7 Days to Becoming a Better Person

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So often we can get caught up with getting ahead of everyone else, making that money,  having it all together, getting engaged first, getting married first, getting the most likes, getting more followers, etc… The trend here is that all of these things are focused inward, on ourselves. This mindset is unhealthy and can leave us feeling empty inside, never fully satisfied or content without own lives.

The great thing about this is that we can turn that mindset around by changing our perspective from “how can I benefit me,” to “let me benefit you.” Because who wants to be someone who only looks out for their own best interests? What fun is there in thinking of how just you can personally benefit from situations all the time, instead of how we can be a benefit to others? Nope. Life is not about focusing on ourselves, it’s about being compassionate to others, looking out for others, and being a blessing to others! This is how we will get to experience the fullness of living a good life. And, you can do so in just seven days 🙂 So if you want to become a more selfless human, take these steps into action over the next week and see how it changes your life: Continue reading

How to not feel burned out, when you totally are

I’m usually really good at powering through less-than-ideal situations and long hours with little time to do anything for myself all while keeping my composure. Usually. However, my second to last semester in grad school has really been one for the books…I don’t think I have ever been busier in my entire life, nor felt so stretched as far as what all I did during a normal week. I could definitely say that for the first time in my life: I was totally burned out.

In all things, I think that keeping (or at least trying to keep) a positive and optimistic outlook is the best way to cope. And since I felt on the brink of a meltdown several times slightly stressed this semester over my schedule, I decided to try some stuff out so I wouldn’t always feel burned out (even though I totally am burned out). If you are currently feeling like you’re juggling too many of life’s lemons, try some of these ideas out like I have and I promise it will get better 🙂

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How To Be Classy In A Non-Classy World

Our society is trying so hard to do away with values, class and morals. And some of us are so used to living in the world that we don’t realize we aren’t actually living the standards of a classy, real-girl..the kind we were created to be. It’s such a shame, and is not the kind of world that I want to raise my kids in someday. But in order to make a change, we need to BE the change we want to see! There IS a way to live a genuine, real-girl life while standing out above the rest. There is a way to live in the world, but not be OF the world, which is the way I always try to live my own life.

Romans 12:2 says “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think and act. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Here are some examples of how to live a real-girl life that reflects the way God designed us to live: Continue reading

10 Things You Should Stop Thinking About, Starting Yesterday

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Pretty much whatever is going on inside your head determines your level of joy andf happiness. Our thoughts have a lot to say to us sometimes, and have the ability to make or break our mood. I’ve always said, why dwell on it when there’s no real reason to? Why let it affect me when I can choose to let it not affect me? And it’s worked wonders. It’s high time to snap yourself out of those negative, toxic thoughts and choose to just BE HAPPY. You may say it’s easier than it sounds, but trust me…it’s really not 🙂 I know from experience! Read on for ten things you should stop thinking about (…starting yesterday). Continue reading

How To Be A Natural At The Gym

Ahh, the gym. One of the most intimidating yet magical places. Do you dread the thought of heading to the gym? Do you not know where to start once you’re there? If any of these thoughts ever cross your mind:

Do I need a towel? She grabbed a towel..

I probably look like I have no idea what I’m doing.

How does this machine work exactly..?

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