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Unfuck tomorrow morning
  • Wash the dishes in your sink
  • Get your outfit for tomorrow together, including accessories
  • Set up coffee/tea/breakfast
  • Make your lunch
  • Put your keys somewhere obvious
  • Wash your face and brush your teeth
  • Take your medication/set out your meds for the morning
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
  • Set your alarm
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour

I know it’s hard, but sometimes one of the best ways to treat depression is to keep moving. Even if you don’t feel like getting out of bed, get out of bed. Even if you don’t feel like going to class, go to class. Even if you don’t feel like walking, go for a walk. Set your alarm earlier in the morning so that you have more time to get out of bed and get ready for the day. Just keep moving… Activity stimulates the brain and raises neurotransmitter levels. It’s probably not going to cure you, but research (and my own personal experience) shows that it will help

I can write a paragraph about how the south really ain’t shit but for the people in NC…. please stay safe. If you’re black or a non-black poc and you go out, please don’t go out alone,… Especially at night. Watch your surroundings. Lock your doors. Set your security alarms. Have 911 on speed dial. Learn how to defend yourselves… I can’t believe I’m giving out these tips in damn near 2017. But this is where the future of our country is heading… This is what the 50 million+ people in America wanted.

the really cool thing about being alive is you have so much control over who you are. you wanna cut off your all your hair? awesome, go for it. you wanna feel like a princess? guess what! you are! you wanna be a morning person? set your alarm and make some coffee, babe. you wanna be a night owl? sweet! stay up all night making art. you wanna learn a new language? the internet’s got you, don’t worry. you have the power to make whatever changes you want in your life. this story is yours, so go out there and write it. 

Chapter Two


Mystic Messenger High School AU

Word Count: 1,416

Your first day at the ice cream shop, but guess who else works there…

     It wasn’t like you at all to be late, but you found yourself in this exact predicament as you ran down the paved sidewalk towards the ice cream shop. One of those days you thought with certainty you set your alarm on your phone. Luckily you awoke just in time, throwing on a v-neck and some shorts you found on the floor before grabbing your sketch book. He said it was never busy, so you figured you’d have some time to kill during your shift.

      What a great impression for your first day; you thought, huffing to blow the bangs out of your eyes. The bell above the door rang out as you entered. The smell of sweet sugar hit you immediately when you walked in. It brought on a sense of nostalgia, similar to walking into a candy store.

     It was empty inside except for a single mans figure. He was leaning back in a seat reading, his feet set upon the table in front of him.

     “You’re a tad late,” his voice called out from behind the book which hid his face.

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OK Californians, we’ve got work to do starting at 4 am our time!!!

I’ve tried calling her offices tonight and there is no place to leave a message. Call her DC office first thing tomorrow morning! Set your alarm clock and wake up at 4 am and call her. Keep on calling her DC office until you get through. 

And then call all of her California offices starting at 9 am tomorrow. 

This is what I’m going to say: 

I understand that you might be voting for Sessions, and as your constituent, I demand that you vote no. As my Senator, I expect you to put the rights of your constituents over any consideration of your colleague Jeff Sessions. Trump has just indicated that he wants to suppress people’s votes with his bogus claims of voter fraud denying him the popular vote. He is looking at California in particular. Jeff Sessions has actively worked against voting rights, threatening to jail people. You cannot in good conscience vote for this man who will actively erode our voting rights.

If you do not hold Californians interests ahead of your Washington colleagues and stand against Trump, we will find a Senator who will.

She’s up again in 2018, folks. 

university gothic

-You have to be up by 7 am tomorrow morning. You set your alarm for 5:55. You wake up at 4 am because your kidneys are screaming for release, and by the time your head hits the pillow again your alarm is buzzing. It’s 6:55. You could have sworn you set it for 5:55. You panic. It doesn’t matter. Your first class doesn’t start until 9.

-Your literature class has twenty-five students. You raise your hand often in that class. Only four other people ever raise their hand. Somehow, everyone else has found a way to remain silent for the entirety of the semester. You don’t know the sound of the girl’s voice who sits to your left. There is no girl who sits to your left. You are the only one of two students sitting in the front row. You are an island in a class of silent eyes.

-It is possible that your upstairs neighbors are actually sumo wrestlers, or perhaps professional clog dancers. You’ll never know. The RA on duty has never been around in time to check. The upstairs neighbors remain faceless. But never noiseless.

-Everyone’s schedule is so busy that every time you make plans with friends they ask to take a raincheck for next week. Next week never comes. It is always this week. “Next week” is just an empty promise.

-A student whose age you could never guess walks down the street on his way to class. He wears a t-shirt and worn leather sandals. It is thirty degrees outside. You don’t question it. No one does.

-It is raining today. Classes are not real. No one speaks of happy things. You all wonder when the sun will shine again. If it will shine again.

-There is a new building under construction this semester. There is always a new building under construction. You have never been in a single new building. You plan to take a look in one of them at some point. Something tells you you never will.

Life Hack #24

Having nightmares? Set your alarm to go off every 10 minutes. That way you won’t let your body go into REM (Rapid eye movement) sleep, which is when most dreams occur.

ok kids, sleep is v important and we hardly ever get enough of it these days so listen up and jot down some notes.

don’t study while you’re sleepy.

  • go get some shut-eye. a 30 minute nap at most, you’re gonna feel really refreshed, trust me. 
  • if you’re studying late at night. just stop. go sleep. set your alarm at 4am and do your work in the morning. it’s way better to feel energized while you’re studying than feel like a zombie.
  • worst case scenario, you’re desperate for time, go get some coffee, and down it right before you take a 20 minutes nap. once the 20-minute is up, the caffeine will officially enter your system and you’ll be good to go for at least 2 hours.

pay your sleep debt.

  • make up for lost time and hibernate in your bed once you get the chance, especially during the weekends. you’ll be so thankful is2g and you’ll be recharged and rebooted for the next week or so.
  • take every chance and nap whenever you have time on your hands. life is extremely fast-paced and you will be thankful you spent that 1 hour getting some zzz’s instead of scrolling through social media when you get a new assignmemt, trust me.

hit your hours every night

  • whatever you do to make up for the nights you burned the midnight oil, the best way is still to get your much-needed hours of sleep every night. just put down the phone and burrow into your blanket, you won’t be complaining about not getting the chance to stalk taylor swift when you try to hit snooze next morning. [yes i know what y’all are up to every night]
  • sprinkle a bit of lavender essential oil, set the room to the right temperature, wear your most comfortable pj’s, convince yourself that you’ll have the needed energy to face your history assignment when you wake up. stop the nerves and calm yourself so you won’t waste time counting sheep for hours trying to fall asleep.

work before the sun comes out

  • it’s so much better to just go to bed early at night and wake up early in the morning to do work. ditch your 12 - 7 sleep schedule for a new 9 - 4 one. working in the early morning is so much more beneficial and you should at least try it out once or twice to really experience how much better it is.

i know this isn’t really a lot but here’s my mini stash of tips anyway! i hope i’m able to help some of you out! y’all can drop ur requests here and see more of my tips here.

wan ling xx

9 Tips for a better morning!

For me mornings are very important, without a productive morning I lose the day, I could even stay in bed all day. Now, you may not be that extreme, but definitely productive mornings will play a huge role in being productive throughout the day.So, here are a couple of tips to make your morning nice, and to keep you going: 

1. Try to get up once you hear the alarm. I know it’s hard, but by time it will get easier and it would be a habit. 

2. Set your alarm on the same time everyday, even if you don’t need to get up that early. If you want it to be a habit, you’ve got to repeat it everyday until you don’t need the alarm to wake up at that particular time.

3. Now that you’re awake, what is it that you’re longing for? Not breakfast, not yet. You have to brush your teeth first. I know some people prefer to wash their teeth after breakfast, but personally I prefer to wash my teeth first thing in the morning. 

4. Now it’s time for BREAKFAST. Breakfast is very important, and preferably, have it before 7:00 am to make the most use of it. Also, try to have a different breakfast everyday. At least for me, breakfast is pretty much what motivates me to get up in the morning, so I don’t wanna get bored with it, and I try to be creative. There are a few breakfast recipes on Pinterest and Youtube, maybe you should give them a try.  

5. Sometimes, especially in winter, I get lazy and think about skipping shower. In  order to avoid that, I use nice products, for body and hair, they not only smell good, but they also make you feel very good about yourself, maybe even confident. They don’t have to be expensive, just make sure that they do their job and smell good. 

6. Pick a nice outfit. Sometimes I like to get creative with my outfits, so I either come up with a new idea for a particular outfit, or I just pick up my favorite one. Point is, don’t get out of your house if you don’t like what you’re wearing. 

7. Before you leave, make sure that everything is organized, and that you didn’t forget anything. And try to make a to-do list for the day, to stay both organized and motivated.

8. If you’re late, you can get a nice coffee from a coffee shop on your way. If you’re not late, then maybe enjoy your home-made coffee with a book, or maybe the newspaper or podcast, to follow what is going on in the world. 

9. If your school/college is near, maybe you can walk or take a bicycle instead of a car. You could use that time by listening to an audiobook, or even just a nice music, to start your day right. 

I hope this helped, and although most of you guys know these things, I thought it would be a nice reminder for you and me to start the day right. 

Unfuck tomorrow morning
  • Wash the dishes in your sink
  • Get your outfit for tomorrow together, including accessories
  • Set up coffee/tea/breakfast
  • Make your lunch
  • Put your keys somewhere obvious
  • Wash your face and brush your teeth
  • Take your medication/set out your meds for the morning
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
  • Set your alarm
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour

If you have a lot of tests going on or you are just lazy af, maybe this tips can help you.

Preparing to Cram for a Test

  • Find a workspace that is free of     distractions and quiet enough to cram for a test.
  • Gather everything you need to     cram for the test and place it in your workspace.
  • Try to limit distractions by     shutting off your cell phone or making a vow not to check your email or     social networks during your study session.
  • Make a list of exactly what you     need to study, putting the highest priority items at the top of the list.
  • Decide what time you want to     start cramming for the test and set an approximate time to finish. Try to     allow yourself a 10-minute break for every 50 minutes of studying.
  • Set     your alarm. In case you fall asleep while cramming

While cramming                                                                      

1. Start at the beginning; don’t focus on the little details, though! Concentrate on the bigger picture – highlight the important facts that you think could be on the test. Also, remember to look closely at the vocabulary! It will obviously help your understanding if you know what a word means. Read the chapter summaries (they usually do a good job at summarizing the important points). If there are no chapter summaries, then skim through the text and write down key ideas.

2. Prioritize. This is the most important part of cramming. You have a very limited amount of time – you must use it as efficiently as possible. Get down to the nitty-gritty and only study what you think is worthy of being on the test.

·  Focus on the main ideas and learn key formulas. Skip the details for now and only come back to them if you see that you have time after you have learned the key points.

·   Don’t attempt to learn everything; focus on things that will get you the most points on the exam. If your professor said the essay will be 75% of your grade, you’re best off preparing for that and skipping the multiple choice.

3.  Study effectively.

·  Recite, recite, recite. Recitation will burn facts into your mind like no other study method. Recite the material out loud until you’re sure that you’ll be able to recall the information selected.

·   Don’t just look at solved problems, do them yourself – Don’t solely rely on looking at problems that are worked out for you, especially in math and science.  Trust me, you need to practice doing them yourself.  Simply looking at the solution isn’t going to cut it when it comes to you working something out on a test.

·  Grade your self-tests.  Be honest with your grading. If you’re not, you will only hurt yourself when it comes to the actual test. Look at the questions you got wrong and compare those to your notes or flashcards.

4. If facts aren’t sticking, and studying isn’t going well, try some memorization strategies. The brain never forgets. Forgetting a piece of information is either the failure to properly store it, the failure to recall it, or the failure to store it in a way that it can be found. Practice some simple memorization techniques to help you supercharge your last-minute cram session.

·   Try using a mnemonic device. That’s just a fancy word for “memory device,” meaning a quick and simple way to remember something. Remember when your teacher taught you ROYGBIV to help remember the sequence of colors in the rainbow? Making something into an acronym, like “ROYGBIV,” is a mnemonic device.

·   Try using “pegs” to hang the information on. It could be making the information into a rhyme, relating it to an image you’re familiar with, or telling yourself a story about it you know you’ll remember. Try to take information that’s digested with one sense (words are digested through sight) and try to digest it in another.

·  Try chunking. This just means organizing something under a category. For example, if you’re studying Finance, try to group stocks, bonds, funds, etc. under one big category, securities, and understand what that category means. Organize key ideas under concepts.

5.  Move around, don’t just sit there – There is nothing worse for learning than sitting still at a desk for 6 straight hours.  If you want to make your time spent studying more valuable, move around a bit.  Every hour take a 5-minute break to walk around, get a drink, do a few jumping jacks, or basically anything that gets you out of your chair and moving around.

6. Get some sleep…

When you’re dead tired, it won’t make a huge difference if you’ve been studying for four hours as opposed to three and a half–after a certain point, your brain will just stop absorbing information. However, spending that extra half hour sleeping will make a big difference. Don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s rest. Before you begin studying, give yourself a cutoff time. Tell yourself that no matter what, you’ll be in bed by 2 AM (or whatever makes sense to you—this is when it’s important to know your own limits) and stick to it.

Small tips

·   Make sure to stay hydrated! Water is good for your body and will nourish you while you cram.

·  Instead of memorizing everything you pose your eyes on, try to understand what you’re reading. By doing this, you won’t have any problems with remembering information when doing your exam.

  • If you’re feeling a bit tired because of so much     late-night studying, take a shower (preferably with cold water); it will     help you to feel fresher and awake.
  • If you’re very limited on time, you don’t have to study     absolutely everything. Just do the material that you think will get you     the most marks.
Harleen’s Intern Part 2

After returning home you spent half the night going over different scenarios in your head about what the next session would be like. You anticipated J continuing to make comments with the intention of making you uncomfortable. You wanted to be prepared, you wanted to show him he didn’t intimidate you, even if he did you refused to show it, you wouldn’t let him have that power over you. You replayed scenario and after scenario in your head and rehearsed what you should say should the opportunity present itself. It was four in the morning before you went to bed and did so because you knew you should not because you were tired. You didn’t sleep, only grew more frustrated as the hours ticked by bringing you closer to the moment that you would have to face Mister J once more. You had your alarm set for 7 am but shut it off before it could begin it’s annoying wake up call. You made your way to the bathroom and brushed your teeth, you skipped the pep talk deciding it would be of no use. You took a quick shower and dried your hair pulling it back into a messy bun. You were in a serious mood and you needed to look the part. You knew there would be a power struggle in that room today and you intended on winning.

You sat in the Arkham parking lot staring up at the building from the driver’s seat. Truth be told you were terrified to go back into that room. Not because you were afraid of J, but because you needed to prove not only to yourself but also Dr. Quinzel that you could do this. You stepped out of your car and made your way into the building. ‘You can do this y/n. Fake it til you make it.’ You repeated this in your head until you reached Dr. Quinzel’s office.  She was sitting behind her desk when you entered shuffling through some papers. She smiled when she realized you had entered. “Ah! Y/n I’m glad your here early, there’s something I would like to discuss with you before today’s session.” You walked over to Dr. Quinzel’s desk and sat down in the chair across from her. “Ok.” You replied. Dr. Quinzel folded her hands in front of her before she started. “First off I just wanted to thank again for doing this, I understand it must be hard for you. I also think it would be beneficial to you if you were to take charge of the session.” All the anxiety you worked so hard to repress these last several hours had busted its way to the surface again. “W-what do mean take charge?” You stammered a bit. “I’ll still be there of course, and I’ll step in should things start to go sour, but I feel it’s important for you to take control of the situation so that Mister J knows that he can’t behave that way around you.” You nodded your head and took a deep breath. “Ok, I can do that.” 'Or at least pretend to.’

It was time for mister J’s session, you stood outside of the door and attempted to shake away the nerves one last time. This time you entered the room first. J was staring at the wall in front of him, as you walked around the table and came into J’s view his face lit up and he allowed a smile to form on his lips. “Well well well, if it isn’t my sweet little princess.”  You sat directly across from him and mustered up as much courage as you could. “Mister J, comments like that are highly inappropriate and I would appreciate it if you would call me y/n or nothing at all.” Dr. Quinzel seemed pleased with how you responded to J’s comment. J let out a small laugh. And directed his next comment towards Dr. Quinzel. “So she does speak!” His gaze returned you. “Such a pretty voice. Now I can imagine what it would sound like for you to scream my name.” You looked at Dr. Quinzel feeling your confidence falter. She nodded for you to continue. “Mister J, I’m here to help you and I can’t do that if you continue to make remarks like this.” J let out another outburst of laughter. “Ok doll. I mean y/n.” He said the smile never leaving his face. “Go ahead, help me.” You began to ask a few questions some of which belonged Dr. Quinzel but she thought it best if you asked them. You were shocked at how well the session was going. You began to relax a little as you asked questions and J answered them without any risqué comments.

There was about 15 minutes left in the session when there was a knock on the door. Dr. Quinzel gestured for you to continue while she attended to the situation outside. When she returned she looked a little nervous. “Y/n I need to step out for a few minutes, would you be ok to stay with Mister J? If not we can end today’s session early.” J looked very displeased with Dr. Quinzel’s comment. You felt like you were finally getting somewhere with J and you felt confident enough to be alone with him. “It’s fine Dr. Quinzel I can stay with Mister J.” You said with a smile. J looked incredibly pleased. “Ok then, remember the guards are just outside should you need them and I’ll be back in a few minutes.” Dr. Quinzel left the room and you refocused your attention on J. “Alone at last.” He said. “U-um yes, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue. Next question.” You started to get nervous again as you ran through the list of questions you could ask him. “Yes.” J said “How about you answer mine.” He continued. You gave him a confused look. “I’m not sure I understand.” He suddenly stood up and began to walk around the table slowly. “Don’t play dumb kitten. I told you I wanted an answer and I expect one.” He couldn’t seriously be talking about the last session. J was becoming dangerously close to you and instinctively you stood up and back away from him. “Tell me princess, have you thought about what it would feel like to have me between your legs? Fucking you senseless?” He kept walking toward you and you continued to back away until you felt the wall crash against your back. “Mister J this is completely inappropriate and I would appreciate it if you sat back down.”  He had you pinned to the wall. Even though his arms were bound in his straight jacket you still couldn’t manage to push him off you. “Please princess call me daddy.” He said a smirk playing on his lips, his face was inches from yours. “Now how about you loosen these straps so the fun can begin.” He leaned into you further gesturing to his arms. “You’re insane.” You said a little above a whisper. J’s smile disappeared. “That’s why I’m in here doll.” You knew you should call someone for help but the words were stuck in your throat. He continued. “Tell me you haven’t thought about me. What it would feel like to have my lips pressed against your most delicate areas.” His smiled returned and nuzzled your neck every so lightly. “Give it time doll. I’ll break you eventually.” Just then Dr. Quinzel reentered the room. Taking control of the situation she immediately called for the guards. A couple of burly men entered the room and pulled J away from you. You stared back at him as they pulled him away. “You couldn’t break me if you tried.” You said attempting to show The clown prince you weren’t intimated by him. “Is that a challenge?” He grinned. “Ooooooh I love challenges.” The guards dragged him out of the room and you could hear his laughter ringing through the halls. You let yourself crumple to the ground. You never had control of the situation, he simple made you believe you did, and if he could make you believe that what else could he do?

Originally posted by murderous-manipulative-angel

Unfuck tomorrow morning
  • Wash the dishes in your sink
  • Get your outfit for tomorrow together, including accessories
  • Set up coffee/tea/breakfast
  • Make your lunch
  • Put your keys somewhere obvious
  • Wash your face and brush your teeth
  • Take your medication/set out your meds for the morning
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
  • Set your alarm
  • Go to bed at a reasonable hour
Bad Day

Isaac Lahey x Reader

A/N: this is my first teen wolf imagine (and my first imagine overall) so I hope it’s alright and I hope you enjoy it. I know it’s not hugely original or very exciting but enjoyed writing it and I’d love any feedback you have!

Summary: Isaac comforts you after you have a bad day

(credit to gif owner)

Originally posted by teenwolf--imagines

You knew it was going to be a bad day the second you woke up and realised that you were half an hour late. Either you forgot to set your alarm or you’d turned it off in your sleep, but the logistics of your lateness was not on your mind as you sprung out of bed. Curse words fell out of your mouth as you rushed around your house, determined not to miss the bus again. By the time you were ready and sprinting out of the house, the bus was already too far in the distance to run after.

“Shit” you swore, kicking at the wall encasing your front garden. “Shit, shit, shit.”

Pulling your phone out, you prayed that one of your friends would be willing to come and pick you up. Stiles picked up the phone almost immediately, agreeing to drive you to school in exchange for payment in the form of food. Unfortunately, this was only the start of your bad day.

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