You can do it! You have the tools within you to achieve what you want. It may seem like a steep mountain to climb and like you are only chipping away a little bit, but each little chip adds up. Soon you will be at the top looking down at all you have accomplished. Have faith in yourself and trust your abilities. You are better than you think.
Breath, relax, keep going!
When things aren’t going your way and you feel like you aren’t equipped enough to get where you want to be, just remember how far you’ve come. Think about how daunting what you wanted to accomplish was when you were first starting out and then about how much progress you have made. You are strong and have it inside you to accomplish your goals and reach for more than you think you can.
Here’s my thankful list for this week:
That’s what’s on my list, what are you thankful for this week?
As a soon to be college grad I can tell you one thing that has been haunting my dreams since August, change. The unknown has always had a profound grip on my nerves. I don’t like it but as I have gotten older, I have tried to accept it to the best of my ability.
It’s interesting how four years ago I planned a little life out for myself about how things would go and where I would be in four years. Standing at the end of my college career four years later, it is very different from where I thought I’d be. Some of my plans didn’t work out, some I am still trying to attain, and others (the glorious few) have far exceeded my expectations of what I thought I could accomplish.
As of now, I am not sure what the future holds, I still have my big goals of what I need to do and where I would like to be. It’s just going to be hard to leave Virginia Tech and the comfort of going to classes, sorority meetings, and being surrounded by mountains and Hokie stone. It’s hard to settle with the fact that this time next year I will not be sitting in the Biology Building stressing over classes. It’s even harder to settle with the fact that I have no idea what I will be doing this time next year.
But even though I have these feelings I have to look forward to the future, I have to look change in the eye and say “okay what’s coming next.” Because we can’t just sit around and lament on the past, we can’t become trapped in wishing we could go back in time and do it all over again. We have to look for the future and see what’s in store for us there, because that is where we all are headed, ready or not.
Life can jumble itself up in your lap all at once. It’s crazy how so many things can pile up. It’s hard not to get stressed and freak out. It’s hard not to feel overworked and like you haven’t had a break, no calm before the storm.
It’s important when these feelings come around that we have the time we don’t think we have: the time to relax. This is when you need to take a few minutes or even an hour to just relax, just be. Whether it is closing your eyes for a couple of minutes and just focusing on your breathing, watching your favorite show, or going for a run. These things are important, they give our brain a break and allow us to unwind.
This can help us to start fresh and feel at least somewhat revived. If you can’t take more than a minute then just steal away a few quiet seconds to take some deep breaths and regroup.
You can do it, relax, revive, and get to it! :)
Having a rough day? Maybe you over slept or had a quiz in a class you weren’t expecting. These hiccups can really put a damper on our day, if we let them. We don’t have to let it though. We don’t have to start our day at a 2 and then by the time we go to bed register at a -50 (we’ve all done it, these are days when we think nothing will go right). If we choose to not be held down by the negative annoyances in our lives and find the good things we can turn our whole day around. Take a break for 2 minutes (It won’t even take that long) and think of 5 things that went right or are going well. Repeat them and add to the list!
Also, smile! Studies show that just the physical act of turning your lips into a smile can make you feel better!
Don’t worry about what people will think, sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and know that you are doing what is right to achieve your dream! Go out there and do it!
Happy Thankful Thursday!
Here’s my thankful list for this week:
That’s what’s on my thankful list this week, what are you thankful for today?