“it started as a joke and it’s now an otp” — that wonderful ship that you were like “yeah right” and now you are like “FUCKING DAMN IT” (via ashketchumwrites)
Getting Motivated: The Other Way.
I’ve seen lots of posts on here about the best ways to motivate yourself, and some of them are really good! However, people work differently, they respond to stimulus differently, and they get motivated differently. I, personally, cannot stand making to-do lists. I hate them. So here’s my guide to getting motivated, the other way.
- Make a have-done list. - I simply cannot stand looking a list of things I need to do. It’s daunting, and I end up putting it off for ages because ugh, look at it all, there’s so much to do! Having it all there in one place, especially if you have a lot to do, can be quite scary. So don’t make a to-do list, make a have-done list. Your brain already knows everything you need to do, so start doing things, and then write them down once they’re done. It’s much more satisfying looking at a list of things you don’t have to do than things you do.
- Think about your tasks one by one. - Don’t think to yourself ‘I have to do this and then when that’s done I need to do this and then this and this and this…’ your brain will scream, and you’ll be weighed down with hours worth of chores. Instead, think: ‘I need to do this, and that’s all.’ What’s the most important thing you need to do that day? Do that one thing. Get the most important thing done. And then add it to your have-done list, right at the top, with a big fat line under it. It’ll feel great. For the rest of the day you’ll feel motivated because wow, you’ve already that big thing! And if you can do that big thing, you can for sure do those little things.
- Reward yourself only when appropriate. - Don’t be too hard on yourself, but also don’t let yourself get away with being a procrastinating little shit! If you know you’re slacking, turn your phone off, log out of facebook, take yourself to the library or somewhere where you know you’ll be forced to be productive. When you’ve done a task, DON’T GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK. Your mind is in such a good place, it’s feeling motivated, it can see the task is finished because it’s got a place on your have-done list, there’s no better time to move on to task two! Look how long it took you to get into the studying mindset, don’t just throw that away! Keep it going as long as you can, and get as much done as possible. Once you’ve truly burnt out, give yourself at least an hour off. Watch TV, go on Tumblr, just have a cool down. It can be quite draining giving yourself fifteen minute breaks every hour because your essentially letting your brain cool down, and then having to warm it back up again. Keep that brain hot!
- Mix up your mental and physical tasks! - I find this super useful. Let’s say you have an essay to write, pots to wash, clothes to iron, and a bedroom to tidy. Start with tidying your bedroom (if there’s one thing I do agree with, it’s that you need a tidy workspace in order to think clearly). Put some music on to get you in a good mood, have a dance while you tidy, and when you’re getting to the end, start thinking about your essay. What do you want to write about? What sources do you need? Start thinking about these things as you make your bed. Room done? Great, add it to your have-done list! Now sit down, and write down everything that’s in your brain. You want to write about the representation of masculinity in Medieval societies, that’s great. Write it down, and then Google! Never underestimate the power of Google. Do a search for masculinity in Medieval societies, go on the Wiki page to get an idea. Scroll, read odd sentences, read what interests you. DO NOT force yourself to sit and read through lengthy paragraphs. Just get an overview. Scribble notes all over a piece of paper that you always have next to you (but not the same piece of paper as your have-done list!). Now you’ve made notes, go and wash the pots. While you’re washing the pots, think about how you want to incorporate everything you just found out into your essay. What interested you most? What direction do you want to take? Pots are done! Great, add it to your have-done list. Rinse and repeat.
- Be realistic. - Give yourself one main task to do a day. The big one you know needs doing, yeah, that thing, do that first! You won’t want to do it tomorrow any more than you want to do it today, so just get it out the way. You’ll have lots of motivation afterwards and you’ll be able to get through all the other little things. Another important point: It’s not meant to be fun, so don’t expect it to be. Just understand that you’re the only one who can do it, and the more you get done, the better you will feel. Don’t set yourself 8 hours of reading and 4 hours of studying, because it isn’t going to happen. Set yourself 1 hour of reading and 2 hours of studying, but use that time wisely. Challenge yourself to see how much you can get done in an hour!
- Ignore my advice. - Like I said, people learn differently. This is just how my motivation works. If this works for you too, then that’s great! If not, well, you’re procrastinating, now get back to your essay!
I like to think she wears a jumper because a bakery is the only place warm enough for her demonic skin.
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LOL this is great.
((*sound of heart cracking*))
"I had a dream yesterday."
Shintaro looked up, confused at Konoha’s sudden change in topic and Ene continued to listen in, hidden behind one of the phone’s icons, as Konoha looked up, looking unusually troubled and he continues in his normal drone of a voice, “About a girl…I think she was my friend, she used to sit next to me, talk to me a lot,” he purses his lips, frowning as he tried to remember and Ene listened on, still silent, but her heart gave a tiny little hopeful stutter, and she hated it, hated it, “She was really pretty and talked a lot, she used to sleep in class…I went to class, and she was right there next to me,” and Konoha looks up with a small, happy smile even as Ene felt the world around her crumble, “I felt really warm and my heart beat really fast…I think you called it love, Shintaro?”
Shintaro says yes, yes it was, then quickly jerks his earphone out when his phone emits a shrill, metallic, piercing screech that raises in volume and goes on for most of the day, no matter how hard the rest of the Dan tried to talk to her, no matter how much Momo beat up her brother, no matter what they did and Konoha mumbles under his breath, soft, too soft for anyone to hear in the chaos,
"I wonder what her name was."
the way to my heart is bad puns
fact: shih tzus are one of the least intelligent dog breeds, and can be easily trapped by invisible soda force fields
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I can’t click my reblog button hard enough
It’s not just the ladies who get insecure, it’s all of us. It’s a human trait, yo.
reblog this everytime i see it. soooo cute!
this made me cry happy tears
but have you considered:
- strong females who don’t denounce femininity or being girly
- strong females who are “like every other girl” bc why the hell not girls are rad
- strong females who tear down the culture of girls hating on other girls
- strong females who are proud to be feminists
- strong females who support and acknowledge trans women
- strong females who understand that being strong isn’t synonymous with manly or with “acting like a man”