30 DAYS OF JOURNALING- November

Hey guys! i know i’ve been really inactive lately, and you probably find that annoying…

I’ve been busy with school, finishing Stranger Things and starting Riverdale, doing a lot more binge watching, and building to my CD collection. I was also just plain unmotivated.

Now i have my motivation back, and i also have (late, of course) November’s journaling prompts.

I;m still not quite done October (oops……….), but with journaling, you want to do it at your own pace and the way that it works for you. Don’t push yourself to get the month done on time.

30 days of journalingNovember

keep believing in yourself, and i’ll write soon!

-Tash

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30 DAYS OF STRANGER THINGS- October Journaling

Darling you got to let me know/Should I stay or should I go?/If you say that you are mine/I’ll be here ’til the end of time/So you got to let me know/Should I stay or should I go?

It’s that time of the year again…. STRANGER FREAKING THINGS! It’s back for a second season on October 27th, moves up from an original October 31st premiere. I was wondering what i should do for my October Journaling, then I thought, ‘what if October was all about Stranger Things?’ So here I am. You can print the template below:

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A good portion of the questions are the cheesy sort of ‘who do you ship’, but there are theories as well. There’s also a space for your personal favorite song from the first season, which is ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go, by The Clash, of course. I did write most of the questions when the premiere date was still  Halloween. I must have at least 10 or 15 spelling mistakes, but oh well.

I really hope you enjoy the October prompts, and the new Stranger Things season. I have fall and Halloween DIYS on the way, so just be ready for that!

-Tash

30 DAYS OF MUSIC- September Journaling Challenge

This month, for my 30 days of journaling, I wanted to try something a little different. This month, all my journaling prompts would relate to music, because music is such a key part of our life.

This is the printable for September. I wish you all luck with this 30 day challenge and the upcoming school (doomsday) season.

30 days of journaling september

I hope that you keep reading my blog and that you enjoy reading my “exclusive” content on both my blogs. Please show your support by following my blog and liking my posts. Look out for next moth’s ‘Stranger Things’ themed journaling prompts!

-Tash

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

JOURNLAING: 30 Day August Challenge

After my July Journaling Challenge turned out to be a success, I’ve decided to keep going monthly with them. Sometimes, we will have a themed month, like October is all ‘Stranger Things’ prompts, most months it will just be like July. For where it says to bullet point your entire day, I think it takes up too much space, so in the future I think that I’m just going to do the morning or something like that. Here is the August printable:

30 days of journaling august

Thanks for reading my blog. The usual charade would be here. The follow and like because it supports my blog. It really does, but I’d probably keep going no matter what. So just keep reading my blog and I really do hope that you enjoy it.

-Tash

A Motivational Message From the Journal of an Awkward Almost-Genius (AKA Me)

As Ben Kowalewicz (The Billy Talent vocalist) once said, ‘So many people will try to stop you, but you can’t let them. Live life to the fullest, and have however much  fun that you want.’ I personally think that this is great advice to live by, but does it apply to every situation? Does it apply to my situations and experiences? Call me crazy, but I look up to Ben and the guys in Billy Talent because, well look at them! They were like me, the dorks, the misfits and the outsiders in highschool who all had one common interest: rock music. they formed a group called Pezz and recorded tier first album in guitarist Ian D’Sa’s basement. This was almost 25 years ago. Pezz is still going strong, just under a different name. Now called Billy Talent, they can knock down any obstacle that stands in their way. Heck, they were willing to put the entire production of Afraid Of Heights on hold because of drummer Aaron Solowonuick’s MS relapse, but Aaron insisted that they soldier on without him. The bond that they have is crazy. They were once like me. So was JK Rowling, and they all went on to do something great. None of them ever fit in. They all had humble beginnings. They weren’t popular or well-liked. JK Rowling ended up on welfare, but still made Harry Potter happen. I am destined for greatness, or so I’ve been told. Or maybe I’m destined to be the villain in my own story.

All of us have the potential for great things. It’s just a matter of -ugh- effort and how we use that potential. If we put our minds to it, we can achieve greatness. I hope. I wan tto be the next JK Rowling, SE Hinton or Mary Higgins Clark. You look at some of these people an think they have it made, but you need to look at where they came from. Most of them built up their empire and wealth from absolutely nothing. Nobody great ever got there without actual effort. Nothing in life is free. Weather the price is money, or effort, you’re always paying somehow, and it always pays off. So go cahse your dreams, they aren’t out of reach.

-Tash

JOURNALING: 30 Day July Challenge

Journaling. Journaling is something way different from writing in a dairy. Journaling is great for people like me who suffer from anxiety, or people who don’t have anybody to talk to. Journaling can (apparently) help heal the mind and can be therapeutic. So on a whim, I decided to attempt journaling. I (obviously) DIYed a journal and Iwill share that with you later, and started writing. At the end of each entry, I put song lyrics and stickers, but you can do  whatever makes you happy because it’s your journal. If it helps, you can adress each journal entry to somebody who you would like to talk to, or you feel would listen, so my entries are to Jonathan Byers from Stranger Things. I don;t kno why this helps, but it does. I also discovered 30-day challenges that give prompts for what you are writing. I typed up the prompts i’m using this month and made a printable below for you guys!

 

30 days of journaling july

To print the prompts, right click on the image and press ‘view image’. It will open in a new tab and you can print it from there.

Thanks so much you guys for reading my blog, we are almost at 30 followers! It doesn’t sound like much, but for an almost 13 year old, it’s crazy, so thanks so much! Remember to follow my blog and i will see you soon!

-Tash