mindful attention

I’m at that age now where I only want to associate myself with grown people and grown situations. People who play mind games, attention seek, guilt trip or other manipulative things need to stay clear away from me. I don’t care about social or financial statuses, or other irrelevant attributes, I seriously couldn’t give a shit, as long as your mentality is grown, we can vibe.

- Meggan Roxanne
🌼🌻study smarter🌻🌼

(here are some study tips straight from my psych notes)

1. interest: the brain prioritizes by meaning, value, and relevance so u remember things better if ur interested

  • find a study partner
  • do extra practice or research
  • teach it to someone else (this works so well!)

2. intent: be actively paying attention. very little learning actually takes place without attention

  • use a concentration check sheet (every time u get distracted, put a check on ur sheet. this is supposed to program ur mind to pay attention)
  • while u read, talk back to the author
  • ask questions during lectures (this is scary ik!! but do it!)

3. basic background: make connections to what u already know

  • preview and skim the material before u read it. or google it!
  • write out a list of vocab words before a lecture and leave some spaces between them to fill in during the lecture
  • read ahead of lectures
  • watch crashcourse tbh

4. selectivity: start by studying whats important

  • look for bolded words, graphics, pictures, chapter review questions in ur readings
  • listen for verbal clues like emphasis and repetition during lectures
  • make urself a study guide as u read and write down questions for urself to answer later as review (kinda like cornell notes)

5. meaningful organization: u can learn/rmr better if u group ideas into diff categories

  • apply vocab words to ur life
  • make flashcards and sort them (try not to have more than seven items in one category!)
  • use mnemonics

6. recitation: saying ideas aloud in ur own words strengthens synaptic connections! when u say something aloud u r forcing urself to pay attention

  • after u read, ask urself questions
  • talk abt what u learned w/ classmates outside of class
  • again, teach someone else

7. visualization: ur brain’s quickest and longest-lasting response is to images

  • convert info into a chart or graph
  • draw it out
  • make a mental video of a process
  • look at picture/video examples

8. association: memory is increased when facts are consciously associated w something u already know. memory = making neural connections

  • ask urself: is this something i already know?

9. consolidation: give ur brain some time to establish a neural pathway

  • make a list of what u remember from class
  • review notes at the end of the day, every day
  • stop after reading each prg to write a question in ur notes
  • make ur own practice quiz

10. distributed practice: we all know cramming doesnt work but we do it anyway! but yeah short and frequent study sections work better

  • make a daily/weekly study schedule
  • create a time budget/time tracker (track everything ur doing for a week and see how u can be more efficient w/ the time u waste)
  • divide the reading/vocab by the number of days before an exam and do a little bit each day (u can use sticky notes to divide ur reading)

other tips:

  • stop stressing! this sounds stupid and it isnt going to be easy, but anxiety causes u to lose focus. try ur best to think positively. sleep a lot. minimize ur caffeine intake. take a walk maybe
  • when u need to remember something, look upward or close ur eyes (when ur eyes are open ur using visual parts of ur brain that u might not need to be using)
  • find a rival! (like the person right above u in class rank) secretly compete w/ them (envy can improve mental persistence bc it makes u focus more intensely) but dont overdo it! 
  • walking and sleeping build memory storage in ur brain
  • eat flavonoids! (grapes, berries, tea leaves, cocoa beans make neurons in the brain more capable of forming new memories + increase blood flow to the brain)
  • obstacles force ur brain to try harder, so space learning lessons apart or create a puzzle to solve or change ur physical setting

I’m really sad to hear about Choa leaving AOA. I actually got into AOA because of her. She had charm to her character and her voice was what attracted me to her and her group’s music. But to hear that she had been struggling with depression this whole time and had forced herself to smile through it all really put my perspectives in a new light. Any idol can be suffering from depression or anxiety and we wouldn’t know. Be it the member whom we call the sunshine or the angel of a group, they can be forcing themselves to act happy. This shouldn’t be surprising to hear, but it should be reminded. Again, I’m sad to see Choa go, but if she is leaving in accord to her mental health, then I am thoroughly supporting her choice.

Originally posted by secondlead

Aries Mars: He is forward with his intentions, might rush, fire is in his eyes, he takes what he wants, adores his love interest, is ardent.

Taurus Mars: He is slow but steady, he wins you over with his sensual touch, he can hold you all night, his scent is strong, such endurance.

Gemini Mars: Charms with wit, wants to get to know your mind, breathes excitement, experiences different intimacy with different people.

Cancer Mars: He is emotionally entrancing, goes after you in subtle ways, sensitive but surprises in the bedroom, slowly reveals.

Leo Mars: Bravely sweeps you off your feet, wants to be center stage in the bedroom, generous with affection, wants your admiration.

Virgo Mars: He is cautious but has a keen eye, wants to get to know you first, secret side in the sheets, can be sassy, learns to be fluid.

Libra Mars: Just wants to make you smile or…scream, easygoing, keeps everything light-hearted, he knows how to win you over, is a prince.

Scorpio Mars: He rides in on a motorcycle and leather jacket, uses mystery to get you, into the taboo, takes intimate risks.

Sagittarius Mars: Wants to explore you, can be wild, open minded, he grabs your attention with generosity and optimism, likes to share.

Capricorn Mars: Cool then surprises you with a sudden grab, can take charge, straight forward in the bedroom, very… physically active.

Aquarius Mars: Has a twinkle in his eye, engages in you unexpectedly, gives you a night to remember, always fun, will talk things out.

Pisces Mars: Mr. dreamy eyes, likes it when you take charge, giving, he takes your hand and pulls you under the covers, is kind and flexible. 

You being comfortable on my blog is important

If you want me to tag/trigger warn something: Tell me and send the link and I’ll do it

If you want me to answer something privately: Either message me directly or send me an ask with an ^ at the start. (I can’t not answer something privately on anon, so I will ignore it so it stays private)

If you want me to stop following you: Tell me

If you want me to block you: Tell me

If you want me to stop contacting you: Tell me straight away

If you want me to untag you in a post: Tell me, and send the link

If I send in an ask that makes you uncomfortable: Either delete it, ignore that part of the ask or use direct message to ask me to resend it without the part that makes you uncomfortable.

If you want me to delete a post: Tell me, I may do it if I find it offensive or problematic. This is the only case were I may not do as you ask. I’m sorry for that.

If I misgender you: Tell me

If I use the wrong pronouns: Tell me

If I reply to an ask that I clearly didn’t answer the question: I didn’t answer it for a reason, the reasons for not answering an ask properly or answering it at all will vary. 

If I say something that offends you or hurts you in any way: I am deeply sorry that my words have hurt you. 

If I say something racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic etc or discriminate: Please tell me, and whats wrong with what I said so I can learn and grow from my mistake.

If I tag you in a tag game: It is totally up to you if you want to do it or not

If you want to unfollow me: Just do it, I won’t get offended

If you want to block me: Just do it, I wont get offended.

I use bro, dude, man, girl, gurl, bruh, woman, lady, mate and more all gender neutrally: but if I call you any of these and it makes you uncomfortable, please tell me and I will change it.

Trigger Warnings: If you have a trigger, please tell me (send an ask or message me privately) and I will try my hardest to tag any posts.
I’ll use food as an example to show you how I tag my posts. #food tw, #tw food, #tw. I already tag people with #body image tw and a few others that don’t come up very often, like abuse, death, knife, guns and food.

If I reblog something that wasn’t meant for me: Please let me know. Also by this I mean if I reblog a post about bpd, it wasn’t created for me to reblog as I don’t have bpd.

If you think that there should be something one this list: Please tell me as I want you to be comfortable and different people have different experiences meaning that they each have different things that make them uncomfortable.

A little side note: I edit this post a lot, I re-word stuff and add more to the list as well as other things. So please, every once and a while have a look to see if I’ve adding things. Also if the link in my description isn’t working, direct message me straight away please.

You being comfortable is very very important to me, do not be scared to tell me or do something that will make you feel better.

Have you guys read this fic by @kyluxtrashcompactor because it is brilliant. It’s such an interesting inversion of the high school trope, where Hux gets to be the rebellious kid instead, and Ben is the straight-laced one. It’s masterfully written, and works wonderfully well. I highly, highly recommend it!

Okay so when we first see Beverly go home, we can hear the TV playing in the background right?

Okay so pretty much how the dialog goes is:

Woman: The sewer is a great place to play with ALL of your friends! Just follow the water into the drains and away you go! When you’re with your friends in the sewers you can be as silly as a clown!

Now with a closer look at the TV it is THE SAME SHOW THAT WAS ON RIGHT BEFORE PENNYWISE GOT INTO HENRY BOWERS HEAD WHERE THE WOMAN STOOD UP AND REAVLED PENNYWISE AND STARTED CHANTING “KILL THEM ALL”

So we pretty much got a tip off about what the main source of the problem (Pennywise using the sewers to eat the kiddlings) from about 30 minutes into the film. And to me that is really genius of the writers and shows how much they had payed attention to detail, like that small thing is something I missed until I watched it a second time and then proceeded to loose my shit all over again about how this film is amazing

Like this is reason number 718578191665381 why “IT” (2017) is a fucking bombass movie

(Also just to jog your memory this is the show that was on the tv)

Originally posted by deadphilosophy

  • some of y'all: "nonbinary people aren't real, they're just attention seekers!"
  • also some of y'all: "flood nonbinary blogs with rude asks, flood nonbinary tags with anti-nb posts, make entire blogs of your own dedicated to nothing but talking about nonbinary people and how much you dislike us and deny our existence, and jump on any post where nonbinary people are talking about being nonbinary to interject yourself into things---all of which are clearly actions taken by people who DO NOT in any way, shape, or form want attention themselves*
It is our mind, and that alone, that chains us or sets us free.

September 20, 2017 - New Moon in Virgo 

Virgo is the sign that honours the ancient ceremonies of the moon through the pattern of everyday ritual. The moon is also the soul ruler of Virgo, so the crackling energies of the new moon can be especially potent in Virgo as the new soul of the mother is born. It revitalises the need for self care and preservation. It can generate intense self reflection and bring contaminated thoughts, untreated illness or aches, and destructive patterns to light to produce an internal cleanse. We all know Virgo for being the sign that keeps order and arrangement around the home. They keep what they need and frequently discard what is no longer useful, they do routine clean ups and clean outs. In Australia spring time is beginning during the new moon in Virgo and it makes me think of the ‘spring clean out’. The new moon calls for the external and internal detox. Like tidying and re-arranging your room, it’s time to self reflect and cleanse the body and mind. If we have unknowingly formed bad habits these may be revealed to us. Symptoms we have been ignoring accelerate and demand attention. The mind, body, and spirit is open and receptive to cleansing, changing and re-arranging. Contaminations in these areas induced by worn out thinking patterns, negative self talk, and exhausting rituals can be detoxed with genuine lunar tonic. These energies can be the initiation of energy preparing for the Libra equinox 

Aries rising ~ Can detoxify and purify the mind from self destructive thinking patterns and mental rituals they feel they are bound to 

Taurus rising ~ Can recognise and release self depreciating beliefs. Can begin to heal parental disputes 

Gemini rising: Can be assisted to let go of painful and tormenting memories

Cancer rising: Can detoxify and purify the mind from self destructive thinking patterns and mental rituals they feel they are bound to 

Leo rising: Can begin to get to the core of physical and emotional security and safety concerns

Virgo rising:  Can begin to release from emotionally conditioned habits and rituals 

Libra rising: Emotional detox, can release pent up suffering 

Scorpio rising: Can begin to initiate the deep connections they need with others

Sagittarius rising: Can begin to free themselves from expectation and the torment of unmet desire 

Capricorn rising: Can clean out the cobwebs in the mind and dissolve the restrictions they have placed on it 

Aquarius rising: Can begin to disturbance in the unconscious that have resulted in destructive habits or rituals

Pisces rising: Can cleanse the heart for a fresh perspective on the current relationship, or begin to heal heartache 

-C.

art: Raul Guerra