*Note: This graphic is heavily inspired by Sarah and her amazing For All Who Wander graphics. Her graphic designing skills are #goals??? (P.S. You’ll probably be seeing a lot of notes like this because I’m trying to find my “graphic designing style”, so I’ll be going off of different bloggers who inspire me with their GREAT DESIGNING SKILLS and then there’s me.)
The mango kingdom is very hard to rule, and that’s why the mango queen (ME) has lots to do. And unfortunately, because these mangoes are so unruly, the mango queen has developed bad habits. WHICH SHE NEEDS TO GET RID OF RIGHT. NOW.
It’s a very true story and you need to STOP LAUGHING. I have horrible habits (which may or may not have been caused by blogging) and I really need to stop being such a HORRIBLE BEAN.
Because I’m the mango queen and I’m so brilliant, I’ve done a few things already to get rid of those ugly habits, which I’ll be
forcing you to read sharing with you today. And why are you looking at me like I killed something??? I’ve never killed anything. I mean, anyone.
(Dang it, now they all know. GREAT SLIPUP MAY.)
LE QUEEN HAS CREATED A HABIT TRACKER. *trumpets blare* *audience cheers* *mangoes are thrown* *is totally not moving the conversation off of killing people*
And I’m sorry to say this to you lovely folks, but NO, I have NOT started a bullet journal. I’m already bad at time management, so add bullet journaling plus writing plus reading plus blogging plus dance plus piano and I HAVE. NO. TIME.
Oh wait. I forgot to add homework. DO YOU SEE HOW BAD THIS IS???
I’ll never escape it. Cry for me, little mangoes, cry for me.
Here are a few pics of my habit tracker, so you know what we’re heading into here. And then you can fix everything for me.
(Again, these are BAD PHOTOS because my phone camera has poor quality, and they only look [slightly] good because I edited them. #sad)
So I just wrote these in the order I remembered them. And I would’ve had a total of nine, which would have fit perfectly with my theme of “nine” ever since my first real blog post, but nooo. My ugly face had to butt in and remind my brain that I need to take care of it. How inconsiderate.
Just in case you can’t read the key (because, again, horrible camera), here it is for you: BLACK is total fail, RED is mostly a fail, PENCIL/GREY is half fail, half succeed, GREEN is did it! and BLUE is above and beyond! I have like literally no blues and lots of reds and greys. I’m great at this.
Let’s go in order, shall we?
Okay, so I am simply amazing at this??? (Sort of???) The only days I DON’T practice piano are Saturdays, because I just had piano lessons the day before, and also it’s a Saturday??? I just want to get into the habit of practicing as often as I can, so I don’t go to lessons and mess up and get embarrassed. Though that happens even when I practice a lot??? This is sad.
(And dang it all those question marks make me happy but make me annoyed to. #thestruggle)
2. WATER 1
So this basically means 1 bottle of water each day. The water bottle I use is about 3 cups. I know, I know, I need like 8 cups a day, but baby steps. Honestly, I’ve gone days without drinking ANY water. It’s really bad for me and I really want/need to stop doing it. I’ll just work up to 8 cups in like… summer. And then go back to 3 cups when school starts because it’s not that hot.
(Actually what am I talking about, it’s always hot in Texas???)
3. 8:30 PM
Ahem. This is one that I spectacularly fail at. Basically, it means GET OFF ALL ELECTRONICS BY 8:30 OR DIE. Look, I’m sorry??? I mean, my dad turns my Wi-Fi off at 8:30, but he sometimes does it later, so how can you blame me for staying on when I can??? And then I stay on even LATER because I just make drafts of posts even though they don’t save, and then I also do some graphics on PicMonkey experimenting with just text, because you don’t really need Wi-Fi for that??? But I try. Sort of.
4. 9 HRS.
Well, I try to get 9 hours of sleep every night. So far, I’ve only done it once in March, and that was on the weekend??? But no, stop bullying me. That’s good. And I get at least eight to eight and a half hours, which is perfectly fine to function correctly.
5. 100 W.
So, for most of March, there has been a little “~” because I can’t write 100 words each day when I’m filling out character questionnaires and brainstorming plot ideas, BECAUSE I’M SO FREAKIN’ STUPID AND STARTED OUT WITH A HORRIBLE PLOT. I just really want to get into the habit of writing more often, and writing every day, so I can build stamina and grow to be a BETTER WRITER.
(And the days that are colored green are days that I DID write 100 words (and more). And the black one was for yesterday, but it really should’ve been another “~”. Whoops.)
*BONUS* (#yourewelcome) Here is a picture of my writing schedule that I made after being inspired by Vivian’s amazing post. It helps with getting me achieve all my writing to-dos (and taking away sleep in the process).
P.S. It’s all squiggly because I’m way too lazy to get out a ruler. If they weren’t squiggly like that, I would have to redo it over again like with my habit tracker to make sure the lines were PERFECTLY STRAIGHT and everything was PERFECTLY EQUAL.
I’m pretty sure this is obvious??? But for those who are 1) bad at knowing the obvious, 2) oblivious, or 3) too lazy to figure it out (shame), this means to stretch my body in different positions so I will become more flexible. Also can I take this time to say that I am almost down to the ground for my middle splits, and yet my straddle is like 135°??? What the heck, body???
(Also I’m really proud of the fact that this WHOLE ROW IS GREEN WHAT)
7. 30 MIN.
30 minutes is the amount of time I want to spend reading each day. I’ve been so busy that I rarely get time to read anymore, and I really want to get into that habit again! I used to read so much, and now… *sigh* Usually I read on the way to and from school, which is like a twenty minute drive. So multiply that by two and subtract some minutes for the minutes I spend looking out the window exhaustedly and you get about thirty minutes. Dang it, math.
And omg look, this row is home to THREE blue squares??? Why does this make me so happy???
Currently, I’m reading ADSOM, and it’s so intriguing it’s not problem to read for thirty minutes.
8. WAI PLA
“Wai pla” (or however you spell it) is the Thai/Buddhist version of “praying”. I mean, it’s not “praying” exactly, but that’s basically the only word that describes it. I USED to do this every night right before I went to sleep, but now I just don’t??? And it’s horrible because I just think to myself “OKAY YOU’RE GOING TO WAI PLA TONIGHT” and then I snuggle into my sheets and completely forget about it. This habit is one of the worse on this list, but at least it has a few green squares, UNLIKE 8:30 PM.
9. 25 × 3
Oh. This one. Well, I have a hunched back. Round shoulders, ugly posture, you know. It’s bad because I’m a dancer and I shouldn’t have it, and it’s bad because I AM A DANCER AND NEED GOOD POSTURE. So 25 × 3 is basically hunching forward exaggeratedly, then rolling your shoulders back (also exaggeratedly) to a good postural position. (Is postural even a word???) Then you repeat that until you’ve done it 25 times. Then you do it 3 times a day. Mucho fun that me mucho forget.
Don’t forget my ugly face! It needs taking care of, and because I feel the need to put pictures in this post, here are the four products I use for my face:
[Left to right] Just a spray thingy to make my face moist. (BTW all of these are bought by my mom and I don’t really know what they do; I just put them on like she tells me to. 😉 ) Then some oil to do something to the dryness of my face. (I think???) It’s jojaba: ho-ho-bah. After that is coconut oil, which is 100% great for your skin. And then finally, tea tree oil with some lavender (I think???) on any little pimples I have. Otherwise known as BLOWN UP ACNE THAT IS RED AND THE SIZE OF A HUGE BUG ON MY FACE. How pleasant, right???
This one’s easy for me, because I just do it after I brush my teeth. Huzzah. I can actually remember to do things.
What I Need to Work on
- Obviously drinking 3 cups of water every day.
- And VERY obviously getting off all electronics at 8:30. #help
- Also, nine hours of sleep would be nice???
- Following my writing calendar/schedule and actually COMPLETING most of my goals for the day.
- I NEED TO BE RELIGIOUS. (Haha just kidding, but I just need to be respectful? Also it helps me feel calmer, which is great after two hours of frantically dancing.)
- Can I also get rid of this hunched back???
- Okay, confession time. I am pretty sure that at this age, my back’s not going to be completely straight. BUT, I am 99% hopeful and 1% sure that if I continue to just be aware of my posture and try my best to fix it, it WILL get better, if only by a little.
- But can I just say how hard it is to make my back straight when I’m in a hunched and comfy position??? I’m too lazy to move???
- It is SO bad, though. Like when I lay down on my black with my arms by my side, my shoulders are off the ground, because they’re so rounded. Seriously. Halp.
Dang it, I hate self pity.
did you enjoy learning about my horrible habits? how about them edited photos? agree that my ugly face ruins everything? and will you cheer me on and encourage me and REMIND ME (do this, i beg you, do this) to have a straight back??? PLEASE. I NEED HELP.