school work more important than work work


pastel!dan and punk!phil


school is helpful, but you are a priority

[07/01/17] Just some econ notes 🙌🏼 READ THE WHOLE CAPTION ✨now I’m going to use this caption to talk about something important that isn’t talked about in the studygram community all that much and thats self care and mental health. Yes we are all about helping people work hard and get through school with good grades but that isnt all life is about. Self care and mental health will ALWAYS come before school. It is ALWAYS okay to skip school if you don’t think you can face it today. It is ALWAYS acceptable to be sad about a bad grade. It is ALWAYS okay to take a mental health/self care day to look after yourself you need that more than you need your grade. It is important to look after yourself so you don’t hurt yourself by working too hard. You dont have to work every single day in fact thats probably not very good for you - if you can cope with that then fine, but understand that many people (more than you would expect) are badly affected by mental illness and everyone has bad days and its okay to feel that way. Don’t ever feel pressured to work by anyone if you cant/dont feel like you can that day. You dont have to. Look after yourself and dont listen to any studygrams who tell you to just be more dedicated or to just get over your bad day and go to school. Unfollow them. Block them. They are not what this community is about. I, and many other studygrams, care about you and we are here for you. Some days I dont go to school because I cant. Some days I dont do any work because I couldnt get out of bed. I just think its important to keep that in mind when you are looking at my posts - I am not always motivated and I’m not someone that has everything perfect, I’m just here to try and inspire people to do their best. And if the best you can do sometimes is just get out of bed, or just go to school then I applaud you for making that far. I wish all of you guys the best as always. Keep this in mind.

important facts about community college

- just as much of a quality education as you would get at a state school or uni 

- much more affordable 

- usually more night classes that make going to school while working and/or taking care of kids much easier 

- transfer students actually have a higher graduation rate than students who have been at a university all 4 years 

- there is nothing wrong with aspiring to go to a community college 

- there is nothing wrong with being proud of attending a community college 

- there is absolutely nothing wrong with community college 

Forget motivation. Hustle.

I was wondering how you stayed motivated during your undergrad years and first few years of medical school. The science classes are hard and time consuming and I’m sure there were times you wanted to give up. How do you overcome that feeling, and convince yourself that you’re smart enough/capable enough to continue? -anon

I have written a lot about finding motivation before, but I think the big thing that should be emphasized every time is that motivation is not something that just drops out of the sky into your life. It’s

something you have to work at and cultivate

 (I have some tips for that in the linked post).

You can’t expect to just wake up and be excited about work and studying organic chemistry every day, even if you enjoy what you’re doing and studying overall. Succeeding in school, regardless of what you’re studying, is a lot more about work ethic than motivation.

Motivation is not the key. Hustle is what’s important. If you push through on the days when you are least motivated, it tends to catch up with you. Do you think Olympic athletes are excited to get out and practice for hours every day? Probably not. But they work on days when they’re tired so that when it counts they will have the stamina to push on. You can celebrate the little victories of reading X number of pages even though you really just wanted to watch Netflix. When you see what you can do even when you’re not motivated, you become motivated to keep going and do more. 

I don’t know that I ever wanted to completely give up on my studies. Class was hard and I hated it at times but I always knew that it was a necessary thing to get through to be where I wanted to be. I celebrated every good grade and even every not-so-good grade that I worked really hard for. Every small success was evidence to me that I could do it, and every failure was a kick in the pants to push me to try harder and do better. 

You can do it anon. Hustle.

anonymous asked:

I feel like sometimes especially now I have to put school work before my recovery. Which Iknow sounds dumb but if I don't do my work Ifail and I'm in my senior year and good I just want to sit down and work on myself but I'm so swamped that it feels impossible.

Ohhhhh, sweetheart, I totally know what this one feels like! I am so sorry things are so overwhelming right now, but please try to remember – and trust me, I know how hard this is!! – that you are more important than your work. Your work can always wait, even when there are deadlines. You are more important than your school work, because you are worth it. You are worth spending time on, even and especially when spending time on yourself means letting yourself rest. Letting yourself heal and recharge will incidentally also probably make you work faster, work more efficiently. I know it feels impossible, but I promise it’s not. I believe in you and I am sending you so, so, so much love and support <3 <3 <3

Day 4 of 7: How to overcome peer pressure and temptation

There is a way that appears to be right,
but in the end it leads to death.
Pr. 14:12 (NIV)

My dear sister,

Don’t stress yourself out trying to compete with other people. God knows where you want to go and where you need to be and when you make the choice to trust Him, there is no need to compare or compete.

1. Don’t let the pressure get to you

The reason why this is so important to talk about during a week of peer pressure and temptation is far too many people face pressure at work, school, or even in their families or at church to work harder and to work more to keep up with everyone else. People seem to take us more seriously when we’re working more, and doing better than we were before. It seems the more we do, the higher we are able to climb, and the more we matter in society, in our social circles, and even in our interpersonal relationships. However, it is important to remember that this is no way to live. It is not a sin to want to do better in school, or to be able to make more money, or have a family someday that you’re proud of…but as we see in this proverb, this is NO way to live. Even the material things that are not a sin will someday perish. And if we truly want to trust the direction God is taking us in and not be so focused on what other people are doing, we have to pray and seek Him daily, asking Him to strengthen us so that we will be so focused on what He has us to do, that the insecurity and doubts we have about ourselves are forgotten.

2. Apply this kind of thinking in your daily life

Here’s a short list of some ways that you can begin to apply seeking God over competition and comparison in your daily life

- Make a list of spiritual goals…keep up with it daily

- Look at your GPA or your work performance and figure out what you’re best a–do MORE of that, and thank God DAILY for these gifts He’s given you! Recognize that what you’re good as IS God working in you!

- Encourage other women. SHOW others that you’re not competing with them. Cheer on your friends! Pray for them! You will feel better when you do!

Biblical context + further reading: Gal. 6:4, Col. 3:2



No one should have to choose between providing for your family and being a good parent. Yet “family-friendly” work is still a pipedream.

Today most parents are also wage earners, whether in a two-parent or single-parent household. Politicians talk a lot about the importance of family, but must do a better job delivering.


– Require that women receive equal pay for equal work.

– Require employers provide predictable hours so workers can plan to be home when their family needs them.

– Provide universal childcare – pre-school and after-school – financed by employers and taxpayers.

– Require that employers offer paid family and medical leave.   

The richest nation in the world should enable its workers to be good parents. Family-friendly work isn’t a luxury. People who work hard deserve to make more than a decent living. They and their families deserve a decent life.

Convicts in the USA on death row - the murderers, the rapists, the drug launderers - all of them have committed horrible crimes and are still allowed to have at least 8 hours of sleep per night. And us? The good people just trying to study and teach in schools? Weโ€™re only getting 4-5. How is this fair? Itโ€™s a little backwards topsy turvy, donโ€™t you think?

Sleep is more important than work. Take care of yourself first, then do your schoolwork. Work can be postponed, your sleep and health canโ€™t. Just talk to me next time because I rather you not stay up so late.

—  Mr. Parry. Paraphrased from my bio teacher. What he said after he learnt that I only slept 2 hours cause I was up doing his work. Bless him, heโ€™s a fucking saint.

I know I’m only 16 but I think I’ve come to a point in my life where I can honestly say money doesn’t buy happiness. Yeah it’s nice to cry in a Mercedes rather than a beat up 1999 Honda Civic but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter. Since I’ve been probably about 14 I’ve always thought of my happiness with material things, buying new bags, buying new clothes, new shoes, brought a car as soon as I got my license, saved for a new car etc but I am/was still so unhappy. I’m going to try so hard now to focus on what I do have in my life rather than what I don’t have. I have also realized that my mental health is so much more important, so if it means cutting back my work and only working 3-4 days a week while I’m at school then so be it. I can’t have everything! I want to have all these luxuries, work a lot, go to school, hang out, buy new shit and be happy but it’s just not working! I’m excited to get my happiness back on track and find true happiness within myself and my life as it is. Everything else is a bonus 😊🙏🏼💖