i rly srsly have a problem with this especially after school ))): like im always on tumblr or something so i never get anything done rip
so im gonna try to practice what i preach from now on!!! lets get into it!
preparing for productivity
when you get home from school or work, give yourself a 20-50 minute break. lets be honest we all have those days when we try to jump right into doing whatever the heck you need to do right when you get home but after like 20 minutes you’re distracted and a mess and not getting any work done. the easy way to prevent this is to give yourself time to do all of that before you start your work so you’re not distracted later (give urself an hour if its been an especially long day). eat a snack, wash ur face tbh, whip your hair, idk what you crazy kids do but do it. srsly. just get it out of the way.
get everything ya need in one place. this is kinda a no-brainer especially since it’s all over tumblr. but srsly why get up every 5 minutes to get a pencil or something? just have it all in the first place. ez.
turn off your phone or put it in airplane mode. personally i like to pretend like im so determined and focused but every time i see the little t at the top of my phone im just gone. don’t let it distract you. if you need the internet, use your laptop/computer for less distractions.
set the mood. idk what you do, whether thats playing the moana soundtrack hanging up fairy lights, putting on your diffuser or playing rap music; idk man! do it.
actually doing the thing
alright so now u got ur fairy lights, ur mildliners, ur face washed, and ur apple juice (??? apple juice is lit???). now throw yourself into it. literally just force yourself to do it. don’t know how??? welll!!! not sure how to help you! (no im kidding don’t leave yet pls)
use the touch it once rule. this is a favorite of the studyblr community. it means that everything on your to-do list, everything you know you need to accomplish– start it. just tell yourself “i’ll only do 3 math problems” or “i’ll only work on this resume for 5 minutes”. they say the hardest part is always starting. chances are, that unfinished worksheet is going to really bother you and you’ll end up finishing it. if not, then just come back to later and touch it again and again until you finish it. tedious, but it works.
use the “two minute rule”. i got this one from @emmastudies! this rule means that if anything on your list takes 2 minutes or less to do (checking your emails, checking your tumblr inbox or something), do it. just get it done.
keep it balanced. do like one easy task and then one hard task so you’re getting everything done but not overwhelming yourself either.
break down your tasks. don’t just look at a giant task like “write a 3-page paper”. break it down into smaller subtasks like “plan paper. draft paper. edit paper. type and print paper.” its much less scary to look at.
visualize procrastination as a monster. i do NOT take credit for this one; i saw it in a masterpost somewhere so this isnt mine!!! but basically i read that you should look at procrastination as a scary opponent ready to eat you alive (and honestly it is). tackle it. don’t let it attack. be so scared of it that you don’t let it get anywhere near you.
honestly just do it and keep at it. stop letting procrastination kick your ass so that you can be productive and stay productive. the work is it’s own reward (:
taehyung: the neighbor that is always knocking on your door and asking to borrow stuff and screaming your name at 3 am from across the lawn when he ran out of shampoo
jimin: the annoyingly attractive neighbor that literally all of the girls in your apartment faun over and he knows it (make him wear a shirt when he washes his car please)
hoseok: the extremely friendly neighbor that says hello every morning as he waters his grass and who looks EXTREMELY attractive when he’s washing his dog
seokjin: the neighbor that always finds excuses to come into your house, not that you really mind because he’s always making you food to eat and bringing over treats
namjoon: the neighbor that lays on his lawn at 4 in the morning and contemplating life while blasting sad music and calling you over bc he’s having an existential crisis an hour later
yoongi: the neighbor that glares at anyone who steps on his lawn and plays rap music loudly at night when he’s working; you always telling him to turn it lower and he transforms into a fluff ball and apologizes with the softest voice
jungkook: the meme neighbor that normally keeps to himself but does weird things in his house when he’s alone;; most people find him attractive at first sight but you really know what goes on in his house
if u think racism and islamophobia is over ur painfully mistaken lol
both me and my brother are syrian muslim immigrants (hes atheist and im agnostic, but we’re ismaili in home culture)
we’re both pale and passing and for the first decade of each of our lives thought we were white. the difference is that hes very obviously arab (hussein) and im ambiguous (elisar). my treatment at school was okay. got a couple nasty comments here and there, but whatever.
my brother has made some mistakes, sure (questioning and directly testing teacher and principal’s authority or whatever, making stupid anti-sjw jokes to look cool in front of his friends, he’s thirteen), but he’s been suspended three times, has had the police called on two times, and has been recommended for counselling and a therapist. he’s been told that he will definitely become extreme and violent. this is because he listens to “vulgar” (rap) music. the kid plays dragon ball z and protested strongly a couple weeks ago when i said i wanted to kill a spider
the first question our doctor asked when my mother told him was “whats the racial makeup of his school?” its mostly white. “theyre just scared of his name” hussein.
its fucked. if they think isolating him from his peers (when he’s already nerdy and bad with social cues) is helping then they’re fucking morons.