Well it’s fair to say that 2017 has gotten off to a fast start. Already I have a new job, new goals, and new motivation! A big focus of mine for this year is mental health. I’ve said it a million times but last semester was really difficult for me in a variety of ways. I’ve made some positive changes that have lead to where I am now. I am getting comfortable with my lifestyle and spending more time doing the things that I enjoy. I just want to share some actions I’ve taken to change my mindset for the semester.
Find a hobby and stick to it
For the past 5 weeks or so I’ve gotten back into fitness. This is not long at all, I know but it’s something new and exciting. It gives me confidence when I see self-improvement. I also look forward to this part of the day. I know it sounds cheesy but I really changed my routine and have had incredible support from my roommates. Which leads me to my next point.
Share that hobby with someone you love
My roommates, man I love them. Being able to share something with people who are just as excited as you is so incredible. It’s motivating, reassuring, and such a great place to push each other. We’ve taken boxing classes, yoga classes, done workout plans and more. It’s just nice to share something with someone you love, and in this case its my friends.
Make sure to schedule some time for yourself
Spend time alone!!! I’ve been learning a bit about mediation and just clearing my head, and it makes a world of a difference. I use the app Headspace for meditation and it’s a great tool for beginners. Sleeping does not count (although you should be getting plenty). Put your phone away and just free yourself from the world for a few minutes. It’s harder than it sounds, but it pays off.
Read a book- one that can help you grow
I’ve tried to make it a point to replace binge watching Netflix with reading a good book. Personally I enjoy psychological, business, and self-help books. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll watch Netflix here and there but I just want to feed my brain with more positivity, rather than obsessing over these dramatic shows. Right now I’m reading You are a Badass by Jen Sincero and I highly recommend it.
As for beauty, don’t worry I’m still obsessed. I’m still buying makeup and will hopefully be getting some reviews up for you guys. I’m just working on getting this new schedule down. Until then thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you soon!