~~procrastinating~~

SS as things said Pt 5
  • Morality: I am now your parent, sorry kid can't do a thing about it. Dinner'll be ready at 5
  • Prince: My hair looks great, therefore I win this argument.
  • Logic: Why are you mixing biology and football, that is like mixing a gift from above ever with Satan
  • Anxiety: If this is right I'll high five myself, if it's wrong I'll cry.

anonymous asked:

How do I get motivated in general? I just cannot focus on studying or reading or even just cleaning my room. I used to be able to read for hours or do anything for a while but now 20 minutes into something I get distracted and end up cleaning my room when I'm supposed to be studying. Basically I do everything I'm not supposed to do. How do I get motivated and stay focused?

Hi! Well, your case sounds a LOT like what is known as productive procrastination, which is procrastination 2.0 – you’re productive (e.g. you clean your room), but you’re not doing what you should be doing (e.g. studying). It might be better than just doing nothing, but in the end it’s still procrastination. 

I’ll link you to some resources below, but the best advice I can give you is to write a detailed list of what you want to get done today (not just any day, today), and don’t quit until every thing on that list is crossed off. Obviously you shouldn’t put too much on it, but a reasonable amount of both studying and household tasks will do! Try that out for a week and you’ll see that once you get used to doing things for a longer time again, it’s like you never stopped. pomodoros can help with studying (start with ten minutes, then gradually increase the amount of time to 15, 20, 30 etc!). 

resources: 

i hope this helped! :)

anonymous asked:

Hey Emma, could you give me some productivity tips?

Hello! Here are a few:

  • clear desk, clear mind - I like to organise things before I start working. If things are messy, I get a little preoccupied and procrastinate even more. My suggestion is clear your desk, sort everything you’ll need to study and get on!
  • the two-minute rule - if a task that needs to be done takes less than two minutes, just do it. My dad has often suggested that this is a great way to sort out your priorities and so far it has worked for me. Things like checking my emails, cross off events from my planner, file something away don’t take long but get you in the mood for productivity. As they say “object in motion, stay in motion”.
  • break your time up - schedule your study time and any breaks you need to take. This helps structure your day and acts as a motivation to get things done. Especially if you can reward yourself at the end! Check out my printables for organising your time!
  • leave your phone alone - Like most people, I use my phone constantly but when I’m trying to work, it is best to leave it alone. Out of sight, out of mind. Try leaving it on silent and behind you so you aren’t tempted to pick it up after every beep. Use your break times to check it.
  • find your top three to five priorities - seeing a long list of things to do is usually, for some people, kind of counterproductive. Figure out the main things that need to be done and work on those. If you’re able to complete those main things, you’ll feel like you’ve accomplished the day’s necessities and may even want to complete some more.
  • try using a mindmap instead of a to-do list - apparently using a mindmap layout instead of a traditional list can help boost productivity. It is a little more funky way to see all your outstanding tasks and might not look as overwhelming as a super long list.
  • wear headphones - you don’t have to always listen to things but it can help block out any noise that can distract you. If you’re someone that likes some music, try songs with little or no words. This is a great playlist by Spotify.
  • don’t multitask - as much as you think you can do it, trying to multitask usually ends up in a confused mess and takes twice the time. Stick to one task at a time. If you think of something you need to do, write it down and do it later.
  • change things up - doing the same things in the same place can get boring. Make the effort every now and then to change where you’re studying or how you’re studying. This can include moving your studying from the desk to the kitchen table for a change of scenery or making flash cards instead of annotating your notes. Studying with a family member or friends is a fun way to get some work done!
  • be positive - most people have times when they just don’t want to study or anything, it is natural. However, it is not worth sitting staring at your books in an unmotivated mood just waiting to feel inspired. If you’re not feeling it, do something else for a while. Come back to it a bit later and have another go. Usually walking away and coming back is all you need to feel more productive.
  • focus on 20-30 minute periods - generally, we lose focus after a while so taking regular breaks can help give you chance to relax and refocus. Apps like Forest allow you to set a timer and will give you off your phone at the same time. Obviously, if you’re being productive, don’t suddenly cut that off because it is “time for a break”.
  • divide and conquer - figure out what is the overall task that you need to do and split it into manageable parts. For instance, with an essay the aim is to write it! Divide it into planning out what you want to write, any references you need, summarising a final draft and then writing each paragraph. By dividing bigger tasks into actionable parts you can reduce the obstacles and get through each part in a more timely manner.
  • make the effort to refocus - if you’re finding something boring and you’re unfocused, walk away for 5 minutes, get a drink and come back. If you’re really struggling, change topics for a while. Find a point where you can finish and start doing something else that is productive. 

Hope that helps :-)

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I finished it, yay.

The process of painting @boo-ni‘s OC.

I messed up quite a few times on the painting (if it ain’t obvious lmao). I ran out of certain colours and had to mix some, which caused me to have to go over the drawing a few times with water and in the end some of the colours still didn’t turn out as I wanted them to. All in all I like the inked one best(-3-)

Art belongs to me , the character however does not.

misty-reeyus  asked:

rokurou/eleanor + 11, if you're down for it

mfw this is the first time i’ll have written anything for berseria SWEATS NERVOUSLY….. and especially because of that i hope you like it mist!! huff here’s hoping i did our ship justice

11. things you said when you were drunk

“You remem’er that time,” Eleanor slurs, and Rokurou grabs the wobbling glass out of her hand before it can crash into the floor. He doesn’t really care about paying for damaged property, but he knows she’d be upset about it in the morning. “When we were getting—y’know, blown away?”

He tries to recall what she’s talking about, he really does. It’s just, well. There are way too many times she could be talking about, both literally and figuratively.

“Not exactly. Remind me again?”

“You know! You were reaaaaaal close to me.” She shifts closer, out of her chair and practically into his lap with her back facing him. “And you had your arms all like this.” Lifting both his arms, she puts one across her chest to grab her shoulder and pulls the other to wrap around her by her waist. “And then you held me reaaaaaally tight to you, so I didn’t blow away!”

She leans back into him, her hair brushing against his cheek. They’re in a bar, Eleanor’s cheeks are about as red as her hair, and with her in his lap and his arms wrapped around her, he doesn’t even blink as he realizes.

“Oh, you mean back at the earthpulse, right?”

“Exactly!” She giggles, patting the arm holding her shoulder with both her hands. “See, I knew you’d remember.”

He leans forward, resting his chin in the crook between her neck and shoulder. When he presses his cheek against her neck, the collar of her shirt does nothing to hide the heat of her skin. “And what about that time?”

“You should do that more often,” she says, the drawl in her voice from alcohol but the warmth all her, all Eleanor. Turning slightly to face him better, she leans closer, and her lips find the corner of his mouth as she says, “Hold me like this.”

Rokurou smiles, holds her closer and laughs against her lips.

“I think I can make that happen.”

  • Boyfriend: *playing video games with his friend* What are you doing, babe?
  • Me: *staring down at new chapter of 'Wanna Bet'* ... Working.
  • Boyfriend: Now?
  • Me: *tries to turn away the laptop so he won't read the word 'erection'* ...Yes.
  • Boyfriend: Okay. *continues playing*