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i know that this may be hard to believe, but:
  • you are not a burden
  • you deserve happiness
  • you deserve to be listened to
  • you are so strong
  • you are kind
  • you are amazing
  • your situation right now is not your forever
  • it’s going to get better
  • your best is good enough
  • you are good enough
  • you are beautiful
  • you deserve to live your best life
  • you’re working so hard
  • you’ve gotten through everything that has been thrown at you so far; you can get through this too
  • you are worth so much
  • you are wonderful
  • you can choose positivity 
  • your past does not define you
  • your mistakes do not define you
  • your grades and achievements do not define you
  • your mental health does not define you
  • your struggles do not define you
  • it’s never too late to try again
  • it’s never too late to start
  • you are cared for
  • you are valued
  • you are so important
  • i am so proud of you
  • you’re going to be okay
Partial List of Supertags for the AO3 “Exclude” Filter

All of these are parent tags that will strip works tagged with any of their subtags from your search results. So for example, instead of having to enter the tags for high school AUs, college AUs, and boarding-school AUs separately, just pop “Alternate Universe - School” into the exclude filter and it’ll accomplish the same thing.

You will notice there are a lot of AU tags in here. If I had a magic wand to wave at the AO3 tag-wrangling system, the very first thing I’d do is create a supertag for setting/universe alterations that doesn’t include canon-divergence AUs, which are a separate beast. But we live in the universe where there’s no such thing, and being able to enter the 10 biggest AU supertags into “exclude” beats the tar outta playing whack-a-mole with all their dozens and dozens of child tags.

Avoidance Needs

  • Mental Health Issues (92024) (Many granular sets of subtags)
  • Abuse (82463) (Many granular sets of subtags)
  • Non-Consensual (67956) (Noncon touching/kinks, rape fantasy, past/threatened/implied, aftermath and recovery)
  • Pregnancy (51212) (Includes mpreg, “Pregnant [Character],” etc)
  • Consent Issues (45770) (Dubcon, uninformed consent, fuck-or-die)
  • Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics (38933) (Parent tag for all omegaverse variants, “Alpha [Character],” etc)
  • Children (38546) (Characters having children, characters as children, various AUs–but “Age Regression/De-Aging” is a separate tag)
  • Soulmates (38278) (Also covers “Alternate Universe - Soulmates,” soulmarks, etc)
  • Homophobia (30930) (Internalized, period-typical, etc)
  • Alternate Universe - Gender Changes (8702)

Mundane AUs

Genre AUs

Other Canons and Time Periods

When studying, most people try to find motivation thinking that this will get them through their study session, or they will see their failure as a result of a lack of motivation. While motivation might be useful in the short term, discipline is what you need in the long term to succeed. 

Lets take a look at the difference:

motivation- a goal or reward that you look forward to that will encourage you to study - while this is useful, what happens on a day when you just don’t feel like studying?

discipline- being trained to routinely study regardless of how unmotivated you are - this is what will get you out of bed on a day you don’t feel like studying.

How to become self-disciplined:

1. Just do it. Whatever the task is, whether its due in a month or due tomorrow, just get on with it. No point procrastinating because you’re wasting time. Instead you can do the task and then reward yourself! Be harsh on yourself (but not too harsh!). Set short term goals, make a to-do list, delete all social media, do whatever it takes to just get that damn task done!

2. No zero days!. whether its studying for 30 mins or 3 hours, study for some time everyday. This will help help develop a routine and make it easier for you to cope. Also, by studying everyday you’re brain will know that the content you are learning should be stored as long-term information so this will benefit you during exam season!

3. Avoid long breaks. Unless you are 100% confident that taking an hour break means ONY an hour break then you can ignore this step. But like the majority, we can get extremely distracted and our hour break can end up being a 4 hour break and then we realise it’s time to go to bed?! To avoid this, only take small breaks when you know you are losing energy/ concentration. The last thing you want is studying for 30 mins and your brain is in the mood to be productive, then you take a 15 min break and come back but realise you want a longer break and not in the mood to study anymore. 

4. Be patient. It’s going to be a rough journey, it’s going to be hard but you’ve got this! Take it one step at a time. Start off by completing one task a day, then move to two, then three, and the next thing you know, you’ll have a regular routine where you will constantly be ticking off your to-do list everyday! Also, please be kind to yourself, know when your body is not in the right state of health to study and don’t force it. Only force yourself to a limit, you’ll know when to stop and that’s ok. Just try again when you feel better!

thank you for reading this and I hope this has helped, please feel free to message me!

Being burnt out means you’re probably feeling exhausted, unmotivated, unfocused and just generally “blegh” - an absolute nightmare when you’re trying to stay on track with school and studying. I’ve suffered from academic burn out a lot but it’s now something I know how to cope with, I’ve compiled my best tips and tricks for dealing with a burn out and how to ease yourself back into your studying!

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tips for when you are in a period of high stress
  • set priorities and reduce your overall activity

Whenever you’re facing more stress than usual, try to reduce your activities, set priorities, and focus on short-term goals. However, try to not avoid activity all together. This is difficult, because the way you think about tasks changes dramatically when you are stressed. Try your best to stop during times of high stress and ask yourself “What really needs to be done now? What can I let go until some other time?” 

Also, try to recognise that you only have a limited amount of energy - you can’t push yourself too hard - and remember to take time to rest and take care. Stress drains your energy more, so try to be mindful of that. 

  • spend extra time with decisions

Stress interferes with your ability to think. The greater the stress, the more likely it is that you will make poor decisions. Wherever possible, avoid making major decisions during times of stress. But, when a decision does have to be made, try to take more time with it, and talk to people about it who are objective - they may see problems or options you didn’t think off because of your reduced ability to do so while being stressed. 

  • plan ahead and take actions during times when stress is low

A lot of the time, you know when a period of stress is coming. When that is the case, try to take some time to plan ahead, make decisions, and take action in advance while you’re feeling better - this reduces the amount of thinking you’ll need to worry about during a period of high stress. Having a plan helps you to focus and prioritise tasks. 

For those times when a period of high stress may come suddenly, try to take some time out to relax and collect yourself, so you’re able to plan ahead and prioritise. This can be difficult, so it’s okay if you can’t. Just being mindful of how your body and mind can be affected by stress can help you through. 

some gentle reminders for if you are stressed

  • take a moment to breathe; close your eyes, put whatever you are doing down, and count slowly to ten
  • take a break if you’ve been working for a long time on something
  • write a list of what you need to do, and then slowly put the tasks into order of priority
  • take some time out of your day to relax and unwind to the best of your ability
  • try your best to not push yourself past your limits
  • reach out for help if you need to
  • you can do this
  • i believe in you
  • it’ll be okay
Bedridden Witch Series

Originally posted by slk-t

For those of you who don’t know me, I suffer from a chronic illness and I spend a LOT of time bedridden. I also happen to be a witch! I don’t let being trapped in bed stop me from practicing my craft. Here are some resources I’ve compiled from my personal experiences and the help of others <3

Check the reblogs for future updates! Posted 8/23/18.

No one really properly prepared me for online classes and for this whole new world of the social sciences. So, this semester I feel like I’ve been reinventing the wheel re: how I approach getting my work done. I developed this method, which has proved very helpful. It ensures I get my assignments done on time, without wasting too much time on readings. NOTE: This method may not work for all types of classes, and it may not work for all people. For the record, I have issues with executive function and find sticking to it really helpful. Feel free to adapt it to make it work for you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me an ask.

Breathing exercises are probably one of the most fundamental ways to become calmer when experiencing hard times, and there are a lot of ways to do them. Take deep breaths. It’s okay to not use the times as stated and to instead find breathing times that are comfortable for you, and that help you the most in calming you down.

Although the exercise might not solve all problems, it can help you regain a clear mind in order to think of other solutions, making it an essential stepping stone in recovery.

Take care of yourself, please. And try your best to reach out when things are difficult.

It’s going to be okay.

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🌼 ten little good habits 🌼

♡ these are ten small habits i’ve picked up that have brought a little bit more joy into my life ♡

  1. 💧 drink water first thing in the morning!!! water wakes you up and is also another great way to start off any day. it’s really important to stay hydrated throughout every day, so drinking water right when you get up starts your hydration journey.
  2. 🛌 make ur bed!!! making ur bed is a wonderful way to start off your day.
  3. 📝 set a small list of to-dos!!! think of a couple things you want to achieve for the day and write them down.
  4. 📖 plan your week!!! you should have a slight idea of what your week will look like. it’s always okay if you plan your week and don’t complete everything: other things in life will happen and it’s okay.
  5. 🛏 wash your sheets and pillows!!! you have to keep those clean so that any lingering germs will go away. not only will your sheets and pillows be free of bad germs, but so will your skin.
  6. 🙏🏼 meditate!!! even if it’s just for five kr ten minutes. clear your mind and all of the negative thoughts that may be forming a storm cloud in your brain.
  7. ✏️ write in a journal!!! if meditating isn’t your thing, journalling is a great way to clear your mind and it’s on paper.
  8. 📚 read a book!!! reading is nice when you want to escape the real world and want to take a step into the life of someone else, or learn something new.
  9. 👥 talk to a friend or family member!!! this doesn’t seem like a big deal because you might do it all the time, but it’s important that you don’t lose connections to the people you love the most. make sure they know you care about them and that they care about you. a few minutes of talking can create a strong foundation for a healthy relationship.
  10. 📝 write down good things that have happened to you today!!! even if a day seems stressful, there are always little things that make you smile. write them down and remember then.

bonus: write a thank you note to someone who has impacted your life positively. you don’t ever have to show them this letter, but writing this thank you note will help you appreciate this positive person in your life.