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u/cherryfizz · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

Okay so check out - it's free and it's a great way to organize projects.

It utilizes the ideas behind the "kanban" system (which is basically a large board with columns and tasks in each column that is put up at an office so the entire place can see which things need to be done, which things are in progress, and which things have been completed). Kanban itself is great at limiting your amounts of works-in-progress so your brain isn't so scattered.

Trello takes that idea of a system, makes it more flexible, since you can have different "boards" which contain "stacks" of "cards." (Obviously all digital but based on the real life physical versions, with more power.)

You can open the card, add a description, add attachments, add checklists, label the card, give the cards due dates, assign cards to people (even your spouse if you're trying to move or plan a vacation), comment on things, and basically get EVERYONE on the same page of a project without a bunch of that back and forth between emails, phone calls, and not knowing who is doing what. Here's a blog post on how to manage a move with trello with your SO, as an example.

The cards can also be moved from stack to stack, so it can go from to do, doing, and then done - or you can name the stacks whatever you need based on the project. (Like if you want just a stack of some ideas to go through for a project before putting it on a "to-do" stack. But all stacks can be named and renamed, so you're never stuck.)

There are options that you can turn on if you need them, such as card aging (see how long a card has been on a project), or even voting on a card (like you have a list of vacation ideas for your family, you can have them vote on the place they'd like to go, or even vote on the places that everyone wants to see during the vacation for prioritizing.)

It's simple to use but it has SO many options for how to use it. It really depends on what you need! You can also sort boards into different organizations, so I've got one for my photography business, one for my blog, one for my hubby and I, one for a large creative project I'm working on that is it's own organization, one for my friend's business that I'm helping her with, one for all my websites and graphics work, and so on. Each organization has various boards, so for my websites and graphics work, I've got a different board for each website/project that needs to be worked on.

Heck even for personal stuff, I've got a board dedicated to reading more so I have a list of books I want to read, which one I'm currently reading, which one I'm completing. Or a board for GIFs - one stack for all the movies I want to make into gifs. From there I pick one, make a stack for the individual movie, and then keep track of the bits of gif I want to make.

Okay so for this project with my boss, I'm making a website for our company. It involves LOTS of content, and a big problem was messaging back and forth to figure out which pictures she had sent me and which things she needs to send me.

Originally, I'd have to individually go through it by my email and find all of them, and even then the pictures are all labels like abc1.jpg abc2.jpg for example, so not really well organized. This system, we have a card for each section that requires unique pictures, and so she uploads all those specific pictures to the card. If a picture is too small or there's something weird with it, I can comment on it. If there is something with the pictures group she wants changed, she'll add it to the card's checklist. This way, we both know what we have and what is needed without a bazillion back and forth emails/ims/phone calls as it is smack-dab-visual-in-your-face.

OKAY that is my epic speech about Trello. It's my homebase for projects. Since I'm using the "getting things done" system for emptying my brain out, my process is this - use Google now on my android and say "okay google, note to self - do such and such and such" - and I use toodledo for my uber-to-do-list for optimal brain emptying (GTD is about having a "mind like water" - the guy's motto is "your brain is for creating ideas, not storing them" and so you get EVERYTHING out of there that you're wanting to do, and I mean literally EVERYTHING so it's not eating up your mental ram).

The "note to self" function on google now is amazing because it makes my process even quicker now - the first time you use it, it allows you to pick an app that you want to place the idea at. So all of my ideas go into toodledo, then I do a weekly review to sort them into folders and etc. Then I pick a few things from each folder and put it on my "on dock" Trello board - which things I'd like to get done as part of my "daily seven" and then move one item at a time to "currently working on" - so I'm much more focused (even when I'm not, I can come back to focus on what I'm working on instead of OMG HERE ARE ALL FIVEHUNDREDBILLION THINGS I WANT TO DO WHICH ONE AHHHHH.) So... thems my productivity secrets. :D

PS: If you're the type who has lots of brain power and have lots you want to do/accomplish, I also highly recommend reading "getting things done" - it's like $10 and it's great. I think it's pretty adaptable to, based on who you are - a lot of business people do it, but I'm a creative and a business person, so I use it for my "stuff to get done" but I also use it to store ALL of my creative ideas for photo/graphics projects I might want to do, so if I come up with brilliance, I can just store it in toodledo for later. :D

u/alittlelessobvious · 7 pointsr/AskTrollX

Getting enjoyment out of life is relatively new to me, as someone with a lot of mental health issues, and other things besides that don't really need explaining for these purposes.

Besides therapy (and like, a lot of it), the biggest things that are working for me in terms of actually making me happy are

  • Using Mel Robbins' 5 second rule to get up early in the mornings and working on my life-long goal of learning how to make video games before work
  • *Making* time to do things with friends I actually like, and trying new things as often as possible without overwhelming myself
  • Running like hell from my depression by filling every sliver of time I can with something I care about and making sure to exercise regularly. This works better if there's a goal involved. It's exhausting but honestly no more exhausting than letting my depression catch me.
  • Actively making an effort to enjoy the small things in my life that are good. My morning tea. The sunlight from my giant windows. My cat's fur. My husband's butt. Taking at least a few moments out of every day to remind myself "this is good"

    Though I wouldn't list this specifically as something that helps me get enjoyment out of life, you seem to be struggling with the amount of chores you have, so: I've also done a lot of work around figuring out how to make a lot of chore-type things in my life more efficient. Even though I don't agree with *everything* she says, Marie Kondo's Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up can help you figure out how to permanently de-clutter, which helps with cutting down on chores. Actually sitting down with a pencil and paper and thinking about how you could chores at certain times or in a certain order to maximize efficiency, then making a schedule or changing your habits might help. Also, picking up after yourself as you're living your life and encouraging your husband to do the same will help, if you don't do that already. It's hard to have concrete suggestions without knowing way too many details about your day-to-day life, but I'm confident if you sit down and think about what you need to do and how often, and maybe even google things like "how to make laundry more efficient", you can find at least one or two things that could get you a little more time.
u/Throwyourtoothbrush · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

This book changed my life it sounds dumb, but I'm such a fucking slob, but my room is the neatest it's ever been, and getting rid of stuff has never felt less stressful. I've been at it for about 4 months, and when I backslide a bit it takes no time to get back... Also, I never thought I'd be into folding my clothes, but I love how neat and tidy my wardrobe is... It feels like I'm honoring the clothes I love to wear.

Oh, buy a plunger before you need it. Look at the cost of cleaning supplies at lowes or home depot and by everything but windex off brand.

Buy a stack of washcloths and hand towels. You'll save a bundle on paper towels by having reusable.

And buy a all in one tool kit with hammer, wrench, multi screwdriver, measuring tape, etc. It's amazingly useful and compact.

A flashlight is also not a bad thing to own.

u/blue_acorns · 6 pointsr/AskTrollX

I have a load of dishes that I love to cook, but I found it got a lot simpler once I knew the basics. This isn't a list of recipes but hopefully will get you excited to get into the kitchen, and at the bottom is a few extra links:


  • cutting, dicing, slicing - once you get your knife skills down everything becomes a lot easier.

  • Temperatures - you don't need to blast meat in the oven for it to be cooked. Get a food thermometer to be safe, and means you can get that rare bit of meat if you want.

    Flavours and seasonings

  • onions, carrots and celery tend to be my "base" vegetables (one onion, few sticks of celery and carrots). They help bring out the flavours.

  • When making a soup, add the various herbs your using to the onions and garlic when you're frying them off in the beginning. Adds to the oil flavours and helps season it better.

  • basic seasoning (salt and pepper) - remember to season!!

  • spice combinations - my go to are oregano/garlic/basil for something light, cumin/corriander/tumeric for something more curry-like and then ginger/lemon grass for Thai flavourings.


  • It's said the difference between home cooking and restaurant cooking is shallots, salt and cream. Just sayin'

  • Slow cooking was my fail safe when I started cooking, wack everything in, low temperature, 8 hours, boom.

  • Foil dinners! Get some meat, veg, seasoning, wack in some foil, dump in oven. Voila.

    Chefs to check out

  • Michel Roux

  • Jamie Oliver - check out his website, really good for simple recipes.

  • Marco Pierre White


  • Flavour Thesaurus this is my baby, so useful to find out little tricks.

    There was also an /r/AskReddit post a few months back, I saved this post from it as it was quite useful in showing fail safe recipes to show off.

    Anyway! Food is my thing. Happy to PM you more stuff!
u/kelmit · 4 pointsr/AskTrollX

I really recommend the DBT Workbook (available on Amazon, ) for everyone, but especially for anyone with mental health issues. It can work well on its own, just take your time going through it and give yourself time to practice the skills. Maybe recruit a friend to do it along with you.

That said, it'll work best in conjunction with the right antidepressants and a good therapist. If you don't find the right antidepressant or right therapist on the first try: keep looking.

Also, I like the GridJournal app for iOS for journaling. Writing in a journal, writing regularly, and practicing gratitude will all help.

Also, I like's app (also for iOS but available via their website too) for mindfulness practice. It'll help a lot.

u/chloelesaurus · 5 pointsr/AskTrollX

Ooh, I know a lot about both these things! For sex toys, I always recommend the site, as they have detailed information on every one of their toys: exactly what it's made from, whether it's waterproof, batteries or charge, etc. Knowing what your sex toy is made of is really important because some materials are not body-safe and the sex toy industry isn't regulated. (More information here)

I don't know anything about ben wa balls, but LELO is a reputable brand, I've only heard good things about them. If you want both vaginal and clitoral stimulation at the same time, a rabbit vibe is probably your best bet. This is the one I have, although the clitoral stimulator isn't very long so I have to rock it back and forth to hit all the right spots. But I don't mind :P. However if you have vaginismus it may be difficult to penetrate with a toy like that. My favorite toys for just clitoral stimulation are the WeVibe Tango bullet vibe, and the Hitachi Magic Wand if you want something with a lot more OOMPH.

As far as nipple piercings, I got mine done about a year ago and I love them. But I made a mistake when I got them pierced and didn't properly research my piercer and proper piercing procedures. I recommend you search the Association of Professional Piercers to see if there's an APP member in your area. My original piercer used 14 gauge stainless steel externally-threaded barbells to pierce me. The gauge was good, but the other two were not. I ended up having a reaction to the metal (as it's not implant-grade, so it's not meant to be inside the body for long periods of time), and externally threaded barbells are bad because they can harbor bacteria and cause trauma to the piercing site any time the piercings are removed. When I bought new piercings, I got 14G (1.6mm) titanium internally-threaded barbells. (Nipples should be pierced at 12G or 14G, as smaller jewelry has a high risk of migration.) They're a bit more expensive, but it's worth it to make sure you don't have a bad reaction or get an infection. Any APP member will use implant grade materials and internally threaded or non-threaded jewelry, and of course use safe and sanitary tools (needles, clamps, etc).

Regarding pain... I'm not gonna lie, it hurt a lot. Some people get both done at the same time, I got one done after the other. It hurt a lot the first day, but after that it was just sore for a couple weeks then it only hurt if I bumped it. Your piercer will tell you about aftercare. Personally, I wore a sports bra for a couple weeks because I have fairly large breasts and I wanted to keep them in place. Some people prefer not to wear a bra at all. You'll want to soak it daily in sterile wound wash, which you can find at any pharmacy but will also probably be sold by your piercer. (I initially mixed the saline myself, but I used table salt and didn't measure it and that was a terrible idea.) I used a shotglass, fill it with wound wash and invert it over the piercing for 5-10 minutes a day. Try not to mess with the piercing, rotating the barbells or anything like that, as that can introduce bacteria to the piercing site. It will take 4-6 months to heal, and you shouldn't change the jewelry during that time. And don't use plastic net shower loofas, because they can and will get caught on the piercing and it hurts like hell. I've caught it on a loofa, on my shirt, on my bra, on a doorknob... it's all terrible. Be careful those first few weeks.

Overall I found getting a piercing to be very rewarding. I feel sexier, even though nobody can see them but me. I think they look really pretty (mine are purple anodized titanium - if you get anodized, they let you choose the color). It was definitely worth the pain. Let me know if this was helpful :)

u/spunkmist · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

Hi, I graduated last May and passed the NCLEX first try. Here's what I did:

Michael Linares videos from Simple Nursing: This guy helped with some of the tougher concepts.

Khan Academy is wonderful for disease processes and anatomy/physiology problems.

Go to the library and check out some NCLEX books, or find some used on Amazon. I recommend the Saunder's and Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment out of all the ones that I bought. I used these for everything.

Have you heard of ? You can look up tons of flashcards or make your own. There's an app so you can take them with you wherever you go, and it grades you each time you go through them so you can find your weak spots. Spelling counts on the points, and it did on my exams, which helped with some of those tricky words. You can also add pictures to your cards if you want.

I went through the Hurst review after graduation, which was a nice review. It's crazy expensive, and if I did it all over again I probably would have skipped it.

Get comfortable with the math! Go to a tutor if that's something your struggle with, as those are EASY POINTS. There's only one correct answer in math, unlike every other nursing school question.

Remember ABCIS for priority: Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Infection and Safety! Every question you see, imagine if you can only do one thing for your patient. Read the questions carefully and look for key words. I went through and underlined those words. Break it down piece by piece.

I used powerpoints for my notes, as added diagrams and videos help me. You can also search easily for information when you are reviewing.

Good luck, and don't forget to breathe!

u/Barefooted23 · 1 pointr/AskTrollX

It's something that I wanted for a long time and decided to finally do it. It was a faster healing process for me than the nipple, the actual piercing hurt less, but I don't recommend hiking right afterward. (I wore jeans and went scrambling through a forest and over boulders, and it was fine but I definitely felt it.) If you haven't come across it yet, is an amazing resource. Lots of photos and stories to help you figure things out, too.

The VCH is a functional piercing. If you find you only orgasm from clit stimulation then it should make it more easily stimulated from positions where you'd normally have to really work at it. It's not an instant cure, though.

If your rut might be depression, I recommend giving this book a quick read. It was really the only thing that got me out of my rut and keeps me from falling back in. Piercings are fun, but I haven't found that they've really solved any larger problems for me.

u/complimentaryasshole · 10 pointsr/AskTrollX

I love in a studio apartment so when I make the bed it at least looks like I got half my shit together. ;p It's the little things....

There's a new book that's all the rage right now and a few of my friends have tried it. Might be worth a peruse though to me it looks like next level organising. BUT I will say when my place (mostly) in order it helps me mentally also. I don't have all my shit together, but it's decent.

Also, give yourself credit! Recognizing the need for this change is the first step. This reminds me of a great line in one of my favorite books (Swan Song by Robert McCammon): "One step at a time, she told herself. One step and then the next gets you where you’re going". You'll get there. :)

u/panthur · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

I have found going through the process of DBT using this workbook helped me to define the activities that cheer me up:

  • Nice Smells
  • Going to a gourmet grocery store and buying myself flowers and treats
  • Seeing a friend for coffee
  • Exercise, Yoga, Meditation, Tennis
  • Gardening or going to an arboretum, spending time in nature or on a hike
  • Hot Bath

    Generally meditation is the thing that gets me most energized to start a new interest or hobby.

u/missprecocious · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

Any from the India Black series. Madam Troll extraordinaire. Big on ladies kicking ass and having fun doing it. Easy read, good stories. And no, they are not romance novels, they are mysteries!

> "Readers will enjoy this impressive debut novel, which provides a colorful portrait of Victorian society as seen through the eyes of a strong, intelligent woman."

u/mcac · 6 pointsr/AskTrollX

[this book] ( doesn't solely deal with self esteem, but that is part of it. I'm still making my way through it myself and I love it, I think most people could really benefit from the skills in this book. I'm getting so much better at being in control of my emotions and how I interact with people.

u/vulchiegoodness · 3 pointsr/AskTrollX

oh, Dragonlance <3 if one dives into that series, hold on to your butts! theres SO MANY OF THEM!

i managed to get ahold of the annotated original trillogy. i love it so much.

Chronicles of Amber is another good multi-book set.

u/CouldBeRaining · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

Aww yiss this book looks fantastic! It's out of stock on Amazon but I ordered it anyway for when it's back. Thanks for the recommendation!!

u/MarshmallowSparkle · 4 pointsr/AskTrollX

Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation

A little pricey, check to see if your library carries it.

Teaches great skills, easily accessible and doable with practice.

u/sedona03 · 3 pointsr/AskTrollX

If she's self-conscious about it, one of those pain-free shavers would be a nice gift.

u/andyflip · 6 pointsr/AskTrollX

(after following /u/whyihatepink's advice) If you'd rather go the book route, we got the version of this for young kids (5ish) and it was great.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

If you enjoy not being in prison, read The Illustrated Guide to the Law, a webcomic by a former NYC prosecutor and successful defense attorney about how US criminal law works.

If you are interested in World War One, Black People, or enjoyed World War Z, read The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks.

u/hotheadnchickn · 4 pointsr/AskTrollX

The book "Women Don't Ask" has been HIGHLY recommended to me re: this topic.

u/nicih · 1 pointr/AskTrollX

The Crow Girl, a Swedish novel that captures you until the very end! Tip: this is the first of a trilogy.

u/queueing · 2 pointsr/AskTrollX

I have this one and it does its job!