#StudySaturday: The Simple Stuff

On my lifestyle blog, the very first #Study/Saturday was simple tips that work. I thought I;d share them here with you guys, because I know how hard studying is, and we really don’t want to do it, but we need to and i think that these tips really will make it easier.

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For the first #StudySaturday, we will cover the more simple stuff. Like tips that actually work for most people. Hopefully, I can get us through the school year!

This is a series that will cover all sorts of helpful study tips and hacks for the school year.

Tip 1- Schedule Your Time

Schedule your time. It allows you to keep on track and divide your time accordingly, that way you can take appropriately sized breaks. For my schedule, I have half an hour to finish homework, then a half hour break, followed by an hour of any studying that needs to be done, broken up in the middle by an episode of BTV, or as they are more commonly called, the Billy Talent Vlogs. If you divide your time and take structured break, you are less likely to overload your brain.

Tip 2- Comfy Clothes

Wear clothes that you are…

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Leave Them All Behind: A Message on self-Esteem and Self-Respect and that stuff.

Also a Billy Talent song. Yeah. Should I have said that in the title? forget that fact for a minute. this was inspired by a very similar post by supernaturalsnark on her HIP TO BE SNARK blog. Forget the fact that ‘Leave Them All Behind’ is a rock/punk/alternative song for a minute. Just let me explain the premise and relate it to life.

Haters. No other way to say this. You hate them. It’s a fact. Great life tip: DON’T WORRY ABOUT WHAT THEY SAY! Don’t let them bring you down because you know that their words mean nothing. you are beautiful. You are amazing. You are worth the time. Not theirs. Let the haters be haters.

Fake friends. We hate them too. Sometimes, we don’t even know that they are fake friends until they turn on us.

It’s easy to pretend until they turn their back on you
And all the ones that bring you down, their colors weren’t that true

Just remember that. Their colors weren’t true, and you don’t need them. I have been through multiple occasions like this. It isn’t the end of the world. in fact, you’re better off without them.

Self-Doubt. We’ll all experience it at some point in our life. I experience it a lot. We tell ourselves that there is no way we can do something, but we’re wrong because if we put our minds to it, we can. We’re only telling ourselves that it’s impossible.

Loneliness. We’ve all been there. We have all felt as if there hasn’t been anybody there for us. There  are people there, though. Why we don’t see that is a mystery. you aren’t alone. Ben Kowalewicz said it himself. And you know what? Sometimes, you can’t depend on other people, and it just ends up being a me, myself and I situation, and that’s okay. Just make sure you have one or two friends to talk to, even if they are just online.

Self-Esteem/Respect. NEVER put yourself down. You are amazing, and you need to tell yourself that. You may not know your why yet.What you are meant to do. You are meant to do something great. Remember that.

It don’t matter what went wrong this time, don’t matter what went right
We’re always searching for the reason why
And the longest road to find it will take many years to climb
Don’t wait up for that moment to arrive
Leave them all behind

Leave the haters, fake friends and your self-doubt behind, and just go for it. You are worth the time. You are great. You can do epic stuff. Just believe in yourself.

To listen to ‘Leave Them all Behind’, click here!

Fly my darling. Leave them all behind and do what you were meant to do!

-Tash

 

 Leave Them All Behind

ANXIETY and School. How to Overcome Your Anxiety at School. #TASHToSchool2017

anx·i·e·ty
aNGˈzīədē/
noun
noun: anxiety; plural noun: anxieties
  1. a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
    “he felt a surge of anxiety”
    synonyms: worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, uneasiness, unease, fearfulness, fear, disquiet, disquietude, inquietude, perturbation, agitation, angst, misgiving, nervousness, nerves, tension, tenseness; More

    informalheebie-jeebies, butterflies (in one’s stomach), jitteriness, the jitters, twitchiness
    “his anxiety grew”
    antonyms: calmness, serenity
    • desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease.
      “the housekeeper’s eager anxiety to please”
      synonyms: eagerness, keenness, desire

      “an anxiety to please”
    • Psychiatry
      a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.
Origin
early 16th century: from French anxiété or Latin anxietas, from anxius (see anxious).
 
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Anxiety can really get in the way, more often than not. It gets in the way at school, mostly. I suffer from it. A lot of people do. These are some tips that are a blend of what works for me and what has been recommended by the lovely jessiepaege on YouTube. I really do hope these tips help, so why don’t we get started.
 
 
Tip #1: Find Your Support Group
Everybody needs a life support group. This group should be people you can talk to and feel comfortable talking to about whatever is bothering you.
Tip #2: Don’t Attach Food to Emotion
If you attach food to emotion, it changes your eating habits for the worse. You can either overeat or undereat, and neither are good for you. You need to eat normally.
Tip #3: Music
Make a playlist to listen to when things become to much. Here are some of the songs I use:
Songs That Make Me Want To Dance
Diamond On A Landmine- Billy Talent
Louder Than The DJ- Billy Talent
I Want Out- Young Guns
Dracula- Bea Miller
Empowering Songs
Like That- Bea Miller
Wild Things- Alessia Cara
Young Blood- Bea Miller
Sad Songs
Nothing To Lose- Billy Talent
When We Were Young- Adele
Cure For The Enemy- Billy Talent
Too Late To Say Goodbye- Cage The Elephant
Tip #4: Distractions
Have something to take your mind off of whatever is bugging you. If they aren’t banned, fidget spinners work great. If you don’t have a spinner, or can’t bring one, wear a hairtie on your wrist and mess around with it. It takes your mind off of what is bugging you.
Tip #5: Journal
Keep a journal to just write down whatever is bugging you so that you can talk about whatever is bugging you later. It works, trust me.
Follow my blog if you don’t want to miss anymore of #TASHToSchool2017 and think that is should do more posts like this. It really supports me, so it is appreciated. I hope that this helps some of you, and that you enjoy reading some of my other posts. Talk soon!
-Tash

Fangirl Your Way Through School! #TASHToSchool2017!

Fangirls. You know who you are.

fan·girl
ˈfanɡərl/
informal
noun
noun: fangirl; plural noun: fangirls; noun: fan-girl; plural noun: fan-girls
  1. 1.
    a female fan, especially one who is obsessive about comics, movies, music, or science fiction.
verb
verb: fangirl; past tense: fangirled; gerund or present participle: fangirling; past participle: fangirled; 3rd person present: fangirls
  1. 1.
    (of a female fan) behave in an obsessive or overexcited way.
    “I’m still fangirling over this casting”

Yes, you reading this. You also know that school is the worst place for a fangirl to spend six hours a day. Also, sorry if I’m annoying you by starting my back to school series too soon. Hermione Chantal, LaurDIY and jessiepaege already started theirs, so I didn’t want to be too far behind. There will still be a lot of summer stuff, so don’t worry. Today, I;m going to tell you how to be a fangirl, even though you;re at school. I’m going to help you make it through.

Tip 1: Your Locker

Your locker is your space for your stuff. You go to it often enough in a day, so put up some fandom stuff. I;m definitely doing a locker DIYs post, so I can give you a few ideas on what to do. Nobody else will see what’s in your locker. Only you know. It’s your locker door, so decorate it with Gryffindor magnets and band trash. If it can get you through the year, it’s definitely worth it.

Tip 2: Bracelets

This one I know works. I;ve done it so many times. Take a word from your fandom or if it’s a band, you can use the last names of the members or the last name of celebrity crush. Just pick a name or a word. But some letter beads and spell out the word you want, then simply make the bracelet. Wear it to school, and when things get tough, just look at it and allow it to give you some hope. I have one for each member of Billy Talent with the exception of Jordan because i ran out of beads.

Tip 3: Notebooks

If you need notebooks for school, put some fandom stuff on the front. A favorite meme, album cover, picture of your fictional or celebrity crush, text post. Just something. I have one that is simply all Billy Talent lyrics and one that is various song lyrics by different artists and one that is all album covers.

Tip 4: Try Not to be Too Obsessive

Please. We read ‘The Outsiders’ last year and I really took the fangirling too far. When somebody insulted either the book or Dallas Winston, i went all defensive fangirl and it made me look crazy. try to avoid that. You don’t want to look like an obsessive freak. Trust me. It’s okay to correct them, but don’t go too far.

Tip 5: Don’t Let Fangirling Get in the way of Schoolwork

Schoolwork is way more important than fangirling, so as much as I hate to admit it, you need to pay attention in class instead of fangirling over bands and books and cute fictional guys. Unfortunately. If you think that you are getting too obsessive, bury your fangirl stuff inside your bag or pencilcase so that it is out of sight and out of mind. Once this happens, you can focus.

Tip 6: Little Things

Keep some little things in your bag for when things get tough. Use the lyric book from your favorite album. Make a keychain. It’s just something that can brighten your day. It can be as simple as an ad for a movie cut out of the newspaper. I have one for the ‘Outsiders’. It works.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. Remember to like this post, not just emotionally (I pulled that one straight from JENeratonDIY’s videos!) and follow my blog so that you don;t miss anything and that really supports me, so it encourages me to keep going. Try to survive school. Stay Gold! (Outsiders reference!)

-Tash