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Constantly losing focus while you study be frustrating. We will go through some of the top study tips that can allow you to focus and study effectively.

Remind yourself why
One of the key things that help us maintain focus no matter what, is by getting really interested in whatever we are doing. So find a way to make your topic interesting, relatable and practical in your life.

Remind yourself that you want to study to expand your worldly knowledge, to graduate, get into a field that you can flourish in, and provide some value to the world with your awesomeness. Also try thinking in metaphors and whatifs. It’s your mind, no one else has access to it, so think of wondrous things to make yourself want to devote the next few hours of your life to the task at hand.

Before studying

  1. Plan out what you want to accomplish and give yourself a time limit. For example, I will read 10 pages from my psych textbook in 30 minutes, or I will spend 1 hour researching the key words for my report.
  2. Get enough sleep. Ideally around 7-9 hours. If you sleep earlier, you may need less sleep, but please never do less than 6. Constant sleep deprivation is deteriorating for the brain and body.
  3. Eat foods that help you focus. Which include blueberries, green tea, avocados, spinach, kale, salmon, nuts and seeds. I often have a spinach, banana & kale smoothie with matcha green tea powder, but you can combine some of the ingredients in a quick sandwich if you like.
  4. Your brain mainly works on sugar, but you need to temper it with a protein or something with low GI, to reduce any blood-sugar problems which can lead to sudden tiredness. A quick way to find a a balance is to opt for a fruit or healthy smoothie.
  5. Be aware that if you study right after having a heavy meal the blood circulating around your brain reduces and goes to help with digestion, so you may feel less alert. Smaller meals can help.
  6. Take supplements that help you focus: fish oil, omega 3, Ginko Biloba, vitamin B12, Co-Enzyme Q10, and iron.
  7. Identify whatever distracts you and find a way to minimise it. So perhaps you can go to a non-distracting environment, if that is an issue. I prefer libraries or coffeeshops.
  8. Surround yourself with motivated people. If you can befriend the top few students in your class, or at least be on nicer terms with them, hopefully their studiousness will rub off on you.
  9. Have all the stationary and materials you need at hand.
  10. Set up a reward system, but avoid food as a reward as it can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead try a relaxing activity, or hobby. Pretty much any incentive you can think of that will help you cross the finish line.

While studying

  1. Prime - Spend 2 minutes skimming or figuring out what you will be going through.
  2. Drinking game - Keep a bottle of water or two next to you. Drink a cup or a half cup worth every time you get distracted for more than 5 seconds.
  3. Put distractions in their place - Write down any distracting thoughts in a small notebook. But remember it’s not supposed to act as your pretty bullet journal, but you can make another spread for if it you like. I made a small notebook the other day to write down quick thoughts that I would otherwise dwell on. It helps me direct my thoughts appropriately to what I’m studying, and still have those important ideas to refer to later.
  4. Motivate yourself - Write out exactly why you want to be a [insert awesome career position] in detail with examples. Keep that page or post-it on hand and look at it when you feel yourself losing focus. It can give you a motivational boost and can inspire you to keep going. Sometimes I like to visualise specific scenarios of how I could help people once my finish my studies.
  5. Take strategic breaks - Remove yourself from your study space and think of something else for a few minutes. You can get a snack, walk around, do a quick workout, look outside, and notice nature. Practice being present in the moment. Listen to of the world around you and get out of your head.
  6. If you feel you can not sustain your concentration on a task for too long, you may switch between two different yet equally important tasks. But try to do a big task for at least 20 minutes, you never know, by then you might like it. Some studies show, it takes 20 minutes to really get into concentrating on something.
  7. Reduce as many distractions as you can, including turning off notifications and wifi, putting you phone on do not disturb or airplane mode, and try blocking apps.
  8. Track how you use your time. I like the apps ‘Now and Then’ and ‘Moment’ for iOS. So you can see how much you have accomplished or slacked off.
  9. Write draft first. Edit and prettify later.
  10. If you’re in the final stage, focus on the fact that you have made it this far and that you’re almost done.
  11. Try to make it fun somehow, perhaps with strategies you used when you were a kid.
  12. Use as many senses as you can.
  13. Record your voice and say whatever you are reading or writing in different accents.
  14. Draw quick doodles next to whoever you are doing to help you remember it better.
  15. As long it’s not your first draft, feel free to use colourful pens, highlights and tape to keep you engaged.

After studying

  1. Revise whatever you have accomplished just before your break, by quickly skimming through your most recent notes or readings.
  2. Consequent revision schedule. The best way to remember what you have worked on is to revise it in specific intervals, after you have studying it. So after five minutes, in that evening before bed, the next day, at the end of the week and then in three weeks.
  3. Reward yourself, as long as you feel like you ended up accomplishing something you couldn’t before.

You can try out each step for two days each to see which strategies work best for you.

I hope these tips can help you, and feel free message me if you would like more details for one of the points :)

grocery shopping with monsta x

shownu

• pushes the shopping cart next to u and lets u put whatever in there
• u ask him if u should buy lucky charms or cinnamon toast crunch and he picks up honey nut cheerios
• “this one”
• u tell him to grab something for late night snacks and he picks up fig newtons
• always buys the store brand rather than name brand bc he doesn’t know the difference

wonho

• literally piles protein powders and granola bars and vitamin gummies and omega fish oil into the cart
• buys fruit gummy snacks as a “splurge”
• tells u terrible pick up lines with products u walk past
• “hey…..u make me egg-cited” *wiggles his eyebrows while holding a carton of eggs*
• “just stick to egg-sercise, hoseok”

minhyuk

• insists u get in the cart and he pushes u around bc he wants to show off how cute u guys are to the entire store
• makes u hold all the sugary cereal he’s getting
• “babe - BABE DON’T PUT THE FRUITY PEBBLES BACK”
• is the clingiest piece of shit and will backhug u down the ice cream aisle

kihyun

• has coupons and buys the most useless shit bc it’s a good deal
• “kihyun we really don’t need 3 toilet brushes-”
• “BUT IT’S BUY 2 GET 1 FREE”
• always makes sure to buy ice cream every time u guys go to the grocery store
• also always grabs 2 free samples for u and for himself, feeds u bc he’s embarrassing
• checks the calorie count for everything

hyungwon

• wants to sleep in the cart but he can’t fit into it
• lets u put stuff into the cart most of the time but always remembers to pick up shrimp
• if ur shorter than him he purposefully asks u to grab things on high shelves just to see u struggle he thinks it’s so funny and cute
• says he’s going to go grab something and he comes back saying he forgot what he was gonna get

jooheon

• says hi to the babies u guys pass by, will sometimes stop to play with them
• makes songs out of the things u pick up
• “tangerines, yeah i like tangerines almost as much as listerine - speaking of listerine we need to grab some”
• puts his feet on the cart and rides it like a scooter, almost crashes into the produce
• u have to push the cart afterwards

changkyun

• begs u to let him buy lucky charms, does the most and goes limp on the ground
• “PLeaSe tHE MarSHmALLowS aRe mY hAPpiNeESS”
• “changkyun, people are staring”
• “KRUSTY KRAB IS UNFAIR! (Y/N) IS IN THERE! STANDING AT THE CONCESSION, PLOTTING THEIR OPPRESSIO-”
• “just put the damn cereal in the cart”
• “yay!”

Adam should’ve never given that Monster to Nick 😂 He’s a ghost forever 👻

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Today’s prototypes! I’m so dead, why do I make models with so much appliqués???? I’ve been in mental agony for too many hours while I was doing this, especially Omega Flowey. The f*cker is as rage inducing to make as he is to fight in game. XDDDD

First row: Undyne! I already made Undyne the Undying a while ago, but I wanted to make something for her casual look for a long time now. It’ll go well with the Alphys I made yesterday! <3

Everything below: Omega/Photoshop Flowey! … I’m DEFINITELY only making 10 of this model. I also wanted to make it for a long time, but I’m glad I waited to make it, because it wouldn’t have come out as nicely. Now it came out even nicer than I imagined! :D I’ll definitely bring it to conventions. But yeah. Limited series, because nope. Just nope.

Tomorrow I’ll try to make US!Paps if everything goes right! Stay tuned!

Me: *googles ‘autism and pregnancy’*

What I’m looking for: 

  • information about how autistic women experience pregnancy and birth
  • how to manage having a baby when you’re on the spectrum
  • how sensory issues affect things like morning sickness and contractions
  • support for parents with disabilities
  • how to manage food difficulties

What I find: 

  • “eat these 5 foods to avoid having an autistic baby! Don’t wait until the kid’s born to purge out every last trace of uniqueness, let grass-fed kale-infused omega 3 fish oil help!”
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Omega Squad Void

Commissioned by @the-void-fish

It’s been nice to work on something different from presentations and logos and supermarket stuff to relax - all the more because I had a lot of fun with this one. Also, it was a challenge because of the style - I’m not that familiar with war-themed things. Especially not with weapons. But ay, it’s done! 

anonymous asked:

I know that you study nutrition so I want to ask you about something I'm concerned about. Omega 3 vegan sources come from walnuts, flaxseed, chia seeds and such. This comes in the form if ALA which is converted by the body to DHA and EPA. My question is how much of it is actually converted and is the amount converted enough to keep us from being deficient? Do i have to take algea oil supplements to satisfy DHA and EPA or do i not worry about it?

The amount of ALA that your body converts to DHA and EPA is completely dependent on your physical needs. Your body will only convert what it requires, and yes, you will very easily get enough without supplementation 😊

While we are on this topic…

The idea that we need omega 3 from fish, or that ALA is not efficiently converted to DHA & EPA is just fear mongering by corporations who would like to sell more of their product. Omega 3 actually comes from plants in the first place… the fish eat this and the fish’s body converts the ALA to DHA & EPA, and it accumulates in its tissues. Why bother getting this EFA second-hand through a dead animal when our body is more than capable of making the conversion itself? Not only that, but most of the fish for sale today is farmed and fed wheat, corn and soy much like land farm animals, and so there is next to no omega 3 in its flesh anyway.

Also, we do not need as much omega 3 as we are led to believe. It is essential (we must eat it, we cannot produce it ourselves), but that doesn’t mean we need to go overboard. What’s important is that we balance out our omega 3 to 6 ratio. We get an insane amount of omega 6 fats from animal products and vegetable oils, in turn creating an imbalance and perceived “need” to consume more omega 3, when really if you just lower your omega 6 consumption (cut out animal products and oils - you’ll still get some from whole plant foods high in fat), you’ll be much healthier.

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Stormy is finally big enough to eat a whole Attisons Betta Pro pellet!! It’s funny that she likes them so much because the first ingredient is brine shrimp and I tried to give her a little bit of frozen brine shrimp the other day which she spit out. Anyways, these are the two types of pellets I use in her diet but since she was so small (malnourished but also young) I only fed her the omega one ones along with the occasional blood worm.

So you cheated? Not on anyone else, but on yourself! The ENTIRE WEEEEEKKKEEENNDD! ❓How do you reset❓I celebrated my birthday ALL weekend long and I woke up asking myself this every question! Since I am in this very predicament I decided to share my answers with you!
1. LET IT GO: who knew frozen lyrics could be so handy? Seriously, let it go, all the shots, hot dogs, ribs, margaritas, cupcakes and whatever else. You ate it, its over. Don’t beat yourself up about it!
2. FLUIDS: you’re more than likely dehydrated because excess salt, sugar and alcohol do that. Start your day with room temperature water, lemon water or hot tea with lemon. Add an extra glass before every meal and shoot to put away at least 3L everyday this week to flush out toxins💧
3. PROTEIN: your body is craving carbs and sugar, in order to reset really up your protein intake at each meal. Protein will keep you satiated for longer and help beat those cravings.
4. GREENS: they can be blended, in powder form or raw. It doesn’t matter how you eat them, just eat your greens! Their nutrient density will give your body the boost it needs and it will aid in digestion
5. SUPPLEMENTS: your body is inflamed, inflamed cells are aging cells so you’ll need OMEGA 3s (fish oil), TUMERIC or CURCUMIN to lower all that inflammation in your body. If sugar causes you to be anxious or depressed grab some ASHWAGANDHA to beat those feeling
6. WORKOUT: I know, this is the absolute last thing you want to do! Exercise will reset your body quickly, especially if it is HIIT. A short 10-15 min high intensity workout will get your blood pumping, workout those aches and pains and help flush out toxins! It won’t be your best workout but it will count!
You are a work in progress guys! Thanks for reading and have a productive short week!

“How many fish do we need to catch Pha?” JiHi looks up at Jungkook from the rushing poles made of sticks and spinalcords from deer. There are wooden baskets tied to the end for fish to get caught in. Jungkook smiles as he hands his pup one of the rods.

“One for you, one for me, one for Ga, and one for JungHi.” Jungkook says with a smile. JiHi nods as he sits next to the edge of the rock and follows how Jungkook drops the bait in.

“JungHi really likes fish.” JiHi looks up at his Pha “is it an Omega thing? Ga likes fish too.” Jungkook laughs as he looks out into the lake. It’s shimmering while fellow pack members are on boats trying to catch their own fish or families playing in the water.

“Everyone likes fish except you.” Jungkook teases he he watches his line twitch with the waves. JiHi grumbles crossing his arms as he watches his line. Jungkook chuckles as he pats his pup. JiHi looks around from boredom and spots a fox sniffing a couple feet into the woods. JiHi looks back at his Pha.

“Can I catch the fox?” He asks. Jungkook looks down at his pup before looking back to the woods where it is.

“Are you hungry?”

“A little bit. And JungHi needs a hat.” JiHi says with a smile “my little kin dropped it.”

“Yeah he did.” Jungkook says “though JungHi has a small head.”

“I’ll make him a good one!” JiHi says standing up “Can I?” Jungkook look at the rods before looking back at the fox. Well it won’t hurt for the smaller Alpha to get more training in. He is about 6 so catching bigger prey then chipmunk and rabbits is a good skill. Jungkook nods making JiHi smile before he shifts into a small dark brown wolf. Jungkook smiles as he watches JiHi jump into the woods.


Jimin smiles as JungHi pulls a scroll from the bottom shelf of the library in their cabin. Which thankfully Jungkook built for Jimin even before they were premated. JungHi looks up at his Ga with a smile.

“Lil La!” JungHi cheers holding the scroll up to Jimin. The 2 spring old Omega was excellent at figuring out which scroll he wanted making Jimin glow in pride. Scrolls can be tricky but JungHi seems to be catching on.

“Want me to read lil one?” Jimin asks crouching down. JungHi yips in excitement as he goes into Jimin’s embrace. Jimin chuckles, shifting to sit on the floor and pulls his youngest pup into his lap. “Ok, well read this. I’m sure Pha and JiHi will be back soon.” JungHi nods as he curls into Jimin. Jimin coos before starting the scroll.

“Ga! JungHi! I’m home!” Jimin was a little over half way when the door to the cabin open to JiHi calling out. JungHi bolts from Jimin’s lap towards the front door. Jimin chuckles as he rolls up the scroll to place it back on the lower shelf. Jimin walks out to see JungHi looking up at her older kin while JiHi holds fox fur against his head. Jungkook looks amuse carrying the fishing gear and the basket containing fish.

“I see you’ve caught more then fish today.” Jimin says walking in. Jungkook laughs placing the fishing stuff down while JiHi holds up the fox skin.

“I caught a fox today Ga!” JiHi says “it was very hard and it scratch me too!” Jimin spots the scratch on JiHi upper arm but notices it’s not deep enough to be worried. “But I caught it all by myself!”

“Good job. Make sure you dont get hurt next time.” Jimin said patting JiHi on the head “let’s get you clean up before dinner ok?”

“Me too! Me too!” JungHi said bouncing up and down. Jimin laughs as Jungkook bends down to scoop up the youngest pup.

“Ok. Let’s head to the bath house!” Jungkook says tickling the Omega pup. JungHi laughs while JiHi places the fox skin on the table next to the fish basket. Jimin smiles fondly at his family as Jungkook picks up JiHi too making both pups laugh. Jungkook smiles at them before looking at Jimin.

“I’ll help cook.” Jungkook says walking over to his mate. Jimin smiles taking a step closer.

“I’ll start then.” Jimin says. Jungkook and Jimin share a quick kiss making both pups make noise of disgust, making their parents laugh.

Goals, resolve, vices and stuff

Tuesday 17 October, 2017

I am optimistically wearing workout clothes; I’m thinking walk/run/weights but oh lawd the weather! (Our gym equipment is outside and only semi-sheltered, so even that will require steely resolve.) It is still very windy, wet & stormy this morning, although no longer gale-force & destructive. A lot of rain is forecast today - not the gentle sort I ran in last Tuesday - hard, wind-lashed rain; such a radical change after the idyllically sunny and warm weekend.

I put on workout clothes to signal my intent, to myself more than anyone else. But because I am sick, I am not going to add bad weather stress to my battling body, so rain rain give me a break. As per my earlier post, I just signed up for the five-race Perth Summer Trails Series. This will be an entirely new challenge. I’ve never run a trails event before. The first race is 11.8km and I am currently sitting on 5km grassy flat, so a training plan is required.

My Summer goal is to train for and complete this trail series. But to do that I will have to achieve an even bigger goal: Get my inflammatory bowel disease under control. Easier said than done, especially in the middle of a tenacious flare, I am about to start vedolizumab (Humira and Remicade have both failed me). It is slow-working but a different pathway; fingers crossed. In the meantime, I am relying on prednisolone to do the job but it hasn’t kicked in with its usual alacrity.

So what else can I do? Attaining goals requires effort and sacrifice. Let’s have a look:

  1. Diet - pretty solid; lots and lots of leafy greens, good oils, protein, seasonal fruits; very little in the way of empty carbs like bread and pasta. Need to: Keep it up.
  2. Supplements - the thought is that you don’t need them unless you have a deficiency; diet should be your go-to approach. Nonetheless, I am hedging my bets with some pro-gut, anti-inflammatory supplements like probiotics, prebiotics, tumeric, and Omega 3 fish oil, in addition to magnesium. Need to: Keep it up.
  3. Exercise - consistent; I have backed off a bit due to the fatigue that comes with ulcerative colitis and the current blood loss, but get something done most days. The challenge will be managing careful increases in volume and intensity that will get me to the finish line but not set me back. Need to: Step it up.
  4. Sleep& rest - despite being on prednisolone, my sleep is good; 7-8 hours every night. I am sensible in factoring in rest days for recovery after hard training efforts too. Need to: Keep it up.
  5. Hydration - on point; because of constant diarrhoea all day every day, I lose fluid and minerals like there’s no tomorrow. I have to keep on top of hydration and electrolytes or risk becoming a very sick puppy. Need to: Step it up with exercise/as the weather gets warmer.
  6. Meditation - room for improvement; I have been doing a breathing body scan every morning before rising (or at night if I am in pain), which is something. Need to: Step it up.
  7. Outlook - bright! #alwayssmiling is my motto, even when I’m not; fake it til you make it. Okay, you won’t necessarily get sympathy if you do hard things and don’t look sick, and sometimes all you want is a bit of understanding, but let’s face it, people don’t really want to be around a sad sack. To be brutally honest, they don’t want to know; it makes them feel bad. Oh I open up sometimes when I need some small words of kindness, and maybe two or three people might offer some encouragement - but not many! Foremost, I need my family to love and support me, and I can be honest with them (although I don’t want them to stress and worry about me). Need to: Keep it up.
  8. Vices - wine and sugar! If I am going to get well, I have to ditch these two insidious, inflammatory habits. I did Dry July and then some (a 42-day marathon of no alcohol whatsoever to raise money for cancer support services) but have subsequently slipped back onto the booze. Alcohol is so entrenched in society, that choosing abstinence or temperance involves not only exercising your own willpower, but withstanding relentless peer pressure and media triggers. I foolishly and flamboyantly publicly drank water from a pint glass the other night - talk about being pilloried! I just have to do this. For my life. As for sugar, in the scheme of things, I don’t really eat that much of it, but it creeps in. Too often I will accept a sweet treat I don’t even want out of politeness. This has to stop (a square of dark chocolate excepted - it’s good for you!) Nightly wine has to stop. Need to: Bloody well do it!

So there you have it. Let’s go!

3 Day - Detox!

Alright guys i’m gonna give you a daily recipe for one of my favorite short detox. You’re gonna do this for 3 days.

This Detox is gonna put nutrients back in you, remove a lot of bad bacteria and toxins in your body and add antioxidants. It will clean out your kidneys, and promote energy! Your skin, hair!

It tastes soooooo good too. 

I will add you should probably go out and get yourself a good probiotic, Omega - 3 Fish Oil and a multivitamin as this will put more micronutrients back into your body and promote good bacteria you’ll digest easier, turn off genes that contribute to belly fat, and absorb nutrients much better and fill in nutritional gaps. Especially if you normally don’t eat right!

You will notice a difference especially if you’ve never been on a detox before. Depending on how you’re used to eating, the results can be a couple of pounds gone, increased energy, you might feel nauseous, but it’s for a good cause.  

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Morning Detox Tea

Green Tea + Lemon Slice

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Late Morning Juice (Blend)

1 Cup of Water

2 Teaspoons of lemon juice

1 Cup of Strawberries

¼ Cup of Baby Spinach

1 Banana

1 Tablespoon of Flaxseed

¼ Cup of Almond Milk

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Probiotic + 1 Multivitamin

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Afternoon Juice (Same as above)

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Fish Oil + Last Multivitamin

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Dinner Drink

1 Cup Of Water

1 Cup of Blueberries

½ Cup of Pineapple Slices

2 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice

1 Tablespoon of Flaxseed

¼ Cup Avocado

½ Cup of Raw Baby Spinach

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Before Bed (Camomile Tea)

(You’re gonna sleep so well after the camomile tea)

Riot… What are you doing? Change, or at least FIX the joke for Fizz on the Omega skin and Super Galaxy. On the Omega, the fish goes through the mask. In Super Galaxy, a hellish mouth appears out of the chin of Fizz’s suit to eat the fish. How do you not notice that for a year almost?

Confession by @frostyforsyte