or maybe i'll put in schedule for a week

I’m back from my writing break and better than ever! I feel refreshed after watching too many shows and eating too much ice cream–and also feel the writing urge seeping back into me. I think it will be better for me not to make such an intense schedule as writing every single day of the week or forcing myself to write when I am definitely not in the state to do so. Instead, I will be putting all of my energy into writing 1-2 commissions/parts of commissions per week. 

Thank you so much for your patience, and you’ll be seeing more writing from me very soon! 

anonymous asked:

Hi sorry to bother you but I have a problem! I'm in my first year of college and I'm drowning. I haven't gotten a single A on any of my tests and I actually failed my computer science test. All of my friends are getting As and they're low key judging me for messing up so bad, so many times. I keep saying "this will be my week, I won't procrastinate, I'll revise every day" BUT IT NEVER HAPPENS. Help! How do I get out of this vicious cycle?

Heyy, you are not bothering at all!! Aww i don’t know if friends should be like that to you. I mean it’s not very nice? 

  • I don’t know, but maybe it can help to start building a habit. Make a list of the things you can do that put you in ‘that study mood’. Mine for example is:
  1. clean your desk
  2. put on some comfortable clothes
  3. make a to do list or a study schedule (I use the extension ‘momentum’ on chrome, it’s sooo lovely)
  4. get your pens, books, notebooks etc
  5. put your phone away, or use the app ‘forest’ (also an extension for google chrome and firefox!) (hmmm, only ios is not free) It prevents you from using/ getting distracted by your phone because the tree will be killed if you leave the app.
  6. play a study playlist or maybe just silence, do what works for you (sometimes i prefer music and sometimes not, it depends on the subject)
  7. get some water or tea (but most of the time to get myself motivated i need coffee)
  8. set a timer (max 2 hours, otherwise you get soooo tired afterwards) 
  9. start :)

  • Maybe for you it’s a good idea to do some mindfulness or meditation before you start? So your mind is all clear and you are more focussed. I use the app ‘breathe’.
  • Just to build the habit, you can use the pomodoro technique. I use ‘moosti’ most of the time. The idea is to set a timer for an amount of time, with pomodoro you use 25 minutes. After that you set another timer for a 5 minute break. You repeat this for 3 other times, but after the fourth ‘25 minutes’ you can have a 20 minute study break. There are also a lot of helpful apps. I just use moosti for the timer, i did the pomodoro technique for a while, but my in experience the 25 minutes are too short. But in the beginning i really liked it, because i was not motivated enough to just sit at my desk for like two hours to study. You can also add up the time. For example on monday you start with 25 minute timers and tuesday 30 minutes, wednesday 35 minutes etc. 
  • Another technique is setting a stopwatch and when you feel distracted you look at the amount of ‘focus’ minutes and try to start from there with adding minutes. 
  • I don’t know if your schedule makes this possible (mine doesn’t) but start everyday at the same time with studying. This also helps by building a habit. 
  • Starting a studyblr can help!! Or just do the 100 days of productivity for yourself and make a sort of habit tracker. Where you can cross of a productive day.

Haha i’m so sorry if this is a bit chaotic :’) But i hope it will help you a bit. If not, please tell me (oh and you can tell me if this is useful ;) ) 

Hmmm and I think that you should not be treated like that by your friends, it’s seriously not what a friend would/ should do. They should help you or at least be supportive and motivate you. I hope they will be nicer to you. And otherwise they don’t deserve you as a friend. 

Just try your best, and believe in yourself. ‘Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.’ <3 xx