Morning Habits Worth Starting (Especially for College)
Give yourself enough time to get ready before you have to leave in the morning. For me this means setting my alarm about an hour before the time that I have to get my foot out the door. Eat a proper breakfast, do a little stretching, figure out your plan for the day. Having a slower paced morning is a lot more relaxing, and you can get your day started correctly.
Drink water first thing. I used to be a pretty heavy coffee drinker in the mornings in high school, but I realized that I could get away with a lot less caffeine if I started my morning off with a nice glass of cold water. You’re probably dehydrated after sleeping and water helps wake you up.
Make your bed. Making your bed is a visual reminder that sleeping time is over and that it’s time to get up! If I have a messy bed, I want to climb in and snuggle back into my blankets. This is especially true in the winters when it’s cold and dark. The movement also helps you wake up, which brings me to my next point:
Move! Your! Body! You don’t necessarily have to run through an entire yoga routine or go for a run (but hey, props to you if you do), but getting some movement in your mornings will help you wake up. I like to stretch a little bit, warm up my joints, maybe loosen up my limbs. It helps to get your blood flowing.
Open your curtains. In the winter it might be kind of dark and depressing where you live, so this isn’t always something recommended. I like to open my curtains when it’s sunny out so I can get some natural light, which helps your circadian rhythm so you wake up better - and fall asleep at night better.
Do something productive before your class begins. If your first class is super early, this might not apply. But I find it tremendously helpful to get something done, whether it be a flash card set, a work out, or a load of laundry, before my first class. It’ll get you into a productive mood for the rest of the day, and even if you aren’t productive for whatever reason, you can go to sleep knowing that at least you got something done that day!
I got invited to @yoiauzine and I immediately got struck with the idea of a Corpse Bride AU! ;
♡ ; My second fav movie after Tangled (it was on the top, until Tangled happened lmao)
Won’t get too deep into this AU tho, and I’ll leave the final, properly drawn pic for the zine (so please consider supporting the project to see it ♥). But as I was sketching some things this morning, I realized that Viktor and Yuuri work in almost any AU you put them on lol
Would this AU follow the original story as it is? Hhmm, don’t know yet. I’d like to give it a “happy” ending for Viktor and Yuuri (”happy” because we know what that implies for Yuuri).
Who am I kidding, this was just another excuse to draw Viktor with long hair and flowers lmaoooo see ya guys
On my first Fourth of July in the United States, I woke up in the morning, stretched and realized that my wife was still in bed.
I asked if she was going to work. She said, “Oh, don’t you know today is July Fourth?”
I looked through our window. Just about everybody in Fernley, Nevada, the town where we lived, was on their way to Main Street with chairs, umbrellas, drinks and snacks.
I was confused. What were they going to celebrate? I was curious, too, so I got our camp chairs and headed out to join our neighbors. That’s when my wife told me what was going on: “July Fourth is America’s Independence Day.”
I jumped out of my seat! This couldn’t be true. Who could have colonized a great country like America?
I thought colonization only occurred in Africa, where I grew up. I didn’t believe her.
That was in 2014 — the year I found out that America was once a British colony, just like my native Ghana.
I have had the privilege of seeing two ways of celebrating independence — and along the way have given a lot of thought to what independence really means.
This is the pose practice piece that turned into a drawing dedicated to Fanny that made me realize I liked her this morning. Yeaaaaaah Rouge is responsible for like half my bae list now XD Anyway, Fanny and Oswald belong to Disney, no idea who Brute belongs to and BABTQFTIM belongs to @thebbros