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Small tips that make a (healthier) difference

Hey you! I dare you to try your best to follow this checklist tomorrow! But hey! Not so fast. Why not try it again the next day (and every day after that)? Sometimes it’s the smaller changes that can in fact help improve our health and wellbeing, especially when we think we’re short of time. School stressing you out? Everything is going to be ok. Try a few little things here. Tick everything off that you completed! Tell me how it goes for you!

This was a spontaneous post and I’ve found that I’ve been making errors in my posts recently! Plz correct me bc I am an egg. Hope u like it anyway.


Morning:

  • Wake up as soon as you do naturally or when your alarm goes off. Make your bed! Open the blinds!
  • Get out of bed and s t r e t c h – all the way from the very tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes. (Trust me, this feels good)
  • Set your intention for the day. This might be weird for some, but try it. Example: Today I will be productive. I will be focused on my tasks and I will take the time to relax when needed. It doesn’t have to be as complicated – Example 2: I can do this. Remind yourself again.
  • Eat breakfast. A MUST. Try my favourite: eggs (poached, scrambled or fried) on toast with avocado or baked beans. Yes. We are on a roll today.
  • Drink one full glass of water within the hour of waking (don’t down it all in one go though!).
    • Add 1/8 of a lemon to this. Lemon is great to alkalise the body and getting that digestive system of yours goin! This will flush out toxins in the body and support your immune system too!
      • Side note: Wait half an hour before brushing your teeth after this (or maybe do it before) because lemons are acidic after all and can probably do some damage to your shiny whites.
  • Try having a water bottle by your bedside and beside you throughout the day as a constant reminder to drink water as you see it. Trust me, this has helped improve my water intake a lot.
  • Organise your day. What are your plans? What are of priority and what are not? Try brain dumping this, and then organising each task/item into a list, categorised in importance. This will help decrease stress throughout the day and easy referral back to this list.
  • Dress in some lovely clothes! Your fave sweater and some cool black tights? 100%!! What about that pretty skirt you like with a nice top? HECK YEAH!!!

Midday:

  • Lunchtime! Eat again. Wholesome foods are an absolute must whenever you can.
  • Aim for 3-4 cups of water by lunchtime (inclusive of the glass of lemon water you had this morning).
  • Remember that intention you set this morning? Say it again.
  • Throw a compliment at someone. Be genuine. This will have a butterfly effect. If someone throws one at you to – don’t disagree! Say thank you. You rock, don’t doubt that.
  • Are there any ticks beside those tasks on your checklist from this morning? I hope so!
  • Throw in a random burst of exercise! In public too – who cares! Pick one of these: 50 starjumps! 3 sets of 10 squats! A quick walk around outdoors!

Arvo (/Afternoon… Straya):

  • Hit that 3pm slump? Same. Here are a few ideas to get you going, especially coming home from a long day:
    • NAP! 15-20 mins. No longer. No less. Be strict here or your sleep pattern might go funny and we don’t want that. (And groggy headaches are gross)
    • Exercise! This is so fundamental to our health and wellbeing. Try out short pilates videos (no equipment) here (that as living proof, work) or some really cool yoga videos here, here, and here. Yoga is great. Try this daily. Or take a brisk walk for 30 minutes  = wake up your brain, pick up your mood AND burn some fat. C’mon, go get your shoes!
    • Have a healthy snack, such as those listed in this great post by @tbhstudying. Get your brain and bod going, my friends!
  • Write down your to do list for any work, study or event related things that you need to complete this afternoon. Set out all your equipment, sort out your papers from the day and get organised!
  • Clear your (bedroom/bed/desk/floor/work/closet) space for 5 minutes every day. I’m guessing that you’ve started to pile a few things here like I do. This will save you time and help maintain cleanliness, staving away from the complicated stress that comes from having to reorganise just about everything which we all know to hate when we’re busy with other things.
  • Have you had your 5th and 6th cups of water of the day yet? Get to it!
  • Sit up straighter and you’ll look more confident and feel more confident. Your back will also be very grateful for this.

Night:

  • Continue all your extra to-dos. Get this done. You can do it!
  • Make sure to put something in your body guys. I’m talking food here by the way… don’t let that sentence mislead you! This is especially important for those of you probably thinking “I’ll just eat later” or “I’m not hungry”.  Eat. EAT NOW. PleASE.
  • Spend some quality time with your family. How’s their day been? Tell them about yours too.
  • Glasses of water No. 7, 8 and beyond should be here.
  • Prep your meals, lists, notes, outfits, etc. for the next day. Getting these things sorted now will help you get it out of the way and save you time!
  • Settle down a little. It’s time to wiiiind doooooooownnn. Read a book. Scroll through Tumblr (aaayeee!) – but not too deep into the pits okay guys. Watch a little TV.
  • I know a lot of posts say to switch off 1-2 hours before bed. If you’re literally glued to your electronics, try switching off 5 minutes earlier every day and replace that with something else. What about doing your prep items for the next day (listed two points back!!)? Or, do get those pesky chores out the way.
    • Side note: Cleaning your room often will help freshen it, get rid of itchy dust and decrease the chances of bugs and other smol random things to crawl around your room. (If that’s not a little motivation then I’m not sure what is…). It’ll also keep your space maintained so you don’t have to do it all at once. *Shudders* Plus the likelihood of those gross germs from the world hanging around and building up in there is a no-no.
  • Sleep! 7-8 hours. Your body will thank you for it. CRUCIAL for healthy brain and body function. Plus your mood and skin will improve (i.e. gOODBYE EYEBAGS and hELLO GLOWING SKIN).
    • Side note: I see you reading this at 12am when you should be sleeping. I see you.

I hope this has helped you guys a little or at least inspired you to make a small change to your daily routine! Try doing a few items here (e.g. glass of lemon water, sitting up straighter, 8+ cups of water) and record this on a habit tracker! The smallest changes often have the greatest effects!

Don’t forget to let me know how you go.

Kalyisah (@studywithkal)

{PART 24} I Won’t Stop You // Jeon Jungkook, Vampire!AU

Originally posted by jengkook

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Genre: Vampire!AU, Fantasy, Angst, Smut

Summary; Despite everything that has gone wrong for you; you feel like life might start to have a better outlook as Jungkook takes all measures to keep you safe. However, a storm is coming; one that grips and pulls at the strongest winter coat…before you find yourself making the biggest mistake of your life to date.

“The lull, or the calm before the storm took it’s place in the atmosphere, in both of their hearts and their minds. ‘Tread carefully’ he warned her, but she slipped from his grasp the moment he blinked”

Not rated M, but be warned there are some scenes of a suggestive sexual nature.

I update this series every Tuesday evening, 9pm-10pm (UK Time) 

{Part 1} // {Part 23} {Part 24} {Part 25}

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xiaolinweretiger  asked:

Headcanons for being Ivy's daughter via human female impregnation? (I made a similar request a while before)

this helped me with another fic I’ll write so thanks!

  • she probably has some plant concoction made to create(?) her child 
  • but who would carry the baby made from the green?
  • she has a whole list of suitable women
  • “Whatcha doin, Pam -A- Lamb?” Harley just struts into her lab in the gardens
  • “Searching for a capable womb for my child.” She says without looking up, after all this was probably the most important thing she’s had to do
  • “I’ll do it, Pammy! I’ve always wanted a kid.”
  • “….Alright.”
  • And BOOM there you are
  • This was a quicker pregnancy bc you’re a plant baby 
  • But Harley has weird cravings
  • Avocado toast, black bean brownies (Ivy’s specialty), LOTS of rice milk and water
  • She needed to be out in the sun for hours basically every day or she would feel faint
  • Harley would almost always be at the botanical gardens with Ivy
  • In the womb, you have some connection with Ivy- like she would know that you needed water or more sun
  • When it was time for Harley to give birth, Ivy insisted on a natural birth
  • Harley was fine with it, it didn’t really hurt like she thought it would
  • Smooth birth all around
  • “Harley you can stop pushing now,” Ivy said as she held you in her arms
  • “Oh, haha.”
  • If you turn out to be a boy Ivy’ll be low key disappointed
  • Because she hates men
  • “Perhaps he’ll be an exception…”
  • She and Harley co parent you
  • She’s a good mom, a bit stand offish 
  • Hovers sometimes, she needs to know that she didn’t screw up anything with you because you’ll be the green’s protector one day
  • Doesn’t want you to get hurt by humans and their pollution i.e. guns, corruption, stupidity, mediocrity, and then actual pollution 
  • Harley’s the cool mom
  • Gets you ice cream, takes you to amusement parks, buys a butt load of toys (loud ones that keep Ivy awake)
  • Go to Harley for sweet, caring   albeit slightly sugarcoated advice
  • Go to Ivy for honest and blunt advice whether it’s logical or not is a toss up
  • They both love you in their own way

anonymous asked: In Modern Glasgow AU did Claire and Jamie ever have a honeymoon?

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Hi anon - not any kind of fancy official honeymoon, just a few days off from their jobs. But here is a wee glimpse from those days!  ~ Mod Gotham

…picking up directly after this ficlet…


Claire woke like clockwork at six on Monday morning. She blinked in the dim light of the bedroom, sweating. Jamie’s arm was solid around her middle, holding her against his chest, her legs curved up against his.

Even in sleep he needed to feel her skin against his. He’d held her close before they’d married, of course – but now it was different. Everything was different between them.

His hunger for her was something she hadn’t anticipated. He was a healthy young male – naturally his desire for her would be difficult to quench. But her own deep desire for him seemed to only feed his need for her – and drove them to near madness during the precious, amazing times that their bodies joined.

She hadn’t wanted to leave their bedroom at all yesterday, preferring to spend the hours languidly exploring Jamie’s body, tangled in the sheets that smelled sharply of their desire. But he’d insisted that they not only get up – but that they go to church.

“It’s no’ as if ye haven’t gone wi’ me before, Claire,” he’d said softly, thumb tracing the bumps of her spine as he held her close. Daylight glowed faintly through the closed drapes. “I want – I want to give thanks for ye coming into my life. And as much as I want to lie wi’ ye here all day - I want things to feel…fresh between us.”

“Fresh? Because you think we’d grow tired of each other?” she’d teased.

Slowly he’d kissed her eyebrows, then the tip of her nose. “No – only, it’s like when I was a bairn and I ate half a jar of honey wi’ my breakfast once. I learned that ye can have too much of a good thing.”

“Are you comparing me to a jar of honey, then?”

He kissed her lips, long and slow, smiling. “God knows ye taste just as sweet, Claire.”

She laughed throatily. “Perhaps we can get breakfast after Mass?”

He buried his nose in her curls, inhaling deeply. “Aye. Ye ken that the whole time we’re out, all I’ll be able to think of is getting ye back here.”

She sighed. “You love the anticipation, don’t you?”

He kissed her forehead. “I hope I never stop wanting ye like this, Claire.”

She burrowed tighter against him. “I don’t think I ever will, Jamie.”

She certainly hadn’t since last night – or this morning – or whenever it was that they had soundlessly turned to each other, and loved for a long, long time in the dark.

The long day they had spent strolling Glasgow together – first attending Mass (where they both lighted a candle for their parents), then to a cozy café where Jamie ordered a full English breakfast (Claire had enjoyed how brightly he had blushed when she asked whether he hadn’t gotten his fill of proper English breakfasts that morning) and Claire ordered French toast. Then a delirious day full of laughter and stolen kisses and coffee and ice cream and feeling like they lived on a cloud.

They went to bed when the sun was still up – and loved and loved until the moon rose.

Now they had one more day together – a paltry Monday – before heading back to work on Tuesday.

Claire Fraser was determined to make the most of it.

Gently she untangled Jamie’s arm from around her middle – and pushed back the sheets.

 

Monday noon – surely the lovebirds would be up and about by now. Or so Murtagh Fraser mused to himself as he slid his key into the front door of the flat.

The poncy hotel Claire had tried to pay for – but he insisted on covering himself, as his wedding gift to them – had insisted he check out at eleven. So he had made the most of his morning, ordering room service (coffee, toast, eggs, beans, bacon) and watching the morning shows, wondering how much it would cost to buy a bathrobe that was just as soft as this one.

Yes, noon was late enough.

The kitchen and living room were tidy – no surprise there, he mentally snickered. Those two likely hadn’t left their bedroom since returning from that fancy party on Saturday evening.

He padded toward his bedroom – across from the spare room where Jamie and Claire lived.

Someone had taped their namecards from the party – names printed in a bold calligraphy – on the door.

James Fraser.

Claire Beauchamp Fraser.

Those two have it bad, he realized. But in a good way – like Brian had for Ellen. Like –

Then Claire’s voice – low, breathy – cried out Jamie’s name behind the door.

Murtagh flushed, pushed into his bedroom, and quietly locked the door behind him.

6

hey so, my mum packed a box of photo albums in my stuff when i was moving, and i was randomly going over it today and wanted to share some photos with you guys. this is me at age 3. 

I got bored and decided to try headcannons.
These definitely fall under crack.
Enjoy.

Loki headcannons:

-10/10 sass queen

-will vouch for you, but still reek havoc (cos he’s the God of mischief)

-ride or die, he literally would die for you, you’re his world, his future queen.

-takes things to heart, like jokes, does not understand midguardian jokes.

-“knock knock”
-“is there someone at the door,love?”
-“no Loki, it’s a joke ”
-“then what is this knock knock you speak of?”

-can not COOK TO SAVE HIS LIFE

-literally almost burnt the house down trying to make toast, this poor little bean.

-overly protective of you

-“Loki, they were just walking by”
-“but the way they looked at you, it was suspicious”

-sometimes a little too serious

-like one time you tried to have a pillow fight with him and he got angry because he was wearing his ‘good robes’

-has a tiny bit of hatred towards the sisterly/brotherly relationship you have with his brother Thor.

-thinks it’s a bit cute to watch you try to pick up mjölnir

-keeps close eyes on you, even if he’s not there.

-“Loki why did I find a frost giant in my bathroom?”
-“he’s just making sure you’re fine,love”
-“do you think I’m gonna fucking die from taking a shit?”
-“love I don’t enjoy the harsh language you use”

-he’s a cute smol bean.but so are you.

-he seems tough, but in reality crushes under pressure.

-like the time Clint was sparring with him and he got upset because of the trash talking Clint was throwing towards him.

-still wants to rule the world, but this time with you by his side.

-even after dating for so long, he still gets a tad bit blushy from kisses or hugs.

-you both are literal couple goals.

-like the way he treats you, it would make anyone jealous at the site.

-did I mention the fact that he would poof you anywhere you wanted to go??

-Paris? Poof
-Japan? Poof
-Russia for some reason? Poof

-his parents literally adore you.

-your fights are probably the funniest thing.

-“LOKI WHY THE HOLY SHIT ARE MY WHITE JEANS PINK?”
-“since when were defecations holy?”

-trying not to crack up in those types of situations.

-there have been probably no serious moments.

-did you say prank wars?

-like be prepared for never ending prank wars.