1. Screen-free time before going to sleep | I know, I know! We have so much technology capturing our attention all the time. I make a concerted effort to put away the iPad, laptop, and iPhone at least 30 minutes before I want to fall asleep. (I aim for an hour, but 30 minutes seems to be way more attainable.) Not only is this scientifically better for you, it also forces you to step away from work or other distractions, like one more episode of Downton Abbey. I find that reading is the best way for me to naturally switch from “work” to “rest” mode.

2. Put space between you and your phone | Turning off your phone entirely is the ideal way to make sure your sleep is not interrupted. But I get it, we’re Gen Y women and our iPhones are kind of like fifth limbs. Plus, doesn’t everyone use their phones for an alarm clock anyway? Even though I keep my phone on throughout the night, I make sure that it’s on the other side of the room. In order to turn off my alarm in the morning, I have to physically get out of bed and walk the length of the room to silence it. Therefore, clicking snooze for five more minutes of shuteye isn’t as tempting.

3. Have a list so you know what you have to accomplish the next day | Getting up at 5:05 is not something I’d do naturally. When I know I have certain things that I have to accomplish, I’m much more likely to have some extra pep in my step! Of course, trying to remember those things before the sun has risen is next to impossible. As part of my screen-free time, I make a list of meetings, tasks, and other responsibilities I have for the following day. I write it down on a sticky note which sits right next to my iPhone. Not only does this help me get all of the thoughts that would normally spin through my head out on paper, it also serves as a motivator when I see it in the morning. There’s no way I can click snooze when I know I have lots to accomplish!

4. Make things easy in the morning | I try to make things run a little easier and a little smoother in the morning by spending five minutes the night before preparing. Writing down a to-do list is a good start. I make sure my coffee maker is ready to go with fresh water and loaded with a new K-cup. I’ve checked the weather and coordinated my outfit. My bag for work is packed and I know I won’t leave something behind or spend precious morning minutes searching for a missing document.

5. Give yourself a great reminder! | If your warm bed still proves to be too tempting, give yourself a great reminder that can’t be forgotten. I like to write a motivator on the top of my to-do list (the one on the sticky note next to my phone). Sometimes it’s a favorite inspirational quotation, sometimes it’s a number goal that I’m working toward, and sometimes it’s just a “Don’t forget how lucky you are to be living in NYC!”

How to beat procrastination

I know there are thousands of posts on revision and study but here’s one specifically on how to actually begin studying for that super sweet anon :)

Remove all distractions

  • This is my number 1 tip which is get rid of anything that will distract you such as your phone, laptop, music or a book. Even if you start revising you will always feel tempted to go back and check your Instagram or watch 1 more episode of your favourite show. So get rid of it all! I usually try to put it in a different room to the one I’m in so that I won’t be tempted to get up and pick up my phone for example. If you don’t need your internet then turn it off or download an app such as SelfControl, Cold Turkey or if you have an IOS device Forest is great :)

Tidy up your work space

  • Having an organised work space not only clears up all the clutter and mess around your desk (even if you say you know exactly where everything is) but it also clears your mind. Even if you can’t invest in a ton of things to organise your desk there are tons of easy think you can make/do to get everything in the right place. Clean workspace = clear mind which means you are ready to work!

 Mentally prepare yourself 

  • Tell yourself you will study. Tell a parent of friend exactly what you are going to do and that way you are much more likely to actually get started. Make a mental plan of what you are going to do and stick to it! Run through each step you are going to take in your head and visualise your study, that way when you start you know exactly what you are going to be doing. 

Plan your study 

  • Even before studying make sure you make a plan of what you will study at what time you will do it. Don’t only plan what subject you’ll be doing but instead write exactly what you will be studying e.g. Chemistry - go over periodic table - learn first 30 elements by making a song. That way when you look over at your plan you see exactly what subject you are doing and then what you are doing so that way you won’t waste any time just sitting there staring at your textbook and not actually revising anything. 

Plan specific time intervals and schedule breaks 

  • Even if it sounds good in theory, revising for 3 hours straight is not a good idea. Not only is it very inefficient but it is absolutely mentally exhausting. Your brain will not be able to retain as much information as it could if you revised for short periods and took small breaks. What I like to do is revise for around 40 minutes and take very short 5 minute breaks just to refresh my mind. Although during these breaks make sure you plan out what you will do such as maybe a short walk, some yoga or maybe even playing with a pet. Make sure you don’t go back to things that distract you so that you can easily get back on track :)

And that’s it! Good luck to anyone needing motivation right now :) 


CAPE MAY Map Belongs to Spencer:

We recently discovered that the Cape May map in last week’s episode was also seen on Spencer’s laptop in 3.07. Here’s where it gets a little confusing. Spencer was apparently redoing Mona’s lair on her laptop based on memory …  but the Cape May map wasn’t in Mona’s lair. Spencer added the map after discovering that CeCe and Ali’s family spent a few summers in Cape May. Also, Wilden wasn’t revealed as being in Cape May until 3B. Which mean, the map at the end of 4.17 Bite Your Tongue belongs to Spencer.

Other Spencer Hastings theories:

Stiles’ side of the wall / analysed

So this is my background for my laptop. (obviously)

But I gave it a better look and the people sitting there, behind Stiles, make me question this scene.

These people are just staring of into the disctance, everyone in kind of the same position: back against chair, legs seperated and hands resting on them. We only see two complete people in our vision, but the ones behind them also seem to have the same posture. 

In the front of this shot, you have Stiles, leaning against the infamous wall. I suppose this was for the dramatic shot and to show he has a connection with Lydia, but it would make more sense if he was also sitting alongside those other people. 

What I think is that the people on Stiles’ side also slowly forget their life before they were taken. Since they never existed in Lydia’s world, perhaps they start to forget their existence too.

If this is one of the first episodes, then it would make sense that Stiles still remembers, or mostly remembers, hence not sitting there like a robot with no sense of living.

Also, the place he is in seems like an abandoned factory/company. Although the benches are kind of something you would see in a train station. (at least where I Iive) So to go further along in my previous post about the wall, I don’t think they are in a parallel universe, but more something like Bardo (season 3B). You’re not living, but you’re not dead: Bardo. 

Modern AU in which Thranduil and Bard are living together and have been for two years now. The kids are still at home and one day there is a massive storm and little Tilda gets scared of the lightning and thunder, so Thranduil suggests that they make a blanket fort in the middle of the night. Everyone gets super into it, getting blankets and sheets from all over the house and bringing them into the lounge. They have a couple candles in case the power goes out and it’s super chill. Legolas even brings his laptop into the lounge room so he can play a few episodes of Modern Family. Which is something that they all enjoy. Eventually, the kids fall asleep and it’s only Bard and Thranduil that are still awake. Bard leans in for a kiss before dragging Thranduil into his arms. They fall asleep like that. Safe, warm and protected from the storm outside. A truly perfect night.

i still have not watched the kingdom ep, the one i’ve been looking forward for ages because the flu hit me in such a way i have not even gotten out of bed for 3 days. i can barely function. and just thinking about turning my tv or laptop (or any light/sound) on makes me wanna beg for death

BUT i’ve been told ezekiel and shiva are magnificent and so much more than expected; people loved the episode, critics loved it, melissa getting praised again. i’ve seen gifs and i love everything about it. everything. i saw carol was basically metaphorically compared to shiva and a pomegranate (love it, yummy!)

i’ve also heard about all the ship talk and tbh i am living for the fact that whether consciously or not everybody is currently discussing who carol should start a relationship with (morgan or ezekiel or daryl) means this 50 yo woman is basically right now the most desirable woman on the show. not only carol dumped her last love interest in spectacular fashion (who’s tobin), but she’s got a hot skilled man desperately wanting to save her life even when it’s not his choice to make, and another hot fun king of a man with a pet tiger seeing value in her and wanting her to become part of his group. then, after all this, they still did not let us forget there is a man out there, imprisoned by negan, who is the person she shares the closest bond with. 

it gives me life, in spite of thinking everybody is missing the point carol is actually in huge emotional pain. learning to accept herself and what she had to do to save her family is carol’s main arc this season. she gotta learn to live with the love. i love my carol, i just want her to get better. and i am sooo proud of melissa mcbride. i love her so hard.


Okay.So I recently watched the latest episode of Gravity Falls. I myself, have noticed something.No no, not the laptop nor Bill on the tapestry. But, take a look at Dipper woodified.

He not only is in the frozen pose from the episode “Into the Bunker”, but look at his face. He only has one eye with a full pupil.Who else has one eye? Bill Cipher. And what has happened with him and Bill? They’ve made a deal. I’d also like to note the way the ghost unleashed his wrath upon the guests. Instead of burning up the place, he pulls the ironic twist by woodifying everyone but the Northwests and their butler.Well done, Alex Hirsch. Well done.Back to my point, coincidence? I think NOT!! My last thing to say is, it appears that he is screaming out, besides him just being frozen.It could also hint at the further events besides  the  clock and Bill on the tapestry. Could Dipper be next for Bill’s wrath? What  will happen in the next episode? My guess is simple. All hell will break loose. Literally.


Every so often I think to myself, “you know… I don’t think I’ve seen the Starfighters episode.  I should watch it.” So I settle down with snack, knitting, and laptop and fire it up – only to realize that I have seen the episode, multiple times! This is the one where Crow tries to get on the Information Superhighway!  The movie itself is just so monolithically fucking boring, so completely nothing, that it erases itself from my memory the moment I turn it off, like those creatures from Dr. Who.

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Have you ever thought of Hanna being -A ?

I mean if you watched every PLL episode closely you see that Hanna is really always late. But why? Maybe she has many other things to do and handle about other things? 

Hanna was also really close to Mona and we know that earlier Mona was -A . Maybe at that time they cooperated and worked together. Hanna could have given Mona important informations. 

When Mona was in Radley Hanna was the only one who visited her and Red coat too. Accidently? 

Earlier Hanna was the same naive fashiondoll like Mona. At first we believed that she had only fashion and makeup in her mind and we didn’t thought about her hacking police laptops and something like that. But Mona did. Why shouldn’t Hanna be the same? I mean Hanna could be able to do the same as Mona and there are always moments which shows that Hanna is also an really intelligent girl. I don’t think that they showed just like that in the last episode that Hanna isolated the test so good. There must be something about it. She was so good that they thought Hanna cheated. 

She is the person you think of at least that she is -A. So there is the surprise effect very big if she really is -A. 

There is also another clue that Hanna could be -A. We know that she was earlier fat. And now we always see how she grabs some candy or something else to eat. There is really no other person that they show who eats so much. There is just one other person…that’s -A. On every last part of the episodes he/she grabs onto something to eat.

Since Alison was gone Hanna really changed much. She was just like the second Alison, the way she styles her hair or the way she dresses. Okay we already know that Mona wanted to make out of her a new Alison but I think not just Mona wanted it but herself.

I hope you understand everything, sorry for my bad english :/ 

Supernatural BSM #44 You’re Sam’s twin and he can go on hunts but you can’t

A/N: The requests that require me to watch an episode may be pushed around as it fits, because I have trouble finding the time to watch them, I’m very sorry

Request: You’re Sam’s twin and he can go on hunts but you can’t

Age 23: “Well this just isn’t fair, is it?” you snapped as Sam heaved a bag onto his shoulder, shrugging as Dean sighed.

“Maybe not, but you’re not going,” Dean concluded, smiling sardonically.

“Give me one good reason.”

Dean hesitated, briefly but noticeably, and threw the duffle slung over his shoulder onto the ground. “I don’t have one,” you pumped your fist in the air in triumph, “but that doesn’t mean you’re going.”

What?” you squeaked. Dean draped an arm around your shoulder, as if not having to say it to your face would somehow make him more convincing.

“I said, that doesn’t mean you’re going,” Dean repeated.

“I heard you the first time, dimwit.” Sam snorted, trying and failing to hide it with a cough. Even though you couldn’t see it, you knew Dean was glowering at your twin. “Sam, help me,” you stressed, making eyes at him.

“That,” he shook his head, “is not happening. Then he’ll just make me stay too, and that would be such a waste.”

You let your brothers walk out, and followed out the door inconspicuously. When they had just unlocked the Impala, you picked up a stone and threw it in a nearby bush. Like you knew they would, your brothers froze and went to inspect, leaving you enough time to slip into the backseat without getting caught.

You managed to hide for the better part of an hour, cramped into the space behind Sam’s seat, the loud roar of Baby’s engine hiding your breathing and shuffling. But then Sam twisted in his seat to reach the bag next to you, and yelped, jumping in his seat so he smashed his head into the roof of the car.

Dean cursed and swerved on the road, yelling at Sam to quiet down while Sam rubbed his head.

“Y/N what the fuck are you doing here?!” Sam screamed over Dean’s complaining. The latter quieted down, and turned quickly in his seat to get a glimpse of you, eyes widening before he forced them back to the road.

“Dean was being a bitch so I came anyways,” you said simply as you uncurled your body and situated yourself properly on the backseat, buckling up.

“You’re impossible!” Dean snapped, but there was a smile twitching in the corner of his lips, and you smiled winningly in the rearview mirror.

“I know. Now, tell me what we’re going after.”

“Oh no, you’re staying in the car,” Dean tried in a last futile attempt to keep you off the hunt, but even Sam couldn’t hold back his scoff and the disbelieving look he sent Dean’s way said it all.

“Now you’re just being a jerk,” he stated, directed at Dean, who fumed in his seat.

“She’s not ready!” he insisted, hands white knuckling the steering wheel all of a sudden.

“No, you’re not ready,” you protested, gripping the backs of the seats in front of you so you could lean forward, managing to fit your head in the space between your brothers. “This is all about you not wanting me to grow up and it’s horribly cliché bordering on fucking ridiculous.”

Dean inhaled sharply, eyes focused intently on the road, and his voice was tight when he spoke again; “maybe.”

Satisfied, you leaned back in your seat. Sam inconspicuously reached back a hand for you to slap, and you caught the end of Dean’s eye roll in the mirror.

“Fine, Sammy, fill her in.” Before Sam could do as requested, Dean pulled the car over and twisted around so he could point a finger at you.

“If you die, I’ll bring you back to life and then strange you myself, do you hear me?”

You saluted him, sitting up straight in your seat. “Loud and clear, sir!”

Dean couldn’t fight the grin as Sam handed you the case files, one after the other, and when you saved their asses not an hour later, Dean deemed you worthy to go with them on hunts.

If you’d begged for thirty minutes beforehand, of course.

i put on episodes of kitchen nightmares or hotel hell when im drawing sometimes

since they’re ~40 minutes and some change an episode, i dont have to get distracted picking a new episode every 5 minutes (unlike when im listening to music)

which is especially disruptive considering i can’t use my keyboard when my tablet is plugged in (because my laptop’s keyboard is broken and i use a usb keyboard instead…except i can only use one usb port on my laptop because–you guessed it–the other one is broken.)

Minor update and a few notes

Hello to all! Sláinte!

Minor update:
2 movies of Jack Taylor Series 3 have officially aired in the UK via Channel 5! Only one torrent (Cross) has been available so far, the other being available for purchase for those with UK credit cards over at A laptop recording of the second episode (Nemesis aka Headstone) has been uploaded in youtube by @tawny-cat in case anyone is interested in seeing it before the release of the DVDs by December 5 or before it’s US release.

For any UK-based person interested in checking, there is a channel on YouTube for Jack Taylor that I cannot access. I think it could be an official channel. Maybe it could be useful to you.

Note 1:
I have decided not to post or reblog scenes from Series 3 yet and wait for the UK airing to finish all three new episodes. If (and this is a big IF because of holidays) I plan to post stuff from the new episodes this year, they will be non-spoilers in terms of the plot and relationships. Next year is a different story. 

Note 2:
Am currently planning to go ahead with the semi-chronological gifsets of each season, beginning with The Guards. I’ve been on pause for a while due to other personal interests and requests received from my main blog. Will plan on continuing this all the way to Series 3.