As someone who suffers from clinical depression, it can be extremely hard to stay motivated in anything I do for a long period of time. The thoughts and emotions running through my mind can be debilitating, chaining me down to my bed, and keeping me shut out from the world. When a full time graduate class schedule and a job is added to the load, it can be near impossible to feel motivated. Some people have that and more. Whether you're a student, a parent, a business owner, suffer from depression, or don't know what you're doing with your life, I've compiled a few tips that can help you stay motivated through it all.
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Hello fellow students!
If you're a student heading into the Fall 2019 semester, the nerves surely have started to accumulate. By now, you've read through your syllabi, if it was available to you. You've purchased your textbooks and supplies. You've read your required readings. You've made sure your new supplies are in place and ready for the first day of class. You've attended orientation and met your future classmates. You are equal parts excited and anxious. For me, I have experienced all those things.
With the onslaught of due dates, projects, exams, and papers from your syllabi, it'll surely drive you crazy. To mitigate the stress that comes with all that pressure, I try to stay very organized. How will you be staying organized this semester? Here are some of my favorite ways!
The month of July marks a halfway point in the year. Here we are, already halfway through 2019. How crazy is that? If feels as though the year has begun just yesterday!
As you know, one of the ways I stay organized in my busy life is my bullet journal. It is my primary organizational system. I also keep a calendar book and a white board calendar, but these days I use them scarcely.
While June has ended, so has my previous bullet journal. Each journal I create is divided for every six months; this allows me to use as many pages for spreads as I need. I get to start fresh and try out new layouts and themes!
Happy Friday buds! I greet you with a fat dab in hand! I have returned after a protracted three month hiatus. It was long for you, even longer for me. A great deal changed in my life the last three months and now I have reached an equilibrium. It's good to finally share with you! My life update leads into today's topic; self care!
Now, don't get too excited. I didn't pick up too many things this time around. I've been stopping in at Cinder for one thing at a time the last few weeks that I didn't see the point in making a post. But I've got a few things this time that I needed and thought I'd share. Here's what I got:
To prelude, I apologize in the delay of posting new material. During my absence I've been working non-stop, overcome with the flu, perfecting the look of my website, and brainstorming some ideas. As you can see, the vibe greatly differs from last month and we have our own domain!
Over the past two weeks, I got the chance to pick up and try out the AiroPro Vaporizer System by Airo Vapor. I've heard buzz in the cannabis community for a few years about the AiroPro, specifically before it was rebranded and went by the name IndigoPro. A friend of mine recommended it to me recently and I found time to go out to my local dispensary, Cinder, and purchase. Unfortunately, you cannot purchase it online.
Happy New Years!
Looking back, 2018 seems so short and filled with moments that we wanted to escape from and moments we wish never ended. The new year brings the possibility of change in every avenue. For me, the changes will occur in my personal and professional life.
2019 brings exciting opportunities in my career and my education. The most important is how I manage it all. I anticipate being extremely busy in the coming year. I wanted my bullet journal to aid me and not hinder me. Therefore, I have to say goodbye to the super artsy-fartsy spreads. Hello minimalism!
You know the deal, Cinder has been my go to for the last few months. They have some of the best bud selections and best prices I've seen so far. Since embarking on my THC tolerance break back in October, I've been more inclined to pick up more CBD products to balance my THC intake. I find that they work better together. That was the goal of this dispensary run.
It's about time that I revealed the December bullet journal spreads! It's been stressful deciding exactly what I wanted this month to look like. It's beneficial to sketch a mock layout in spare pages in the back of the journal, something I wish I did. Mock outlines will be a task to implement in 2019.
Christmas is just around the corner! As you know, I am a huge procrastinator and of course I forgot to get gifts for my friends. Don't be dismayed if you're in the same position, there's still time! I've compiled a list of 12 relatively inexpensive gifts you can get your beautiful stoner friends in time for Christmas!