly couldn’t comprehend why, for the first time in his life, he didn’t know how to handle a situation.

“Himuro-kun, I don’t know how to start this problem,” you whined, turning to him with a pout that he found just a tad too irresistible.

He did know that if you kept this up, neither of you would be focused on math for very long.

anonymous asked:

any tips on studying for a foreign language & Math? I seem to be struggling in Spanish & College Algebra! :)

TIPS FOR LEARNING FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND MATHS.

Foreign languages is my best subject so i can definitely help you on that! My biggest tip would be to get immersed in and learn to love the culture. When i was learning Japanese, i watched so much anime and Japanese dramas, i even tried reading the Japanese newspaper! By learning to love the culture and the language, learning foreign languages will be much easier :D Also, it ensures repetition, which is another key point. After about a month of not reviewing and 4 months of no anime, i realised i forgot a lot of vocabulary! So try various methods of repetition.

Other methods that include repetition:

1. Sticky notes: stick sticky notes around your room and your house and belongings. If you’re a beginner, this may be especially helpful for learning object names. (Eg. Put the Spanish word for book on your bookshelf.

2. Imaginary conversations: this may sound a bit silly and it’s awkward to do in public so i do it in the shower. Speak to yourself. Have an imaginary conversation in that language with someone else. If someone asked you a question, what would you say to them? If you feel awkward saying it out loud, try just imagine the answer in your head (that’s what i did at first) :)

3. Write study notes in that language: this isn’t a great idea because you may get confused when studying, but try to incorporate some words or sentences (depending on your level) in your chosen language. This is much easier if you’re doing really well in your language and can write paragraphs in it.

4. Speak whenever you have the chance!!!! This is what i struggle with but i learned that this is what will help you the most. When you’re out in restaurants, or if you meet a Spanish person or friend, strike up a conversation, order in Spanish, etc! Opening your mouth is a daunting thing, epsecially if it’s in another the language, but trust me, it is the fastest way you can improve your language AND your confidence!

MATHS - i happen to be really bad at maths, it’s my worst subject despite being an Asian (stereotypes, please). I’m a really lazy person that loves learning but not doing assignments or practicing which is terrible because the only way to improve in maths is to PRACTICE!! TASK THE TEACHER QUESTIONS! I have the stupidest questions but i just take a deep breath and ask them, because how else am i going to learn? MOST IMPORTANTLY, DON’T LOOK AT THE ANSWERS BEFORE YOU’VE ATTEMPTED THE QUESTION MULTIPLE TIMES!!!! My biggest mistake throughout high school was looking at the answers and how it was done halfway through doing the question because i was unsure. I thought it was fine because i was learning from the answer - NO IT ISN’T! You must do the question. You must get it wrong. You must try again many times. And THEN look at the answer. If you’re doing a question on a topic you aren’t familiar with - look over the topic first! Whatever you do, DO NOT LOOK AT THE ANSWERS!

That’s all the advice i have for these topics ^^ feel free to inbox me any other questions and give me a nice follow! Have fun studying <3TIPS FOR

Foreign languages is my best subject so i can definitely help you on that! My biggest tip would be to get immersed in and learn to love the culture. When i was learning Japanese, i watched so much anime and Japanese dramas, i even tried reading the Japanese newspaper! By learning to love the culture and the language, learning foreign languages will be much easier :D Also, it ensures repetition, which is another key point. After about a month of not reviewing and 4 months of no anime, i realised i forgot a lot of vocabulary! So try various methods of repetition.

Other methods that include repetition:

1. Sticky notes: stick sticky notes around your room and your house and belongings. If you’re a beginner, this may be especially helpful for learning object names. (Eg. Put the Spanish word for book on your bookshelf.

2. Imaginary conversations: this may sound a bit silly and it’s awkward to do in public so i do it in the shower. Speak to yourself. Have an imaginary conversation in that language with someone else. If someone asked you a question, what would you say to them? If you feel awkward saying it out loud, try just imagine the answer in your head (that’s what i did at first) :)

3. Write study notes in that language: this isn’t a great idea because you may get confused when studying, but try to incorporate some words or sentences (depending on your level) in your chosen language. This is much easier if you’re doing really well in your language and can write paragraphs in it.

4. Speak whenever you have the chance!!!! This is what i struggle with but i learned that this is what will help you the most. When you’re out in restaurants, or if you meet a Spanish person or friend, strike up a conversation, order in Spanish, etc! Opening your mouth is a daunting thing, epsecially if it’s in another the language, but trust me, it is the fastest way you can improve your language AND your confidence!

MATHS - i happen to be really bad at maths, it’s my worst subject despite being an Asian (stereotypes, please). I’m a really lazy person that loves learning but not doing assignments or practicing which is terrible because the only way to improve in maths is to PRACTICE!! TASK THE TEACHER QUESTIONS! I have the stupidest questions but i just take a deep breath and ask them, because how else am i going to learn? MOST IMPORTANTLY, DON’T LOOK AT THE ANSWERS BEFORE YOU’VE ATTEMPTED THE QUESTION MULTIPLE TIMES!!!! My biggest mistake throughout high school was looking at the answers and how it was done halfway through doing the question because i was unsure. I thought it was fine because i was learning from the answer - NO IT ISN’T! You must do the question. You must get it wrong. You must try again many times. And THEN look at the answer. If you’re doing a question on a topic you aren’t familiar with - look over the topic first! Whatever you do, DO NOT LOOK AT THE ANSWERS!

That’s all the advice i have for these topics ^^ feel free to inbox me any other questions and give me a nice follow! Have fun studying <3

anonymous asked:

good luck with your last final! do you mind me ask what subject you write the final?

Thanks, it went quite ok! Though I made a very dumb mistake, which I realized the instant I went out of the exam’s room^^;; (srsly it was so dumb I could cry D:)

It was statistics, one of my least favorite subjects… but I love our statistics professor, he is such a nice guy, just look at this utterly helpful and motivational advice he gave us for the exam in the last lecture:

HELP ME WITH MATH pLS omdFG

i’m crying because i can’t figure this out, and this is supposedly one of the easiest tasks from the exam last year and i want to puke because i know i’ll fail

ok anyway, could you guys help me, idk how to find this out

TASK 1 (We are not allowed to use calculators or any type of help in the first part of exam)

1 british pound = 8,90 in norwegian kroners.

a) a hotel room costs 5 pounds for each night. make estimates and find out how many kroners you have to pay if you’re staying for 6 nights.

b) you buy a pair of shoes that costs 50 pound, in norway the same pair of shoes costs 750 kroners. How many kroners cheaper is the shoes in england than norway?