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I have to reboot this today!
  1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

    2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

    3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

    4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

    5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

    6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

    7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

    8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

    9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

    10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

    11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

    12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

    14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

    15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

    16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.
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A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.
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annabelleinwonderland: Can I use the Cornel note taking method when revising? Or is it more suited to lectures/seminars? 


You could use it any way you want, really, it just depends on how you organize your revisions. One way I heard of is, on the right you have your lecture notes and on the left you write the questions that you can ask for that set of notes. So, for example:

(Left)                                    (Right)
Who was                       Medusa was one of the three Gorgons, the only       Medusa?                       one who was mortal. Had snakes instead of hair                                             and could kill if was looked at directly. 

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Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.
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Anonymous: would you recommend using paper notes or computer typed? 


I would recommend using whichever suits you and the subject you’re doing. Frustrating answer, I know, but it’s very hard to choose one over the other! 

Here are some (extremely brief!) pros and cons for each instead:



  • You’re far more likely to remember things you write down yourself
  • Gives you the opportunity to put notes into your own style (flexible format - you can write them however suits you!)
  • You can add things in and draw arrows and use whatever note taking method you like, because you aren’t restricted by (for example) your word doc. This makes handwritten notes more friendly for more learning styles, as they’re easily adaptable.


  • Can take a long time to copy out, and can be difficult to keep up in class - sometimes you’re so busy trying to keep up with notes that you don’t even remember what was being said! 
  • Can be messy and difficult to read/study 
  • You don’t have a back up copy - if you lose them, you can’t just print out another set. 



  • Very efficient - you can type much faster than you can write, it’s easier to keep up and it’s also easier to correct mistakes. 
  • Back up copies! 
  • Can be saved in multiple locations meaning you can access them almost anywhere if you set it up that way - save the trees, increase efficiency! No lugging notebooks around! 


  • It’s likely you’ll need to study typed notes more than handwritten ones, meaning you end up having to do more work 
  • You can’t really choose how they look - if you’re a visual learner, this can be a real issue.
  • There’s the old issue of the trusty paper and pen. What if your battery runs out? Your device breaks irreparably? You forget it? You lose/delete files? and so on

As you can see, there’s merit and detriment to both. In the end, I think they’re pretty equal. It’s really up to you! I prefer to use handwritten notes or to print notes out and scribble annotations on them, but that’s just me. Whatever suits you best, you should use ^_^ good luck!

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Don’t try to picture everything bad that could possibly happen. Stick with the situation at hand and ask, “Why is this so unbearable? Why can’t I endure it?” You’ll be embarrassed to answer. Then remind yourself that past and future have no power over you. Only the present.
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Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
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Reblog If You Can Take Off Your Bra Without Taking Your Shirt Off.









Girl’s are amazing

I think we broke the notes…

i feel like i’m reblogging history. “the post that broke the notes”



what the heLL

where is it

Notes all gone. End of the world

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“Paper stock and binding glue aside … few can deny that there is something deeply evocative about the sense-memory of a large expanse of assorted, uncurated books—much trash, and often much less treasure—at a library sale or used bookstore. As Farjeon writes, these ‘must all come to dust in some little bookroom or other—and sometimes, by luck, come again for a moment to light.’”
Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s The Little Bookroom, winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award.
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