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Over Being Overwhelmed

9 Nov

Senior year is a mix of many emotions.

Fear.

Excitement.

Nostalgia.

However, one thing is for certain, I often find myself feeling overwhelmed.

Feeling overwhelmed comes naturally when you’re a student. It’s normal.

BUT you should definitely rid yourself of that feeling. You’re in control of how you feel, so do what you can to feel at peace.

There are a few things I like to do when I feel overwhelmed that never fail to help me. Follow these stress relievers the next time you’re overwhelmed! Maybe they can help you too 🙂

1. Listen to music. Try to pick a song that automatically puts you in a good mood. Hey Ya! by OutKast always does it for me. I don’t know why, but something about that song just makes me happy.

2. Workout. I really like lifting weights! It’s great exercise, and it won’t wear you out completely.

3. Take a nap. Sometimes you just need to let your mind and body rest. You work really hard, so you deserve it!

Oh, and don’t forget to breathe. It’s going to be okay! Promise.

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A Fitness Alternative

11 Oct

 

When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, it can be tough to stay motivated, especially when you have no idea how to stay active.

My friend and expert, Sara Hartman, shares an alternative to healthy living: swimming.

Click on the video above to listen to the interview!

What are you favorite ways of staying in shape? Share them with me in the comments below 🙂

It’s All About Pink!

4 Oct

Nobody’s Immune to Breast Cancer

October is one of my favorite months. Besides it being my birthday month, it’s also a time to raise awareness of a really important issue and one close to my heart.

As you may all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I lost my Aunt Laura to Breast Cancer. She was starting to heal and for about three years all seemed well. During her fourth year of remission, they found a lump in her neck. It turned out she was developing metastatic cancer. Metastatic cancer is deadly and allows the cancer to spread all over the body.

At age 56, she passed away.

Breast Cancer is the leading diagnosed cancer in women, and one out of every eight women will be diagnosed in her lifetime!

It’s important for us to stay informed and healthy.

I know many of you assume you’ll never have to suffer through something so serious (God forbid you do), but my aunt thought the same.

Prevention is key, and early detection might save your life or the life of someone you love. Follow these five simple steps for self-examination, and make sure you see a physician.

I hope you all join me this month by raising awareness of this very important cause. Whether you fundraise, wear pink or simply read this post, remember that we’re all in this together.

Let’s fight cancer!