Me right now. Please dont get political over this meme
Me right now. Please dont get political over this meme
you have been visited by the seven magic dragon balls
your biggest wish will be granted but only if you reblog
Couldn’t risk it.
didn’t realize they change colors. now I know o gotta wish.
THIS SHIT IS REAL I GOT THE JOB I WAS NUTS ABOUT BC I REBLOGGED THIS YESTERDAY
maybe it’s a coinkidink but it okay just take the necessary steps to achieve what you’re wishing for and YOU CAN DO IT
I need this so badly 😂
Waking up at 5 am-> volunteering at a nearby pet shelter-> studying favourite subject: Criminal law
Today is a good day 🤗
New book to read: War and peace by Tolstoy
I dont want to live on this planet anymore…
Markimoo playing West of Loathing 😂
- you are a studyblr
- you are super friendly
- you love when people message you
- you want to support everyone in the community
one thing i love about this community is that it is one big family and everyone is ready to support eachother. reblog this and follow the people that also reblog and start some super cute supportive friendships because you all deserve the best
Cleaning & Tidying
- Make your bed in the morning. It takes seconds, and it’s worth it.
- Reset to zero each morning.
- Use the UFYH 20/10 system for clearing your shit.
- Get a reed diffuser and stick it on your windowsill.
- Have a ‘drop-zone’ box where you dump anything and everything. At the beginning/end of the day, clear it out and put that shit away.
- Roll your clothes, don’t fold them - or fold them vertically.
- Automate your chores. Have a cleaning schedule and assign 15mins daily to do whatever cleaning tasks are set for that day. Set a timer and do it - once the timer is up, finish the task you’re on and leave it for the day.
- Fold your clothes straight out of the tumble dryer (if you use one), whilst they’re still warm. This minimises creases and eliminates the need for ironing.
- Clean your footwear regularly and you’ll feel like a champ.
Organisation & Productivity
- Learn from Eisenhower’s Importance/Urgency matrix.
- Try out the two-minute rule and the Pomodoro technique.
- Use. A. Planner. (Or Google Calendar, if that’s more your thing.)
- Try bullet journalling.
- Keep a notebook/journal/commonplace book to dump your brain contents in on the regular.
- Set morning alarms at two-minute intervals rather than five, and stick your alarm on the other side of the room. It’s brutal, but it works.
- Set three main goals each day, with one of them being your #1 priority. Don’t overload your to-do list or you’ll hit overload paralysis and procrastinate.
- If you’re in a slump, however, don’t be afraid to put things like “shower” on your to do list - that may be a big enough goal in itself, and that’s okay.
- Have a physical inbox - a tray, a folder, whatever. If you get a piece of paper, stick it in there and sort through it at the end of the week.
- Consider utilising the GTD System, or a variation of it.
- Try timeboxing.
- Have a morning routine, and guard that quiet time ferociously.
- Save interesting-looking shit to instapaper. Have a set time where you read through the stuff you saved to instapaper and save the shit that you like from instapaper to evernote (or bookmark it properly).
- During your working hours, put on your footwear, even if you’re sat on your bed. (Why?)
- Have a folder for all your important documents and letters, organised by topic (e.g. medical, bank, university, work, identification). At the front of this folder, have a sheet of paper with all the key information written on it, such as your GP’s details, your passport details, driving licence details, bank account number, insurance number(s), and so on.
- Try using StayFocusd and RescueTime (or similar apps/extensions). (I promise, you’ll find that you’re not as busy as you think you are.)
- Schedule working time and down time alike, in the balance that works for you.
- Have. A. God. Damn. Budget.
- Use a money tracker like toshl, mint, or splitwise. Enter all expenses asap! (You will forget, otherwise.)
- Have a ‘money date’ each week, where you sort through your finances from the past seven days and then add it to a spreadsheet. This will help you identify your spending patterns and whether your budget is actually working or not.
- Pack your own frickin’ lunch like a grown-up and stop buying so many takeaway coffees. Keep snacks in your bag.
- Go to your bank and take out £100 in £1 coins (or w/e your currency is). That shit will come in useful for all kinds of things and you’ll never be short on change for the bus or the laundry.
Food & Cooking
- Know how to cook the basics: a starch, a protein, a vegetable, and a sauce.
- Simple, one-pot meals (“a grain, a green, and a bean”) are a godsend.
- Dried porcini mushrooms make a fantastic stock to cook with.
- Batch cook and freeze. Make your own ‘microwave meals’.
- Buy dried goods to save money - rice and beans are a pittance. (Remember to soak dried beans first, though!)
- Consider Meatless Mondays; it’s healthier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly.
- Learn which fruits and vegetables are cheapest at your store, and build a standard weekly menu around those. (Also remember that frozen vegetables are cheap and healthy.)
- Learn seasoning combinations. Different seasoning, even with the exact same ingredients, can make a dish seem completely new.
- Don’t buy shit for a one-off recipe, especially if you won’t use it all. If you really want to try out a recipe, see if a friend would be interested in making it with you, then pool for the expenses.
- Make your own goddamned pasta sauce. Jamie Oliver has a decent recipe here, but the beauty of tomato sauce is that you can totally wing it and adapt the fuck out of it.
- Have a stock email-writing format.
- Want to start running, but find it boring? Try Zombies, Run!.
- Keep a goddamn first aid kit and learn how to use it.
- Know your OTC pain relief.
- Update your CV regularly.
- Keep a selection of stamps and standard envelopes for unexpected posting needs. (It happens more regularly than you would think!)
Some final words of advice:
- Organisation is not a goal in itself, it is a tool. Don’t get caught up in the illusion of productivity and get distracted from the actual task at hand.
- Routines and habits will help you. Trust in them.
- You have the potential to be an organised and productive person, just as much as anybody else. It just takes practice.
this is truly excellent 🙌🏻
UPDATED ON JULY 2017
Here you can find videos with advice on different categories related to college and studying! Just click on whatever topic you’d like to learn about :)
New Bullet Journal // Leuchtturm1917 [Mid 2017]
Binder Tour 2015
My small apartment and Constitutional law. Wish me luck ❤
- how to stop biting your nails
- how to stop worrying
- how to stop procrastinating
- how to stop putting yourself down
- how to stop falling asleep late
- how to stop smoking
- how to stop binge drinking
- how to stop mindlessly eating
- how to stop skipping breakfast
- how to stop obsessing over your weight
- how to stop micromanaging
- how to stop avoiding asking for help
- how to stop compulsively hoarding
- how to stop picking your scabs
- how to stop speeding while driving
- how to stop checking your phone all the time
- how to stop swearing constantly
- how to stop online shopping impulsively
- how to stop cracking your knuckles
- how to stop pulling your hair out
- how to stop having bad table manners
- how to stop drinking pop
- how to stop cat napping the day away
- how to stop being a pushover
- how to stop being a people pleaser
What I carry in my bag for college:
1. I usually write notes on a blank paper and put it in a folder and when I’m done with a lecture, I go to the library and type it in to my tablet. Also, if a teacher allows it, I record a lecture and as I’m typing, I’m listening to it again to see if I missed something.
2. I use highlighters when I’m reading a textbook during the break.
3. Pencilcase with only three pencils-black,red and blue
4. Always have a snack. I prefer almonds as they are very good for your brain development and energy boost.
5. Keys to my apartment
6. My wallet
7. A planner. I know some people like to have everything on their phone but I’m a bit old-fashion and love putting everything on paper.
8. Bottle. Always carry a bottle with you. I have 8am lectures and firstly I put green tea in a bottle. You can drink it eventhough i’s cold and I find it way better for energy boost than coffee.
9. Ipod. I try to keep my phone to a minimal usage so I carry an old Ipod with me.
10. Book for class
11. Index where teachers write our grades in and we need it to borrow books in our university library.
12. External battery. I’m using xiaomi and it’s the best one so far.
13. Alwas carry a small toilette bag for tampons, hygene pads, small perfume bottle, small comb, hand cream, listerine for breath, deodorant and lipstick.
The book thief by Markus Zusak
My favourite book
Every year when January rolls around I have the urge to simplify – to start the new year fresh and clean and uncluttered. This doesn’t mean getting rid of everything (I’m faaaar from being a minimalist), just getting rid of the things that weigh you down. So, here’s the unofficial guide to simplifying without going full-on Marie Kondo.
What’s the area in your room that stresses you out when you see it? Start there. A few quick tips on how to clean specific areas:
- Take allll your clothes out of your closet, wardrobe, or dresser
- Put the things you know you’re keeping back in right away – your favorite jeans, that black dress you wear all the time, etc
- Once you’re left with just the ‘maybes’, try every item on.
- If you wouldn’t buy it all over again, it should probably go.
- Don’t just toss what you don’t want, though! Donate it to a local thrift store, charity, or church with a community closet.
desk + shelves
- Again, start by completely clearing off your desk and study area.
- Go through your binders and make sure everything is in it’s correct place
- Migrate materials from old classes into files out of the way if they’re important, or toss them if you won’t use them again.
- Make sure everything has a home – pencils should be in a bag or mug, papers in files or trays, and notebooks neatly stacked.
- Make a point to clean your desk regularly!
- If you have supplies you don’t need, donate them! Let’s be real – you have way more pens than you could ever use.
- Books are also a wonderful thing to donate! Your local library or thrift shop would be my top pick.
- If you still have old textbooks laying around, list them on your school’s bulletin board to sell, since most thrift shops won’t accept them.
under your bed
- Let’s be real: most all of this can go. Grab a trash bag and toss anything that’s not important.
- You can get one of those rolling tupperware under-the-bed organizers, or just stick what has to stay under there in a thin cardboard box.
- Be sure not to leave things loose under there, or you may end up with some unwanted pals living under there ~
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have a lot of digital clutter. It’s so easy to build it up and forget about all that you have stored on your computer!
- Go through your phone and delete photos you don’t need, apps you don’t use, and old messages.
- Do a major computer overhaul! Delete old files and programs so that you have more space.
- Put all your files into folders so that they’re easier to find later on.
- Take a look through your friends and following lists, and delete all those people that post negative things.
This is the big one. Mental clutter comes from all of the above, plus just living your life. Some tips for decluttering your mind:
- Do a nightly brain dump. Before you get into bed each night, open up your journal and write down everything that’s on your mind. Once it’s on paper, you can let it go until the morning.
- Find relaxing habits to practice everyday: yoga, taking a warm bath, going for a run, etc
- Practice mindfulness or meditation
- Keep a planner!
- Practice not letting yourself harbor bad thoughts
- Stay away from negative people if you can. You don’t need negative attitudes to be adding your already stressful life!
simplify your schedule
- Learn to say ‘no’ more – if you don’t want to go to your friend’s-cousin’s-niece’s dance recital, don’t.
- Streamline your daily routine;
- Get ready faster by nixing the makeup you don’t love to put on and finding quick and easy hairstyles
- Make an outfit idea board on Pinterest and fill it with outfits that you can make from pieces you already have in your closet so you spend less time finding an outfit
- Cook meals in advance when possible, or stick an easy meal in the crockpot before you leave for the day
- Tidy every room just a bit before you leave it, so that you don’t have to devote an hour to cleaning it later on
- Make time for you each week
- See if there are any chores that you can outsource (eg, some grocery stores will shop for you for free, all you have to do is order online and go pick it up)
- Don’t feel like you have to participate in something you don’t enjoy. If you don’t love the sport, don’t play it
I hope you all have a very simple and relaxing year, good luck to you all!
in celebration of 3k followers! thank you guys smsmsmsm
“the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
“in a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
“if I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”
“fear has its use but cowardice has none.”
“man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.”
“i am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.”
“we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
“it is absurd to divide people into good or bad. people are either charming or tedious.”
“i am not young enough to know everything.”
“if one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
“never bend your head. always hold it high. look the world straight in the eye.”
“although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
“it is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”
“my share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.”
“keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”
“look up at the stars and not down at your feet. try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. be curious.”
“people won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”
“the past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.”
“we should seek the greatest value of our action.”
“my goal is simple. it is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”
“the question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
“when I die, I hope I go to heaven, whatever the hell that is.”
“to say ‘I love you’ one must be able to first say the ‘I’.”
“you can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
“courage is not knowing what to fear.”
“there is no harm in repeating a good thing.”
“music is a moral law. it gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and everything.”
Hey guys! These are 7 (technically 8) tips on how to get straight A’s! I’m sorry for the mistakes — ONE: the tip “Some Study Methods” should actually be number 7, not number 1 hehe. TWO: in tip number 6, “Doing your homework”, it says ‘always remember tip number 6!’ what I mean is *always remember tip number 5!* STUDYBLRS — reblog this for a possible follow hehe (see tip 3). Anyway this whole thing took me HOURS. Hopefully it helps someone! ily all & good luck!
- 50 Ways To Improve Your French
- Barron’s French Idioms
- Learn French: The Fast And Fun Way (This book has tons of great worksheets and everything. It’s great for learning French!)
- 2,001 Most Useful French Words
- Say It Right in French: The Easy Way to Pronounce Correctly
- Streetwise French
- Berlitz Hide This French Phrase Book
- 50 Ways To Improve Your Italian
- Berlitz Self-Teacher Italian (Personally, I don’t really care for these types of books, mainly because I don’t the things you learn in the first few chapters. Unless you have a base in the language, I don’t think this book will work for you.)
- Learn Italian: The Fast And Fun Way (This book has tons of great worksheets and everything. It’s great for learning Italian!)
- Barron’s Italian Idioms
- Easy Italian Phrase Book: 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use
- Correct Your Italian Blunders
- 50 Ways To Improve Your Spanish
- Correct Your Spanish Blunders
- Just Enough Spanish
- Dirty Spanish - Warning: This is really vulgar.
- Barron’s Complete Spanish Grammar Review
- Making Out in Spanish (I think this title is great. I’ve never read this book, but if you’re looking for slang/everyday Spanish, this seems like a pretty good book.)
- Ven Conmigo! Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook: Level 1 (This is the actual workbook I use in my Spanish 1 class. It is great and I love it. If you want to teach yourself Spanish, I highly recommend getting a workbook like this.)
- Hide This Spanish Book (This has a lot for a small book. Mainly just some basic phrases, along with some that are more vulgar.)
- Hide This Spanish Book for Lovers (The title speaks for itself…)
- Mierda! The Real Spanish You Were Never Taught In School
- Say It Right In Spanish
- 50 Ways To Improve Your German
- Dirty German - Warning: This is really vulgar.
- Say It Right In German: The Easy Way to Pronounce Correctly
- Easy Way to Enlarge Your German Vocabulary
- Barron’s German Idioms
- The Tell-Tale Heart - If you want to read in German, this seems like a pretty good book to get.
- German-English Visual Dictionary
- Scheisse!: The Real German You Were Never Taught In School - I love all these books. They have them in every language (The title means “Shit”). Although it doesn’t have the pronunciations, its still pretty great for the vocabulary it has. It’s a bit vulgar though, but not too bad.
- Just Enough Portuguese: How to Get by and Be Easily Understood
- Portuguese Verb and Essentials of Grammar
- Berlitz Portuguese Phrase Books & Dictionary
- 51 Portuguese Idioms - Speak Like a Brazilian
- Arabic-English Visual Dictionary
- The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read and Write It
- First 100 Words In Arabic
- Learn Arabic: The Fast and Fun Way
- Making Out In Arabic
- Instant Arabic!
- Berlitz Concise Dictionary
- Essential Kanji: 2,000 Basic Japanese Characters
- Colloquial Kansai Japanese: The Dialects and Culture of the Kansai Region
- Speak Japanese Today
- Making Out In Japanese - I just bought this book, and it seems pretty great.
- More Making Out In Japanese
- Say It Right In Korean
- Korean Made Easy
- Instant Korean
- First 100 Words In Korean
- Making Out In Korean
- More Making Out In Korean
- Korean For Travelers - I think this might only be a Nook book, which kind of sucks.
- Dirty Korean - Warning: This is really vulgar.
- Basic Korean: Workbook
- Intermediate Korean: Workbook - I’m not sure if this is worth getting because of the price, but it seems like a helpful book
- Korean At A Glance
- Teach Me Everyday Korean
- Making Out In Chinese (I think this title is great. I’ve never read this book, but if you’re looking for slang/everyday Chinese, this seems like a pretty good book.)
- Mandarin Chinese - English Visual Dictionary
- Survival Chinese
- Get Talking Chinese - This book is so great. It’s kind of like a children’s book, but for learning basic Chinese, it’s great.
- Hide This Mandarin Chinese Phrase Book
- Instant Chinese!
- Say It In Polish
- Berlitz Polish Concise Dictionary
- Berlitz Polish Phrasebook and Dictionary
- Polish: An Essential Grammar
- Learn Russian: The Fast and Fun Way
- Say It Right In Russian
- Russian Vocabulary
- Dermo!: The Real Russian Tolstoy Never Used
- Russian At A Glance
- Just Enough Russian
General Language Books
- Barron’s 501 Verbs (comes in French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Latin, Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic, English and German)
Note: I love Berlitz and Barron books for learning languages. Most are just reference books for verbs, grammar, or basic phrases instead of textbooks. But once you have a base in the language, they help you improve so much. I highly recommend buying any Berlitz or Barron language books. I love the 50 Ways To Improve Your books. They are the best grammar/vocab/correction language books ever. I use the Spanish one to help teach myself Spanish, and I absolutely love it. And it isn’t very expensive either!
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
Here are some of the very best apps for students; either in highschool or in college. I have used many of the following apps, but not all of them. Some, I have just asked friends about and they suggested those ones.
Please enjoy the apps below, tell me how you like them, and feel free to add onto this list :)
- Focus: SelfControl, Forest, MindNode, FocusBooster, FocusWriter, Think, StayFocused, Freedom, Cold Turkey, Anti-Social, Time Out, SmartBreak, Balanced
- Productivity: Evernote, Any.do, MyScript Nebo, Outlook, Trello, Droptask, Basecamp, Pocket, Gyst, Doodle, Pen and Paper, Wunderlist, Toggl, Asana, Wolfram Alpha
- Sounds: Tide, WhiteNoise, Chroma Doze, Coffitivity, Noisli, Brain.fm, NatureSpace, Noizio, Rainy Mood, SimplyNoise, Spotify, Slacker Radio
- Language Learning: Duolingo, Memrise, Busuu, Babbel, Livemocha, Living Language, Tandem, MindSnacks
- Games: Lumosity, Sudoku, TanZen, GeoMaster Plus HD, Speed Anatomy, Star Walk, LeafSnap, Splice: Tree of Life, Vismory, Pigments, Viridi, Sunshine, Nota
- Revision: Gojimo, Revision App, iMindMap, Exam Countdown, Penultimate, Clippet
- Test Prep: Khan Academy, Magoosh ACT Flashcards, The Grading Game, Math Brain Booster, ACCUPLACER Study App, CK-12, NRICH, StudySync, Quizlet, StudyAce, That Quiz, Brilliant, Synap
- Planner: Timeful, Remember the Milk, Listastic, Finish, 2Do, iStudiez Pro, MyHomework Student Planner, My Study Life, ClassManager, MyLifeOrganized, Daily Agenda, Schedule Planner, Todoist
- Writing: EasyBib, ProWritingAid, Bubbl.us, WiseMapping, yWriter5, Storybook, Q10, Write 2 Lite, Writer, Diaro, Note Everything, OmmWriter, Draft
- Health: MyFitnessPal, Lose It, Endomondo, FitNet, Sworkit, Daily Yoga, Yonder, Fooducate, SideChef, Rise, LifeSum, Meditation Studio, Happify, 7 Cups, Clue, Start, Power Nap App, Fit Radio, Calm
- Courses: Corsera, PhotoMath, Udemy, HowCast, SimpleMind+, Open Culture, Canvas, Schoology, Alison, CourseBuffet, Degreed, Instructables, InstaNerd, Big Think, Yousician, Pianu
- Books & Reading: CampusBooks, Scribd, Pocket, Wattpad, GoodReads, Readmill, Audible, Prizmo, Blio, Kindle, Overdrive, BlueFire Reader, Nook, Kobo, Aldiko, Cool Reader
- Note Taking: SuperNotes, StudyBlue, Bento, QuickOffice, Google Keep, Zoho Notebook, Simplenote, Bear, OneNote, Box Notes, Dynalist.io, Squid, Notability
- Inspiration: TED, Lift, Believe It: You Will Achieve, BrainCourage, Get Inspired, iFundamentals, Reinventing Yourself, iWish, Pozify, Positive Thinking - The Key to Happiness, The Gratitude Journal
- Other: WiFi Finder, Mint, Zwoor, Brain Pump, Curiosity, Ready4 SAT, GradeProof, edX, Mendeley, Due, CamScanner, IFTTT, Square Cash
Please someone make a fanart of angry Mark in the dark room sitting on a couch waiting for Amanda with a shotgun with a light right next to him. Thanks 😂
Constitutional law here we go 😐
What I imagine Mark’s face looks like when he sees dirty fan fiction
Does he want it to stop?
- Dish soap
- Laundry detergent
- All-purpose cleaner
- Hand soap
- Wash cloths / rags
- Lint roller
- Plastic wrap
- Ziplock baggies
- Garbage bags
- Paper towel
- Ice tray
- Oven mitts
- Potato peeler
- Mixing bowls
- Frying pan
- Baking sheet
- Stirring spoons / ladels
- Tea infuser ball
- Measuring cups
- Cutting board
- Coffee maker
- Dry erase markers
- Sticky notes
- Wire sponge
- Trash bin
- Recycling bin
- Rubber gloves
- Silverware organizer
- Measuring spoons
- Aluminum foil
- Wax paper
- Can opener
- Bottle opener
- Containers for salt, sugar, flour, etc.
- Rocking chair (you know you want one)
- Throw pillows
- Coffee table
- Book shelves
- TV stand
- Floor lamp
- End table
- Stereo system / radio
- Box spring
- Laundry hamper
- Trash bin
- Pillow cases
- Night table
- Alarm clock
- Coat rack
- Desk / vanity
- Comfy chairs
- Dining table
- Minimum of 2 chairs
- Tea lights /candles and candle holders
- Face clothes
- Soap bar
- Body wash
- Toilet paper
- Trash bin
- Toilet cleaner
- Cold, flu, pain, and allergy meds
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Antibacterial ointment
- First-Aid kit
- Nail clippers
- Shower rod
- Shower curtain
- Period products
- Air freshener
- Trash bin
- Towel rod
- Elastic bands
- Paper clips
- Needles and thread
- AA / AAA batteries
- Light bulbs
- Extension cords
- Scotch tape
- Duct tape
- Rake (if you have a yard)
- Stain remover
- Jar of courters for laundry mat
- Screw drivers
- Sticky tack
- Box cutter / X-acto
- Pencil sharpener
- Welcome matt
- Shoe rack
- Coat rack
- Flashlight batteries
- Watch batteries
- Rechargeable batteries and charger
- Safe place to discard dead batteries
- Mini travel fans
- Real fans
- Emergency Survival kit
- Fire extinguisher
- Landline phone
- Window air conditioner
- Carbon monoxide alarm
- Fire alarm
- Baking soda
- Olive oil
- Coffee grounds
- Vegetable soup
- Tomato sauce
- Frozen vegetables
- Chickpeas / lentils
- Granola bars
- Hot chocolate mix
- Frozen meats
need this now thanks MUCHHHH