Monday, 14 December 2015

How to Increase Productivity?

I can hardly believe almost four months have flown past and I am beginning to be in closer proximity to exams.
After the elation I felt over my GCSE results, I definitely want to replicate A Level results of the same standard. But I have already had it drilled in to me that GCSE and A Level are not of the same standard. Nevertheless, here are some of the things I do to be successful in completing my work.

1) GET UP AND START YOUR WORK.
Simple enough? Totally. But I can understand your struggle because you feel like
you     just     can't     do     it.
But this is my message to you: START YOUR WORK!
It is very easy to loose yourself in the world of YouTube and Instagram where the number of videos and pictures are endless but it is important to say to yourself,
"I can sacrifice this hour to my work"
because the sooner you do the work, the sooner you can relax.
Remember starting is the hardest part so once you've done that, you're already half way there!

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

November Playlist

I have recently discovered incredible albums and singles that have truly shaped the month of November.

Album of the month


25 - Adele


Oh. my. god.
I have been waiting to hear this for 4 years.
Following the international success of  '21', which had become one of my most loved albums, I had immense faith in 25 to be just as phenomenal.
'25' did not disappoint. The lyrics are breathtaking and the melodies are beautiful.
Her new album is stunning.
I cannot praise this album enough because it is genuinely incredible.
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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Pinterest Inspiration


Pinterest has become one of my most favourite apps.
Scrolling through an abundance of incredible pictures allows me to begin the day feeling motivated, inspired or just happy.
Here are some of the pictures I have pinned that evoke all of these feelings:

Flowers


Source: prive-de-sommeil.tumblr.com (Top Left), theglamoroushousewife.com (Top Right), franklyesoteric.tumblr.com (Bottom Left), thesefourwallsblog.com (Bottom Middle), feedly.com (Bottom Right)

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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Book Wish List

I adore reading. The simple pleasure of delving into a story and conjuring up images in your head of the characters, the setting and the plot can allow you to lose yourself in another world. It is a past-time that I appreciate most during Autumn and Winter. In the evening with a vanilla-scented candle lit, steaming mug of frothy hot chocolate and dim lighting whilst reading a book that consumes you is blissful.

Each time I walk into Waterstones I cannot stop myself from buying a new book. The smell of a new book in their shiny, fresh state tends to lure me in but recently I have been refraining from entering bookstores. I want to finish reading all the books I have before buying more and more novels - I am currently reading three books at the moment. 



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Monday, 10 August 2015

Racism in Cartoons

I cannot remember where I heard about this but I do remember being astounded, intrigued and confused! Racism in cartoons? Since when were cartoons racist? That can't be true? Cartoons are for kids?
I decided to search this on Google and was overwhelmed to the sites and articles that popped up.

Racism in cartoons was a real thing.

From Looney Tunes to Arthur to Tom and Jerry, stereotypes and shockingly racist illustrations infiltrated through many cartoons, some more obvious than others, yet there are many people unaware that there were racist cartoons or that the stereotypes shown were racist.

It is horrifying to realise that many people endured racism as disgusting as what is shown in some of the cartoons, but it is even more shocking to actually realise that racism, in those times, was shown and demonstrated in so many different ways... there was no way of escaping it. 

I have linked one video below from the YouTube channel ETC News and in this video you will be able to see the prejudice in the cartoons we could have watched when we were younger.

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