All posts filed under: Wellness

How to relieve work related stress

Working full time and trying to have a personal life seems impossible. Balancing your professional with your personal can grow to be exhausting. Eventually, the lines blur due to the demands of everyday life. The free time you get the following work should be used to refresh your mind and reset for the next day. Work related stress can disrupt that process over time. If you are not giving you mind the proper time to rejuvenate you will stat to feel more stress thus lowering productivity. According to Relevant Magazine, “Millennials are a stressed out generation.”   Our environment has many factors that cause stress. Let’s face it. We spend more time at work than with our families. As much as we try to separate our career from our personal life, it is not always easy to shut down after a tough day. The new normal in the workforce is busyness. We may not have time for everything but we do have time for what we choose to make it for. I encourage you to make time to manage you …

Use this mantra to replace negativity with faith

It will please some of you tonight that I almost titled this. “What I learned from my year as a Debbie-downer,” it will please the rest of you to know that I learned the consequences of having a negative outlook. After losing my job I spent an entire year wallowing and complaining to anyone who had ears. I felt ashamed by my failure. The lack of income and security made me feel like I was losing control over my life. If only I knew how wrong I was in that moment. When something happens to us that forces us to transition it can seem uncomfortable and unfair. As much as my past brings me pain it also brings me joy because it made me who I am. The only regret I have is losing 365 chances to change things. I become consumed by my grief and pain that I ignored the small miracles that can be found in our daily lives. Today is a new day and you should treat it like one. Take this mantra with …

Happiness is a choice

  “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama Life may not be going your way Happiness is not a place, person, or thing. Happiness is accepting your imperfections and quirkiness. Also accepting where you are but keeping faith and believing that you will get to be to where you want to be. Happiness is an emotion. It can not be found it must be felt. If you think that changing something in your life will make you feel happier, then do it. My mother is 50 years old going back to college because she finally found her passion and it’s making her happy. Never give up. You have to constantly, boldly, and deliberately take hold of your thoughts and feelings. Redirect your thoughts from negativity to prosperity and success. It is up to you to dare to choose and radiate outward with your thinking what you really wish to experience. Don’t let life just happen to you, you happen to life. Happiness plays a major role in success …

Success Recipe Ingredient #2: Confidence

Now that you have your first ingredient, friendships (clink link below to read about ingredient #1), and have built your support system, it is important that you support yourself as well. Low self-esteem and self-doubt will not serve you.  You’re going to have plenty of people telling you that because of who you are or where you come from your dreams are not possible.  Even people who you love and who love you dearly will tell you, you will never make your dreams come true. My parents are constantly beating me down about my career choice in the field of psychology.  I am currently experiencing financial setbacks and because all they see is problems they have grown to doubt me on my path to become a counselor. I could let them get to me and give up.  I could settle for less and start a career that has nothing to do with my goals for financial gain, but if I did that I would be accepting what they say as truth and giving up on myself. You have …

Top things you should do before graduating college

There are many things I wish I would have known before college graduation but I share my top choices below.  Graduating college is a difficult feat. and that is why you should congratulate yourself first.  You should be extremely proud. It is natural to want to wait until you had your degree in your hand to want to think about post-college career plans. However, I encourage to get started now as companies are looking for prospective  graduates. Many companies offer post college internship opportunities that lead to full time job offers.  Start to think about what’s next at least a year prior to your intended gradation date.  According to the Economic Policy Unit, 16.8 percent of college graduates between the ages of 21-24 are “underemployed,*” or unemployed. Why you should start early? You’re not the only one graduating college from your particular program that is going to be looking for a job at the same time.  There is serious competition in the job market for college graduates and by starting early you can have a better chance at …