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New Study Finds That Transgender Identity Is Not A Mental Disorder
New findings suggest that it would be appropriate to remove the diagnosis of transgender from the current classification as a mental disorder in the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD), according to Psych Central.

The research, led by the National Institute of Psychiatry, interviewed 250 transgender people and found that it is not a mental disorder as once believed. Apparently, distress and impairment are the two essential characteristics of a mental disorder, and they found transgender people can experience some distress but not because they are transgender, but because of social rejection and violence.

bad study habits to leave in 2017

cramming the night before. do a little every day and get a good night sleep before the test

procrastinating. promise yourself you’ll do 5 minutes of a task you’ve been putting off for a while. you’ll be surprised how quickly that 5 minutes turns into 10 and 10 into an hour and before you know it you’ll be done and able to enjoy guilt-free leisure time

not asking for help. make the most of your teachers and classmates who want you to succeed. don’t suffer in silence

saying yes to everything. it’s important to try new things but it’s also important to have enough spare time to see your friends and get enough sleep

being distracted. turn off the tv. turn off your phone. focus on studying so you can get your assignments done as efficiently as possible so you can enjoy your free time

not having a planner. this doesn’t have to be a beautiful bullet journal. just make sure you have a way of keeping on top of everything you have to do so you don’t get overwhelmed whether that’s in a store-bought diary or in you phone’s calendar

eating (too much) junk. fuel your body and your mind with fruit and veg. if you’re at university try cooking in bulk to keep costs down. you’ll be able to concentrate better if you’re eating well

not taking breaks. your brain needs to take breaks, even if you have a big test coming up. for every hour you spend studying take a 10 minute break and stretch/make a snack/take a shower/call a friend 

not rewarding yourself. take time to be proud of everything you’ve achieved so far. enjoy the success you’ve worked so hard for

1. Cut toxic people out of your life. 

You don’t have to put up with toxic people. Cut them out where you can, make time for people who support you.

2. Accept that you will fail. 

Knowing and accepting you will fail makes starting things so much easier and thats going to make 2018 a whole lot better.

3. Digitally declutter.

Clear out your phone, clear space and move your photos to Google Photo, delete apps you don’t use, organise the item you use the most. 

4. On that, try for Inbox Zero. 

Inbox Zero is just that, your inbox with Zero unread emails. 

5. Clean out your cupboard

We all know we accumulate more than we need. Clean it out and have a fresh start with the things you use and need. 

6. Deep clean your car, desk, workspace, house or bedroom.

You deserve to work and live in a clean and functional space. Allowing you to work on things that you love and to have that time to yourself. 

7. Get better sleep

You might not need more sleep, but better sleep is something almost everyone needs. 

8. Make your bed when you get up in the morning. 

It is one of the small everyday habits that has a profound effect on your day. You get up in the morning and make your bed, you’ve just ticked off two things on your daily to do list!

9. Write a list of SMART goals. 

The best goals, SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ACHIEVABLE, RELEVANT and TIME BOUND. Breaking the goals down to make sure you do them. 

10. Say ‘No’

Say no to things that will not challenge you to grow and reach your potential. No point in spreading yourself thin and produce work that is not your best and to stress on top of it all. 

11. Get your finances in order, or at least under control.

If getting them in order just isn’t possible, at least get them under control. Create a show-box budget, file your paperwork, label it. 

12. Carve out time weekly for you to focus on you.

Even if it is one hour at the end of every week MAKE that time where you can be with you. You’re important, you deserve it. 

13. Switch ‘Sorry’ for ‘Thank you’ when you possible.

Switch it up, you don’t have to be sorry, you can be humble and recognise kindness rather than apologise for kindness and consideration that you deserve. 

14. Learn just one new thing.

Even if it is how to boil an egg to perfection. Learn just one new thing, how to make a cocktail, how to drive, to touch your toes, a language. Whatever it is, just one thing. 

15. Get a small plant and look after it. 

You’re making yourself responsible for a small living thing. They make your space beautiful and bring you in to contact with nature, which we often forget. 

16. Put your emotional, physical and mental health first.

Your health is important, treat it as such. 

17. Ask for help

From the people who are supportive, caring and loving of you. Ask, even if they can’t help at this moment, they will be there for you. 

18. Shift your perspective

Outlook is everything. You don’t need any more bad vibes than the ones the world already throws. 

08/05/17 - 14/05/17

i’m trying out a new editing style, i think it looks a lot better and cleaner. i love light green spreads, they feel so fresh and neat!

Bullet Journal Spread Ideas

New Year

New Year’s Resolutions
How to actually achieve those resolutions
Highlights of 2016
Things to look forward to in 2017
Reflection of 2016
How you can make 2017 better
Things you did in 2016 that you shouldn’t in 2017
Favorite pictures of 2016
Memorable quotes from 2016
Achievements in 2016
Favorites of 2016 (e.g. music, movies, books, art, food, new activities)
New things to try in 2017 (e.g. hobbies, food, places to travel)
Upcoming releases in 2017 (e.g. music, movies, books)
How you want the world to change in 2017
Important dates in 2016
People you met in 2016

Mind/Emotion

Stress-relieving activities
Curiosity page (questions you want the answers to)
What if? Page
Happiness page
Things to do when sad (or any negative emotion)
Sleep tracker
Mood log
Dream log
Gratitude list
Self care activities
Un-do list (stop doing)
Unexplainable emotions page (e.g. that feeling when…)

Academic

Grade tracker
Vocabulary
Achievements list
Plan for the school year
Revision schedule and progress
Things to self study

Life/Experiences

Long term goals
Short term goals (e.g. this week/month)
Travel log
Bucket list
Reflections (daily/monthly/yearly)
Places you wish to visit
Friend lists + about them

Money/Finance

Spendings tracker
Savings tracker
Financial goals
Wishlist

Inspirational Stuff

Brain dump
Favorite quotes
Recipes
Pieces of writing (e.g. news articles, poetry, etc.)
Favorite words
Story ideas
OC ideas

Art/Journaling

DIY and project ideas
Handwriting experiments
Color swatches/palettes
Bullet journal page ideas
Doodle page
Testing stationery/washi tapes
Six word stories
A sentence a day
Blog post ideas

Entertainment

Playlists (e.g. playlist of the week, song of the day)
To read
To watch
Already read
Watched
Hobbies to try
Favorites list (e.g. movies, albums, songs, books)

Senses

General observations (e.g. people, places, things)
Overheard conversations
Music/melodies you heard
Things you see
Different textures/things you touched
Things you tasted (could be food, drinks, or inedible things)
Interesting/foreign smells

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Okayyy. First day of the ‘100 days of productivity’ challenge. I did some Physics and finally got round to cleaning my room ><. Now that everything is tidy I can get down to revising and doing a lot more work starting tomorrow. Here’s a photo of my new bullet journal. I’m not too happy with this spread but it was fun to do and I’m loving the feel of the bujo ^ㅁ^

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6?/100 days of productivity 11.8.17

~hey folks! long time, no speak. i literally haven’t posted original content in ages, but anyways. i got this cute idea from my fellow fave, @studyflash ,so i hope you enjoy! this was my study day ~

  • 8:30- i woke up to a gusty and damp campus. its been raining all day, and although it’s beautiful, i can’t stand it :( 
  • 8:57- i started reading some poetry to just get my brain going and ready to study
  • 11:10- i finished studying for my biology class (i used anki).
  • 13:47- i went to my biology lab class. i was literally so scared to go today because we had an oral presentation, but i nailed it 
  • 14:55-i finished my oral presentation and started doing research for my lab paper. learn a lot of information about reef corals lmao.
  • 16:27- not really studious, but i walked back to my dorm, and now i am giving my brain a break by making this post before i go out and study for my english quiz tomorrow. yipee. 
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Some new printables I’ve uploaded to my Etsy shop :-) Here are some quick links:

[rose pink and gold] • 19/02/17

A flatlay of some cool stationery from the same brand (kikki.k) that all seem to fit together in terms of colour. These are all from either the pause collection or the thrive collection, which I think complement each other. I definitely don’t study like this, the stationery looks really pretty though and I might use these notebooks for study notes.

Current night routine changes that are changing my life

Some are unique, some are plastered all over the internet and everyone knows them but still prioritises other stuff (normally social media) over them.

1. Taking a bath (Arianna Huffington’s). My muscles were really sore one day from me forgetting to stretch so I took a hot bath with some Lush products. It was absolutely amazing. I felt rejuvenated afterwards, like I had been reborn. It was a similar feeling to when you wake up after a good sleep or a great nap. I highly highly recommend this, if you have a bath. Make sure to drink water during/after! Try Lush, a scented candle, and playlist ‘jazz for sleep’ on Spotify.

2. Lavender. I have a lavender and ylang ylang mist by Cedar Stone, but I heard Lush’s sleep cream and spray are also good. Lavender calms you down and helps you relax.

3. Dimming the lights. It’s all about prepping your body and mind for sleep at this point.

4. Writing a diary entry (maybe). I like to do this in general bc I like reading back on it - days go by so fast, I forget what I happens after a year. It’s also a good way to let go of the day’s events and have a fresh start for tomorrow. I must admit I only do this occasionally when I remember and have time and feel like it.

5. Plan your tomorrow’s goals and tasks. It puts your mind at rest but also in the right place for a positive tomorrow. I write down my top 3 priority tasks by thinking 'if I could only get 3 things done tomorrow, what would they be?’. I have weekly goals instead, that help me towards my yearly goals. (And my yearly goals help me to be who I want to be). I try to make sure my weekly goals specific and measurable, and preferably have time stipulations (look up SMART goals). Eg. Instead of 'waking up earlier’, I’ll have 'can wake up before 9am by Sunday’.

6. Write down one thing your grateful for. This is already built in to my diary (highly recommend from kikki.k! Shoot me a msg if you want to know the name). It’s always good to be grateful.

7. During all of this, keep social media and technology away. This is one we all know but are still in denial about. It’s hard at first, but it gets easier and easier. At this point, I’ll be irked if someone calls me during this alone time, so I’ll put my phone on silent. I’m sure you’ve all heard about white light affecting melatonin levels as well. For years I was in denial about this and continued my pre-sleep phone ritual, but I’ve finally had to face the truth that my sleep quality if worse if I do so. When I limit my tech usage before bed, I’ve noticed I feel refreshed after waking up, not grumpy - something I hadn’t felt so long that I forgot it was normal. You’re meant to feel refreshed after sleep, not more tired.

It’s all about spending time with yourself to reflect on the day, rejuvenate and refresh yourself, and put yourself in the right mindset for sleep and tomorrow. With this, good night!

Making notes for my Administration Law exam on Tuesday ✨ trying to stick to my studying schedule as much as I can 😁 making A3 posters with a condensed version of my notes for revision! I stick them up on my cupboard and walls and learn them from there, cause if I sit for too long I get board and fidgety 🙈 how do you all revise?