I was really struggling this week. Working way too hard, skipping breaks and meals, not staying hydrated, not showering, not taking my meds. it was bad. even at the busiest times, self-care is so so important. if I needed help, then I’m probably not the only one. all of these lil ideas are small and relatively easy and I highly doing something nice for yourself, even if it’s not on the list. hope you all have a wonderful day/week/year.
(my personal favourites in bold)
drink some cold water
wash your hands and face with cool water
make some tea
get a blanket and snuggle it around you
snuggle an animal/stuffed animal
buy your favorite candy from the gas station
close your eyes and listen to your fav song on repeat for 10 mins
put on some throwback jams (high school musical, mamma mia, 90s, u do u) and dance around ur room in ur undies
make a calming playlist
call a friend/relative just to say hi and hear someone else’s voice
rewatch cute/funny/happy clips from ur fav tv show/band/movie on youtube
put on a skirt and twirl (yes boys/agenders/trans u can do this too)
scribble really hard with black pen on a blank page and scream
look at the sky/moon/sunset/sunrise/stars
watch kitten/puppy/small animal live streams on youtube
go outside, even if its just by ur front door, and take some deep breaths
eat something - fruit, veggies are best
change ur contacts/clean ur glasses if you wear those
change your underwear
if u can’t get urself to shower, wash off w a damp washcloth/baby wipe
put on a cute/comfy outfit that makes you feel good about urself
dont put eye makeup on so you can rub your eyes & they wont feel heavy
stretch, do some yoga or meditate
get a breathing/meditation app and use it (headspace is gr8)
take a nap
go to bed before 11 pm
brush your teeth
turn off bright harsh lights and use smaller, warmer lamps
unplug. give your eyes/brain a break from screens for a half hour
get one of those pet/family apps/games and care for someone else for a change
find cool people on tumblr and send them anonymous compliments (that you actually think are true - spread love)
find a quote, write it/print it nicely and stick it on ur wall
watch a new movie
boil some cinnamon sticks/vanilla bean for 5 mins so ur house smells pretty. if in ur room, use essential oil drops or candles
make your bed
wipe down ur desk w some disinfectant
clean something - a backpack, small area, fluff ur pillow, put away one shirt
do your makeup all pretty and nice just because/dress up just because
research into your dream job/vacation/city/whatever
open up pages/canva/photshop/etc and make something just for fun
build a fort and crawl under it
find an easy diy and do it/ be proud of ur creative genius
make a list of things that make you happy. stick it somewhere you’ll see it all the time
print a picture of someone/thing that’s pissing u off and throw things at it (tape it to a dart board if u have one)
reread a book that makes you happy
clip your nails, clean the dirt from under them
send some good old fashioned snail mail to someone u like just for fun
take some selfies if you’re feelin it (see #40)
fuzzy socks. enough said.
make yourself a fancy meal/cocktail/coffee/tea latte/drink/whatevs
open ur window or put on a fan/air purifier. get some air circulating
draw, even if u think u suck.
reach out to kids help phone (canada) or a suicide hotline if you need to talk to someone about more serious matters. you deserve help and care and support. (message me if you need resources)
donate to a local animal shelter (if u have the means obviously)
go for a walk/run/bike ride
put on a face mask
take a bubble path
shave ur legs and moisturize
bake some cookies
go on spotify/youtube and find some new music you love
make a really fun upbeat playlist for next time u get the aux cord
scroll through some wholesome or funny meme accounts. whatever you’re in the mood for.
take some cool pictures of whatever you want
change up your room in any small ( or big) way that you can
teach urself a new skill on youtube (simple like a hair style, or complicated like an instrument, whatever u want)
sign up to volunteer at a library/homeless shelter/soup kitchen/retirement home/daycare center/etc. help those who need it. be giving.
put on sad music and cry. let ur mascara run. be dramatic. let it out.
put rock music on and stomp and scream throw (soft) things. let it out.
teach urself the words to a fast rap song thats cool right now so you can impress ur friends/classmates/family
print off some kid colouring pages and dont stay inside the lines
brush your hair, take it out of a ponytail if its been like that for a while, or put it up if its down and in ur way
diy a hair mask (coconut oil) and do that
exfoliate ur whole body and feel like a whole new person
clear out ur phone/laptop. delete old messages, numbers of people u dont like/hang out with, get rid of photos of shitty friends, apps u dont use, etc
find cards against humanity online (or if u have it use the cards) and play with urself - make funny matches just because
empty a drawer (or multiple) and fold ur stuff neatly
do something that will make u sweat (gym, dance, clean) then take a nice shower
take a second to listen to ur body. unclench muscles that are clenched, fix ur poster, massage/stretch tight areas
move to a different area of the house for a little while. clear ur head.
go out, anywhere. window shop, go to a coffee shop/library and work. people watch if ur broke.
update your planner
make Pinterest board/real life vision of things that make you happy for when in this situation again
find a youtuber you like and watch their videos
lie on the floor, listen to music and do nothing for a while
give yourself a pep talk in the mirror and then stand like superman for a few mins. sounds silly but it works. its called powerposing. look it up.
repeating this bc important: hydrate!!!
start a new tv show
order something online so u have something to look forward to
go sit with a family member and keep them company. u dont have to talk to them.
the app ‘trump dump’ will make u feel better about the current us political situation
read happy news: find stories of students doing something cool, women kicking ass, men being amazing, whatever. bonus points if this inspires u
sort your garbage from recycling and help the environment
smile at people you see just because. smiling is good and nice.
look at old pictures of u and ur fav people
go through old yearbooks and take a second to appreciate how far you’ve come
go to a park and watch kids play. remember what it’s like to be young. realize you are still young. go on the swings and go as high as u can
Ravenclaws love and hate ambient noise. It needs to be a specific kind of noise depending on what they’re doing, and if it varies too far from the ambient noise they wanted, they just find it distracting.
Don’t do it. She is 13 going through something that is very hard. She should not have to deal with adults prying into something that is already very hard and upsetting for her. I feel like this should go without saying but people have already done it on Twitter and on Instagram (seriously whoever put “have fun with two Christmas’s” fuck you. You’re an asshole). Millie is a child. Just because this is in the public eye does not give you permission to ask her questions, make fun of her, or otherwise be a dickhead to her. Leave her alone. This already is going to hurt enough for her.
As a side note honestly don’t pry at all. To anyone! This is a personal matter and what we were given should be enough. We are fans not close friends or family. Geoff and Griffons personal life is not something that they should feel forced to share. Be respectful and kind and give them their privacy. Its already hard don’t make it any harder.
At this time they all need our support. Be respectful. Don’t be an asshole.
EDIT: Some of the replies I have been reading have been making some really great points. Such as, don’t bring up the divorce to Millie unless she makes it clear she wants to talk about it. Let her deal with it on her own terms. Words of encouragement mean well but she has a good support system to help her and that shouldn’t be us unless she asks. Support Geoff and Griffon through their content! Generally just use your brain. (Thank you everyone who has been adding on to this)
I had never heard Uptown Funk before seeing you reblog a gifset of it, but now not only can I not stop listening to it, but every time I hear "I'm too hot Make a dragon wanna retire man" I think of Hawke and it makes me giggle
Justin: Okay, is there a math check? What are you talking about?
Griffin: Yeah, it’s your fucking brain. You use your brain to add numbers together.
Justin: Ok, 16.
Griffin: What are you even doing?
Justin: I’m seeing if Taako knows this, and I have 16 out of 20.
Griffin: 16 out of 20 shot of knowing the history, the inventor of math in this fantasy world, is what you’re rolling to check?
Justin: Like, the history of this fantasy world, yes! Like, Griffin, I love you, you’re my brother, but if my skill called HISTORY does not literally help me with HISTORY trivia questions in a category called HISTORY, what are we even fucking doing here?
I don’t want to put a disclaimer on every. single. post. So here’s a collective one:
Know how to be safe with fire.
Know how to ward and protect before using magic or working with spirits.
Know how to cleanse before using magic or working with spirits.
Don’t take everything you read as fact; do research of your own.
Get a basic knowledge of herbal medicine and botany before witching. Don’t ingest herbs you know nothing about. Don’t ingest herbs that may mess up the effects of your medication. Learn about dem plants.
Don’t put magical concoctions in people’s food or anywhere near them if you don’t know about all their allergies/intolerances.
Don’t bury non-biodegradable things in unsafe places.
Don’t pour salt on plants, yo.
Magic can ease mental illness and physical problems, for sure, but it is not a substitute for a trained professional.
Be aware of laws that affect you.
It’s not my responsibility to teach you these things, in all honesty.
This is my blog. I’m putting out the information that I want to. Y’all’d’ve gotsa use your brains.
if yousef, the boy you all love and adore, was so effected by even’s situation that he denounced god and all of religion, why would he still hang out with mikael & co if they truly are the savage homophobic mozlem thugs you claim they are.
1. USE REFERENCES. Not just one reference, but multiple references. Need to draw a cat? Create an entire board on Pinterest and load it with like, 50 pins of different types of cats - also different styles - see what other artists have done to caricature cats. This is what we had to for school - make Pinterest boards for ONE THING - and it REALLY helped.
2. Break everything down into basic shapes. Do not start off by drawing every little detail. If your foundation is faulty, the entire drawing will be faulty as well. One of my profs sometimes would call heavily detailed art “shiny turds” - meaning, no matter how many details you add on at the end, if thestructure and anatomy etcis off, no amount of detail will save it. Example: if you draw a person’s face, and the eyes and nose are in the wrong place, then no amount of eyelashes or make-up or whatever is going to make it look more accurate. If you spend 10 hours drawing something really detailed, and it’s wrong, then you might have just wasted 10 hours (maybe not wasted, but used less efficiently), when you could have spent say, a single hour making sure all the construction and anatomy made sense FIRST, before cleaning it up. Also, draw multiple rough passes at a drawing before you clean it up!! This will give your eyes and brain a chance to see any errors that pop up.
3. Don’t be afraid to RE-DRAW something. Your second drawing will be better than your first. Your third drawing will be better than your second AND your first. And so on. Try not to fall in love with everything you draw - likewise, learn to accept constructive criticism, so that you are able to re-draw it better than the first/second/third times. Reach out to peers and have them look at your art - you won’t believe how helpful a fresh set of eyes can be.
4. Flip your canvas horizontally to see errors/use a mirror/shine a light through and look at the reverse side. It is incredibly difficult to see errors in your drawing after you’ve been staring at it for hours. Your brain gets used to seeing what you’re seeing. Trick your brain into seeing something for the first time by looking at it differently. Likewise, you can try and look at it upside down maybe, or backwards. Engage your eyes and brain differently!
5. PRACTICE. PRACTICE. PRRAAAAACCTIIIIICCEEEE. Draw everything.Did you spend yesterday drawing people? Spend today drawing animals. Spend tomorrow drawing trees and plants. Draw a car. Go outside and draw from life. If you want to improve at a skill, practice all the time. Don’t burn yourself out! Manage your time wisely and pay attention to your body’s needs. Make time for stretching and exercising; a healthy lifestyle will ensure that you can continue to practice your skill, and be the best artist that you can be.
Day 15: Ideal show zombie squad. Listen in case of zombie apocalypse you gotta use your brains especially because zombies are trying to eat them!! So from left to right we got Logan Sanders (sanders sides), Velma Dinkley (scooby doo), & Spock (star trek).
There are many untested popularized hypotheses on the status of Keith’s sexual orientation. The purpose of this lab is to understand this subject on a deeper level by testing if the “it takes one to know one” formula holds true.
A gay person
A brain or calculator
While being a gay person, use your eyes to look at Keith Kogane.
While still being a gay person, use your ears to hear the way he talks to other guys.
While continuing to be a gay person, use your brain to put two and two together. A calculator will work for this step as well.
Record findings in a table.
Based on my observations and data collected during the experiment, one can conclude that Keith Kogane is gay when following the “it takes one to know one formula. To minimize experimental uncertainty in future tests, having multiple gays observe Keith Kogane would be useful. A related hypothesis this experiment prompted for future testing is if the “it takes one to know one” formula holds true, then keith is also a trans guy. The findings from this lab and future recreation labs will hopefully be useful to the Voltron fandom.
High School English Teachers: This is how you interpret it. This is how it is. Explain why it’s like that. That’s what that means. Annotate the text. I’m going to be very particular about this.
College English Professors: What is your interpretation? Why? Question that. Question everything. Question what I’m telling you right now. Question your own thoughts. Question my thoughts. I don’t know everything. Nothing is certain. F*ck. Just do the reading. I don’t care if you annotate or not. Just prove you’re using your brain. Say something! Sh*t I’m tired of you being quiet. Participation is 20% of your grade you know.
Ya’ll weren’t talking all this shit when Remy released Another One which was a flaming pile of garbage (the fact that she said “cash me ousside” & “make your head red like lil yachty” or something like that, but ya’ll ignored it tells me a lot). Also, no one wants to point out how different shether was compared to another one (flow, rhyme scheme e.t.c) cuz then we’d have to discuss the possibility of them being written by 2 different people.
Nicki made a smart business move which is what I expected from her. You don’t spend almost 10 years at the top of the game by making emotional decisions. Emotional decisions like like hopping on an instrumental, making a diss track, & putting that shit on Itunes without even getting permission from the owners. Now she can’t even perform it live :(
Nicki gave Remy about a minute & 20 seconds on No Frauds which is more than she deserves tbh. Remy gave Nicki 7 minutes of fan fiction & read it over a Nas beat. Nicki could’ve easily done the same but 1) whose really trying to get some “tea” (real or fake) on Remy 2) that’s lazy.
This might seem like an obvious one but it’s often forgotten about. Second-level students should study for 45 minutes (which is the length of our concentration span) and then take a 5-15 minute break. Whether you go to get a quick cup of tee or go for a walk - it works. Returning to work is easy and you take in more information.
2. Switch Subjects Every Hour
If you have a LOT to do for, let’s say, history then do as much as you possibly can for an hour (with breaks) and then switch subjects and study something different. As a result, when you return to your history, it will be easier and seem more manageable.
3. Set goals before hand.
Before you start, I think that it’s easier to set out some goals. For instance, if you have 5 subjects that you have to do - create a plan. Set a goal that you will finish your Maths homework in 20 minutes, or your English essay in 40 minutes. Set a timer on your phone and if you go over the allocated time try to finish up quickly. That way, you will complete your homework more quickly, and be more organised & focused.
4. Switch study techniques.
By using different study techniques, you keep your brain on edge and interested. By using fresh and new methods, you will increase the amount of information you absorb and not dread studying.
the reason why bisexual women tend to end up het partnered is nothing to do with our own personal preferences or us “secretly being straight” and everything to do with the fact that heterosexual men outnumber gay & bi women by like a thousand to one