Life without Anorexia

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'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'

My life at the moment is completely different to how it once was. I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia and depression as well as struggling with self harm and overexercising. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
And since 2012 i have been declared healthy from my eating disorder.

I have been blogging for 7 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.

I now blog about recovery, my life, veganism and positivity!

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Monday, November 9, 2015

101 study tips

101 Study Tips
  1. Take advantage of that lower workload in between exam periods to make good notes, clean your house, get work experience and do the things then rather than when you’re busier
  2. Use Highlighters instead of pens to save time. Or vice versa depending on you
  3. Change the timing in the pomodoro technique to suit you rather than the other way round
  4. Use a planner to 
  5. Work out what time of day you study best. You could get up and study in the morning if you’re that sort of person
  6. Attend your tutor or form sessions. Even if you don’t do much in them, you can
  7. Keep your planner small and carry it everywhere
  8. Even better, put your planner on your phone
  9.  Don’t sulk if you fail, look back at why you failed and try to improve
  10. If you get distracted by wanting to do something when you should be focusing, write it down. It gives you a checklist of things to do later
  11. Do these things on the checklist in your study breaks
  12. Answer questions without your teaching asking you to
  13. Read about your subjects outside of your classes, especially in high school
  14. Sit at the front of the class room
  15. Don’t sit by yourself in class
  16. Get an early nights sleep
  17. Or at least use sleepytime to get a good time frame
  18. On school days when you wake up, get up straight away, it stops you lazing about
  19. Work hard from the start of the year. There isn’t a time to slack off
  20. Try spaced repititon for learning key facts or a revision schedule
  21. Have snacks and a drink during study sessions. Preferably water.
  22. Summarise and make all your notes onto smaller bits of paper for revision, it helps you cognise what the important facts are
  23. To avoid study stress, take breaks and avoid studying for more than two hours a day
  24. It’s also good to have a day where you don’t study at all once a week
  25. Don’t schedule too far in advance, you’ll just get busy in the meantime or change your methods
  26. When you’re feeling too stressed to work properly but not studying stresses you out, do easier tasks like reviewing flashcards or watching videos on your course
  27. Do as much of your work in school as possible
  28. Prioritise your classes. Especially if you have loads
  29. Make any big habit changes you’ve been thinking of at the start of a term or new year
  30. Study a little before bed, you’ve probably seen that study that says you remember more just before bed
  31. Only make flashcards of the things that you don’t get or are important, not everything
  32. Use online sites like Brainscape, Memrise, Anki or Quizlet for flashcards between devices
  33. Print off your powerpoint slides before a lesson
  34. If you can’t do that, read ahead in the textbook
  35. The syllabus is your guide, so use that as a framework for your revision notes
  36. Your stress and nerves are normal, don’t worry
  37. Aim to finish your revision a week before your exams, it makes you start earlier and finish earlier, you also can rest before your exam
  38. When you pick your subjects, choose the subjects you love
  39. Don’t drink alcohol when you’re studying or any type of drug
  40. Don’t listen to how much everyone is studying. A lot of people big it up or say they do none, usually both aren’t being truthful
  41. Take messy notes in class and neaten them up later
  42. Or take your notes online or on a computer
  43. Have a folder to put your loose sheets and handouts in
  44. Keep your to do list and schedule all in one place, whether that’s a book, app or phone
  45. If you fall behind or are ill a lot, your classmates are your friends for a realistic description of what you’ve missed
  46. When at school, know all the places you’d like to study in case one of them is busy
  47. Don’t work in your bed if it makes you tired
  48. Or work in your bed if all your seats are uncomfortable and it’s distracting
  49. Don’t have too much coffee! And energy drinks are just terrible for you so maybe not have those either
  50. You don’t have to be truthful to your actual opinion in essays, just go for what option has the most points
  51. Listen to your teacher
  52. Have your window open, the fresh air helps
  53. Use practice papers and questions, they really help
  54. Try to teach others as well or if you can’t, explain it in your own words to yourself
  55. Combine more than one technique, so that the weaknesses of each method gets covered by another
  56. Seriously just listen to your teachers
  57. Check your emails every day
  58. Set realistic goals and try not to be too harsh and unrealistic about the time you’ll spend achieving these as well
  59. Use loud and annoying alarms to get you to do things
  60. If you have to read, read out loud rather than in your head
  61. Use a hair tie if you have long hair to keep it out of your face
  62. Keep clean and get dressed for studying
  63. Don’t waste your term making your notes pretty, if it helps, make sure the benefits outweigh the time problems
  64. Study when you can. Don’t study if you’re too exhausted to do so.
  65. Keep your desk as clean as you can
  66. Know your sources of motivation. Possibly find a way to put that in your study space.
  67. Attend as many classes as possible and don’t skip
  68. Keep yourself busy with stuff that isn’t studying
  69. Reward yourself for your hard work
  70. Before you go back to school, start to wake up earlier so you’re ready
  71. Wear comfortable clothes to school
  72. Or wear whatever makes you feel good, feeling bad can be pretty distracting
  73. Always think about the next step early, whether thats getting work experience, choosing subjects, finding a job or picking a thesis
  74. Always eat breakfast
  75. And always eat lunch too! Especially at school
  76. Do whatever is best for you. Don’t follow a studyblr trend, do what’s best for you.
  77. Make your studying a habit. Do it nearly every day for a long time and it’ll begin to feel more like second nature
  78. Get to know your teachers if you can
  79. And don’t be afraid to ask them for help outside of a lesson, either by email or afterwards, it helps a lot 
  80. Look at the types of questions you often get wrong as well as the topics you keep missing out on 
  81. Keep a spare bit of food in your bag, I usually have some sesame snaps in my bag as a small snack so I don’t have to get up to get food
  82. Make productive friends and people with similar goals to you
  83. When revising, revise everything and then focus on your weak points
  84. Don’t spend too long on tumblr, and if you are right now, then this is your reminder to log off!
  85. Don’t panic when you don’t know all the answers in a test, do you really need 100%?
  86. Break your studying into smaller bits and spread it out over time to avoid headaches, burnout and all the problems that come with it
  87. Eat better. Get enough fruit and vegetables
  88. Don’t forget about Protein, from meats, nuts, etc. it helps a lot
  89. If you’re falling asleep in class, I usually drink water, pinch myself, take lots of notes and fidget to keep myself up
  90. Regularly clear out your bag, because a lot of stuff builds up
  91. If you’re a more artistic person, use drawings like visual notes, mindmaps, timelines and literal drawings to help you study
  92. If you study with a friend, quiz each other
  93. Study on public transport if you can, notes and flashcards on phones are good for this
  94. Don’t neglect any of your subjects, make sure they all get some time spent on them
  95. Also focus beyond your first exam, it’s easy to overprepare for the first test and then not be ready for the rest
  96. When taking a test look through it quickly before hand
  97. Remember you don’t have to take the test in order
  98. Review your notes all the time, review helps the memory
  99. If you want to pull an all-nighter see if you can do it in the morning or day instead, and don’t do it the night before anything important
  100. Always look at the details, especially if you get a mark-scheme or guide for your assignments
  101. Constantly be taking on new improvements and trying to improve your methods

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