My April Favorites inspired by @carlostudyblr! Idea credit not mine. My drawings are not very good 😅 It’s my first time doing something like this
1. Jacket from Aeropostale
2. OverDrive app (I use it to read books!)
3. My DIY bullet journal (trying to experiment with one first before I commit)
4. Under Armour water bottle (helped me drink a lot more water this month)
5. New Puma socks (new socks are always great)
I started writing way back in elementary, and I have held editorial positions both in our high school paper and in our college journal back at uni. I’m very used to editing, be it news articles or short stories, and at one point, a novel. I’m used to crossing out chunks of paragraphs. Putting comments and suggestions. Correcting punctuation and grammar. I still know most of the copyediting symbols. I guess this is why I like printing out my reading materials – I’ve become so accustomed to holding paper in one hand and a pen on the other, scribbling corrections or notes. And it’s a good feeling.
So lately I’ve seen a lot of people on my dash down and so I decided to update this list with the hope of helping someone feeling down. So:
here are some photos that will hopefully also help :)
and here is a list of people you can always talk to :]
here are some calming posts
here are some hotlines
here are some cute animals
here are some distractions
here are some funny posts
here is the page that i will keep updating
here is my ask box if you need anything
To help you relax/calm down:
Do nothing for 2 minutes / The dawn room / To help you calm down / Things to help you relax / calm sounds / Pop balloons / The quiet place / A calm place /search up calm noises / calm tune / how to nap / how to make a comfort box /emotional baggage check / rainy mood / bouncy balls / calming manatees /Neon flames / weave a silk / create a sound / nature sounds / explore the sky /make it rain / cloud flow / imagine / yoga / take a long nap / sea cam / storm sound / ocean waves / make a calm jar / virtual piano / any noises / self soothing / self soothing techniques / meditate / easy meditations / guided meditation / lucid dreaming yoga / breathing exercises / how to calm down / helpful tips / 3 practices / how to calm anxiety / 3 breathing exercises / 6 breathing exercises / yoga bunny / meditation for beginners / about meditation / yoga video / yoga routine / yoga to make you happy / guided meditation / meditation tips / belly breathing / muscle relaxation / bouncy balls / grow some flowers / tangle things / make your own spacey wavey thing / explore the universe / 10 relaxing games / paint / bloob
self harm alternatives / fatal to the flesh *trigger warning* / alternatives / letting it out / for when you’re feeling angry / instead of cutting / feeling down /
help phone / imalive / 7 cups of tea / The comfort spot / blah therapy / worldwide hotlines / survivors of suicide / different hotlines / mental disorders explained /hotlines / online help/ resources / us & uk hotlines /give/get comfort
understanding mental disorders, info, and coping:
invisable disabilities / types of anxiety disorders / what is a panic disorder / panic disorders & agoraphobia /coping with an anxiety attack / helping someone with an anxiety attack / what not to say to someone having an anxiety attack / what a obsessive compulsive disorder / more on ocd / coping with ocd / living with someone who has ocd / whats ptsd / coping with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) / understanding ptsd / what is a social anxiety disorder / coping with social anxiety / how worrying effects the body / ptsd explained / ptsd and dissociation / what anxiety thought are like / coping with triggers / managing stress / living with anxiety /explanation of anxiety and tips for dealing / understanding your own feelings /
animal images / animal videos / games / cute animals / kitty cam / calming manatee / puppy / movies / more games / plant some flowers / play with a pet / sleeping dogs / animals vs mirrors / ipet companion / cat bounce /
places to see / help someone else / watch a movie / distractions & coping skills / inspirational stories / learn new things / weave a silk / when youre bored or sad / music thing/ lucid dreaming/ learn guitar / learn a new language / creepy websites / the color game / make a mind palace / explore the world / musical sea creature /babies experiencing things / 7 day positive challenge/ beautiful nature / draw a nebula / suger cookies recipe /100 things to do / anasomnia / 100+ games / make your own font / travel withought moving / play with a pet /sonic bubbles / useless websites / explore the universe / animals playing dead / recipe masterpost / recipe resources / fandom recipes / 10 relaxing games / paint / create picasso heads /
To help yourself:
get motivated / how to love yourself / how to care for injuries / how to take care of a burn / how to stop bleeding / how to handle an overdose / natural antidepressants / how to fade/cover scars / what to do when someone sees your scars / how to change your life / self injury guidence / positivity / make a comfort box / self injury recovery / reasons to stay alive / how to be alone /advice / self-care / confidence / how to take care of yourself / addiction recovery / coping skills / easy meditations / guided meditation / lucid dreaming yoga / breathing exercises / anasomnia / social anxiety test / how to boost your confidence / motivating video /not having a good day? / thought diary / coping with triggers / managing stress / distractions / grounding techniques / more grounding techniques / even more ground techniques / mindfulness / mood diary / help guide / work outs / recovery tips / taking care of yourself / be positive
things that will hopefully make you happier:
get compliments / make everything okay / get hugs / feeling okay? / hope /feeling bored / reasons to smile / kitty cam / partied out balloon / reasons to stay alive / feeling down? / self soothing / self soothing techniques / yoga to make you happy / not having a good day? / more compliments / things to remember /plant some flowers / play with a pet / get morivated / you deserve to live // bat dad vine //
don’t be down / happy, happy, happy / cheer up!! / feeling down? /upbeat / for when you’re feeling sad.. / be happy! / songs to listen to when you are feeling sad. / anxiety/panic attacks / dashboard session / nostalgic. / it’s okay, not be okay. / anxiety’s lullaby / don’t be sad / songs that make you feel better / hey man, it’ll be okay. / note to self. / forget about it / baby don’t cut / note to self. // good feelings / close your eyes /exhaustion / breathe /
acts of kindness:
/ free hugs experiment / tipping servers $200 / little acts of kindness / 21 acts of kindness / paying for peoples groceries / givesmehope
if anyone knows the source of the picture please let me know so I can give them the credit
I am a procrastinator myself, however I have improved so much over the last few months so I thought that I would share my tips to help you all ☺️
Write a to-do list everyday- if you know what you have to do you are more likely to do it. You will feel a sense of accomplishment when you tick of all the tasks you have done.
Be realistic - small steps are better than one huge leap. You are more likely to succeed if you set realistic goals each day. Don’t try to work for hours on end, not only is that not good for you, you are more likely to give up and get distracted.
Get an app such as forest - this stops you accessing your phone for a set amount of time. This helps me because my phone is the reason I procrastinate. You can also get programmes for your computer which restrict access to certain sites.
Employ positive procrastination - if you are putting of a task, try at least to do something else useful such as another piece of work or tidying your room.
Give yourself rewards - watch your favourite tv show after you have finished the task. Or you could use food as motivation.
Social Media - I deleted my apps from my phone for the duration of my exams, this is a bit extreme but if the temptation isn’t there how can you be tempted?
Find ways to make revision fun - use pretty colours in your notes. Get a cute candle to burn while you work, anything which will make the work more exciting and motivate you to do more.