I was literally late to this zoom tutorial bc i went to get coffee (defs not bc a cute girl is working at the place i usually go on campus)
I’m bored so does anyone want me to make them a quarantine schedule? I can theme it on your special interest and use your favourite colours. Let me know, send me a message with what you’d want included in your schedule (like your daily routine in quarantine). I can also make them for your regular routine, it doesn’t have to be a quarantine one :)
— monday, 7th of september 2020
my desk this evening is so cosy while i revise my king lear shakespeare quotes. i am really feeling the autumn vibes lately and that makes me so excited! while summer is great, autumn and winter are so special which i adore
Hi, I’ve been getting messages about how to get motivated/sustain motivation in school. However, I was not sure about how to answer them because I’m a certified Lazy Ass™ whose motto in school is “SLEEP WHEN YOU CAN”. I tried my best to come up with a decent answer, though, and I hope this post will help someone ^_^ Soooo, here it goes:
1. Understand the concept of motivation.
Motivation is the drive to do something. It is important, because it helps a person (re-)focus their goals. Through (re-)examining the forces that drives a person to achieve, one can uncover one’s reasons for achieving something.
There are two kinds of motivation: extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from outside forces, as in, one is motivated to get high grades to make their parents proud. On the other hand, intrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from within, as in, one is motivated to answer math problems because one feels satisfaction in solving those problems. Different instances necessitate different kinds of motivation, and one person’s motivation may not really be effective for another.
Personally, I believe that motivation can only take a person so far, because what happens when you literally have no drive to do anything? My banner says “discipline outlives motivation”, because I’ve learned that there’s something better than to wait for peak motivation to hit, which is to:
2. Develop good study habits.
Turn studying into a behavior. The goal is to make studying a natural part of one’s routine, as natural as, say, opening Tumblr or Instagram. (Because you don’t need much (or any) motivation to check social media).
3. Discover how you best study.
Every person learns differently. For example, I’m a visual learner, and I learn best by seeing and arranging information on a page. I rewrite notes to make them pretty, and I doodle all the time. Audiobooks and lecture recordings don’t really work for me (but they can work for you). Discovering how one studies would tremendously help anyone, since it can be frustrating to study without retaining information. Conversely, it is motivating when one understands what one is studying.
4. Surround yourself with people who support what you’re doing.
Studying is difficult enough as it is, and you don’t really need to make it more difficult by having people around you telling you that you don’t really need to study for that test. I was really lazy in college, and I would rather sleep than study, but I was able to get good grades, because I lived with people who persevered in their studies. Because they were studying late into the night, I also got into that habit (albeit grudgingly at first). We all inspired each other, made cups of coffees for each other, and even took naps together. Having supportive people around will make you realize that you are not alone in this struggle to study, and that you’re all going to make it out alive.
5. Do things apart from studying.
You’re a person, not a studying machine. Studying is only a part of life, not your whole life itself. Find a hobby, stay true to your art, volunteer at a dog shelter—it’s your call. Just keep being passionate about something else other than studying. This “something else” can help you release stress as well as motivate you. You must also understand that millennials, more than any other generation, mix work and play, sometimes to the point where the two are indistinguishable. Playing is not a crime, millennials. It’s only natural.
(Remember it’s okay to take a break. Alexander Hamilton was asked to take a break, he refused to, and you all know what happened to him >_>)
Whew, that was a mouthful uwu I really hoped I made sense. Feel free to add to this post! :)
“When I was 26, I went to Indonesia and the Philippines to do research for my first book, No Logo. I had a simple goal: to meet the workers making the clothes and electronics that my friends and I purchased. And I did. I spent evenings on concrete floors in squalid dorm rooms where teenage girls—sweet and giggly—spent their scarce nonworking hours. Eight or even 10 to a room. They told me stories about not being able to leave their machines to pee. About bosses who hit. About not having enough money to buy dried fish to go with their rice.
They knew they were being badly exploited—that the garments they were making were being sold for more than they would make in a month. One 17-year-old said to me: “We make computers, but we don’t know how to use them.”
So one thing I found slightly jarring was that some of these same workers wore clothing festooned with knockoff trademarks of the very multinationals that were responsible for these conditions: Disney characters or Nike check marks. At one point, I asked a local labor organizer about this. Wasn’t it strange—a contradiction?
It took a very long time for him to understand the question. When he finally did, he looked at me like I was nuts. You see, for him and his colleagues, individual consumption wasn’t considered to be in the realm of politics at all. Power rested not in what you did as one person, but what you did as many people, as one part of a large, organized, and focused movement. For him, this meant organizing workers to go on strike for better conditions, and eventually it meant winning the right to unionize. What you ate for lunch or happened to be wearing was of absolutely no concern whatsoever.
This was striking to me, because it was the mirror opposite of my culture back home in Canada. Where I came from, you expressed your political beliefs—firstly and very often lastly—through personal lifestyle choices. By loudly proclaiming your vegetarianism. By shopping fair trade and local and boycotting big, evil brands.
These very different understandings of social change came up again and again a couple of years later, once my book came out. I would give talks about the need for international protections for the right to unionize. About the need to change our global trading system so it didn’t encourage a race to the bottom. And yet at the end of those talks, the first question from the audience was: “What kind of sneakers are OK to buy?” “What brands are ethical?” “Where do you buy your clothes?” “What can I do, as an individual, to change the world?”
Fifteen years after I published No Logo, I still find myself facing very similar questions. These days, I give talks about how the same economic model that superpowered multinationals to seek out cheap labor in Indonesia and China also supercharged global greenhouse-gas emissions. And, invariably, the hand goes up: “Tell me what I can do as an individual.” Or maybe “as a business owner.”
The hard truth is that the answer to the question “What can I, as an individual, do to stop climate change?” is: nothing. You can’t do anything. In fact, the very idea that we—as atomized individuals, even lots of atomized individuals—could play a significant part in stabilizing the planet’s climate system, or changing the global economy, is objectively nuts. We can only meet this tremendous challenge together. As part of a massive and organized global movement.
The irony is that people with relatively little power tend to understand this far better than those with a great deal more power. The workers I met in Indonesia and the Philippines knew all too well that governments and corporations did not value their voice or even their lives as individuals. And because of this, they were driven to act not only together, but to act on a rather large political canvas. To try to change the policies in factories that employ thousands of workers, or in export zones that employ tens of thousands. Or the labor laws in an entire country of millions. Their sense of individual powerlessness pushed them to be politically ambitious, to demand structural changes.
In contrast, here in wealthy countries, we are told how powerful we are as individuals all the time. As consumers. Even individual activists. And the result is that, despite our power and privilege, we often end up acting on canvases that are unnecessarily small—the canvas of our own lifestyle, or maybe our neighborhood or town. Meanwhile, we abandon the structural changes—the policy and legal work— to others.”
moved into my new house yesterday and made it as cozy as possible :o) i start uni in two weeks so i’m spending a lot of time scheduling then changing the schedule when the university decides to change my timetable. today i:
- did some morning yoga
- did one hour duolingo norwegian
- reviewed my anki decks
- finished scheduling all of semester 1. let’s hope it sticks
- read chapter 20 of the mystery of nils
- did an ntnu lesson
- watched ep 1 of grenseland
- read some of tCoMC
It’s a perfectly rainy, gloomy day in california and the absolute perfect day to stay inside with a cozy cup of tea, get some studying done, and listen to some music. As much as I love going out with my friends, I have to say that I love being such a homebody. I’m hoping there are more fall days like this to come!
Josh McBride- The Head and the Heart
Cold Coffee- Ed Sheeran
a photo of your study spacemust admit neither of these are recent but a little day to night (morning to early evening) comparison of my desk space. i spend my evenings working here but all my daytime studying takes place on campus or at coffee shops! ☕️
Hi! I have decided to make this masterpost, putting in one place everything that I have found ADHD - related!
For some links, I have listed some of the things you can find there, choosing those that I thought were the most useful, but check the whole site because everything is great!
- what is ADHD.
- types of ADHD.
- adult ADHD.
- adults vs kids ADHD.
- women and ADHD.
- ADHD test - please, tho, don’t take this for granted and please don’t self diagnose, talk with your doctor about the results!
- the best ADHD related youtube channel. - adhd in girls // sleeping // relationships // how fidgeting is useful.
- signs of ADHD.
- debunked myths.
- things nobody tells you about having ADHD.
- 7 Everyday Struggles Of People With ADHD.
- studying with ADHD. (problems+solutions)
- 15 study tips for students with ADHD.
- more study tips.
- even more tips.
- another list of tips.
- exam tips. // grade tips.
- math accomodations.
- writing help / websites.
- ADHDtricks - format study material // blue tack // trouble understanding // readable web .
- keep your focus.
- food to help focusing.
- chronic procrastination.
- fight distractions.
- focus right now.
- more focusing hacks.
- sleeping. // tips for better sleep.
- medications + avoid side effects.
- meds’ side effects (and how to reduce them.)
- more about meds.
- ADHD strenghts!
- read some life experiences!
- planning. + great planning site.
- 2 hour glitter jar calming video + how to make one!
- some satisfying videos.
- aquarium calming video.
- ADDA - adhd starter kit!
- kidsinthehouse’s ADHD section.
- ADHD reddit.
- verywell’s ADHD section.
- ADHD study tumblr.
- Social networks! Use facebook to find support groups and pages, use Tumblr to connect with others like you and use Twitter to find out about new articles and resources with the tag #adhd!
Thats it! Hope you have found this mp useful, feel free to add things!
+ other links:
gaah thank you so much for this
wednesday 05.08.20 // a while
It’s been a while since the last time that I sat down in a cafe to work on something for university. My job at the landscape architecture office is going great and now I only need to finish my masters thesis and then I’m finally done with university 🥳
So last month my Physics teacher demonstrated sound waves using fire and Bohemian Rhapsody. The song is played into a tube filled with gas, and the sound waves cause the gas to compress, changing the height of the flames (I think that was how he explained it anyways)
If the students learned nothing was from this lesson, they will remember that science is awesome.
I was sorting through my mess of old backups, and found an oddly named file called sicc&sad.sib that caught my attention.
It turns out this was something I “wrote” during one of my lows at the beginning of last year - and by “wrote” I mean ‘smacked my MIDI keyboard at random and liberally used Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V’
Enjoy(?) the semi-musical product of my mental health last year…
Masterwork or madness?
honestly this feels very much like how I feel when I have a panic or anxiety attack
this is literally what my anxiety feels like to me
but hearing this in a calm state…. is comforting?? idk
I feel ya (or more like last year low point you)
@butterriegel Thank you!
reblogging for Mental Health Awareness Week here in NZ
So, you wanna wear your cool pants with your cool shoes.
Your pants have a super cool print and you wanna wear em with some bitchin boots, but the problem is, even though they fit fine, they do this with the boots:
So you’re like, okay, cool, I’ll just cuff them, but then you realize you can’t because they look like this on the inside:
So now you’re like aw man what do I do?? I want the cuff to match the pants but they won’t :(
Step 1! Fold the hem up about to here, make sure the fold is crisp and clean all the way around:
Step 2! Fold the white part up again so it’s the same width as the original hem, keeping it crispy:
Step 3! Fold that original hem down and over, and you guessed it, crispy again:
You have now created a cuff that matches the rest of your pants! Now go, wear your stompy boots with funky pants and be gay
Reblog to save a gay
674 | Preparing for my trial practice final with a nice heaping bowl of donut holes. This case file was about 130 pages and I actually had FUN reading through it. But it was only after annotating it extremely extensively that I realized I shouldn’t have written in it at all because now I can’t submit any of these documents into evidence and now have to find clean copies somewhere 😅
Currently Listening - Pretty Penny, Grizfolk