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unconventional study tips

- buy yourself new stationery: i get so excited about using new pens that i don’t mind writing that essay i’ve been putting off for days

- use a playlist as a study timer: have a selection of instrumentals and songs with lyrics. take a break everytime a song with lyrics comes on and work during the instrumentals

- make your study space smell fresh: mint and lemon tend to be good options

- write down how much time you spend studying for a test and then the grade you got: then you can figure out how time you really need to spend to get a good grade. this will help you use your time more effectively

- spend your study breaks showering or exercising for about 30 mins: then come back fresh and quickly review what you have learned. this will help the information sink in

- don’t always study in comfy clothes or pyjamas: do your hair or makeup if you want too. this will put you in ‘get shit done’ mode

- record yourself explaining topics you’ve just studied: explaining/teaching topics helps you learn so much better, and you also have a little video to review before tests

Source: minimaliststudy

little things to appreciate࿐♡

-listening to old songs and being able to remember the lyrics

-late night heart-to-hearts

-smiles from a stranger

-embraces that last a little bit longer than usual

-when the sun filters through your windows on a nice day

-when the wind blows against your skin

-small gestures of kindness

-sunset/sunrise

-when the rain patters against your window

-the moment the rain stops and a rainbow appears

-receiving a hand written letter

-flowers you didnt expect

-the feeling of sand between your toes

-the way the ocean sounds

- when plans you were dreading get cancelled.

- looking through old journals from when you were young

-when your favorite song comes on

- that quick squeeze from the other person at the end of a hug.

-when you’ve finished a really good book and you just put it down on your lap and stare into space for a couple minutes because you need to collect yourself and return to reality.

-surprises. good surprises

-being awake when everyone else is asleep

-genuinely candid laughing photos

- comfortable silence

- those rare, perfectly timed naps that leave you feeling refreshed and not groggy

-waking up before your alarm goes off

-being in a great mood for no reason at all

-bubble baths

-being cuddled in bed when it’s raining outside

-when someone plays with your hair

-when your pet greets you when you come home

-being told you made someone’s day

-using brand new pens/supplies

-holding hands

-losing track of time because of how much fun you’re having

-overcoming a fear

-when someone tells you that you smell good

-when someone compliments your outfit

-when you laugh so hard you start crying and your stomach starts to hurt

-the feeling of genuine happiness

-when your hair looks good when you wake up

-watching dogs stick their heads out of car windows

-those “i love my life” moments

The new school year is slowly but surely approaching, so I wanted to make a list of some things that could help you to prepare for the new school year and make going back to school easier. 

1. Start fixing your sleep schedule early
We all love to sleep in late during the summer, but once school starts we cannot really stay up until 3am and still be in bed at 11am. Try to start fixing your sleep schedule at least two weeks before school starts. Start with going to bed 30 minutes earlier or sleep with the blinds open. 

2. Finish all summer homework
Please, please, pretty please, finish your summer homework as early as possible. You will be so happy and feel so relaxed when you don’t have to rush finishing your summer homework and pull an all-nighter during the first week.

3. Buy new school supplies
No matter how much you hate school, getting new school supplies just feels so good! You don’t need to get anything fancy (or expensive), even something as little as a new pen or a notebook can make you feel so ready for school.

4. Clean your room/study space
By cleaning, I don’t mean pushing your papers and notebooks to the back of the closet. Go through every single box and drawer and throw away everything that you don’t need. You will feel so much better when your room and/or study space is clean and not full of old papers and pens that don’t even work. 

5. Do some pre-reading
You don’t have to read the whole textbook before your class starts or do anything crazy like that. Something as simple as reading the titles and subtitles, or summaries of the chapters will help you to get an idea of what you will study during the year. 

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i found cute the pirate thing so (btw the song is this one)

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