The purpose of fearful thoughts is to help us and keep us safe. But sometimes, they are not helpful at all and give us unnecessary anxiety. So, when you get a fearful thought, ask yourself: Is this thought actually helping me in any way? If the answer is yes, then investigate it. Perhaps it’s telling you not to go in the direction of a fire. That’s helpful. If the answer is no, then thank it and switch your focus or just observe it without judgement. The truth is, you are the master of your mind and all you have to do to see that is act accordingly.

FIGURING OUT HOW TO DRAW NATURAL STANDING POSES

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Tips for long distance relationships

So here are things that helped our long distance work!

• Skype
• call each other every day/night 📲
• communication 👥
• send letters to each other💌
• be positive!
• do things together (we watched Netflix over Skype)💻
• plan visits to see each other ✈️
•spend time with your family and friends👨‍👩‍👧‍👧
•Honesty is KEY 🔑

anonymous asked:

Hey there, I love your blog! Your art inspires me so much, everything about it is so amazing!! ❤️❤️ Do you have any advice for aspiring artists looking to start an art blog?

Hey! Thank you so much, I am happy to hear that!! <33

In terms of advice on blogs, you can take a look at my responses here and here. I’m not sure how useful they are, but that’s all I’ve got, I hope it helps! Good luck with your blog and have fun! :>

PSA: Sending in support requests to the devs

Hey guys! So I just got a little bit of info on the process of how the devs answer your support requests and troubleshooting, so I thought I’d pass it along to you guys since I know a lot of you can get frustrated with their response time ect.

First, sending in multiple support requests on the same issue makes it harder for them to track and get back to you quicker to help solve your issue. Sending in one support request is enough and will get your problem solved quicker.

Second, they have anti-spam software in place, so if you’re sending them messages each day asking why hasn’t this issue been resolved then you run the risk of having your account flagged as spam and you won’t get anything resolved.

I know it can take some time to get back to people, especially during events, but unfortunately it’s just something we have to suffer with until they either grow their support more or figure out a better way of having events run smoother. 

Hope that helps some people! :)

It’s almost 11 pm. I’m still studying maths and tomorrow is my test. I’m gonna fail, because It is A LOT and I’m SO tired. I’ll never forget this! People, this is the result of procrastination. Okay? Stop procrastinating and go study or you will fail and study at 11 pm.

anonymous asked:

Hi Sim, I get super inspired when I look through your tumblr/instagram and see that you do so much with your day/life. I've personally had a history of anxiety and depression (which is no longer a major issue so woohoo!) and one of the residual things that still affects me is the tendency to lack motivation to do some things (including studying for my HSC!) I'm wondering, do you find that keeping busy keeps you active/motivated to do more? Would you recommend any other sources of motivation? xx

Aw thank you for the positive words & it brings me pure joy to hear how you’ve overcome hardships, seriously be proud of yourself & own it! First of all, know that you’re definitely not alone, I would say a lack of motivation is something that plagues the general population. In terms of how to overcome it, like most things, it is different for everyone as we are all inspired & motivated by different activities, topics & more. I personally do find being active motivating for certain aspects of my life (e.g. I find it motivates me to keep eating well, but it doesn’t really do much for studying/working). So, given I don’t know your personality I can’t pin point what exactly I think would help you so here are a mixture of different kind of ways to motivate/inspire yourself:

  • find people who inspire you & surround yourself by them - whether these are literal people like friends (e.g. studying with them or talking to them every few days) or people online (e.g. watch their youtube, like TED talks or follow them on social media accounts) or well known figures (e.g. Ghana - there’s a great book with a collection of his monumental quotes, reading 1 everyday could help)
  • read books/articles or watch videos that inspire/motviate you - e.g. TED talks, self-improvement books, books about improving work ethic etc
    • E.g. Better than before, work smarter live better, most good least harm, the happiness project etc
  • Surround yourself by a motivating/inspiring environment - this mean doing things like making motivation boards, putting up motivational posters, finding an environment that you like studying in (library, desk, bedroom, cafe) etc.
  • Do things that make you feel motivated/inspired - this can be things like being active as mentioned before, going to libraries, going to art galleries, going to events, seeing friends/family, driving, travelling etc
  • setting up goals - have a distinct set of goals can often really help keep people motivated as it gives an end point to whatever you are doing. However, be aware that general goals (e.g. eat better, get fit, study more) can be unhelpful as although the intention is there you aren’t actually sure how to change your habits & follow through with these actions. So keep your goals specific as possible (e.g. go to the gym 3 times a week, have coffee only 3 times a week, go to bed by this time every night)
  • give yourself rewards - having something looking to look forward to after completing whatever it is you are doing is one of the best motivators out there. However, be aware that you don’t let yourself form the habit of relying on rewards for every kind of activity you do 
    • Rewards can be big or little - e.g. going overseas, going to the cinema, watching your favourite tv show, cooking your favourite meal, seeing a friend, going out for drinks, going to bed early

Anyway hope these help! All the best & sending love xx

Berlari

Resolusi semester baru saya banyak, salah satunya olahraga. Saya emang merasa butuh banyak gerak dan mengeluarkan keringat, karena saya sudah memelihara hidup yang sangat tidak sehat; makan banyak makanan yang manis dan pedas, hobi tidur, dan tidak pernah berolahraga.

Nggak heran bentukan saya mirip karung beras. Hix.

Dan belakangan ini saya menghadapi hal-hal yang membuat pikiran bekerja lebih banyak, ditambah PMS dan tamu bulanan yang bikin nyeri sepinggang dan emosi berlebihan akibat permainan hormon.

Pelarian yang paling sering saya gunakan kalau banyak pikiran adalah membaca. Tapi saya kalau keasyikan baca, suka nggak sadar kalau saya duduk dalam posisi yang sama tanpa gerak selama berjam-jam. Baru sadar saat punggung saya sudah berasa sakit.

This is super duper unhealthy.

Akhir-akhir ini saya menyadari kalau kebiasaan tidak sehat ini terus saya pelihara, efeknya adalah jangka panjang. Saya sudah kenyang mendengarkan keluhan Mama soal kolesterol, tekanan darah, pantangan makanan, endesbre, endesbre. Yep, Mama saya adalah termasuk orang yang malas olahraga. Beliau pendaki gunung memang, tapi itu sudah sekitar 25 tahun yang lalu. Dan sesudahnya, tenggelam dalam rutinitas menjadi ibu, istri, dan wanita karier.

And in this case, I don’t want to end up like her. I want to live a healthy life, without those problems.

Sehingga tergoreslah di atas kertas, sebuah perjanjian dengan diri sendiri: Lari setiap Jumat, Sabtu, dan Minggu.

Dan ini sudah saya lakukan sejak minggu kemarin. And let me tell you this, running is fun! Yeah, lari saya sih masih super culun, lebih banyak jalan cepatnya hahaha.

Tapi sensasi saat berlari itu, saya rasa semua yang sering lari pagi atau sore tahu ya:

Saat kaki terus berlari, jantung memompa aliran darah lebih cepat, dan tangan mengikuti irama kaki…

Stres hilang! Ah, ini yang menyebabkan saya menikmati rutinitas baru dengan berlari. Pikiran plong, badan menghasilkan panas, keringat yang mengalir, apalagi ditambah lagu-lagu penyemangat dari earphone (tapi sayangnya sering banget copot dari telinga saya waktu lari),

rasanya kayak I aaam the champiooon!

Hahaha priceless.

Inilah kenapa saya sekarang menikmati lari. Bulan lalu saat masih lebih culun dari ini, pertama kalinya lari panjang keliling komplek, badan saya langsung sakit-sakit dua minggu. Tapi September ini saya paksakan lagi, sebab saya tahu tubuh saya akan mengikuti rutinitas saya. Dan benar, kedua kalinya dicoba, sudah tidak sesakit dulu lagi, malah badan rasanya lebih ringan saat digerakkan.

Tapi thing for sure sih buat semua yang komentarin saya kurusan (dan kalau kebetulan baca ini): Berat saya turun 8 kg bukan karena lari, tapi karena mengatur pola makan. Bahkan waktu itu saya belum sempat olahraga sama sekali.

Lari bagi saya bukan buat kurus, tapi buat menyehatkan fisik dan mental sebab bisa menjaga stamina dan pelepasan stres. Kalau emang ngurusin badan juga, ya buat saya sih bonus. Hehehe.

Semua ini saya lakukan agar saat tua saya jadi Mamah gaul yang funky dan healthy.

Jadi mungkin sekedar sharing ya, kalau memang pengen menurunkan berat badan plus menjaga kesehatan, ini sih yang saya lakukan:

1. Tidak makan nasi. Buat orang Indonesia, ini memang susah. Dan percayalah saya sampai minggu lalu juga masih suka cheating. Tapi, kalau dirasa terlalu susah, cobalah makan nasi hanya Sabtu-Minggu saja. Pas puasa saya menjalankan ini sebulan penuh dan lebaran, ukuran pakaian saya turun semua. Bahkan saat saya sering cheating sesudah lebaran, ukuran saya masih sama seperti saat lebaran. PS: Gabungkan dengan OCD, makan jam 12-18. Saya dan Mama yang pola makannya begini nggak pernah sakit apapun sih karena nggak sarapan.

2. Tidak makan lebih dari 1.500 kalori. Ini juga rempong. Tapi ada banyak situs informasi kalori kok. Dan ya kalau dirasa terlalu berat, bisa cheating juga Sabtu-Minggu. Waktu magang, saya lebih ekstrem lagi. Makan saya paling cuma 500-600 kalori per hari dan cuma sekali makan, saat siang. Tanpa sakit apapun, Alhamdulillah. Dan yak, susutnya cepat banget Cyin. Padahal saya punya maag. Tapi tidak saya sarankan ya untuk dilakukan, soalnya efeknya pasti berbeda-beda di setiap tubuh dan saya nggak mau bikin anak orang sakit juga. Intinya, jangan melebihi 1500 aja.

3. Minum air putih 8 gelas per hari. Kalian browsing aja di google apa manfaatnya. Segudang!

4. Olahraga pagi/sore. Karena pola tidur saya berantakan, saya sekarang melakukan olahraga sore saja, karena paginya saya bubu chantique hix. Ini sebetulnya gak sehat juga tapi ya susah banget emang menyembuhkan pola tidur terbalik. Makanya saya juga menyeimbangkan ketidaksehatan ini di sore hari. Kalau lari dirasa berat, ya jalan kaki. Tapi yang jauh ya. Nggak 100 meter juga hehe.

5. Kurangi makanan manis, pedas, dan gorengan. Iya, di saya juga ini yang paling menyiksa. Sekali lagi, kalau berat, ya cheating aja pas weekend. Tapi jangan kalap juga.

6. Disiplin. Udah, nggak ada cerita lain. Saya juga masih belajar soal ini, tapi saya selalu ingat body goals dari orang-orang yang saya rasa memiliki tubuh sehat dan ya ingat-ingat aja; mau tumbuh tua dengan sehat atau dengan sejuta pantangan makan.

Ini saya cantumkan karena memang terbukti di saya mengurangi berat badan saat puasa dan lebaran kemarin (kecuali yang olahraga). Saya sebetulnya masih harus mengurangi banyak lagi supaya betulan ideal, tinggal menekuni apa yang sudah saya tulis disini. Dan ya, disiplinnya itu masih perlu ditegakkan.

PS: Satu siksaan yang paling utama buat saya… SAYA SUSAH HIDUP TANPA SUSU TAPI NGGAK BOLEH MINUM BANYAK SUSU!

Tersiksa Hayati, Uda…

Tapi ya mau bagaimana lagi.

Kan nanti aku mau jadi Mamah gaul yang funky dan healthy.

Hahaha.

Semoga bermanfaat ya tulisan kali ini!

Depok,
30 September 2016

anonymous asked:

what're your tips for balance of work/school/studying/life? especially the school part!!

Hi! Time management is so important. I like to get things done early.
• I plan to do schoolwork during specific times even when I don’t have something actually due. Example: if I don’t have class in the morning, I like to get up early, stretch, eat breakfast and get some things done earlier on in the day.
• I use an agenda everyday. I write anythjng school or work related I’m there and then I also keep a daily list on my desk that says anything that needs to get done. I find that when you’re really overwhelmed and anxious, breaking the tasks down makes it easier and you’ll feel better when you check them off.
• Prepping food ahead of time saves you a lot of money
• Make school and work your priorities. Learn to say no to people. If you have to work at 7AM, obviously going out the night before isn’t a good idea nor will it leave you feeling good enough to do schoolwork the next few days.
• Plan your relaxation time and make sure you take time to relax too. Split up your study sessions.
• PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY. This is the most important thing you can do. I never have my phone with me at my desk anymore because I’ll end up wasting a ton of time. If you want to take a break specifically to browse social media or watch tv that’s completely fine, but do it during breaks, not every 5 minutes because all that time adds up.
• Get in the habit of getting up earlier. Sleep is important, you need at least 7 hours but don’t stay up watching movies until 3 and waste the day sleeping until noon.
Hope this helps :)

Las 12 cosas que automáticamente te ayudan a ser mucho más atractiva

Nos gustas tal y como eres, pero si quieres ser (y parecer) mucho más atractiva en el futuro, te conviene escuchar nuestros consejos para potenciar tu belleza. Y es que hay ciertas prendas, entre otras cosas, que atraen más a los hombres, según la ciencia. Te lo contamos todo a continuación para ayudarte a conseguir que el chico que te gusta (por fin) caiga rendido a tus pies.

Otras historias: 

Los hábitos que te hacen ser menos atractiva… ¡sin que te des cuenta! / 10 cosas que llevan algunas mujeres y que ellos adoran en secreto

Según un estudio publicado en la revista Archives of Sexual Behaviour, el tacón alto no solo estiliza tu figura, sino que hace que los hombres se fijen más en ti. Está comprobado que las chicas que llevan zapato plano ligan menos. (Foto: Instagram / @chiara10_08 / @shortstoriesandskirts / @andria_tolla / @rmnonlinefashion).

No necesitamos ningún estudio para saber que el ‘Little Black Dress’ (LBD) siempre es buen aliado para aumentar tu atractivo. ¿Necesitas más pruebas? La diseñadora Elizabeth Hawes (1903-1971) dijo una vez que cinco de cinco hombres se giran dos veces para ver de nuevo a una mujer que lleva un vestido negro. (Foto: Instagram / @m__r_spies).

En cuestión de perfumes los que potenciarán más tu atractivo serán los aromas que no son muy intensos. Y no conviene pasarse con la cantidad porque se trata de que tu olor se pueda apreciar en las distancias cortas y no en toda la habitación. Menos es más. (Foto: Instagram / @xoxojisun).

Otro estudio publicado en The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology ha confirmado lo que ya sabíamos: tenemos que incluir alguna prenda roja en nuestros outfits porque es un color que fascina a ambos sexos. Por algo está asociado al amor y la pasión. (Foto: Instagram / @happyphotoslove).

Aunque no tengas los labios de Angelina Jolie o Megan Fox, no los escondas porque la boca es clave para seducir. Así que hazte con un buen pintalabios rojo y verás como recibes muchas más atenciones masculinas. ¡No falla! (Foto: Instagram / @kristinthefox).

Unos científicos de Nueva Zelanda demostraron que los vestidos que se ajustan a las curvas del cuerpo tienen más éxito entre los hombres que los que son demasiado cortos y/o transparentes. Insinuar siempre es mejor que enseñar. (Foto: Instagram / @_frozi_fran).

Otra cosa que puedes hacer para ser más sexy es hacerte más a menudo la clásica cola de caballo. No solo porque es un peinado muy natural (y eso gusta mucho), sino porque permite que se te vea toda la cara. (Foto: Instagram / @terezab9).

Puede que el poder de unas buenas gafas de sol no esté demostrado por la ciencia, pero seguro que ya sabes lo útiles que son para ocultar tu peor cara y/o conseguir ese toque de misterio que a ellos les vuelve locos. (Foto: Instagram / @lunaelise__).

¿Las piernas? No, los hombres también sienten fascinación por los hombres y los brazos de las mujeres como demostró un estudio de la Universidad de Nueva Gales del Sur. Por eso y porque están de moda, deberías probar el escote 'Bardot’. (Foto: Instagram / @brennnad).

Conseguir un buen bronceado, contra todo pronóstico, no resulta más atractivo que tener una piel luminosa y suave, así que no te olvides de hidratarla a diario. (Foto: Instagram / @amanda_reimers).

Es curioso pero si te vistes demasiado sexy conseguirás justo el efecto contrario. Nuestro consejo es que apuestes por las semi-transparencias, escotes que no lo muestren todo, crop tops como el de la imagen… porque lo sutil seduce mucho. (Foto: Instagram / @nathalie_haussmann).

Y, por supuesto, sonríe más. Y es que la sonrisa, al iluminar tu cara, no solo te hará parecer más atractiva, sino también que eres una chica divertida. Será tu mejor accesorio. (Foto: Instagram / @superstar_healthy).

Important things to know when hatching eggs:
  • The maximum speed you can go and still gain credit towards hatching your eggs is 10.5 kmph.
  • The game does not measure your exact speed; it measures the distance you have travelled every minute. This means the maximum distance you can walk in a minute is 175meters. 
  • The most efficient way to hatch your eggs is to walk in a straight line, the game “draws a line” from where you were to where you are now and measures that distance. So, obviously a person walking in a zigzag pattern will get less distance towards hatching their egg.
  • The distance displayed on the egg only updates every 4 minutes.
  • The game still counts your distance if you are still moving when you are catching a pokemon
University Tips (non-conventional)

If these help anyone, great!

  1. Wear sports bras/bralettes to lectures instead of the ones with a buckle at the back. They tend to poke and prod your back after a while if you’re leaning back. Sports bras don’t.
  2. Set your timetable as your phone background for the first few weeks. Use this method for no. 6 too if you can be bothered. 
  3. Lay a towel on your bed a few days before your period is due. If you leak on a towel you can just wash it or throw it away. Easier than washing and changing the sheets.
  4. When you’re in a lecture taking notes on a laptop remember to turn down the brightness on your screen, especially if the lecturer has dimmed the lights. Otherwise you’ll annoy others and drain your battery. 
  5. Save your recordings at every given break instead of making one continuous one through pausing. Sometimes files are too large to save and you don’t want to risk losing the entire lecture recording. Save as you go along.
  6. If you need to remember something (e.g. a library book, USB, locker key..) write it on a post-it note and stick it on your shoes before you sleep. Make sure they’re the shoes you intend to wear the next day!
  7. Don’t shoot me: if you have left an assignment really late, stay up as long as you can completing it (yes, that means an all-nighter may be needed). Sleep as soon as you’ve handed it in. 
  8. If you use tech in a lecture e.g. phone for recording or electronic notetaking on your laptop, then mess around with it before uni begins. Know what buttons to press and when, otherwise you’ll mess up your notes and annoy others, with your excessive clicking. 
  9. Always, always, ALWAYS carry a plastic bag/carrier bag. You might need to make a trip to the library, drink may spill in your bag so you’ll need an alternative or you may not be able to dispose of a pad/tampon until you get back home. Seriously, just carry one.  
  10. Find out where coursework/assignment are submitted within your first week on campus. Ask admin how the procedure works and make sure you know it inside out. 
  11. Spend a day wondering around campus (before timetabled lectures start). Find out where the library is, talk to the librarians and ask them how to borrow/return books and also how to reserve!
  12. When you get your timetable be sure to visit the lecture halls and seminar rooms a few days before the term starts so you know where to go. Find out where the toilets are in those buildings too. 
  13. Find out where your lecturers offices are. Know the building and floor that they’re on (they’re usually all in the same place). 
  14. Carry cereal bars and other non perishable foods that take up little room. Sometimes your tummy rumbles really loud in a lecture, give it some love.
  15. Volunteer in your first year of university, these is the least hectic year (usually!). You want something to put on that CV and those post grad applications! 
  16. In the UK the first year generally doesn’t count toward the final degree classification but those grades WILL show up on your transcript. Make sure they look decent. When you apply for post grad courses, if you don’t have the certificate yet (because you’re still completing the course) the university/institution will ask for your grade transcript. First year grades come up first! 
  17. A huge part of your degree classification/GPA comes from the final year thesis. Talk to as many older students as you can and ask them what topics they picked and how they went about it. A great thesis/dissertation will literally move you from a 2:1 to a 1st. 

I’ll update this list as things come to me. I hope it helps, this is all my opinion, sorry. 

  • bullet journal
  • recipe book
  • dream journal
    • write down the dreams that you had last night
  • goal book
    • write down your goals
  • favorite quote book
  • sketchbook
  • art journal
  • journal
  • gratitude journal
    • write down things that you’re grateful for
  • morning pages
    • write 3 pages worth of stuff every morning, doesn’t matter what it’s about as long as you get your thoughts out on paper
  • travel journal
    • write about the places that you’ve been to, and start planning new trips to more places
  • sentence journal
    • write one sentence about your day, every day
  • scrapbook
  • doodle book
  • school notes
  • notes on subjects that you’re genuinely interested in
  • progress book
    • write down your progress in various areas
  • grade tracker
  • habit tracker
  • favorites book
    • write down all of your favorites, whether it’s foods, books, etc
  • lyric book
    • write down all of your favorite lyrics
  • food log
  • exercise log
  • diary
  • expenses
  • idea journal
    • write down any idea that you have, regardless of what it is. it could be a useful prompt, a handy idea to use later on, an idea for a plot, a character’s name, etc
  • poetry book
  • start writing the novel that you always wanted to write
  • photo book
  • list book
    • for any lists that you want to make
  • brainstorming
  • mind mapping
  • review book
    • reviews on movies, books, tv shows, new foods, whatever you want
  • passwords
  • song writing
  • word book
    • write down any new and interesting words you find
  • language book
    • start learning a new language
  • wishlist
  • encounter book
    • write about new things and people and situations that you’ve encountered
  • secrets
    • keep it safely hidden away!!
  • plant book
    • a database of your favorite plants + care
  • positivity journal
    • write down positive things. go back to it when you’re feeling down 

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