A Guide on How I Chose the Right College for Me (And How You Can Too)

Deciding what college to go to is a very hard decision. In this post I shared the method I used to choose colleges to apply to. This should take some stress off of your shoulders!Continue reading “A Guide on How I Chose the Right College for Me (And How You Can Too)”

Chronic Migraines: How to Treat them

I’ve been wanting to make a blog post about this since I’ve started blogging, but I wanted to make sure that I had a great list full of different options and explanations before I did. Due to my chronic migraines coming back in full swing since the small break they gave me, that list has been made. My migraines really limit my daily life and impact the amount of things I can do in a day. I separated everything into two sections; triggers and general help. I hope they help!Continue reading “Chronic Migraines: How to Treat them”

90 Ways to Beat the Boredom this Summer

One of the main thoughts I have during the summer is, “Wow, I’m so bored.” Being stuck in the house most of the summer will do that to you.

I’ve been combating this constant boredom
with a huge list of things I came up with to do around the house. So the next time you’re bored, check out this list! Some are super cliche, but others may take you out of your comfort zone!Continue reading “90 Ways to Beat the Boredom this Summer”

My Simple Go-To Yoga Flow

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Repeat as many times as needed!

Palms together 

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Arms up and over your head to your sides 

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Forward fold modified

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Forward fold

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Downward dog

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Cobra 

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Child’s pose 

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(None of these pictures are mine)

Ways I Keep Myself From Breaking Down (Even in the Worst Situations)

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First off , I’m not going to go on some monotonous rant about positivity that you’ve read/heard 8,000,000 times. I know how difficult it is to stay positive when you feel completely, utterly, indescribably horrible. I personally struggle with depression and a roller-coaster of a life so trust me- I understand, and these are some things I do to keep myself semi-sane.

  1. I’m the kind of person that needs support. It doesn’t matter if it’s from one person or 80- I need somebody that I feel like I can talk to about whatever is going on. I usually lean on my super awesome and very supportive boyfriend of 3 years. He listens to me and will offer advice if I ask for it. If you are looking for somebody to talk to; parents, siblings, grandparents, significant other, teacher, adviser, friend… Anyone you deem worthy. I just suggest not keeping everything bottled up and then exploding.
  2. I pour myself into my work. Whether it be homework, blogging, planning my day, cooking, running errands- whatever. I pour my mind and body into what I’m doing. It helps me stay distracted while providing me with my need to feel productive. 
  3. Depending on how bad I feel, sometimes I need to do something completely unproductive to clear my mind. Today for instance, I received very bad news. So, I played the heck out of Star Wars Battlefront and watched a ton of 90210 episodes. I focused on Naomi’s event planning and blowing up imperials with homing missiles instead of the news I received.
  4. I actually acknowledge my feelings. It’s okay to cry, and if that’s how you express your sadness- cry. Know that you’re sad and why and just accept that you’re a human being that has emotions.
  5. I try to maintain my yoga/fitness schedule. When you’re stressed out and sad is when you need it the most. Focus on your breathing instead of your problems, and don’t let your body go to $#!& because you’re sad. 
  6. I take time away from everybody else. It’s hard for me to be around people when I’m hurting, so I stay away. I’ll go play a game or write; that’s what I’m doing right now. If you can stand it, take one of those pamper yourself baths. (With Jaedyn’s Natural Cosmetics- as soon as it launches!) 
  7. I try to find someone that is going through the same thing, or better yet, someone who did and got through it. I’ve been wanting to talk to these two guys I know that are going/went through some of what I’m going through now. I feel like they can offer advice that will help me to stop free falling with my emotions.
  8. I avoid things that will trigger negative emotions. I try to steer clear of anything that will make me feel worse.
  9. I maintain my healthy diet because it sucks to feel mentally ran over and physically ran over.
  10. I do things that I know will make me happy. I’ll buy myself something small, or go eat some ice-cream loaded with hot fudge.

What do you do when times are tough?