Learning How to Accept Change

First of all, I want to apologize for skipping last week! Things have been absolutely crazy on my end and I wasn’t able to get this out in time. I’ve gone over two years without skipping a week, so I felt terrible about it. Anyway, please enjoy this week’s topic!

Life changes are typically bittersweet when they happen. You can be in a miserable situation for a long period of time, and still be sad when change is finally taking place. Even though it’s one of the top 10 cliche sayings of all time, you really never know what you have until it’s gone. Now even though there were probably some positives in your previous situation, that still doesn’t mean that it was healthy or beneficial for you to maintain it. It can be hard to not reminisce on the good times and let those times influence your future. Like almost everything in life, these principles are pretty universal in the different areas in your life such as work, your personal life, school, family, health, etc. Even though I’m still learning on how to more easily accept change in my life, the following things are what have personally helped me as of late. Continue reading

Powering Through to Uncover Your Success

Well, let me start off by saying that this last week was a VERY tough week for me. From car problems to other personal problems, I probably silently cried on three different occasions. To protect my ego, I probably shouldn’t be admitting that on here, but I digress. My point here is that I made it through the week in one piece, despite feeling like I was rapidly falling apart. So how on earth is me telling you about my problems supposed to help you? Venting about the details of each negative situation probably won’t be of much assistance to you, but I can explain my process of powering through the bad to eventually uncover the good in life. It’s a tedious process, but you’ll be so much stronger (both physically and mentally) to carry on with your goals. I’ve found that powering through has helped me at work, at school, in personal situations, with my health, and even in financial situations. Let me explain… Continue reading

How To Prepare Yourself for Life’s Diversions

No matter how Type-A or spontaneous of a person you are, you’ve probably had a plan at one point in your life that fell-through. Depending on how much prep work you’ve put into this said plan, you may have been pretty devastated when it derailed from your perfectly placed track. Just like you I’ve been there as well (many times). I think one of the toughest lessons I’ve had to learn on my own is that things often don’t go according to plan. Even though we live in a plan-oriented society when it comes to getting through college, getting a promotion at work, or even just saving up to buy a home, life doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with you. You may have done literally EVERYTHING right or as according to your plan as possible, but somehow things still didn’t work out. Even though this is a terrible pain to bare, you’ll eventually be able to move on and alternate your timeline and goals. Below are my tips for getting through this painful process.

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Showing Your Support by Reading In Between the Lines

I’m an only child who grew up being somewhat shy and introverted. Even though in our society those traits can be considered negative, I’m actually incredibly thankful. Growing up as a fairly quiet child, I learned one valuable skill: the art of paying attention! Over time I became a good listener, started paying attention to details, and  observed people and situations closely. It made me realize that there are so many forms of communication that are completely overlooked, since they aren’t actually spoken. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that the unspoken communication is more important in the long run. We tend to be so afraid of the backlash we might receive or the consequences we have to face by speaking out, that we often end up bottling everything in until it comes seeping out in passive aggressive body language and behavior. So, you’re probably asking yourself what my point is here. Well, I’ve learned that by paying attention to these social cues from your peers you can prevent certain emotions from escalating. These in my opinion are the best ways to start reading between the lines and show your support. Continue reading

How To Treat Yourself in Moderation

One of the areas of my life that I have the hardest time with, is the concept of moderation. Ever since I can remember, I tend to have phases of going from one extreme to another, especially when it comes to things such as eating and my daily performance. As my luck would have it, moderation is what not only keeps you on track, but keeps you sane as well! Having too much structure can you turn you into an extremely bitter person. Having absolutely no structure can make you feel like an absolute failure. So, let me explain how I’ve personally been fitting moderation into my life.  Continue reading

Getting Out of the Hamster Wheel Effect

This weekend it dawned on me; my daily routine has become so “routine” for lack of a better word, that it has made other areas of my life extremely messy. I took a look around my room and it looks like a natural disaster has hit it. On top of that, my backpack has become an abyss of random documents and my planner is so scarce that I wouldn’t be surprised is a tumbleweed popped out of it. I was never the most organized person I know, but in recent years I have had some level of organization in my life. Now I  feel like I’m completely lacking in any organization. So how do I plan on getting out of this cycle of utterly distracting routine?  Well let me explain. Continue reading

Why You Need to Take Some Time for Yourself

I just took a week off from work, and man did I need it! It wasn’t that my job was so stressful that I couldn’t handle it anymore, I’ve just had a lot going on in multiple areas of my life for a long time now. I decided to combine my Thanksgiving holiday time with a couple more days simply because I needed a break from everything! I got to see family, participate in holiday traditions, relax, go out with old friends, and get in a mini road trip where I got to meet Conan O’Brien! I’m a huge fan of his by the way, so that was awesome. Vacation time doesn’t solve every problem you have, but it can help you adjust your attitude towards certain things. Taking time for yourself can help with… Continue reading