taking a break from work things

Due to something that happened to one of my other blogs on tumblr that almost drove me to suicide last night I am forced to take a break from this website. I am NOT putting myself in this situation again.

Everyone in the Wander Over Yonder fandom is lovely and this has nothing to do with you guys, I promise, (I love you all) but outside of that, there are people on Tumblr who I just cannot be around while suffering from anxiety and depression. This is for my own safety.

You have to realise that when things get this bad, I can’t put SaveWOY before my life. I have to cut Tumblr out. I can work on SaveWOY outside of tumblr when I’m feeling up to it. If you need to contact me you can at c.peepsqueak@outlook.com

Or add me on Skype, my name is starbour. I’m sorry guys but this just hit a dangerous level. I’m sorry for letting you all down.

anonymous asked:

Soo I'm wondering if you can help me..I performed a spell about a week ago to encourage this guy to pay more attention to me and to make communication between us stronger. At first I was pretty pissed because I thought the spell failed after I had put a crap ton of energy into it. But I guess it just took some time to start working ? Anyway, the spell is working a little too well and I'm not sure how to deal with it ? Like this guy just went from 0-100 real quick and idk what to do 😣

Weeeellll, this is why I don’t recommend these sorts of things (anything to change someone else’s behavior is generally a no-no for me bc I feel like it’s taking away some consent.)  If you are going to do things like this, you should always be as specific as possible. 

Here are some spells for reversals –

(they all have similar names but they are different links!)

flippantsunshine  asked:

Please try to put yourself first. Succeeding at university is your top priority, right? It's impossible to achieve that goal of you've worked yourself into the ground. And take it from me, it takes a long time to drag yourself back up again. Long term, asking for an extension or dropping a class won't hurt you. Burning out and breaking down sure as hell will though. So try to breath, take a step back, and recognize that you need to care for yourself to achieve your goals. Best 💜

Thank you so much <3 I know that, objectively, but it’s just so overwhelming, the amount of things I have to juggle and do right now. I’m emailing her now and explaining my situation, because fortunately she’s always been really nice.

I’m just hard on myself, because I think everyone should have their own standards independent of one another and for me, I do expect all A’s, because I truly do know I am capable of that (not bragging!! I just know that like my friend knows she’s capable of running like a 4 and a half minute mile or something insane like that and I can’t even walk upstairs without getting out of breath), and that is my standard. And pretty much my entire life it has been achievable (I’ve adjusted that once, for honors physics, because that was a disaster and I had to be realistic).

The problem is that I know I am intellectually capable of excelling in this class. I’m a realistic person and I will admit if something is too hard and I’m totally okay with “hey, my ‘best’ is good enough, whether that’s an A or a B or a C.” But I know I am an A student in English. I know it. I have the dedication and enough skill to do it. And so falling short mentally and emotionally is incredibly, incredibly frustrating to me to have to deal with.

My grades, for me, aren’t about “look how smart I am” or about a 4.0. They really aren’t. They’re just the standards to which I hold myself, and for the most part I can achieve them through a decent amount of hard work and stress. I want to get an A because I am capable and strong enough to get an A, because I work hard and I love to write. But my mental health is making it pretty fucking hard.

Anyway, I’m sending her a monstrous possibly ill-informed email (but at this point we’ve exchanged probably 200+ emails and I have her cell phone number so we’re on good terms) and then doing the rest of my English homework. And then memorizing some Chinese characters.

Thank you for your support, I really appreciate it. I know not a lot of people are usually around when I have my late-night breakdowns because timezones, so it’s lovely to have even just one encouraging message in my inbox (as well as a couple nice IMs too!) <3

anonymous asked:

What if desk work is the only work you have, as in an office setting? (Re: active breaks.) Also, that explanation still seems like you get to take no actual breaks from working.

Walking around is a break from working. I’m not sure what you mean. The point is that when your attention starts to wane, you get up from where you’re sitting and you walk around, go outside, whatever. If you’re at work, go to the break room, don’t sit down, get yourself something to drink, go to the bathroom (sitting on the toilet isn’t active but if you need to go, go), etc. That is a break. It gets you up from your desk, away from whatever you were doing, and resets your brain. Then you go back to your desk and get back down to business.

I’m not sure what you think a break from work actually is or should be?

-J

This can be a considerably difficult thing to do, especially if you truly care about the person. But at the end of the day, relationships take commitment from both parties. If they aren’t adding to you and your happiness, let go. 

i had this friend. loud, vivacious, and brimming with energy and colour. her sun-bright smile drew others to her like moths to flame; and yet she could always pick me out from the crowd effortlessly. i wondered how she did that, why she’d pick me over many. 

she was the kind of person you could never look away from for long, but i saw her better from my peripherals. when she lifted her chin, her face would become awash with glowing light; and then she’d laugh about her pale skin, and the ruddy cheeks and dark freckles would appear again, as if they’d momentarily blanked out. when she grew protective, her blue eyes would spark dangerously and burn white; and then she’d blink, and the glint of her glasses would stand in with explanation. 

but i saw her best from the back. when she’d run, her fire-bright curls would flare out behind her like wings.

as flighty as she was, she always came back to me. i wondered why. 

she told me, once. 

one day, before class had started, when i was in the middle of falling asleep in the sunbeam warming my desk, she turned around in her seat to talk to me. she spoke with her whole body, from her waving hands to her bouncing shoulders. 

then she petered off, and settled into stillness. watchfulness. despite all the eyes on her, she only saw me. 

“hey,” she said. “could you look at me for a sec?” 

and when i lifted my head to look at her straight on, she smiled as if she’d found the answer. 

“look at that,” she murmured. “your eyes have halos in them too.” 

Tips for Improving your Concentration

1. Eliminate noise and other distractions from your environment. It takes approximately 15 minutes to reach a place of focused concentration. Thus, constant interruptions will stop you reaching that place.

2. Deliberately structure your environment so that the focus is clearly on studying - and not on doing, and seeing, other things. That may mean changing the room you work in, moving your desk, and so on.

3. Clarify your goals for each piece of work. If you don’t know what you’re doing, or you’re hoping to achieve, you’ll likely go in circles, and simply waste your time.

4. Break large areas of study down into smaller sections, and then plan how you’re going to work through each of these.

5. Set reasonable time limits for each portion of the task – and also for completing the final project. That should help to stop you wasting time on needless details, from wandering down blind alleys, and from procrastinating.

6. Be clear about the requirements for each task. For example, what are the guidelines you have to follow? What standard or quality of work is expected? How detailed does your knowledge have to be? If you’re writing as assignment, how long should it be, and what style and format is required?

7. Isolate yourself. Often, it is best if we lock ourselves away, and avoid other people, when we really need to work. Find a place to hide away, or put a sign or your door – but refuse to talk to anyone until the work is done!

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My phone is damaged so it’s hard to take good pictures so bare with me. Some algorithm notes I made a couple of days back. I drew a lot today which was good as i needed a break from school related things. However, I’ll jump right back into work again from tomorrow and get into the study mood once more.

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The Oceanic Whitetip shark lives in the open ocean, far from land in tropical water. Their large pectoral fins allow them to glide through the water and take a break between tail beats, helping to conserve energy. Oceanic Whitetips are bold, opportunistic hunters; largely solitary animals, but are scavengers and will group together in a feeding frenzy if an opportunity of a meal presents itself. These sharks are known to follow pilot whales, researches believe this is because pilot whales are keen at finding squid, a favorite meal for these sharks. Although Oceanic Whitetips tend to lead lonely lives, they often don’t mind the company of pilot fish and remoras. The sharks protect the fish from predators and, in return, the fish clean parasites off the sharks’ skin.

Art Advice for Perfectionists:

- Once you post your art or go through the final save, IT IS DONE. It’s easy to go back and knit pick for forever about things not being just right, but trust me. Save it and move on to your next project.

- Set a time limit for yourself to get a certain amount of work done. It will help you to keep from overanalyzing. 

- Take a break or work on something else if a piece is frustrating you. It’s okay to return to it later.

- Force yourself to get out of your comfort zone. Nobody is perfect at everything right off the bat and it will help your art to progress faster.

- Finish your art!! Even if you’re doubting yourself. Pushing through and getting it done is much more rewarding then cramming it in a WIP folder. 

- Everything you create (no matter how big or small) is a stepping stone to where you want your art to be. Tell yourself this when you’re feeling low/ thinking about giving up on a piece.

Rock On

Dean and Cas take a much-needed beach break. set in canon ‘verse, can slot in wherever you like, really…

The thing about the sea, Cas thought, was that it was, in some indefinable way, the same everywhere.

He’d seen waters lap the baked Egyptian sands, and he’d seen the shape of the brine that stretched from iceberg to colossal iceberg in the coldest Northern straits - and, now, he’d seen the cool smooth American tide giving this pebbled beach a desultory washing.

“I was picturing more of a sand, sun, sit and drink beer kind of beach,” said a gruff voice that drew nearer as its owner came to stand beside Cas. Dean had his hands in the pockets of his jacket, and a slight frown between his eyes. Castiel watched him in silence for a moment, feeling the slight smile curving over his mouth. He didn’t bother to hide it; Dean wasn’t watching him.

“What’s wrong with this place?” Castiel said, narrowing his eyes slightly against a strengthening breeze, which brought with it the strong scent of brine and seaweed.

“Oh, nothing,” Dean said. “I asked you to zap me to a beach, and you pick this one, is all. You know I don’t like taking the goddamn Angel highway. I wanted the beach to be worth it. I wanted sun.

Castiel considered him. This was not a beach that he had picked at random, but he wasn’t going to share his reasons for choosing it with Dean - not while he was in a mood like this.

“We can go home,” Castiel said, raising two fingertips towards Dean’s forehead - but Dean stopped him with a sharp look. Or rather, Castiel thought, a blunt look, that Dean just swung very hard.

“It’s fine,” Dean said tersely. He took in a deep breath, and then puffed it out, quickly. “It’s bracing.”

Castiel watched him for a moment longer - and then turned back to face the sea, quickly, when Dean flicked a glance his way.

“It’s good of you to be so forgiving,” Castiel said dryly, just in case Dean had caught the tail ends of his warm expression and was thinking about that too hard. The distraction worked.

“Yeah, well, I’m a paragon of virtue like that,” Dean said, kicking at a large pebble underfoot.

“Oh? Which virtue would that be, specifically? “

“Well,” Dean said, pausing for thought. “Forgiveness, obviously. Honesty, diplomacy… uh - geology… all your favourites.”

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i can’t fucking stand seeing people say they think harry looks ungrateful or comes across like a diva by not posting on social media or attending events or breathing the way they’d like him to. because harry, aside from dunkirk and another man, really did take a break from the public eye for the past year, and somehow, even though he’s barely been seen, people still want to scrutinize him for NOT being seen and say that that shows he’s snobby or above everyone for not tweeting or some other bullshit excuse or say that him working on an album is completely implausible because he hasn’t talked about it and the rumors about an album merely existing make him look bad. and i just don’t understand this incessant need to tear him down when he literally, LITERALLY has not done anything.

because here’s the thing - he’s had his life on display since he was SIXTEEN YEARS OLD, and when he was younger, you could tell he was much less guarded. and you can see as he got older and saw the way the media twisted his words specifically, the way the media made him into the person they wanted instead of who he is, and the way the media ignored everything he actually did and said in favor of making him their punching bag, he pulled back and became more private, and can you blame him? if you had to try to justify WHO YOU ARE to the entire fucking world and no one would listen and would continue to print shitty articles about you when you’re only nineteen years old, i guarantee you’d pull the fuck back and want some genuine time away from everything, too. he’s never been one to post about every little thing he’s doing, and why so many of you are against him doing anything at all in the public eye is truly fucking baffling and proves you hate him even when you say you don’t, especially when people on here try to jump through hoops to make up stories about how awful he is.

to watch people consistently put him under a microscope because he doesn’t follow the plans they have crafted for him themselves that aren’t based on reality is ridiculous and infuriating. he doesn’t have to live up to whatever random career path people of tumblr dot com have come up with for him, and to get mad at him over some weird plan random people on this website have made up is beyond fucking stupid and i’m tired of seeing it.

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Prompt: “Why aren’t you nervous around me?“

Pairing: Jensen x Reader

Word Count: 1,246

Requested by: @torn-and-frayed

A/N: Yeahhh this turned into a oneshot lol :)


“Son a fuck!” You half growl, half whine shooting daggers at the flat tire in front of you.

This is just perfect. This is what you get for finally taking a week off from work. Being a successful, in demand actress isn’t always the best thing for your health. The stress alone could kill you.

So you figured visiting your parents in your hometown would be a good break. You foolishly borrowed your brother’s car to do some errands. He’s never been one to take care of things. Case and point. His car fucking sucks.

Your plans have obviously been changed and now you’re stranded on the side of the road. Cursing at yourself for even leaving the house, you start pacing around the car like a mad woman.

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I was always too much of something. I talked too much, I laughed too loudly, I did too much work, I took things too seriously, I cared too much. I could handle that. What I couldn’t handle was when I wasn’t enough. I didn’t get enough sleep, I didn’t take enough breaks, I didn’t pay enough attention to you, I didn’t love you enough. The last one is a lie, by the way. No matter what they tell you, I promise I loved you more than I ever thought I could. I think loving you was another thing I did too much. I loved you so much. The fact that I didn’t show it enough was my problem.
—  K.E.F
Quotes for the Signs: Part One
  • Aries: Respect yourself enough to know you deserve the very best.
  • Taurus: If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
  • Gemini: It's okay to have a soft side.
  • Cancer: Love yourself so much that when someone treats you wrong, you recognize it.
  • Leo: Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay.
  • Virgo: Slipping backwards? You may be backing up to get a running start. Don't give up.
  • Libra: Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone, to experience, appreciate and love yourself.
  • Scorpio: Keep your heels, head and standards high.
  • Sagittarius: Life isn't perfect but your outfit can be.
  • Capricorn: When you start to wonder whether you can trust someone or not, that is when you already know you don't.
  • Aquarius: Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.
  • Pisces: When someone isn't treating you right, no matter what how much you love them. you've got to love yourself more and walk away.
  • Note:
  • Quotes aren't mine.
Some Post-Matt Being Rescued Shatt Things
  • Shiro insisting on helping Matt get around on days when his leg wound is acting up. It only seems fair, seeing as Shiro gave it to him. Matt would object, but it means he gets to cling to Shiro all day
  • Matt dragging Shiro around to excitedly explore alien planets because he loves learning new things. Shiro happily tags along because he loves seeing Matt happy
  • Matt and Shiro taking turns waking each other up from nightmares, and holding each other and whispering to each other that it’s over, they’re free
  • Matt becoming obsessed with figuring out how Shiro’s arm works, so that if it ever breaks he can fix it
  • Shiro becoming very overprotective of Matt. If he ever feels like Matt is being physically threatened by anyone, he’ll plant himself in front of Matt and refuse to move
  • Matt insisting on holding Shiro’s Galra hand as much as possible to show Shiro he’s not afraid of it, or him
  • Shiro has to be there when Pidge finally offers to cut Matt’s hair, because Matt gets really nervous around sharp things after his time in captivity. Even if it’s family that’s holding the scissors. He feels awful after, and both Pidge and Shiro have to comfort him.
  • Matt and Shiro taking turns coming up with ridiculous stories for how they got their scars - like Shiro got the gashes on his arm rescuing a Galra cat from a Galra tree - because Shiro doesn’t remember how he got most of his and Matt doesn’t want to remember how he got his
  • Shiro wants Matt to know how to fight, to defend himself just in case. But when Shiro tries to train him, Matt keeps flinching away, and Shiro realizes that Matt’s still a little bit afraid of him, even if he insists he isn’t. Eventually Shiro figures out that he can’t train Matt, and he has to ask Allura to step in instead. Both Matt and Shiro are devastated that the just can’t get past this.
  • Matt knows everything Shiro did as a gladiator; the slaves were allowed to watch the matches. He’s the only one who knows exactly what Shiro did, and he refuses to tell anyone.
  • Pidge tracking Shiro down one day and demanding to know his intentions towards their brother.
  • The rest of the voltron team tracking Matt down one day and demanding to know his intentions towards Shiro
  • Basically everyone takes advantage of Shiro and Matt’s relationship to take the piss out of Shiro at every chance they get. It’s so hard to get Shiro flustered, they can’t resist now that the opportunity is here!
  • Pidge actually does admit to Matt privately one day that they’re happy for them. Shiro makes Matt happy, and that’s all Pidge needs to know.

(Inspired by the recent Shatt post by @klanced bless you)

hey writers out there, there’s so few writing positivity posts on this godforsaken site that i thought i’d just. send one out to the void so here we go

  • if you only wrote a hundred words today, you’re still further than you were yesterday
  • if you only wrote ten words today, you’re still further than you were before
  • if you haven’t been able to write in a while because the words just won’t go onto the page how you want them to, that’s okay, you can always try again tomorrow
  • it’s okay if you only write fanfics, there are still readers out there who will read your work and enjoy it
  • if you’re trying to write a novel and you feel like giving up, take a little break from it, watch your favorite show, eat a snack, go find something to help you relax. then after some time come back to it, whatever was frustrating you might be easy to rework
  • if you’re editing something, it’s okay to have someone read things to be sure you got your spelling and grammar right
  • it’s okay to not have a beta readers, especially for fanfic writers. some of us don’t have people we trust enough to give us good feedback other than ourselves!
  • it’s always upsetting to get a bad comment on a fic or published work, but it’s not your fault someone didn’t like what you wrote. you wrote something that YOU wanted to write for YOURSELF, and if they didn’t like it, then okay, that’s fine. try not to let it get you down!
  • it’s okay to hate your old writing. your prose style is constantly changing, so something you wrote ages ago might not sound as good to you now, and that’s okay!!!
  • if you want to write a fanfic that’s got some of the same tropes as another fic, that’s okay. we all have different takes on situations, and fanfic readers can never get enough of their favorite tropes! (though do be wary of like. direct copying but that’s not the point of this post so!!! moving on!!!!!!!)
  • your characters are perfect just the way they are. they don’t always need to have five million aspects to them–they may evolve to that point over time, but they don’t have to! so long as you enjoy writing that character, they’re perfect.
  • your writing is unique. it’s your own personal style, your own personal way of letting your thoughts out onto paper. always remember that you are the only one who can write what it is you want to write, be it fanfic or something you want to publish–you are the only one who knows how your story will end, and how it will end up being written. you are the creator, and you can bend your story to your will. i know it’s hard sometimes, but i believe in you and that you can do it!

Today, Samurai Love Ballad: PARTY celebrates our first anniversary! 

Thank you all so much for making this day possible for us!

We hope that you have found enjoyment, love and support in our stories and characters (even if we had to break your heart from time to time!), and we strive to bring you the very best in the coming year.

Also, we would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have offered us your kindness in telling us how much you have enjoyed our work.
We love to see just how much our work means to all of you, and greatly value all of your comments.
We can’t wait to see what the next year will bring us in Samurai Love Ballad: PARTY, and how we can make your own battles that much easier.

Some great things are in the works, so we encourage you to follow our other social media channels if you have not already so you will not miss a minute of what we have in store for all of you!
Thank you in advance for all of your support, and for allowing us to continue doing what we love.

May victory always find you all!

The Samurai Love Ballad: PARTY Team