How To Girl

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Now this may seem a sort of obvious topic but coming from someone who struggles at life, I thought this would be helpful.

#1 | Taking Care of Your Body

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1.1 Showering

Shower every day. The dirt and grime from the day happens whether or not you do anything but lounge around all day.

You don't have to wash your hair every day, in fact it makes it more oily if you do. Wear a shower cap every other day and wash on off days.

I listen to music in the shower because 1) I jam tf out and 2) it helps you get a kind of gauge on how long to let your hair sit. Try putting it in your hair at the beginning of the song and waiting till 1:30 or 2:00 to wash it out.

Note: No one can control how much you shave your legs, armpits, or anything else. That's your decision, not theirs. If you do want to, tips and advice are easy to find on tumblr with confirmed results.

1.2 Makeup

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Wear!
Whatever!
You!
Want!

You don't like makeup - Don't wear it.

You like looking glam everyday - Own it!

Makeup is your decision and the amount is too. Someone tells you, you wear to much, add some lipstick while they talk. Drugstore makeup doesn't mean it's a bad product.

School

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2.1 Studying

*You can find methods, tips, and advice on tumblr.

When you first get home, do your homework. If you wait, you'll keep waiting until you're too late.

I struggle with this a lot but when you get home, get food, put on pajamas, and sit down to do your homework.

Study each subject for 15-20 minutes a day. You never know when a pop quiz will appear.

Apps like Slader have the textbook questions, answers, and walkthroughs on them for homework help.

2.2 During Class

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Not every teacher will go slow and wait on you. Abbreviate notes or take pictures of them when you don't have a lot of time.

Use bright pens and colors to grab your attention to important things. Highlighters will be your best friend for going over notes.

To help with studying, write down notes in a question answer manner. That way the review is right in front of you. And you never know which notes are straight from the test.

2.3 Distractions

I know it can be hard to stay focused in a class with friends in it. You want to talk to them rather than listen. In that moment, the latest drama is more important than the square root of an equilibrium. But think to the future, you may still know that Brad and Jenny broke up but you won't know what you need to pass that test.

If your friend gets angry that you'd rather learn than gossip, they're not a real friend and/or will fail the test while you pass.

Social Life

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Take it from me: popularity, drama, and social lives suck.

I've been in drama - and am currently in it - but it's trivial to worry about it.

If someone doesn't like you, it's their loss. Don't spend your life worrying about someone who doesn't worry about you.

I'm an extroverted introvert, meaning I'm extroverted around people I'm comfortable with and introverted to everyone else.

I don't have much of a social life. You can catch me everyday at home watching Netflix or writing articles on here. But if you do have a very social life, don't let that become your first priority.

I hope this was helpful. Life can be hard and it's all we can do to be happy and positive. Feel free to message me at any time. I love internet friends.

— girlinahoodie