Month: April 2017

My Favourite Productivity & Studying Apps

Hi guys! Today, I’ll just be sharing some of my favourite apps for studying and productivity. 1. FocusTimer This app tracks the amount of time for which you are ‘focusing’ i.e. have your phone faced down. I love it because it deters me from using my phone when I’m meant to be doing work. You can also customise the number of reminders to take breaks and the notifications between intervals of using the app. I find that this app really motivates me as it allows me to set goals for how many hours I want to study per week, and I always end up trying my best (in most cases) to meet that goal. Using my phone during a session also interrupts the app and it actually makes me feel guilty for using my phone, so I’m able to keep phone usage during a study session to a minimum. Pros: You can create different “themes” or categories to separate your activities. For example, you can have a studying theme and a reading theme. It keeps track …

New Zealand; Middle-Earth

One of the perks of living in Australia and being so isolated from the world is our proximity to New Zealand. Despite living here for over half of my life, I never got the chance to visit New Zealand until my summer holidays. We spent a little under a week in the North Island, but what I saw there was enough to entice me for a return trip sometime soon. Day 1: Auckland → Rotorua We landed at around 4 p.m. in the afternoon. I am honestly still baffled as to why there was so much traffic on the way out of the airport, but it took us around an hour in total to get onto the highways and officially leave the vicinity of the airport. It took a little over 3 hours to get to Rotorua. Sulphur Point It smelt like rotten eggs and there were little flies everywhere, but the view over the lake was stunning as the sun set and turned the sky into pastel purples and oranges. I’m pretty sure that there …