needed to be done etc

tips & tricks & i’ve learned in 21 years as a human girl who has adhd

some of these i’ve learned on my own, or from family/friends, or reddit/tumblr/pintrest/facebook. but i’ve compiled a list that has helped me remain focused, organized, and not having my mind go all over the place. some of them are just good to know.

1. don’t put it down, put it away (helps immensely with clutter)

2. use a planner for everything, not just school (i use an actual planner because writing it down actually helps me remember it better, but an app can work too)

3. color code class materials, use a different color for each subject (i’m a nursing student and i’m always running around like crazy, my binders, folders, and notebooks for each class each have their own color. ex: bio=green, chem=blue, psych=pink. that way if i’m in a rush, i never grab the wrong stuff.)

4. rewriting class notes, memos, important dates, & anything else worth remembering helps to engrain it in your mind 

5. meal prepping twice every week helps to save time & money & also helps to keep your meals nice and healthy (it also helps me remember to eat because sometimes i have a hard time doing so since my vyvanse suppresses my appetite. it also helps to eat before i take my meds because then i have a more normal appetite and i’m not cranky. i’m also someone who would rather just not eat because i get stressed if i have to cook something, so having something all set and ready to go for each meal is such a huge stress relief)

6. do some sort of exercise for 30 minutes at least 4 times a week because it gets rid of excess energy, helps you to focus, & look & feel great (i do 45 minutes of cardio every other day on the stair-stepper & i’ve just gotten really into weight lifting. cardio definitely helps me A LOT to not be so cranky or all over the place)

7. pick out and get your outfit for the next day, every single night (i pick out EVERYTHING from the actual clothes, to the underwear, socks, bra, shoes, & accessories. this helps because i also have a weird thing about how clothes fit over undergarments & i also have a weird thing about matching clothes with undergarments, socks, & shoes)

8. pack your backpack and whatever else you need the night before (i put all my class materials, snacks & drinks, chargers, gym clothes, etc in my bag every night before i go to bed so i don’t rush or forget anything in the morning)

9. have a bag full of essentials that you take everywhere (i have a purse that i keep my wallet, keys, a protein bar, a water, my iPad, a back up charger, pen, small notebook, planner, gum, & hand sanitizer that i take with me everywhere. everything has it’s own special pocket & i never lose track of the things i need)

10. make lists of “to’s” (to do, to remember, to buy)

11. go from room to room whenever you leave someplace to make sure you haven’t left anything behind 

12. use post-it notes in visible places as reminders

13. set aside one day per week to do stuff you need to get done (cleaning, schoolwork, chores, grocery shopping, etc)

14. have a “time out” for yourself every other day to relax and recharge (i set aside an hour or two every single day to read or watch a tv show or do something that doesn’t require too much thought or energy. i don’t answer calls or texts, and i try not to browse social media. this helps me relax and not feel overwhelmed throughout the day or the week)

15. set alarms for waking up, tasks, & cooking fro better time management (i use a great app called 30/30 thats a great task manager. it lets you set up a list with a set time for each task. the timer starts and you go about your task, once the time is up, it lets you know you should move onto your next task)

taking care of yourself is productive

I think some people are confused on what the Departments are for in UA, particularly those who make OCs

Heroics

The most popular department where students learn how to use their Quirks and become Pro Heroes. Easy to understand.

General Education

This is like regular high school. They do not have combat lessons or rescue lessons. They probably have classes on how to improve using their Quirks (not exactly clarified at this point), and even then it’s not for Heroing, but only for general knowledge.

Management

Business-related course. Lots of number crunching stuff, maths, probability, economics, marketing, advertising etc. particularly in the Pro Hero business.

Support

The department that causes the most confusion. “Support” is the dept/course where they focus on items/gadgets/costume

If the student has a “support” type of Quirk (like healing or crowd control) and aims to fight villains or support other Heroes with their Quirk, that’s still part of the Heroics course, not Support

Again Support students learn how to create/manufacture/invent items that can help others, but they do not necessarily do Hero work themselves. They just really…make items, have it patented, sell it, etc. Hatsume Mei is like the embodiment of it. If their Quirk helps them make items/gadgets/whatever then great, they have an advantage, but they still only really make useful items.

They typically end up as the people in the Design industry that makes costumes


Other schools probably have other departments but not all schools have Heroics. Also, students don’t need to graduate high school under the Heroics course to become a Pro Hero, it just makes it easier. It’s possible to graduate under Support department and later in adulthood pursue becoming a Pro Hero. You’d need recommendations, internship, passing license exams, etc. which are all done during high school Heroics, so it’s like you’re studying all over again. Takes several years to accomplish and might make you stuck as a sidekick forever

Important thing to consider: UA is not the only Heroics school in Japan, there are lots of schools that offers this course, but UA is the best.

Monsta X if they were in a Horror Movie

Shownu

  • Naturally calm and collected, he isn’t easily frightened
  • In fact, the only time he’d truly be scared is if he feels like the lives of his friends and the lives of any other innocent person are at stake
  • Even so, he makes a good leader because he can still think and act rationally even during the worst situations
  • During events like a chase, he’d definitely stay around the end of the group so he could try and fight off whatever was chasing them
  • He’d also be the one who’d make “nice saves”, knocking things over to block the pursuer’s way, shutting the door behind them at just the right time, barricading that door soon afterwards
  • Very aware of his surroundings, so he actually wouldn’t be easy to surprise or jump-attack
  • Not particularly comforting with words, but his presence tends to be reassuring to others
  • Would fight off any attacker no matter how dangerous they were or how un-armed Shownu would be
  • Even if they were attacking someone else, ESPECIALLY if they were attacking someone else

Wonho

  • Selfless, but to a fault. His selflessness may potentially lead to his downfall
  • He’d be a considerate and noble leader if needed, but he’d just care so much about his group he’d forget to take care of himself
  • He’ll put on a tough exterior and remain serious for the most part, but if threatened or scared he’d be extremely nervous
  • Even to the point of tears
  • If someone were to go missing or  if they were to die, he would definitely cry
  • Probably wouldn’t even need a weapon, his strength would serve him well
  • Might be a little squeamish (not as much as Minhyuk or Jooheon), but his scream would be pretty high pitched
  • Willingly volunteer to be a lookout in case their group would need to take a detour, rest etc.
  • Proceeds with caution for the most part but will react extremely quickly if provoked
  • Would sacrifice himself or take any brutal attack no matter how fatal as long as it would keep another person safe
  • The type of person who’d call/text his mother “goodbye mom, I love you”

Minhyuk

  • He’d be the type of character to walk into places without much caution and say “Hello?” if he sensed something
  • Would also turn around at the worse times
  • Has the loudest reactions, even if the movie’s antagonist wasn’t there he’d scream so badly it would be enough to lead them to him
  • Automatically assume he and the group were dealing with a supernatural, paranormal force (even if it isn’t)
  • Extremely vunerable if he was alone or in a small group, but he’d be able to survive well in large numbers
  • Would try and incorporate video game knowledge into any situation
  • “I played a bunch of those horror RPG simulators, I’m preeeeetty sure we shouldn’t do that. But there’s this thing I did when I played Left 4 Dead and…”
  • Comes extremely close to dying at least 7 times in the entire movie
  • Would use a flashlight basically all the time but flash it around so obnoxiously
  • Tries to lighten the mood especially if someone gets scared, he’ll try extra hard to comfort them too
  • If he would die, his death would most likely be the most graphic, prolonged, and ultimately heart wrenching for both the viewers and the characters in the movie itself

Kihyun

  • No absense of his motherly nature, he’d make sure to keep track of everyone
  • Keeps track of everything that happens, makes little mental notes to himself if he notices anything
  • Would probably piece together things he’s noticed to figure out some sort of vital plot point or some sort of knowledge key to their survival
  • Might be the character who’d die before he could tell them though
  • He’s actually really handy and makes use of literally everything
  • Anything is a weapon to him. He could grab the nearest object and it would be like a death sentence to whoever he was going to fight with
  • Would totally yell and threaten the movie’s antagonist
  • Makes sure everyone’s in good shape, will tend to anyones wounds if they’re injured
  • Scavenge for food and supplies wherever he can
  • Takes a long time for him to trust others, but the doubt may actually come in handy (that stranger that tagged along with their group for a “better chance of survival”? turns out they were in kahoots with the murderer and kihyun knew well enough not to trust him)

Hyungwon

  • Insists that getting rest is vital to his survival
  • Yes, he’d take naps at any given opportunity
  • But it doesn’t mean he’s unaware of his surroundings and what occurs in them
  • He’s very swift and witty, even if he may seem to have a sluggish and lazy nature
  • A follower who doesn’t contribute too much, because people usually don’t take him seriously
  • But if he made a suggestion or figured out something that turned out to be useful or correct, the group wouldn’t hear the end of it
  • Gets exhausted pretty easily (if they were being chased Shownu would probably take his spot in the back of the group, and he’d constantly have to push Hyungwon forward to help him out)
  • Would probably make jokes about how he’d let himself get killed so he could have an eternal sleep
  • Probably makes jokes in general, about how they should “vote on who gets sacrificed”, “who goes to check first”
  • Has delayed reactions and might not even react much at things that would be “jumpscares”, but he’d bolt outta there real quick
  • Typically in doubt for the vast majority of the movie, even if he doesn’t admit it. He probably won’t think there would be any grave consequences, certainly no death, until it actually happens

Jooheon

  • The most cautious and jittery person in the group
  • He’s easily caught off guard regardless
  • Will scream even at the slightest touches
  • Suggest to call the police at any given opportunity
  • Would probably be the one calling for help regardless, whether the plea is directed towards authorities, other characters, or really anyone who could hear him
  • Gets really emotional and will probably be that type of person who will confess literally all his wrongdoings, “Listen Kihyun, I’m the one who trashed your apron. Hyungwon, I was the one who ate the take-out food you saved in the fridge. PLEASE PLEASE DON’T KILL ME I’M SORRY PLEASE FORGIVE ME”
  • The first to crack under pressure, but his hasty reactions/actions might just save a life
  • Either never wants to leave the setting (eg. if the movie took place in a house), or he’d want to get out of there immediately but definitely doesn’t want to be left alone
  • Raps when he’s scared, even if it’s super quiet he’ll probably be muttering a verse or two under his breath

I.M

  • Will either be the person to think “there’s obviously a logical, scientific explanation to everything!” or “we’re dealing with the paranormal here, and frankly I think we’re just about fucked”. There’s no in-between
  • Would totally try and record videos on his phone thinking it would make good Youtube content (if they survived lol)
  • Slightly outcasted, might be the “loner” who doesn’t fit in at first yet the others would still care for him lots
  • Would probably survive, potentially be the last survivor
  • His quick thinking would probably save them most of the time
  • Pieces together what they need to know, like how to defeat the antagonist
  • Tries to be sneaky but will probably fail
  • Like, he’ll try a sneak attack on the movie antagonist in the dark but he’ll walk into something or stub his toe and blow his cover because he’ll yell “Ah, fuck!”
  • Or he’d be trying to escape really really quietly, but he steps on a creaky floorboard and it’s game over
  • If the movie was something paranormal or so, like perhaps Ouija board related, he was probably the one who suggested playing it in the first place

I’m now an incoming freshman heading off to college this fall. I’m very happy to say that I survived the college application and acceptance process. Here are some tips/advice I have for high school seniors applying to college in the U.S. Best of luck to anyone applying this fall! Feel free to drop an ask if you need advice. 

  • Some schools use Common App, others don’t. Visit the college’s official website. If you search them on the Common App and they’re not there, chances are you’ll have to go to another website to apply. 
  • Avoid asking friends to look over your essay. You might feel tempted to ask them for advice. You’re better off asking a teacher for critiques. They’re professionals, and they can help you get your essay in the right direction. I suggest asking English teachers because they’re great when it comes to grammatical errors and the like. 
  • For the Common App essay, keep brainstorming. Keep writing. Keep editing.  I cannot stress this enough. If you feel that your essay isn’t working, toss it out. Don’t waste your time writing something that doesn’t reflect who you are. 
  • Avoid reading other people’s essays. There’s a reason why their prose and topic works for them. Your essay is meant to reflect who you are as an individual. Reading their essays will not help you in writing yours. There’s no formula. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to write about an accomplishment or the time you won something. Don’t write it for them, write it for you. 
  • START EARLY ON ESSAYS. This is not an essay you can write the night before. A majority of colleges view your essay as one of the main factors in your acceptance. This is not something to blow off or take lightly. You need to spend at least a few weeks or more to craft your essay. 
  • Schools will require ADDITIONAL ESSAYS. Check the Common App or an alternative website for these additional essays. They’re often called “supplemental essays.” Make sure you get these extra essays looked over as well!
  • Recommendations. Some colleges require none. Others ask for as many as 3. Most applications ask for a rec from a counselor and teacher. The Common App gives you the option of getting a rec from a non-academic teacher like a coach. 
    • Some teachers get swamped with several requests for a recommendation. Start asking within the first few weeks of school. 
    • The teachers you’re getting recs from should know you very well, they should be familiar with your success as a student and as an overall person. 
    • If you’re planning on asking, the best way to go is by seeing the teacher in person. It’s more genuine and direct. Send an email as last resort. 
  • Own a planner or notebook to keep track of deadlines and tasks. I suggest getting a mini notebook just for college applications. In the notebook, I would write down: deadlines, essays that need to be edited/looked over, colleges you’re applying to, transcripts that need to be sent, etc. Check off tasks when you get them done. Use the calendar for deadlines. 
  • Work on applications during the weekday. It sounds hectic, believe me, but you’ll save yourself the stress. Work on application related tasks every night, whether it’s editing a paragraph of your essay or sending in those AP scores. That way, you can be efficient during the weekday and weekend.
  • DEADLINES ARE DIFFERENT FOR EARLY ACTION, EARLY DECISION, and REGULAR DECISION APPLICANTS. KEEP TRACK OF THESE DEADLINES.
    • Early decision: If you apply early and you get in, you’re automatically binded to that school. You must attend and decline all your other applications to other schools. 
    • Early action: If you apply early and you get in, you don’t have to worry about applying later on. You are not binded to that school. 
    • Regular decision: You apply at the normal deadline. They notify you later than the early applicants. You are not binded to any schools. 
  • Do your research about your colleges, their test score policies, which AP test scores they accept, etc. Your best bet is visiting the college’s official website and/or checking the requirements on Common App. Write these down because colleges ask for different requirements.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a teacher, counselor, Google, a college representative, family, and your friends. They are your greatest assets. I pretty much got the best help from asking my friends because they had older siblings who went through the college app process.
  • Avoid College Confidential. Enough said.
  • Don’t hold back, and don’t give up. I never would have imagined getting into my dream school but I did. You’d be surprised at what you’re capable of as long as you stay true to yourself and work hard.
  • Senior year will take a lot of your time away from friends and family. Make sure to keep in touch with them frequently! Take breaks. Please do not prioritize school before your mental health. Your health is more important.
  • Your test scores are just a number. It does not define your actual intelligence nor does it define your value as a human being. Your scores may not be within the range of the school but it doesn’t mean you won’t get in because of it. That being said, you should still try and study for them. You have the option of taking the ACT/SAT again in senior year. 
  • Your activities and extracurriculars are really important. Colleges want to see what you’re passionate about when you’re not a student in the classroom. They will ask you to list what clubs or activities you’ve been involved in since entering high school. Leadership positions and volunteer hours are wonderful additions.
  • It can get stressful and frustrating, so make sure you space out all the tasks you have to get done. Remember to take breaks, have fun, and relax once in a while. A clear, relaxed mind works better than a mind under severe stress and lack of sleep. 
  • Senioritis is real. You sometimes have to step back and punch senioritis in the face. Even the best students fall prey to this contagious disease. Colleges DO look at your second semester grades, don’t let them slip. Start strong, finish strong. 
    • Senior year is said to be one of the best years of your life. Sure it’s gonna get tough in the beginning but once you’re done, you’re ready to go off to college before you know it. 

Good luck and have a wonderful year! 

cisco: *a great hacker shown making a program and a whole bunch of tech and outfits*
winn: *a great hacker shown making a program and a virus to destroy an alien*
curtis: * a great hacker shown making a program and technology that changes the game for technology (like a self-sustaining battery and a chip to help people walk again*

felicity: what’s a program?
olicity fandom: I can’t believe they dare say Felicity isn’t as smart as Cisco and Curtis - she is the smartest women in the entire world.

Originally posted by bustedphotographer

anonymous asked:

heeeelp i'm being unproductive and lazy again. any tips?

I’VE GOT YOUR BACK SON.

APPS WHICH WILL HELP YOU GET YOUR SHIT DONE 

Time Out

for the times you’ve blinked and fuck where did the past 5 hours go. 

Hands down my favourite program. Basically, it sets a timer on your computer, forcing you to take breaks at regular intervals. It’ll force you to do so by blacking out your screen and disabling any running programs. You can set alerts and the automated voice can yell the fucking time at you. 

The most useful feature of this program is the use of mini-breaks, which dims your screen at regular intervals. What I find useful is that it helps me assess how effectively i’m using my time. If all I’ve done is dick around on tumblr since the last time my screen blacked out, then fuck, I need to move on to another task because clearly I am procrastinating (albeit like a boss). 

Lanes

If you’ve got to PLAN YOUR FREAKIN’ LIFE this is the one for you

If you use the Pomodoro technique, there’s a set timer on this chrome extension. There’s also handy to do lists and a weekly planner. Its basically an all in one planner. 

Alternative: Momentum.  

30/30

Micromanage your life. With alarms. Lots and lots of alarms 

You know your long ass to do list? This app will let you make a long ass to do list - but you can have alarms at the end of each task. You can set the time for each task, queue them up, and you’re good to go! 

Self Control

BLOCK ALL DISTRACTIONS.  

Basically, Self Control works as a website blocker which stops you from accessing certain sites for a set period of time. You can create a list of your most visited websites (e.g. youtube, tumblr, facebook…all the usual procrastination staples) and block the for up to 24 hours. Uninstalling the program will not work - you still have to wait for the allocated time to pass! 

Alternative:  StayFocusd

THINGS YOU CAN DO

  • 3-2-1 Method: If I’ve got a whole day (and night) of study I break it down into different sessions. My first study session will be for three hours (with 10 min breaks between each hour), then I’ll take a longer break for a meal or something. Then I’ll study for two hours. Break. Then one. Repeat. 
  • Lists: On my very very unproductive days, I list out all the things I need to do and break them down into small chunks. I try to complete as much as I can within the hour. After a small break, I start another hour study session. The goal? To complete more tasks than I did in the hour before. So even if I only get one thing done in the first hour, at the very least, by the end of the second hour, I’ll have completed two things. 
  • Do small things first: if you have a large list of items to do, do a succession of the less time consuming tasks first. It’s a real confidence booster to be able to cross off 3 things from your list within the first hour, and may give you the motivation to power through the rest of your day. And heck, even if the rest of the day ends in a netflix spiral, at least you’ve got those three things done! 
  • Find another way to study the same content: sometimes, lack of productivity may come down to an inability to engage with content (aka the shit you’re studying is boring). Mix things up - record your notes on a mic, draw mindmaps, colour code things! Keep yourself engaged - studying isnt all about wrote memorisation and copying notes. Same shit, different day? NOT TODAY.  
  • Do not disturb: Short of throwing your phone out of the window, put your phone on do not disturb mode. Heck, if you can bear it, put it in another room. 
  • Make sure you know wtf you need to get done: This may involve making a list etc. I find that where I don’t have set goals, im more likely to procrastinate (as the impending doom of the deadlines has not forced its way down my throat yet). 

In the wise words of Shia LaBeouf, JUST FUCKIN’ DO IT. 

All the best! 

clockwork-hobbit  asked:

Do you have any tips on how to make a weekly log? I have a monthly log, but am interested in making a weekly one as well in my bujo but have no idea of how to start

Hi there! (omg I love your username!!) By weekly log, I’m assuming you mean like a weekly bujo spread? Let me take you through my process!


➸ pick a theme

A theme can be anything! For my past bujo spreads I’ve had stuff like … comic book, easter, dandelion, quote, flowers, harry potter, molang, etc. If you’re having troubles, here’s some ideas how you can pick a theme:

  • washi tape. if you have any sort of washi tape, use it to your advantage! it has polka dots? give your spread them dots. it’s a landscape? flowers? a pattern? match it! it’ll make your spreads that much prettier (imo)! also with washi tape - you can always go by color. this one is blue and green? looks like i’ll use blue and green for my spread too! etc.
  • books. i’m sure there’s some book out there that you enjoy. you can choose quotes from it, take inspiration from character moodboards or ideas if they have been turned into movies … 
  • disney. you can do a bunch of disney related spreads!! characters, movies, themes, environment. you can even derive inspiration from original fairy tales (like the grimm brothers) and give hints of the stories on your spreads. @/stvdybuddies have some disney spreads you can check out! if you’re not a big disney fan, you can always pick other movies, too!
  • holidays. these ones can be super fun! if a holiday coincides with your week, you can emphasize it! use the holiday colors and patterns. or, each month has a focus/awareness you could use. 
  • minimal. as long as you have the basics, you’re good to go.

➸ layout

After choosing a theme, I plan (mostly in my mind, on paper if I’m having troubles) how I want to lay out my spread. I typically come up with a couple ideas of how I want to emphasize my theme and how I can fit seven days worth of information on my spread. I typically have around 2-4 different items to get my theme across. For example…

  • dandelion theme: wish related quote, drawings of dandelions, picture taken on grass
  • comic theme: comic book font, black and red - bold colors
  • easter theme: chicks, eggs, pastels
  • harry potter theme: house crests, designed font
  • moana theme: maui’s hook, heart of ta fiti, tattoo design

If you don’t like choosing a theme, feel free to skip that and instead go to deciding a layout. When I first started my bujo, I focused more on function than design. I had my days listed and an area to have what needed to be done that day - but that was it. And if that’s how you like it - great! Work with it! Or you can always decide a layout and later add doodles and other designs. Some ideas/something you can include:

  • habit tracker (sleeping, drinking water, exercise, etc)
  • mini monthly calendar 
  • day of the week (listed by number/day)
  • photo/art
  • shopping list
  • weekly to do 
  • diary log
  • days all on one side, image on the other
  • days on top, image/other on bottom (or vice versa)
  • include (or don’t include) weekends
  • days listed horizontally
  • days listed vertically
  • here’s some weekly spread layout ideas by @/alimastudies !

Normally, when deciding a layout, I try to think about what my week is going to be like too. For instance, if I know my week is going to be suuuper busy and I am going to need a lot of info written down, maybe I’ll go for a more minimalistic layout that allows for plenty of bullet points. If there’s … ehh not so much on my plate, then I can fill in the blanks with a design or have a busier layout.

Once the idea has been solidified, it’s time to put it together. Gathering your supplies; journal, pens, washi tape, etc. If it helps, you are 10/10 free to work on all your art, lettering (or any other written information) on separate pieces of paper if you don’t like putting it directly on your bujo - and instead glue it in. It can help with layout flexibility; say something you were thinking doesn’t turn out the way you thought - you can easily switch it up this way.

In choosing colors, I tend towards black and white + one color. But! It is best to keep to one or two colors within a spread. It usually looks a bit more pleasing that way. 

➸ planning your week

Once my layout has been set, it’s time for me to add what my week is going to consist of. I usually follow this pattern of putting down information:

  1. work schedule
  2. assignment due dates (when in school)
  3. tasks and sub tasks
  4. appointments
  5. high priority things to do
  6. reminders
  7. people I need to talk to
  8. miscellaneous, things to do in my spare time
  9. planning for the following week (ie appointments)

Everything that I have written down, I normally have some sort of signifier to go with it. Like an exclamation point if it’s important, can’t be put off longer, needs to be done asap, etc. Or a dollar sign when it’s something I need to budget or spend money for. A music note when I hear a song I like but want to find later. It helps me find what information I’m looking for quickly! If you want to see my full key for some ideas, look here.

But remember, everything that is written down in your bujo is for you. I’m pretty forgetful in some aspects, and clearly remember other aspects of my daily schedule. Figure out what your priorities are within your week and stick to it!

A bujo is like a customizable planner, and a place where you can quickly add needed information. For a monthly spread, it’s good to use for the big picture - big ticket items like weddings, birthdays, vacation days, school events, etc. Having a weekly spread allows for you to dive deeper into your days and be able to set specific goals for yourself, and track what it is you’re doing from day to day. It’s a great way to jump start productivity!

➸ look at other weekly spreads

Honestly? This is what I do most of the time. I love love love looking and seeing how other people put together their week and what kind of content they put in their weekly spread too! Layouts, photos, trackers, minimal to detailed … all of it helps me find different ways to work on a weekly spread. Every time I work on a spread I always always am looking at other people’s content for ideas and to be inspired. 

➸ other resources:

resources you may find useful in setting up a weekly spread.


I’m in no way a bujo master and am still figuring out things for myself - but I hope this helps! ^ 7 ^ Feel free to ask me another question if you’re looking for more information!

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1. Wally (iPhone, iPad)
I personally love this app cause it’s easy to use, beautiful to look at, keeps my receipts and isn’t cluttered with useless features. You can divide them into various categories/subcategories, add in your income, see your balance as well as see your spending habits graphed into beautiful pie charts.

2. 30/30 (iPhone, iPad)
This app is mostly intended for study sessions but I use it to keep track of routines, particularly for housework. I tend to procrastinate and dilly-dally when doing laundry/dishes/etc and sometimes I just need to GET IT DONE. You can allot how much time you want to spend, and save these lists/routines for future use. 

3. IFTTT (iPhone, iPad)
IFTTT stands for If This, Then That and you can use it for ANYTHING. Statements are called “recipes” and allow for a more productive use of your time by eliminating routine actions. I currently use “If raining tomorrow, then remind me today to bring an umbrella” and “If tagged in Facebook photo, then save in iOS Photos”. Alternatively, you can use it to automatically transfer tagged screenshots/notes/etc to dropbox/google drive/etc. 

4. Evernote (iPhone, iPad, Macbook)
I think everyone knows what Evernote is. It has a ton of features including journals, notes, lists, whatever you want. I use it to keep my 2015 goals and lists (books to read, movies to watch, music to get, gift ideas, recipes to try and my bucket list). How does it make me a better student? I no longer waste free time thinking about what to watch, where to eat, or things to do. I get more things done that I’ve always wanted to do and can therefore appreciate when it’s time to get back to work.

5. Grades 3 (iPhone)
Also self-explanatory! It helps you keep track of how each of your evaluations are affecting your final mark. Sometimes it’s hard to see how a 5% quiz improves/ruins your grade. I found myself 10X more motivated after using this app cause you can see just how much better you can do.

6. Inkflow Visual Notebook (iPad)
I just recently discovered this and it is THE BEST. As a human bio major in my undergrad, I drew out flowcharts ALL THE TIME. The problem was that I’d run out of space or need to add a new molecule in between, and my OCD would hit the fan. This app allows you to take a photo of your work, but only scans the pencil/pen part, and therefore seamlessly fits in with the rest of your document. You can then erase, select, add and move around different components of the flowchart/note/picture/etc.

7. Flashcards+ (iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Windows)
This is pretty self-explanatory! What I liked about this is that I was able to test myself while walking to places in the freezing -30 degrees Celsius weather in Toronto (which I wouldn’t be able to do with physical flashcards). Not to mention it saves so much time and paper, and you can easily share them with others.

8. Duolingo (iPhone, iPad)
Learning a new language keeps your head sharp and resume competitive for this increasingly globalized world. I’m currently learning German and this app makes it super easy and fun! I started last week doing 15 minutes every day and I have already had a full (simple) conversation with my German friend - it’s that good!

9. Circle of 6 (iPhone)
As newly independent adults, we need to organize our SAFETY. This app allows you to choose 6 people to send an emergency text to with your details and location at the click of a button (as well as an “I’m okay but thanks” message once the crisis is averted).

10. SAM (iPhone, iPad)
If you’ve ever had anxiety attacks, you’ll understand how much time an attack eats up when you’re trying to be your most productive self. It has a toolbox of methods to calm you down and provides explanations for what you’re feeling. You can even rate each method so you know what works for you.

11. Dashlane (iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Windows)
With all the different social media accounts, email accounts (going on my 4th one now that I’m a Masters student at a new university!), online shopping accounts, bank accounts, etc - it starts to get hard to keep track of all your usernames/passwords AND have strong, individual passwords for all of them. This helps keep track and allows the ability to change ALL your passwords at once if something were to happen to your various accounts.


12. Google Drive (iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Android, Windows)
I can spend a whole blog post talking about this one. I have 100% of my documents saved on google drive on my desktop. This means I have 100% of my documents on my phone, ipad and .. anywhere with an internet connection. You won’t have to lug around a big laptop all the time, AND you can have the peace of mind knowing you have access to important information from literally anywhere in the world. And a bonus - it doesn’t take up any space (except in the cloud!).

13. Zotero (Macbook, Windows)
I love doing research papers but I absolutely hate having to keep track of everything I’ve read. This app allows you to create folders to keep citations for each of your individual reports. Once you’re done, just choose your referencing method and it creates all your bibliography for you at the click of a button!

14. Self Control (Macbook, Windows)
Need to study online but keep feeling tempted to go on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Youtube, etc? Put them all on a “Blacklist” on this Self Control app and prevent yourself from being able to access them for a certain amount of time. Even if you delete the app, you still can’t get on those sites until your time is up. LIFE SAVER.

Hopefully these tips have helped you in some way. I’d love to hear about other useful apps! The trick is to have apps that satisfy more than one function, so that you don’t clutter up your devices.

Efficiently,

The Organized Minimalist

anonymous asked:

could i have headcanons of small things that todoroki, bakugou, kirishima, uraraka would do to show affection?(like picking up ice cream if they get some, etc.) thanks! i love your blog!!

((oooo yeah baby gimme that flufff oohhooooo))

Todoroki Shouto

  • He helps you with little tasks that you need done. Stuff like laundry, dusting, etc.
  • He’ll do stuff that you enjoy with you, even if he doesn’t particularly like it.
  • Cheek smooches!!! Only in private tho he gets embarrassed about PDA

Katsuki Bakugou

  • He helps you study, whether it’s academically or physically
  • He’s a lot easier on you and will give you compliments. Except they don’t sound like compliments because he still says them in the Bakugou-esque voice we all know and love
  • *picks up a smooth rock off the ground* here it looks like you

Kirishima Eijirou

  • He’s the most open about affection out of all the boys in class A aside from Kaminari and Sero. He’ll just straight up tell you he loves you and that he wants to make you happy
  • He’s a hugger. He wants you to know he loves you? Hugs. Are you sad? Hugs. Happy? Hugs. Hugs everywhere motherfucker.
  • Also, he WILL cuddle with you at night whenever he can. There’s really no avoiding Kirishima’s big strong arms getting wrapped around your waist it’s cuddle time bitches. You fell asleep and you’re moving around too much? Good thing he’s a goddamn rock and can keep you there forever. Friggin.,. lovebug

Uraraka Ochako

  • She gets you gifts when she can!! Never anything super expensive, but she’s the one to bring home ice cream or get you something you were looking at in a store
  • She, like Kirishima, is a cuddler. Unlike him, however, she’ll only cuddle if the AC is on. It gets too hot otherwise
  • She likes to pick you up and spin you around (think ruby and sapphire from SU) but sometimes she makes you float. It takes her a minute to stop laughing at your expression, so you’ve already hit the rafters by the time she’s trying to get you down
YoI x Fashion fanbook?

Sssssso, my dream for years now has been to be a part of a fanbook but I always seem to miss sign-up dates, or get to know about their existence when everyone’s already posting their previews lol

Lately I’ve been thinking “Well, this is obviously a case of Do-It-Yourself-If-You-Want-It-So-Much”, and I ended up waking up today with this YoI x Fashion book idea!

I have a vague idea of what I’d like this to be: mainly a collection of different artist’s illustrations focusing on different kind of fashions, involving our dear Yuri on Ice characters! Open to a certain amount of artists who want to take part of this!

BUT. I’d seriously need someone else’s help, prefereably someone who knows about or has experience with printing a zine or book; and perhaps someone who could deal with the printing+shipping (because it’s the only thing that’s inhibiting me of starting a project like this. I’ll explain in more detail if you’re interested in helping!)

Also, if you’re an artist who already took part on some book or zine in the past, I’d love to hear your experience, how were you remunerated (Were you paid? Were you sent a copy?), what do you think organizers could have done better, etc! (no need to mention names, I just wanna make sure this would be the smoothest experience possible for everyone ♥)

Please, I’d love to hear your opinions on this matter! Are you interested on participating? Would you buy it? Would you be willing to help? Any kind of input in welcome to try and make this project a reality! ^q^

Thanks for reading!

“Take your broken heart and make it into art.” — Carrie Fisher
^ this really inspired me to put everything I felt about R/verdale and their erasure of aroace Jughead by literally making a piece of art.

yesterday, another shift leader and i were talking about what breaks needed to be done etc because i was leaving and he was replacing me. suddenly he shoots up and says “is someone stealing a rugdoctor?!?” because some guy was walking out with one, and we would’ve known if he paid as we have a key to retrieve them. so we both run into the office to retrieve our store manager. he goes outside and comes back in and tells us it’s someone from rugdoctor doing maintenance on the machines. come on people!!!! you can’t just take stuff!!!! RUGDOCTORS ARE BEHIND A LOCKED DOOR, OF COURSE IM GOING TO THINK YOU BROKE IT OPEN AND STOLE IT

Spell Jar to Find A House

My lease is up soon, and the husband and I are looking for a new place to live. We’re doing a bunch of legwork, too, but a little extra oomph is always nice, and this spell jar worked well last time, so we figured we’d do it again. And this time, I’m sharing it with all of you!

Supplies:

  • a jar or bottle
  • a piece of paper
  • a writing utensil
  • a piece of ribbon or string
  • at least one jingle bell
  • a tea light or other candle

Optional:

  • amber or other offering tidbit
  • alcohol or essential oil or something to anoint the paper with

Steps:

1. Write your intentions on the piece of paper - type and print it, or hand write it in an appropriate color ink, or just use black, up to you.  But write exactly what you’re looking for!  What kind of house/apartment, what sort of neighborhood, what sort of roommate, and don’t forget to include your budget and timeline.

2. Roll up that lil piece of paper, and anoint it if you wish - we used a smidge of brandy, but you could use whatever type of liquid is most appropriate to your practice.  Please don’t use alcohol if you’re below the legal age for consumption.

2. Tie that paper roll up with the ribbon or string, and tie the jingle bell to it.  We used two jingle bells because… louder.  Mostly.

3. Plop that sucker in the jar. 

4. Add the little offering thing to the jar if you wish - skip this step if you don’t work with gods or spirits, because the idea is that I’ll be giving the three pieces of amber as an offering in a fire after we find the right house.  It’s a bribe.  Also, careful not to use anything that will shatter or break when you shake the jar…  Once it’s in, close the jar.

5. Charge the jar with your intent!  First, think about what you wrote down, what you want.  Then imagine what it will be like to find the perfect place - the excitement!  Third, imagine what it will feel like to live in this new place - the happy contentedness!  Light a tea light or some other kind of candle on the jar lid to seal the deal.  Or use an electric candle for like an hour, maybe.

6. Once that’s done, shake the jar and wish!  Keep shaking and wishing every day, like you’re spamming a message board.  And don’t forget to do the legwork: post ads, look at ads, call leasing offices, get a realtor, etc.  Do what needs to be done, and you’ll find what you seek.


[[Edit: whoops, I saved that to queue and not drafts, so it posted while I was still editing it…]]

anonymous asked:

how do you make your patches? i want to make some for my jacket but i'm not sure how to / what i need

everyone probably has their own process but here’s the easiest way to do it:

  • think up a design and throw it together in photoshop, maybe put the image on a photo of a jacket or pants so you can see what it’s going to look like before you make it
  • when you have your design finalized (preferably in black and white for ease), print it out in the actual size you need it to be (measure!!!! once twice three times!!! measure until you know its correct!!!!)
  • get an exacto knife and cut out all the black on the paper. here you have a very low budget stencil
  • get a stapler and try your best to staple the stencil to your article of clothing. if you cant staple it, just hold onto the side of the paper for the next step
  • with your stencil on your jacket/pants, get some fabric paint and a brush and fill in the stencil. don’t get crazy with paint just yet. keep your strokes light and gentle, you can always go back and fill in the color how you want. right now you just want to make sure the lines are solid
  • as soon as you have a light layer of paint down, carefully remove the stencil (go slow!!!!!!! be patient!!!!!!)
  • let that shit dry for a while. depending on the paint, it shouldnt be more than half an hour (to be safe)
  • i like to let my paint sit over night, and then i get my clothing iron out and iron the paint into the fabric. this is gonna keep it from coming off in the wash.
  • that’s it!!! youre done :))))

let me know if you need recommendations on paint brands etc!!!!!

alright, since my other masterpost seems to be doing pretty well with OVER 300 NOTES OMG THANK YOU, i decided that i would create another one about staying organized, per request. (shoutout again to @studyblrsab for the icon) alright so lets get started. Here is how I stay organized!!

1. Archive any papers from your teachers into a folder!!

  • okay so, idk about you guys but I get a lot of handouts from my teachers, especially in AP Literature and AP Psychology that contain terms, reading questions, references, etc and these can be great study materials later down the road so I put all of them into a specific folder!! This is also helpful when you’re doing homework and can’t remember a certain thing, but you know you have the handout so you can reference it! 

2. To-do lists are your friend.

  • Whenever i have a bunch of things to do, I create a to-do list to ensure that I don’t leave any important task out, plus you’re more likely to get things done when you right them down. For me, seeing me check off an accomplishment makes me feel happy because I can visually see my progress. But sometimes the basic to-do list gets boring so….

3. Use printables to spice it up a bit! Esp the calendars to keep track of long term assignments

  • The studyblr community has soooo many printables out there and they’re all so useful! In addition to being useful, they can make your study session look cool and motivate you to study since you don’t want to put such a pretty printable to waste! haha. If you don’t know where to start looking for printables, try my printables tag.
  • The calendar printables by @theorganisedstudent or @thearialligraphyproject are great to keep track of long term assignments. Personally, I write down any projects I know I will have in that coming month down. Then, I post the calendar above my desk so whenever I’m doing homework, I can look at it to ensure that I am on track. 

4. Purchase a planner or create a bullet journal system!

  • So this is kind of related to-do lists, but investing in a planner or creating a bullet journal can also keep track of tasks, events, homework, projects, and the like. As you guys know, your planner can be from anywhere and your bullet journal doesn’t have to be extravagant! Remember: don’t compare and do what works for you. For the year of 2017, I’m creating a bullet journal to see if its something I like! I think they look cool and its a great idea, but if its not something you’re into, SCRATCH IT. Don’t continue to do things that don’t interest or help you with your organization.
  • If you need some bullet journal inspiration (remember your bullet journal doesn’t have to be perfect or exactly like the ones you see), here’s my bullet journal tag. 

5. Try to keep a clean study area.

  • I shouldn’t be saying this because my desk looks like a tsunami hit it but you should try to keep your study place clean so you don’t misplace papers that are important. Here’s a tip in a tip:
    • Try the method of tacking important papers (assignment rubrics, scholarship stuff, etc) on the wall in front of or near your desk so they don’t go anywhere! As  I previously mentioned, having those things in front of me give me a visual to look at while I’m working to see where I’m currently at and what still needs to be done.

6. Set reminders in your phone/computer/etc, too!!

  • Technology is sooooo cool guys so utilize it! Set reminders in your phone about things you absolutely need to remember. For example, I set scholarship reminders into my calendar when their deadlines are so far down the road. 

well i hope this was helpful in some sort of way, although i doubt it was. Please let me know what you think of this master post and let me know if it help you in any way!! Send me requests and don’t forget to take care of yourself before you do anything. 

Other Masterposts:

Surviving Finals [x]

Surviving World History AP [x]

You are enough

jemmy just breaking down bc of all the college shit he needs to get done (thesis papers, term papers, video presentations, etc) and thom basically just comforting his smol bf and even offering some good advice :’))   @hxxtile


James  couldn’t breathe. Now that would sound dramatic to anyone who never had a panic attack, who never had the breath stolen from their lungs as tears burned at their eyes. For James this was an often occurrence, it used to rarely happen, but with all the stress, all the pressure, he was shutting down. He was trying to keep down the sound of his sobs down, but it was hard when his roommate was also his boyfriend. Thomas apparently heard the noises, and walked out of his part of the dorm, eyes wide. “Jemmy?” He asked in a hesitant voice, James looking up at him with bloodshot eyes, tears still streaming down his face, his lip wobbling. “I’m not cut out for college.” He said in a shaky voice and Thomas shook his head, hurrying over to James, wrapping an arm around him and pulling him close, using his spare hand to grab a blanket, pulling it over James, snuggling closer to him. “Shh, it’ll be okay. What’s bothering you?” He asked and after about five minutes James finally calmed down, playing with his fidget cube, and  scoffed. “I have to write an essay on Shakespeare, write an original story, and write an essay on depression. I thought creative writing and psychology were easy.” He groaned and Thomas chuckled. “We both know that’s not why you picked it.” He said softly, nuzzling James’ neck, his hands moving down to rub at his sides gently. “Okay, well let’s make a schedule for you.” Thomas decided, going to grab his laptop, returning and sitting next to him. “What days do you want to work on what?” 

“Maybe Monday, I focus on my creative writing assignments, then on Tuesday psychology, and so on? Switch it it off?” He offered and Thomas nodded, typing that into the computer. “I’ll print it out and we’ll highlight the free time, don’t you dare protest, everyone needs a break.” Thomas said firmly and James looked at him with teary eyes, his vision slightly blurred. “I love you.” He mumbled, surging forward and wrapping his arms around his boyfriend, Thomas kissing the top of his head. “You are enough, Jemmy. You always will be.” 

anonymous asked:

hey dude !! i'm a baby witch and i've been like doing lots of tumblr research and i'm pretty closeted about it and i don't really know where to start? some help would be lovely, great blog btw!! 💖💖

Hi there! Thanks for the compliment ^^

Well, honestly it depends on where you want to start, what kind of magic you want to do, and what sort of things you wish to encourage into your life. It all comes down to you, what you want and need, what you’re comfortable doing, etc.

You say you’ve done some research, so perhaps you have learned about the different varieties of magic that are available? I’m talking about candle magic, jar magic, sigils, sea magic, etc. Find an area that interests you, or you think would be a good place for you to start. Sigils may be good for you if you’re not able to be too open about magic, and they’re pretty discreet and easy; they were where I started honestly. Feel free to do some more research if you’re unsure if you fully grasp the concept of a type of magic, but then try what you have learned and see how it plays out for you. 

That is very important too - I know it can be hard to get out of the research phase and do some actual stuff, because it seems so daunting. But the only way you will know if and how it works for you is if you try it out for yourself.

And if something doesn’t work out so well, hey, that’s okay too. Some people just don’t jive with certain types of magic, and that’s fine. If something doesn’t work, it might be good to try to figure out why it didn’t (bad spell timing, lack of energy, etc.), but if it continues to not work, feel free to just try something else instead. You’re not bound to the type of magic you use, or even your thoughts and beliefs on said types of magic either.

I have other posts where I go a bit more in depth into topics like this:

I hope this helps you! If you have any more Qs, I’ll do my best to A! :D