60 things to do if you’re sad | Tips

September 4, 2017 – Journal

 

“I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.” – Atticus

Frustrating times come as they go; some longer than others. I get it. Sometimes we are just feeling low and insecure – other times, things beyond our control just suddenly happen. And as much as we would like to think positively, it doesn’t work.

I’m here to let you know that that is OKAY. Don’t bottle up your emotions – if you need to vent, vent to a trusted source. If you need to cry – cry. Do whatever you need to do in order to feel semi-better.

But whatever, you do, do NOT let these feelings consume you more than an hour. Pity parties shouldn’t be long-term, so, cry, vent, get it out of your system, and then decide what you can do about it.

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September Goals 2017

September 1, 2017 – Journal

 

“I believe in luck and fate and I believe in karma, that the energy you put out into the world comes back to meet you.” – Chris Pine 

September is destined for great things. I feel it in my bones.

This may or may not have to do with the fact that Fall begins this month.

Anyway, this month, I want my main focus to be on my confidence and self-esteem. All summer long I have been working on self-love and improving my mindset, so, for the month of September, I want to project that in my everyday life. I am going to be that person who goes after what they want and is willing to take risks. And it will all be worth it.

I also want to give into the feeling of uncertainty, letting go of the past, letting go of my worries for future events, and relax into present moments. I want to be more secure in the unknown.

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Fitness Motivation

August 28, 2017

 

“Strength doesn’t come from what you do. It comes from overcoming things you once thought you couldn’t.”

We are lucky to live in a world full of inspiration at the click of our fingertips. It is quite easy to find motivational quotes/people telling us to be the best version of ourselves. However, the real motivation we will ever need is already in us. Of course, I still encourage you to browse the interweb and find other things to get your passion going, but just know that by telling yourself “you can” is more effective than someone else telling you those same exact words.

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How to practice mindfulness | Tips

August 25, 2017

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James

Our minds are wired to get us through our day and to complete incredible tasks. Unfortunately, they are also the cause of stress – whirling around different ideas at once. These things are a mixture of what we’re going to make for dinner or how we are going to accomplish our goals.

How often do you stop and think about what is going on around you? Take a moment a pause. What do you hear? What do you see? What are you doing? How are you doing it? This practice is so vivid and can make things easier to remember once you address key attributes to the scene around you.

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How to get out of a negative rut + loving yourself | Tips

 August 18, 2017

 

“Worry about loving yourself instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.” – Anonymous 

Ruts are the worst. There’s that feeling of a lingering energy that is telling you can’t accomplish this and that you aren’t deserving of something else. Well, guess what? You can and you are. This is just our own brains tricking us into believing the worst. Only accept the best thoughts to pass through your brain to get out of a rut, and include some love for yourself in there.

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My Summer Morning Routine + Workout 2017

August 14, 2017

 

“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our light.” – S. Ajna

For most summer mornings, my schedule is very relaxed and balanced as I try not to give myself such a strict schedule as I would during the school year. I allow myself to do what feels right to me in that moment; however, there are a few things of importance that I like to get done before I go into that complete mindset of tranquility.

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Camping Adventures

August 11, 2017 – Journal

 

“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.”  – Shanti

I always enjoy the adventure that is camping. To be fully absorbed in nature – away from all the chaos and noise. Just at peace.

I spent the last week at an outdoors camp for my school called Elevation. This course is vigorous as it is tranquil. We stay in a canyon for a week, away from our regular lives and disconnected from the world.

To be completely honest, this past week was kind of difficult to get through.

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