Tagged by @greersonnel to post a selfie, my lock screen, and the last song I listened to!
I’m feeling gross so have a selfie that’s a couple days old but never got posted. ALSO THAT SUPER CUTE JYN LOCKSCREEN PIC??? DONE BY THE INCREDIBLY TALENTED @plintoon WHO IS DRAWING THE CUTEST ROGUE ONE CHARACTER STUFF. Actually though y'all Rosie’s art is amazing you should check it out.
think we’ve all been there - the class is important and you know you need to
study but when you sit down you end up feeling grOSS AND YOU don’t want to. So
here are some tips to overcoming that:
Take a deep breath and reevaluate why
you need to study. Try to stay positive.
When I’m not motivated I keep saying
things like “what if I just don’t do it?” And then - surprise! - I
end up not studying and suffer/regret it later. When coming up with reasons to
study, try to keep it positive. Don’t say things like “if I don’t study
I’ll fail the class.” Instead, say things like “if I study, I have a
better chance at doing well on the exam. Future-me will be so proud of current-me.”
If you truly cannot find a single
reason to study, set your studying aside for later and do another productive
activity or take a long break.
Drill it into your mind that you really
don’t need motivation to do well.
Even if you find the reason to study,
that doesn’t necessarily mean you are very motivated. Sometimes we feel like no
motivation = unable to study. This isn’t true.
Make a deal with yourself. Try studying
for ten minutes. And actually try to study. If by the end of ten minutes you
feel like you can continue studying, great! Keep going! If not, then you can
take a break and do something else.
Choose a study scheduling method that
works for you.
Some people feel great studying for
hours on end once they get in "the zone.” Others feel the need to
take quick breaks every half hour. Studying and scheduling methods are
different for everybody! Play around with scheduling to find out what works for
In high-stress times, work (studying,
assignments, etc.) can feel pretty overwhelming. To organize all the stuff you
have to do, write it down! This takes some of the stress of remembering tasks
off from your brain, so that your brain can focus on the more crucial things.
If you’re making a to-do list, keep the
general list short. This way, you won’t feel overwhelmed by too many tasks.
(You can keep sub-lists on separate paper/sticky notes to break down each
If you’re making a time-table, keep your
schedule loose. Give yourself buffer time to complete each task, just in case
you overestimated your efficiency.
It’s totally okay to overestimate
efficiency! - ifyou do, you learn more about yourself and how you study best.
Small (pomodoro) breaks
Pomodoro technique in a nutshell: 25
minute blocks of working with 5 minute breaks in between. Feel free to change
the length of the blocks according to your preferences! During your breaks, you
Get more water
Do a tiny bit of yoga
Walk around the room/building
Try to avoid looking at a screen. When
you look at a screen, you stimulate your brain and it won’t get its rest. Also,
the internet might suck you in and your break could last longer than intended.
Sometimes I really really really really
reALLY don’t want to study. Or do anything. And I feel kind of gross and am on
the verge of a mental breakdown. If you feel this way, stop.
Take a hella deep breath. And another
one. One more. Aaaaand one more just for good measure.
Get away from your desk. I associate
desk with studying, so getting away from it helps me relax. Lie down on a bed,
or move to a different room if you can. If you can get near a window, try
looking into the distance to relax your brain and eyes.
Breathe for a couple of minutes, then
evaluate how you feel. Again, try to stay positive. Instead of “I feel
shitty and I don’t want to do anything,” try “I feel tired right now
and resting can help me feel better.”
Based on this evaluation, estimate the
amount of time you need to rest. If you have a lot of studying to do, try to
keep it under an hour. Set a timer for the amount of time you have decided on.
(remember to include buffer time!) Getting back to work on time can make you
feel more productive, which conduct better productivity!
During a long break, do an activity
that makes you feel good and takes your mind off studying. You can
Take a long walk. If you live near a
park or a trail, try strolling around in it.
Eat healthy food. Junky comfort food
can make you feel groggy, especially foods that are fried. Instead, try eating
some fruits or nuts.
Take a shower/bath
Talk with a friend
Make some art
Enjoy a long coffee break. (avoid
caffeine if you feel anxious/panicky, though)
Play with a pet
Take a power nap
Again, try to avoid looking at screens.
Also, avoid thinking about studying. Let yourself have the luxury of NOT
THINKING ABOUT STUDYING for a while, so you can return to it with a fresh mind.
Mental health days
Sometimes everything is just too much
and you might feel the need to stop everything for a day. If so, take a mental
Think of mental health days as physical
health days. If your body isn’t feeling well, you are allowed to stay in bed
and sleep/not do anything for a day. Similarly, if your mind isn’t feeling
well, you are also allowed to stay in bed and sleep/not do anything for a day.
Let your parents and teachers know that
you don’t feel well and can’t go to school. From my experience, most teachers are pretty understanding and will let you
have the day off. (You might have some work to make up later, though.)
Do not study on mental health days.
Don’t even think about studying on mental health days. Instead, just focus on
getting better. You can
Clean your room
super long bath, complete with bath bombs and candles
Watch a good movie
Read a good book
Sing your favorite songs really loudly
Literally anything that (IS HEALTHY
and) makes you feel good about yourself.
Study groups can keep you going, even
when you kind of don’t want to
Setting up a time (like a date!) can
keep you on track
Study with someone you trust to keep
you accountable. Don’t study with someone you know you’re going to gossip or
watch cat videos with.
If you really feel the need to cancel a
study date, it’s ok! Just like canceling any kind of date, it’s 100% okay to
back out if you feel uncomfortable.
we’re having a heatwave !! which is lovely because i love hot weather, but im bad at temperature adjustment and regulation which can be bad. i also know that lots of other autistics find hot weather sensory hell, so here r a few things that i find help:
- you dont Have to be in the sun all day. lots of people will say stuff tht makes u feel guilty about “wasting the good weather”, but they dont know how it affects u personally, so do whats best for u. if u wanna stay inside all day or never leave the shade, do it!! its better to b comfortable than anything else
- this goes doubly if u live in a place where u actually get aircon in non commercial buildings
- wear as few clothes as possible. sounds obvious, but youd be surprised at how much difference not having even one layer makes. if youre self conscious abt ur body, invest in some mesh or sheer clothing - its stylish, v thin and light, and will obscure ur form
- if u r wearing clothes, wet them !! this helps So Much its my fav tip. wetting a hat or pouring water down ur shirt cools u down a load, and can help u stay cool until it all evaporates. last year i managed to be the only one to mostly avoid heatstroke when hiking by doing this. having wet trousers/shorts is sensory hell for me, so i stick to just my shirt. if u cant cope w that, keep a damp cloth on u and put it on ur skin whenever u can
- drink A Lot. if ur thirsty, ur probably already dehydrated. dehydration can lead to feeling sick, headachy, and exasperates sensory issues (i usually burn out twice as often if im dehydrated). to avoid this, drink lots of water.
do u hate drinking water? yeah, me too. keeping a bottle full on u is good because its just There so u end up drinking it because its smth to do. alternately, drink lots of juice/iced tea/soda (fizzy drinks dehydrate u a bit, but theyre better than nothing!)
if u wanna rehydrate quickly, sports drinks r the way to go bc they replace electrolytes (cheap alternative: dissolve salt n sugar into water)
- crunch on ice !! it cools u down, it hydrates u, and u can Lov The Cronch
- dont get burnt: it leads to sunburn which is Sensory Hell, can give u heat stroke, and long term skin damage. do u hate sun cream? Me Too, but its better than sunburn. instead of the gross lotiony suncreams, u can get oil based ones (p20 is the brand here, idk if its international) which tend to b more expensive, but last a full 24hrs, feel non gloopy, and dont smell as strong
- sleep w just a bed sheet as covers bc its much cooler, but u still have the feeling of smth covering u
- ur feet r the most important for temp regulation , so keep them cool most importantly
- cold showers r great but also painful so a softer alternative is room temp showers bc theyll still cool u down without freezing ur various body parts off
- mope on the floor like 24/7 it doesnt exactly cool u down but it doesnt use much energy n its perfect for that summery sluggishness. fav activity 10/10 would recommend
@bonescaro said: i have this deer skull i found on the beach last summer and i love it to bits. i gave it its last bath and finally got the last of any remaining gross stuff out. BUT i’m pretty sure it’s haunted; a whole 8 oz of alfredo sauce went missing from the fridge and NO ONE took it. and i’m the only person who prefers it over the liter of red sauce we still have. so i can only conclude that the spirit residing in this skull took my beloved sauce. so it’s being subjected to ghost-shaming
So imagine that everytime the paladins came back from a mission and probably (?) slept, Lance would sneak around grabbing everyone’s equipment and weapon and clean as well repair any damages, as he realized despite Altean Weapons being high quality, they are also high maintenance every now and again. He had learned how to repair it with Conan’s weird old timey memory of how the old paladins were always so reckless with the mechanics of their stuff. Not as reckless as the current paladins tho.
Also Lance being Lance always leaves him last to repair and sometimes doesn’t even do his stuff so long as he can put all his fellow paladins stuff to it’s place. Sometimes it would be difficult, especially with Shiro and Keith but still managed to find a way.
And sometimes it takes Lance all night so that he only manages to wash his face and moisturize it. Which leaves him feeling gross but he can’t help but worry that if their stuff isn’t repaired it will fail them one mission and they could get really hurt. Or worse.
This being like how the blue paladin would act at home. Lance would also do with his siblings. Packing their lunches and putting some of his saved money in their wallets to make sure they had just in case of emergency. And getting their bags ready, making sure they did all their homework and always doing the dishes right before going to bed so to make sure his mom doesn’t wake to a mess.
And making sure no one knew it was him doing it all. They’d probably all think he was joking or messed up their equipment.
Same with his family, his siblings all thinking it was their mom who gave them money and making lunchs and packing their stuff and his mom would always think it was his eldest siblings doing the chores.
Summary: Bucky finally confesses his love for the (fem) reader.
Word Count: 1056
A/N: i havent written anything in 2 months so this could easily be the #worst thing ive ever written but i lowkey just wanted to write something and i love confessions.
Pairings: bucky x reader (duh)
Currently you were sat next to Bucky on one of the many balconies the Stark Tower had. It was a nice place to sit and relax. There something calming about listening to the hustle and bustle of the city below while feeling a slight breeze, it was this atmosphere that you craved the most in your times of stress. Bucky and you sat in silence as both of you weren’t the biggest of talkers and perhaps that’s why you were both so drawn to each other. After a particularly loud ambulance sound that came from below, Bucky hung his head down and took a deep breath before looking up again.
“I love you, Y/N” Bucky said, breaking the comfortable silence that had surrounded the two of you.
“You don’t have to say anything back” Bucky continued, ignoring the shocked look on your face. Your heart was racing since this was a moment you were sure only existed in your dreams. Bucky took your surprise as an indication of rejection and let out a deep sigh before standing up.
“I just wanted to let you know” Bucky whispered as he closed his eyes before walking away. You hadn’t even heard anything he said after he told you he loved you because your heart was beating so fast you were sure he could hear it and the thoughts in your head were running around loudly.
“Shit,” you muttered when you heard the door close and finally noticed that Bucky was no longer sitting beside you. Cursing to yourself you got up and went back into the compound.
In an age where mental disorders are finally given well deserved study and attention that they should be getting, you’re pretty much left in the dust. Maybe just sit on your hands or play with a ball or something? We don’t know.
‘’Why don’t you just stop pulling your hair?’’ wow Cynthia I never thought about that
Good luck finding any awareness, or anyone who’s ever heard of it in general.
Good luck finding treatment options and coping devices as well.
Ah yes, because of literally no one talking about it, you grow up with your parents being ashamed and disgusted by you. Also, them refusing to understand or believe what you tell them.
‘’You’ve been picking again, haven’t you??’’
Having your hair grabbed and checked by your mother.
‘’So why don’t you have any eyelashes?’’
No ‘’brows on fleek’’ here
Your mother going through wastebaskets and finding hair and questioning you about it. Same with vacuum cleaners.
People seeing you pull and asking you why and being quite rude.
Fear of someday having another bald spot.
Raw eyes where your lashes should be and bleeding where your pubic hair should be.
NOT BEING ABLE TO GET THAT /ONE/ EYELASH AND PULLING YOUR EYELID UNTIL IT GETS RAW
ok it’s just a pet peeve of mine but I really hate those edits people do of celebrities or just people in general where they edit off their eyebrows. I know it seems harmless to people, but for someone like me it’s basically just saying. ‘’Look at what an ugly freak you are in society’s viewpoint.’’
The shame beanie when you can’t stop pulling
Having new bleeding each time you go to the bathroom because you just can’t stop pulling ingrown hairs for some reason
Having a ‘’gross’’ condition that can in no way be sugar coated or romanticized as in any way beautiful, so no one talks about it.
Once again the shame from having a ‘’gross’’ condition.
Why are there so many hairballs everywhere did I do this
The last time I had a bald spot was when I was about eleven or twelve I think?? But I couldn’t go into public without a bobby pin pulling hair over it and my mom was so upset the entire time I had it. It wasn’t just the fact of the shame of what it looked like. It got sunburned and there were open sores ok.
WHEN NO PENCIL, STENCIL OR WAX SET WILL GIVE YOU NATURAL LOOKING BROWS
Trichotillomania is a nightmarish condition and the suffers get little to no awareness or help.
All the those who suffer from it are beautiful and deserve better.
Hey everyone! I hope you all are stable and happy, and if not I hope you get to where you want to be ASAP! Anyway! I was sent home earlier today because of how sick I was :( So, I decided to put in some work after a nap and some snacksss. Of course I took some breaks (a lot actually haha). Since I’m sick there’s no reason to push myself really hard and then stress about still feeling gross yanno? Gotta rest up and do only what you can. Take it by little steps and breath!
So, on the top I have my AP Psych notes from class today. I had to finish them up at home though. Then under those I have a Honors Biology outline that’s due Friday (along with another one). Finally the last two are my spreads for this week! I really love bees and I think they’re super cute. I’ve been stung by one and one of my best friends are terribly allergic, but I still think they impact our society greatly. They are a big necessity!! So we gotta save + protect them :)
I think that’s all for today. Probably going to go take a nap now haha! Talk to you all again soon! Bee safe!!(haha get it?) ;)
Summary: You told yourself that signing up for a gym class would take your mind off of things but when you meet your trainer you’re a little less convinced you’ll be focused on working out.
This was it. It was your first attempt at pulling your life together. That meant no more Netflix marathons that lasted days long, no more stressing out over being single, no more worrying about your weight, and no more stressing about work. When you signed up for the gym it felt like everything was solved but as you walked up the concrete steps a slight off-putting feeling was in your stomach. You hadn’t worked out in ages to be quite honest. You wondered if everyone in there was going to be extremely hot like in those sitcoms where the main character makes some self-deprecating joke after seeing everyone. You took a deep breathe and opened the door. A friendly seeming girl greeted you at the door and you just smiled back in response. One of the trainers came over to you with a smile.
“Hi, Are you new here?”
Your gaze moved up to his face and you froze. There it was. The moment like those cheesy TV shows. You almost couldn’t believe how good looking he was.
“Yeah, is it that obvious?” You asked, looking concerned.
Jungkook let out a chuckle.
“It’s not that. This place is just mostly regulars and I would have definitely remembered you. I’m a trainer her and my name’s Jungkook.”
Was that a compliment? His last comment left you confused but you decided to just leave it as it was.
“Oh, well I was just going to go use the treadmill. I don’t really need a trainer for that.” You told him.
Jungkook nods slowly.
“That’s fine, just call for me if you need me. Can I ask you for your name?”
A bit taken back you answer him. “Y/N.”
You watch as the taller boy walks away from you to do what looks like his own work out without saying another word. Ignoring him, you walk over to the treadmill to start off and he heads off behind you. As you start running you feel a bit strange. Almost as if you were being stared at but you assumed it was because you weren’t used to the environment. Pushing the thought aside you started to run but after 5 minutes your phone changed to a song you didn’t care for so you picked your phone back up. In the reflection you saw Jungkook looking over at you. You rolled your eyes. Did he not think you could do this yourself? Now you were out to just prove him wrong. You turned up the incline to make running more difficult and turned up the speed. You could only take another 5-10 minutes of running like this until you had to stop to take a break.
As you stepped off of the machine you realized you must have out-done yourself because your legs felt weak and you almost fell over. Jungkook calls your name from the side and you look over at him.
“Can you spot me really quick?” He says, cockily pressing his tongue against his cheek.
You walked over to him taking notice of the intense amount of weight on the bars with a sigh.
“Are you sure that you can lift that?”
Jungkook scoffs. “I wouldn’t have put it on if I couldn’t handle it.”
He lifts his arms up to bring the weights off the holder, flexing pretty hard. He had his sleeves rolled up, trying to make the main focus being his arms, To be honest though he wasn’t struggling as much as you thought he would, lifting it up continuously. As he’s counting he suddenly stops at 47, almost dropping it on his chest. You instinctively reach down to grab it but it still manages to hit his chest. He cringes, trying to breathe properly. You get down on your knees next to him, holding it off of him.
“Are you okay? Should I go get someone? I think it just knocked the wind out of you but what if you broke something?”
Jungkook moves his head on his cheek to face you. His scrunched up and in pain face changes and he starts to laugh. You sit there in confusion while he sets it back in it’s place with ease.
“I was just messing with you but you’re really cute when you’re worried.” He laughed.
“What the hell? Jungkook that’s not funny I thought you broke a rib!” You stood up, grabbing your water bottle.
His hand reaches out and grabs yours as he still lays there.
“Alright. Alright. I’m sorry. You don’t have to get so mad.” He tried to stifle his laughter.
When he didn’t let go you realize how long you had been
holding hands, pulling yours away.
“How could I tell If you weren’t hurt? You know that I’m
knew to this stuff…” You mumbled.
“I told you I’d help you.”
“Staring at my ass while I run isn’t going to help me.”
Jungkook blushed, shocking you. He must have thought you
weren’t paying attention and to avoid embarrassing him more you gave in.
“Whatever, you can help me but please, don’t make me lift
He sat up from the bench, smiling. “I won’t. We can start
off easy, okay? But you have to tell me if it’s too much.”
With the nod you gave him he took your hand again, guiding
you over to another part of the gym.Your eyes were now glued to the high up pole above your
head. The last time you even attempted to do a pull up was in high school but
even then you weren’t too successful. You look at Jungkook like he’s crazy.
“I can’t even reach that without jumping. Isn’t there a
shorter one?” You say just trying to come up with an excuse.
“There is but other people are on them. It’s okay though, I
told you I was going to help you.”
He comes over to get behind you and you feel his hands being
placed on your waist. Your mind starts
to wonder and you’re mentally scolding yourself being so gross at a time like
this. It was just hard not to when you felt his grip on you.
“Alright so I need you to just put your arms up and when I
lift you just grab the bar.”
“O-okay…” You say as you bring your arms above your head.
Jungkook does as promised, lifting you off your feet with
ease to grab the bar. Once you grabbed on you assumed he would let go but he
“Okay now I need you to go ahead and do one. I’m not going
to lift you to help, I just need to make sure you won’t fall when I let go.
”Obediently you pull your body weight up as much as you can
until your chin goes past the bar. Doing one was exhausting enough and you were
scared for when he was going to let go.
“That was good. I want you to do one on your own, okay?”
“Okay.” You say as you prepare yourself.
Jungkook slowly let’s go of you and you already miss his
hands being on you. Weakly you try to stay up there but it was obvious you were
“Just do one more for me.” He says, walking over to stand in
front of you to watch.
Your hands started to sweat and you kicked your legs to help
it give you that last push over the bar. To your surprise, you made it over but
right afterwards your hands slip. Jungkook rushes over and grabs you before you
fall despite the drop not being so big. You can see that dumb smirk on his face
“It’s not funny…This is easy for you because you do this all
Jungkook smiled. “I wasn’t going to say anything. You did
good, we just need to work on it. My schedule is open this week. How about it?”
happy trans day of visibility ironically i cant see shit cause i just got back from an eye doctor appointment and my pupils are bigger than the weight of my sins upon my shoulders. yeah thats a juicebox
does anyone else with cptsd or bpd get these moments where you’re just lying or sitting and suddenly you’re having this feeling that feels like the worst feeling ever, it’s not panic or depression or anxiety, it kinda feels like guilt and you feel so gross and you just wanna rip your skin off, anything, to get rid of this feeling? It just makes you feel like you’re gonna throw up?
and it doesnt even last long, its just that when you feel it its the worst, and you dont feel like you can take this feeling for one more second?
i have had this since i was like 8 but it has been worse lately and its just The Worst
Coach looks like a scary dude, but he’s actually a big
softie. He has a really intimidating resting bitch face, and a more
intimidating murder face, but he would rather eat shit than say shit.
Coach is hella passive aggressive. If you mess with him he’ll
be all like, “Wah, I was always taught to turn the other cheek. Hate the sin,
love the sinner.” But then he’ll blind copy your boss and forward your emails
if he feels like you’re being rude. Or he’ll hand out invitations to a cookout
to everyone except you.
And it’s really interesting because Suzanne Bittle is the opposite.
She is small and very sweet, but if you mess with her she ascends through
passive aggressive and straight into aggressive-aggressive. Like, in high
school Bitty had a lot of trouble with this one teacher. Not the subject material,
but the teacher. Bitty would ask for help or clarification and the teacher
would basically do the academic equivalent of “No, fuck off and die.” And then
this teacher would “lose” Bitty’s assignments periodically, and he would grade
Bitty’s tests way harder than anyone else’s.