I’m stopping by to rant again. I’m really stressed out. Are you guys stressed? I have my senior seminar/thesis draft due in 20 hours and I am 8 pages out of 15 (minimum) in. I don’t have the motivation to write this. Maybe it’s because it is 4am and I should be asleep. I don’t know. I hope everyone on this platform is doing ok. I should be reaching out to all my Tumblr friends and I’m sorry I haven’t :( I miss you guys a lot, it’s just that sometimes I don’t have the energy, ya know? It’s weird. Anyway, I’m out hahaha have a beautiful day you guys! I send out all my love to you guys and stay safe and stay home! Much love,
week 2, April 2: take a picture of the pens/highlighters that you couldn’t live without
First off, I skipped a day. These are NOT my most colorful notes. I won’t have those with me til April 5th. They’re nuts, and y’all gotta wait.
Now,I fell in love with Mildliners when I found them on the studyblr tag. After using obnoxiously bright, neon colors for, like, 20 years I was like “oooh, what are these babies? With TWO DIFFERENT TIPS?!” My mind was blown and I bought all colors off of Amazon. I also found out about Muji’s super fine .38 tip pens here as well. They changed grad school note taking for me. I’ll never buy anything else.
I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but just in case you don’t know, I am currently attending Adler University, which is a school of Adlerian (or Individual) psychology. One of the most important concepts of Adlerian psychology is gemeinschaftsgefühl. Gemeinschaftsgefühl is a German word that translates to “communal feeling”, and is often referred to as “social interest” or “social feeling” as well. This concept is the reason that I chose to attend an Adlerian school for my Master’s degree - to me, this is one of the most important concepts for us to understand.
One important thing to note about gemeinschaftsgefühl is that it is not referring to an instinct or a passive feeling that we have as a part of human nature. Gemeinschaftsgefühl is the act of feeling in a communal way. This is manifested when we do things to deliberately benefit other people. The word “deliberately” is key here - gemeinschaftsgefühl is not doing things for ourselves that also happen to benefit others, but doing things for the purpose of benefiting other people.
Adlerian psychology teaches that in order for us to grow and be healthy, we must engage in communally beneficial behaviors. If we neglect to do these things, we may be left feeling stuck or dissatisfied, and we will not grow as individuals. Communally beneficial behaviors don’t necessarily have to be grand gestures or take up a lot of time and money, either. You don’t have to volunteer all your time to help people in need or donate all of your extra money. Communally beneficial behaviors can include checking in on friends if you know they’re struggling, mowing your neighbor’s lawn when they need extra help, or creating content intended to make people laugh. Doing small things to help people fosters wellbeing and personal growth, and we should all be doing things to help others.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, our sense of gemeinschaftsgefühl is more important than ever. There are so many people around us who are suffering as a result of the pandemic - people who can’t leave their homes to buy food because they are immunocompromised, people who have lost their jobs and source of income, people who have lost childcare as a result of schools closing… We all have opportunities to do something, even if it is as simple as giving someone a phone call to help them from feeling lonely or picking up someone’s groceries for them. Like I said, these don’t have to be grand gestures. Every little bit will help other people, and will help you, too.
week 2, march 31: take a picture of the book you are currently reading
This is a four-part series of Carl Jung’s essays. I am missing the fourth book but have the first three: The Unconcious and it’s Empirical Manifestations, The Meaning and Significance of Dreams, and the Unconscious.
I find psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory really fascinating. However, it takes a good deal of practice to be able to draw meaningful parallels when your client is in free association. Projective tests like the Rorschach and the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) are hard to score and can easily be wrongfully interpreted. It’s truly an art to be a competent psychoanalytic psychotherapist! 🌸🌸🌸
I enjoy knitting! Blankets, specifically. The website weareknitters.com is where I started and I don’t regret it at all. I also find taking care of my nails very therapeutic as well. I’m obsessed with this product I found at Target recently. It makes my nails smell super nice and has made them look a lot better. Decorating my bullet journal is also relaxing, though that seems to not make sense 😂
week 2, march 30: what does your study space look like?
This is typical for me; a drink, phone, computer, and notebook/bujo/notecards. Right now, I’m taking an old EPPP practice test to brush up on some general information. As you can see, I did not do so hot lmao I use a Chrome extension to block websites when I’m studying for certain periods on my laptop, and after watching @tbhstudying‘s Youtube video last year I downloaded the Forest app for my phone. FUCKING LOVE IT. 🌸🌸🌸
week 1, March 27:What is your favorite subject/topic to study at the moment?
I’ve been really loving revisiting Japanese (obviously), however I also have been going over some mnemonics for the DSM-5. I found them on Quizlet, and they’ve been SUPER helpful! Currently on personality disorders~
week 1, March 28: Where in your house is your favorite place to study?
I am currently spending a lot of time with my mother since she is older. COVID-19 is really freaking her out since she has COPD, so I’m trying to do all of her chores for her. I don’t have a desk at her place so I use the kitchen table, but I do borrow my boyfriend’s desk when I stay with him on the weekends. It’s a bit messy, but I LOVE the light! 🌸🌸🌸
Hey tumblr family, times are tough, things are a little weird and we are all walking on shifting sands at the moment. I just wanted to check in and see how you are all going today? Reply, reblog, send me an ask, whatever works for you.
I have one more meeting later and then my first week of online grad school will be in the bag. Quite the adjustment! I’m trying to live by my mug to embrace mediocrity and let things be good enough - this is not the time for perfectionism. But it is a time to support each other and I’m very thankful for my professors rn.
(Zoom doggo count is 7, kiddo count is 3, and catto count is 1. People gotta step it up and let their pets in the video shot more.)