tagging ted because of the quote

anonymous asked:

HELP i'm running out of motivation to study.... I literally did nothing for the past 2 weeks of the june hols omg die :"( how do u stay motivated

okay this is the second time i’m typing this out because i was like “pffff never mind i’ll just type it on the answer space below cause what are the chances that i’d be an idiot and accidentally delete it” and guess what, i accidentally pressed backspace AS I WAS FINISHING THE POST AND NOW EVERYTHING IS GONE KMN

also a little note excuse my extra banner/header thing i just felt i was cool enough to make one 


back to answering your question —

i. identify the problem you’re facing

is it because you’ve so much to do and you don’t know where to start (aka me), or you have no reason to continue studying, or maybe you’re burnt out? whatever it is, it’s important to figure out why you’re running out of motivation in order to stop procrastinating and find a solution.

ii. now that you’ve somewhat identified the problem, what next?

if you don’t know where to start, you might wanna start by taking a piece of paper or a page from your planner/bujo and list down all your homework, followed by revision that you need to complete (eg. finish history notes, or finish math tys) and lastly, any other commitments/housework (eg. clean out wardrobe, dust shelves, pack luggage). this gives you a pretty clear idea of what you need to get done, and cause you to freak out because there’s so much to do, and potentially convince you into being productive – here’s a useful way of sorting your schedule out 

if you have no reason to continue studying, or you’re just damn sian (or tired, in english) of studying, google your dream school (college, university, jc, poly, whatever) or dream job (??) and have a lil scroll through their website, and tell yourself that you are studying to earn your place in that school and that you’re studying to one day, get that job and save lives, fight for someone’s freedom whatnot idk. if all else fails, print out a damn picture of your dream school/job and stick it infront of your desk to motivate you! or have a little scroll through instagram tags (eg. for singaporeans, #whyhc #whyac #whysji) and admire their cool uniform and all (aka me @ sji sobssss). lastly, print out some cool motivational quotes (some examples mentioned in kou’s motivational masterpost – might wna check it out and give kou some love because she deserves it)

if you’re burnt out, take some time off and appreciate the beauty that’s in life itself!

iii. and as you all know, i’m not good at giving advice, but others are, so here are some cool masterposts that might help!

@studyign has many helpful masterposts: how to be productive // stress relief // motivation

@asazora has a rad motivational masterpost

@studylou has various masterposts: how to start studying // how to be less prickly when stressed 

hope this kinda helped! i’m deffo not the best at giving advice + i’m not the most motivated person around here but if you have any other questions or you just wna rant, my ask box is always open! have a productive holiday (or, what’s left of it) (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑

Is it just me who has no idea what to do with life?

I feel like I’m staring into this hopeless void of black inky darkness that is the future with no idea what to do. It’s massive and terrifying and I don’t know anything about it. I heard a quote while watching a TED talk yesterday that stuck with me.

“The future isn’t what it used to be”

and although that was talking about technology and space exploration for me it hit a nerve because I had my future planned. I used to be able to see through that inky darkness into tomorrow and although it was obviously a false prophecy it was still nice being able to see it. The future isn’t what it used to be at all, it used to be exciting and filled with love and friends and now it’s just me sitting on a rooftop with my legs dangling over the darkness.

I don’t know what I’ll do. Well first off I’ll finish enjoying this sun rise and then who knows…  

2016 in memes

In the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, we tried the solve the dilemma of how a dog would wear pants. As we scrolled through tumblr, we solved our existential crises by tagging ourselves in images. As the primaries were happening, we made charts of what Bernie and Hillary would think of different issues in order to make informed votes. We also knew not to vote for Ted Cruz because he is the zodiac killer. As the spring rolled around, so did a 14 year old boy named Daniel, rocking his white vans. Life is confusing and Mr. Krabs depicted that confusion perfectly. On May 28, 2016 at 4 pm, tragedy struck in the Cincinnati Zoo, when our beloved gorilla, Harambe was shot and killed. People quoted Sharkboy and Lavagirl for a short period of time. American pride reached an alltime high when the 2016 olympics came around. Michael Phelps proved that he is the king of passive aggressiveness and saltiness (and swimming)as he made faces at his enemy. The olympics also treated Jamaica well as Usain Bolt effortlessly ran ahead of his opponents. This is much like how we strive to outrun our problems. We learned to express our frustrations with Arthur making a fist. We soon all became intellectuals, even as we were hit with a clown epidemic. Spongebob reverted back to his caveman self, and we connected to his savagery. We then started dropping hints like we were Kim Kardashian. A gif of a girl extravagantly entering a room and waving soon caught our attention. Then, we pretended to be mannequins. We were forcibly removed from the premises. We became wonderful cooks soon after, bone apple tea. We became insecure when comparing ourselves to the guy she was telling us not to worry about. Despite the fact that Trump won the 2016 election, we had a good laugh when imagining the possible conversations between Obama and Biden, especially Biden’s sabotage plans. Our inner devil came out in the form of Kermit wearing a dark hoodie. We finally addressed the clickbait epidemic of youtubers. It was a shitty year all in all, but shoutout to the memes.