February 17, 2014

How I Study & Tips for you

How are you, my dears? I think you all know this situation. You have to study for an exam, but you are not in the mood or you do not know how to start or to work properly. Today, I want to give you some tips on how I study.

#1 Your Workspace
This may sound too obvious or unnecessary, but a cleaned workspace with lots of light is essential for good study results.

#2 The Time
Starting to study at 10pm will not bring good results, because you are so tired and your motivation is on a really low level. Instead, studying in the afternoon is way better, because you are fit and you can spent the evening doing something relaxing and fun. I also recommend to start early enough, at least at the weekend before your test - well, that is actually a bit late, but better than starting the night before.

#3 Motivation
Very important! Even if you do not like the subject - set yourself a goal. This might be getting a better grade or simply really understanding the content. Also getting a good graduation grade can be the thing you want to achieve. With a goal you have something you can work on, something that will motivate you.

#4 Structure
First of all, I write down the topics I have to study. Then I start to write summerys - in keywords. Even if I write down exactly the same as in my notes - when I start using a highlighter the sheet will look very different! ;) Further, writing helps you memorizing the contents you write more. When I am done with writing it all down, I read it out. I kind of do some small presentations to myself to remember everything better. The evening before the exam, I just read everything, but I usually do not add something new. If you did not study it until this time, you would not succeed in starting now.

#5 The Exam
During the exam, I recommend to stay calm. Read the tasks carefully and underline what you have to do. Bring something to drink and check out if you have all your things with you, like pens, paper, pencils etc. When you do not now what to write immediately - relax! Think again and start to write - it might come into your mind when you deal with the topic.

#6 After the Exam
Relax - you made it! Be happy, proud of yourself, and do what you love to do. Spend the day by doing fun things and forget about what you could have written or what your mistakes might be.

I hope, this little "guideline" helped a bit. 

What are your tips for studying?

♥ xoxo

February 8, 2014


How are you, my dears? Today, I want to share with you some inspirational/motivational stuff. Firstly, I have some quotes for you:

"Be with somebody that can make you laugh when you do not even feel like smiling."

"Never blame any day in your life. Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, worst days give you a lesson."

Furthermore, I want to share some great music with you:

"Waterloo" by ABBA - Although it is quite old, listening to it makes me happy and I start smiling immediatly.

"Summer of 69" by Bryan Adams - This song is awesome! Great voice, power, rhythms etc.

"Angels" by Robbie Williams - I love this song. It is so nice. 

I also have two funny videos for you: 

source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YQpbzQ6gzs

The reactions of the children are very funny, although I think some of them might be overreacting a bit - well, just a little bit ;)
There is also a second part:

source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOlpdd7y8MI

Aww... The last two children are sooo adorable. Absolutely cute.

Have a wonderful weekend and a great week.

♥ xoxo

February 1, 2014

"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” * Jojo Moyes: Me Before You

How are you, my dears?

Do you know the novel "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes? I just finished reading it and all I can say is that I absolutely enjoyed reading it and really love it. 

cover // penguin books

27-year-old Louisa Clark looks for a new job after the cafe she was working in has been closed. Unable to find a kind of work that suits her, she gets the offer to work at a private household as a companion for the 35-year-old quadriplegic Will Traynor for 6 months. Will had an accident two years ago that changed his whole life. He does not like and does not want his new life. During the time they spend together, they influence each other and develop feelings toward the other...

"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” 

Reading this book was wonderful. It is so moving and catching and you definitely feel with the characters. It will make you cry. Gorgeous, a book about the beauty of life, which makes you think more about yourself and the way you live your life. One of the best books I have ever read.

"A small-life-big-dreams weepie that'll have you snivelling ecstatically into your cocoa." Daily Mail
"What a wonderful, thoughtful and moving book.  I was riveted all the way through.  Absolutely loved it." Sophie Kinsella 
"This truly beautiful story made us laugh, smile and sob like a baby - you simply have to read it." Closer

"Compelling, moving and absorbing. It's also a real weepie." Daily Express

What do you think about "Me Before You"?

♥ xoxo

sources: http://relishreads.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/mebeforeyou21.jpg