3 Ways To Get Distracted

1st October

Hi there! Well, the back to school posts didn’t work out. I’m sorry, I just didn’t have much motivation to do anything. My health has also been deteriorating, but I’m still trying to work out why. All I know is that it might have something to do with iron deficiency.

Anyway, lately, I’ve been feeling a little stressed and I’ve been falling back into bad habits (that I would rather not talk about, but maybe I might in the future), and I’ve realised that having distractions actually help me. It gets my mind occupied with something else and it relaxes me a little. So today, I’ll be sharing my top 3 ways to get distracted.

1) Listen to music.

I find listening to music so relaxing, and, personally, I can’t think of anything else when I listen to it. I lose my train of thoughts, so then I can’t really get back to what I was thinking about before.

2) Cut something up.

I find this quite relaxing, however, it doesn’t always work or isn’t very convenient (like, in school). But if you are at home or have some spare paper lying around, I just take my scissors and cut it up in random shapes.

3) Doodle or find another way to be creative.

Whether it’s making a beautiful drwing, a small sketch, a piece of music, or anything that makes you feel creative. It helps to get your emotions out.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I’ll try to post more, as I’ve got so many ideas, but I just don’t have encough time and motivation.

Have a nice day, or night, wherever you’re from. ❤

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First Day Disaster?

5th September

Hi there! So today I had my first day back in school, and it was definitely tiring… So I thought that instead of posting those same old “What’s in my backpack?” or other typical posts (which by the way, I like reading but I just don’t really like writing about), I thought about writing about my first day. I also have some other (hopefully unique) posts planned for later, so stick around for those.

I was stupid enough to leave all my summer work until the last minute, so the last two days I just overworked myself, meaning that I was tired, but that’s nothing new. I went to sleep a little after 12pm, and I had to wake up at 6am (I know, it’s really bad). But somehow, I woke up and straightened my hair, along with doing a small french braid, on the top of my head, to keep the hair out of my face. This made me feel quite self-conscious because I’m not used to having my hair down and I always think I look weird.

In my school, the first two lessons we have with our tutor, and he’s not the best one I could have had. I already missed two of my vaccinations (as I had to have them on a different day than the rest of my year), which he got an email about.

Anyway, during those two hours, we had to sit through a presentation about the school rules, uniforms, CCTV cameras and stuff like that. And you can probably imagine how boring that was. And then we had to note down dates for holidays, exams and other important days during the year. This was wayyy more stressful than it should have been. We got new school planners, which didn’t even have dates on each page! We have to write them each individually, which is super annoying… And the teacher was saying the dates so fast that I didn’t even know what I was supposed to be writing. And I couldn’t hear anything since he didn’t bother to quiet everyone down. We also got bells back (they removed them for a year because of someone’s health or something) so every time it rang, I got scared because I’m not used to them.

After break, I had Biology, which I have a new teacher for as my other teacher left because of health reasons. He’s quite nice and is good at teaching, but we’ll see how long that lasts with my hectic class. I had to wear my new glasses (as I can’t see far away anymore, meaning that I have to wear them when looking at the board etc.) and I felt weird as I’ve never worn glasses before.

Then I had Health and Social Care, where my ex-friend is. She’s also in my music but I have another friend there. In this class though, I’m pretty lonely. She sits with a group of girls that talk to both of us but obviously, she gets to sit with all of them, and none of them would even think about sitting with me, so I’m lonely. But I guess I get more work done, so that’s okay.

Finally, after lunch I had Chemistry. It was just another boring lesson, with a really annoying boy next to me. He thinks he’s the best and keeps shouting next to my ear when talking to his friends. I’ll actually email my teacher about moving because I literally can’t stand him. Not to mention that I had a headache since Biology, he was really distracting. And then I had a 30-minute bus ride home, so that was fun.

 

I’m sorry if I bored you guys with all of this, I just needed a place to vent, really. Like, it’s only the first day and I’m already dying. So I think that it’s safe to say that my first day was a disaster, at least in my eyes…

How was your first day of school?

Have a nice day or night, wherever you’re from. ❤

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Back From The Dead!

30th August

Hi there! Wow, I actually missed writing that. Anyway, I’m back! No one probably cares, haha. I haven’t been on here for a looong time, and I’m kind of sorry (“kind of” because I don’t really have much to be sorry about, I think, but I still feel bad).

I had many things happen to me over those few months that I’ve been gone, some that I wish not to talk about, but the main things that happened were:

  • I did my mock exams and one final, real exam (Religious Studies – short course)
  • I went to a Shawn Mendes concert (AHH)
  • I did my English presentation (in front of my whole class…)
  • I started my holidays and went to Poland with my family
  • I had some things happen with my family (something I won’t talk about)
  • And I had a big argument in my friendship group

(I’ll probably write about most of these in future posts, so stick around for that haha)

Anyway, I realised that I actually loved blogging, as it was this outlet that I had when I wanted to rant, felt like doing something creative, or wanted to share an experience that I probably wouldn’t have shared with anyone. And I missed blogging, I really did, but I had something that blocked me from doing that. And honestly, I still haven’t worked out what it was, but I just felt this need to write again. So here I am.

I’ve got many ideas, some that I wanted to do ages ago, but was never confident enough to actually share. I’m hoping to do a few posts before I start school (5th September), and I’ll try to post once a week about anything and everything that comes to mind. But we’ll see how that goes in the process haha.

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5 Things I’ve Learnt This Year

13th March

Hi there! Again, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’m now preparing for my GCSE exams and school is very hectic overall, but I’ll try to maybe do a few posts on how to deal with exam stress, studying tips part 2, or anything else you would like me to write about (Let me know in the comments what you would like to see).

Anyway, today is my birthday! Yay! So, I was thinking of what to post today, and I thought that maybe looking back on how I survived another year changed over this last year and why.

Basically, I’m going to tell you about the things that I’ve learnt since my last birthday. So…

5 Things I’ve Learnt This Year:

1) No one cares as much as you think they do.

Basically, I’ve had a lot of situations where I was scared that I embarrassed myself and everyone’s going to make fun if me, but most if the time people just forget after a few days, or sometimes a few hours.

2) Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

There’s been a lot of situations where I wished I asked for help sooner, so I now got used to asking teachers/friends/family anything I’m confused about or I’m struggling with. It help a lot, and saved you do much time and stress.

3) No one is perfect.

This is pretty much self-explanatory. Just be yourself, and stop caring about what people think. Everyone is different, everyone makes mistakes, everyone has flaws, and everyone has regrets.

4) You need water to survive.

I’m still working on this one but I thought it’s a good idea to remind all of you, and especially myself, that you need to drink water! It literally solves most of your problems like: you’re less tired, you break out less, you are more concentrated and so much more. I just need to listen to this more than once a year… oops

5) Don’t compare yourself to others.

This kind of links to 1 and 3 but, don’t forget to just be yourself. No one is perfect and you shouldn’t compare yourself to anyone. You need to become the best version of yourself, not the better version of someone else.

I hope any one these points helped you, and if you have any other point yo think I should have added, comment them down below.

And what posts would you like to see me do next? Also, would you like to see me do a birthday haul?

Have a nice day, or night, wherever you’re from. ❤

P.S This is my 100th post! Wow, I never even realised how many posts I’ve already published on here, it’s crazy.

Thank you all so much for supporting me this whole time! ❤

Thank You So Much!! <3

17th February

Hi there! I just quickly wanted to say thank you all so much for a 100 followers!!

And also thank you all so much for your continuous support and patience with my messy posts and non-existent schedule!

I really appreciate each and every one of you. ❤❤

5 Ways I Stay Organised

14th February

Hi there! I’m sorry for leaving like that again. I’m working on a lot of school work right now as I keep getting multiple tests each week, along with assignments, homeworks and work experience too… It’s a lot to handle. I promise I’m trying to fit blogging back into my routine, it’s just quite hard right now.

Anyway, I know that sometimes life gets out if hand and it’s hard to control it. Everyone has different ways to deal with that. While some people have none, so they just wing it and hope for the best, some might not have found anything that works for them, and that’s okay too.

And that is why I wanted to do this post. Sometimes when I don’t know what to do, I look online so that I can be inspired to try something I haven’t yet, and see if it works. I hope that I can somehow help you get organised by sharing my tips. So here are…

5 Ways I Stay Organised:

1) Use A Notebook Or Journal

I almost always use my notebook or journal to just write down what I have to do. I am also trying to write down how my day was to just know what makes me feel sad and what makes me feel happy, but it’s not going well.

2) Lists, Lists, Lists…

I always make lists for, like, everything I do. I usually make a two lists each week, one for my homeworks/tests for that week, and one with things I have to do at home, like clean my room etc. I usually put these in my notebook because I can lose a piece paper quite quickly…

Also, when I’m doing a homework/assignment with multiple parts to it, I list everything I have to do for it so that o don’t forget what I have to include.

3) Use Post-It Notes

When I need to do something urgently, and need to be reminded of it, I stick post-it notes on my desk in my room or on tye kitchen table. That way, I’m not going to miss it.

4) Set A Reminder

Personally, I don’t like setting reminders on my calendar in my phone, I just feel like more important things should be on there like birthdays, appointments or important deadlines.

You can use it if it works for you, but personally, I like to send a text to myself. It sounds weird, but when I send a text and leave it as unread in my notifications, I can look at my phone later on and be reminded to do whatever I need to do.

5) Ask For Help

I know that we all want to be independent, but sometimes we should be able to ask for help if we need it. I actually hate asking for help, I just like to do things in my own. But I noticed that when I ask for someone’s help, like my sister’s, I actually get things done quicker sometimes.

You shouldn’t be afraid to ask someone to help you with that important assignment that you just have to get an A on, or to remind you to finish that important presentation you have to plan.

I hope that you liked this post, and that it helps you in some way. If it doesn’t, thank you for reading anyway.

Have a nice day, or night, wherever you’re from. ❤

“You have acne.”

25th January

Hi there! I’m sorry that this is late as always but I’m still getting used to the blogging thing, so please bear with me.

So, I was going to write a post about this a long time ago, since it happened towards the beginning of 2018, but I just didn’t know if it’s worth talking about.

As you can see from the title, I’m going to be talking about acne. But not only that. I’ll talk about how it feels to be called out for your imperfections, because that sucks too.

A while ago, I was sitting next to a boy in maths (I’ll call him C to keep his identity anonymous). This boy was very popular, and, quite obviously, a pain to sit next to.

He kept calling out all my mistakes and was overall just annoying. He was finding it amusing, while I was on the verge of punching him in the face.

One time, he got mad at me for something (it was a long time ago, so I don’t remember what it was). And he just said “I would insult you, but you’re gonna be mad.” So I was just like “Go on then, it can’t be that bad.” He kept saying how it’ll make me mad, but finally he said “Okay, I’ll say it, but don’t be mad at me.” He just said three simple words.

“You have acne.”

Seriously? That’s an insult?

It didn’t make me upset or angry, it just made me feel disappointed. Like, yes, I have acne. So what? I’m a a teenager, and everyone else has it too.

When I said that everyone has it, he looked around the room for a couple of minutes and told me that he can’t see anyone with acne. Even though there was a girl sitting next to me who had acne too, I wasn’t going to call her out because I know I wouldn’t like it. So I just let it go.

Acne never made me feel insecure. Sometimes I did feel like covering it up, thinking it looks a bit bad or I would look better. But it was never because I was insecure, I just wanted to see what I would look and feel like without it. Now, I just got used to it.

I don’t find acne as my imperfection. I also have a scar on the side of my nose from when I was a baby, that never made me feel insecure. I also have psoriasis (a skin condition) and that doesn’t make me feel insecure either.

But because I’m not insecure about it, that doesn’t mean that everyone’s okay with it.

I’m pretty sure most of us struggle or have struggled with acne, and that’s okay. It might not be the best thing that happens to you, but it does happen and it shouldn’t make us feel insecure or imperfect. There is no such thing as perfection, so imperfections don’t exist either.

I’m sorry if this post is all over the place, I’m actually struggling with my mental health lately, but I’m not ready to post about that yet. I just need to be in the right state to post about something so big, because my anxiety and mental health overall have gotten worse.

Until then, I’ll try to post at least onece a week, whether it’s a story, photo dump, or some other post.

Also, I’m sorry if I’m being inactive on here, I need to get used to this all again and I don’t always have my free time.

Have a great day, or night, wherever you’re from. ❤

New Year, Improved Me // New Year’s Resolutions

9th January

EDIT: I have now added the links to my other posts so it’s easier to find them. Sorry.

Hi there! This year has already had a bad start, especially on this blog. I think that this time I’m sorry for not being consistent on my blog for various reasons. But I’ll probably make a new post of what’s going on in my life later on, so I won’t be getting into that today.

Even though I’m literally 9 days late for this, I hope you have a Happy New Year (and I hope you had a great Christmas too).

So, this post is similar to my last year’s resolutions, but this time I’ll also see how I did this year. Kind of like a review.

Italics = My comments

Last Year’s New Year’s Resolutions

Personal:

1) Work on my anxiety. – Try to find out more about it and how to control it. ❌– I’ll give this a fail because my anxiety has gotten worse (I think). Lots of things happened, so I’ll write a separate post on that.

2) Start a bullet journal. – Try to make it a part of my lifestyle and actually use it, not just have it. 1/2✔- This is a half because I have made a bullet journal, and I’ve used it for some bits and pieces, like some to-do lists etc. but it wasn’t really a part of my lifestyle – just a one-time thing.

3) Maybe lose weight? – I’m not sure about this one, but I think I would like to lose some weight. Do more sports, drink more water. Just overall be healthy. (I added this a bit later by the way) ❌– This is a complete fail. Turns out that 1) I’m growing and my weight is getting bigger (duh) but I’m a healthy weight so I’m happy about that, and 2) I cannot, for the life of me, consistently drink water. I’ve tried when it was the summer, and I did okay with flavoured water (I added lemon for some taste since I hate plain water.) But that went back down after the summer. Oops

School:

1) Write more notes and focus more. – Complete all homeworks and exams to the best of my ability, and don’t distract yourself (with useless things like checking social media etc.). ✔– I’m happy with my previous grades and my current grades, actually. I might need to practise my revision and organisation for homework etc. (not doing the night before) but overall I’m happy with what I have.

2) Be more confident. – Maybe talk more to others, but dont make it a must when it’s not needed! 1/2– I guess? I do talk to some more people now and I’m not as awkward, but I’m still bad at normal conversations with people I don’t know as well and I mostly stay silent.

Blogging:

1) Be more productive. – Basically, post more!! (But don’t feel bad if you don’t get something on time, it’s not always going to be perfect.) ❌– Compelete fail. I started off quite well at the beginning of the year, and now, as you can see, I have 2 month breaks. I’ll wrote morw about this on a separate post, too.

2) Be creative! – Add pictures and overall work on my blog design. ✔– I’ll say I have accomplished this, because I haven’t posted much, and maybe I haven’t put many pictures in my posts. But, I did change my blog design, with the help of the amazing and talented Kate, and I’m proud of that.

Well, that’s 3/7. I can go with that, but I hope this year can go a little better. Now, for this year’s resolutions…

New Year’s Resolutions

Personal:

1) Don’t be afraid to share what’s on your mind. – Basically, share my ideas more and of him not okay with something, say that too.

2) Start a healthier lifestyle. – I need to start eating well, drinking water, having a good sleeping schedule etc. It’s about time…

School:

1) Cut out in toxic friendships. – This is one that everyone should do, really. Toxic friendships cam ruin a person quite quickly.

2) Be more organised. – I’m putting this again because I need to just have a good schedule or routine everyday to help me with everything that goes on in my life.

Blogging:

1) Be honest. – I created this blog to help me be honest with people and as a way of just talking about my problems in order to help other who’re going through the same things.

2) Add colours and pictures. – I still need to work on this, but yeah. I just want to make my posts look nice (to match my blog design).

Now, I’m calling this “New Year, Improved Me” because I don’t want to change. I want to stay being myself, but, just improve the things I’m not happy about.

And I’m sorry that this is late, this year barely started and my mind is already running around the whole place.

Thank you for still being here for me, and thank you for all the support I received from everyone through 2018. I appreciate every single one of you, and I mean it.

P.S Another post is coming soon…

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

13th November

Hi there! So, again, I know I haven’t been on here very often. And that’s because things haven’t been going great lately. I’ve started to fall behind in school work again and I’m not motivated to do even the smallest things.

And every time I tell someone somethings going wrong, either no one actually listens or they say I talk too much about my problems.

But I noticed that either way, I’m still going to have to somehow deal with my problems. And if talking about it helps, then I guess that’s how I’ll deal with it.

I’ve also not been feeling well about my mental health, and I need to work on that. I’ve been feeling insecure about myself, my body and my acne. And about how good I actually am at things compared to other people.

But I’ve started talking more to my friend, who I’ve recently had a big argument with, actually, and I noticed that it actually feels better to say that I’m not okay.

Even if the person I tell that I’m not okay doesn’t listen, it still makes me feel better knowing that they know that somethings wrong. And it’s up to them if they want to help me out or not.

And I know that the title of this post is really cheesy, but it really is true. It’s okay to not be okay.

I’ve started accepting that I don’t feel okay and that I need to do something about it. It’s not going to get better by itself. I’m trying to make small steps towards a bigger change.

This post is short, and it’s more of a rant than an actual post, but I hope that it helped you. So if you feel that things are going wrong, talk to someone. Talk to a friend, a parent or sibling, someone you know you can trust.

And if you ever need or want to talk to me, my email is: theunknownwiki@gmail.com . I’ll reply as soon as I can.

Have a nice day, or night, wherever you’re from.

New Blog Design!

30th October

Hi there! So, you may have seen that over the last few days there have been some changes to my blog design. But now, it’s all finished!

Well, I might make some changes to it, but it’s only small details that you’ll probably not realise anyway.

My whole blog is designed by the lovely and super talented Kate from All The Trinkets. She has made all the graphics, and put everything together for me, since I’m really bad at that stuff…

Now, when I say that I’m really thankful for all of this, I mean it. I appreciate all the time Kate has spent on this project, because it was a long time. It all started in February, which is now around 8 months!!

Kate, I know you’ve heard this a lot of times throughout this whole process, but thank you so so much for doing all of this for me. You’re really talented, and ready to listen to every detail I gave you. I love the whole design. It’s perfect. ❤

Now, I’ll just show you all of the graphics she made me.

Header:

Divider:

Icon:

Signature 1:

Signature 2:

There’s also a template she made for me for my featured posts, but I need to figure out how to properly use it. I’ll add it here soon.

Don’t forget to head over to Kate’s blog, she makes amazing and helpful posts too!

Have a good day, or night, wherever you’re from.

P.S This is so fun already.