Motivation

Summer Change

So I haven’t written in quite some time.  My life took a pretty crazy turn and I was overwhelmed and honestly forgot to come here to manage my days, weeks, and months. Although writing and planing things to write about take time, it seems counter active that doing so would actually put peace into my busy schedule.  Sometimes, despite being stressed/busy, its nice to have a routine.  Routine makes us feel normal and being normal is what we want right??  This post will be less about being “busystudentlive” and more about the thought I have while being this busy person.

When I tell people “I can’t, I’m busy”, it’s not just a casual line to get out of plans I don’t want to commit to.  To me being busy is pretty much a part of my personality now and I don’t realize how much until I interact and try to make plans with new people.  Between going to school nine credit hours this summer, working a full time job, and working 15ish hours at a part time job each week time is limited.  On top of that I try to go to the gym and take care of myself and I also have a dog who needs some of my time and attention.  I have always been a busy person though.  Before I moved out of my parents house 2 years ago I work at a farm 70 hours a week and bartended in the evening to try and save up to move to the city.  Although this seems like a lot, to me it’s part of my day to schedule things and try to time things out by the hour to put my mind at ease.  I overthink, over stress, and overanalyze more hours of my day a whole week in advance.  While this sounds insane and stressful to most, it makes the following week easier knowing that I already micromanaged the week before.

This blog is all about management, living busy, and how to handle complex schedules.  My life got to a point though where the scheduling was too much and the micromanaging was to overwhelming.  Then what?  What do you do when your stress relief tactics become what stresses you out more?  It’s been a hard few months for me but I’m happy to say that I am feeling relived and more myself than I have been in a while.  I’ll be back in full force ready to try to take down the next few obstacles that come my way.  So I guess the point of this was a vent session for myself and reminder that everyone gets overwhelmed.  Everyone gets down on themselves and feels like things are spinning out of control.  Just try to grasp on to something solid and go from there! Let’s go!

Motivation

Get Out of Bed

IMG_2599  As I lay in bed after midnight contemplating skipping my first alarm at 630am, I needed a little late night motivation to take tomorrow by storm!
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Study Time

The Ultimate Study Playlist

Now if you’re like me you need music to study.  I have the hardest time studying when it is pin-drop quiet, and Spotify is my musical drug.  I listen to Spotify about 85% of the time I’m awake and I splurge the $10 a month for premium access so I can download and make my own playlists.  So if you are a music/study junkie I have created the Ultimate Study Playlist (approximately 2 hours, then by the time it’s over it’s a good time for a break) to give you something to listen that isn’t all classical.   Also  without being distracted by some random outburst of Britney Spears- even though we all love Britney, but there’s a time and a place.

The Ultimate Study Playlist

  • Sense of Home– Harrison Stormimage1
  • Fire Tree- Keeno
  • Green Rush- Karl Hungus
  • Landed on Mars- Atlas Bound
  • Lies-Audiobot, Bamiyah
  • Vienna- Billy Joel
  • My My,  Hey Hey- Neil Young
  • Ruby- Hello Apollo
  • Waiting on a Miracle- Front Porch Lights
  • Kill ‘Em with the Kindness- Front Porch Lights
  • It’s Just Rain- Ray Flanagan & the Authorities
  • Take Three- Jerry Folk
  • Aquarium-Nosaj Thing
  • Journey-LRKR
  • The Bulldog- Lil Skate
  • True To Myself-Ziggy Marley
  • Bad Fish- Sublime
  • Bang Bang-Dispatch
  • Azul- Mahmundi
  • Lost In The Light- Bahamas
  • When the Day Comes- Eric Krasno
  • Till You’re Loved- Mr. Probz
  • Afterglow-Attom, Ciele
  • I Was Made for Loving You- Tori Kelly, Ed Sheeran
  • Say You Love Me- Jessie Ware
  • Wasn’t Expecting That- Jamie Lawson
  • Me Again- J Mascis
  • Good To You-Jonny P
  • Lost- Liza Anne
  • Cocktails- Limes

Well there it is, my go to study playlist.  It is on Spotify titled “The Ultimate Study Playlist” so feel free to give it a listen!  Happy studying!!

Money Saving · organization

Pack your lunch!

Not only does packing save money but it also saves time! If you don’t have to go buy and pick up your lunch during the day you can get more things done. Also we all know eating can be so expensive and unhealthy!

I’m not a morning person so I pack my lunch the night before. Here is my lunch for tomorrow and the next day and it cost a total of 9 dollars! That’s less than 5 bucks a day for lunch that is delicious!

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I’ve got Kroger brand frozen tortilini and two pieces of bread in my first container. Next to that the green is 1/3 a green pepper and a few pieces of broccoli.  The yellow container is a banana and about 1/6 a pineapple. The last little container is some cut and cubed cheese, with a total of about $9.57 (all bought at Kroger) and I’ll eat the same thing the next day except sub an apple except a banana! Hope this gives you some ideas for a lunch!

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