The Sea Queen
I guess you can just take pictures of me without my knowledge
1. Get Rid of Distractions
This should be pretty obvious right? But actually, it’s not. We often get distracted without realizing that we already are. Once distracted, we engage in the new task and we don’t pay attention to what we were originally supposed to do.
Instead, to get rid of distractions, identify what distract you and then take proactive measures to not let them distract you again. For example, if it’s the internet, television or people, then you might want to consider studying at the library.
However, sometimes distractions can be thoughts that are intrusive. For instance, thoughts stemming from anxieties or worries. If this is the case, there is only so much you can do about them. You can try seeking professional help, dealing with the cause of anxiety or worries, or doing your best to distract yourself from those thoughts.
2. Avoid Procrastinating
Sometimes, we don’t begin on the task because we are already distracted. If this happens, put the distractions away and tell yourself that you will start the task for 5 minutes straight. Generally, you should find that the 5 minutes is enough to motivate you to continue, but if it doesn’t, then you may want to consider re-evaluating what’s important to you or what’s really keeping you from starting.
Literary Birthday - 21 May
Happy Birthday, Alexander Pope, born 21 May 1688, died 30 May 1744
12 Famous Quotes
- Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
- A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again.
- Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense.
- The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives one the greater freedom of playing the fool.
- Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
- To err is human; to forgive, divine.
- True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
- Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- To buy books as some do who make no use of them, only because they were published by an eminent printer, is much as if a man should buy clothes that did not fit him, only because they were made by some famous tailor.
- There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
- Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Brevity is the soul of wit.
Pope was an 18th Century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.
Source for Image
Al Green - Rock of Ages
Been listening to this for the past hour…brings me back to childhood.
In the constellation Auriga, this nebula is about 12,000 light-years away and over 100 light-years wide. It is a cloud of glowing hydrogen gas, whose shape is sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from an embedded open star cluster called NGC 1893