Yesterday at our staff training at the CoRec, keynote speaker Marty Green inspired the crap out of me! He described me to a T- the way I wouldn’t let myself have any fun last semester. How students procrastinate, are sleep deprived, and have more anxiety than any age group. Last semester I hated my life. I was struggling in biochemistry and complaining and I would feel to guilty to have a little fun, for I should have been spending all of my time studying!
Well Mr. Green has got be looking on the bright side this semester! These are my twist on 5 of his secrets to thrive!
1. Pursue Purpose and Chase Meaning
Identify what is worth the effort and understand what is worth the struggle. Saying “I don’t have enough time to…” should really be, “I have enough time, I just choose to put my time into doing something else.” This is about dedicating an hour every day to completely goof off doing something that you 100% are choosing to do because it brings you joy. This is an investment to yourself so you have the capacity to be able to sit down and focus later. Otherwise, you will cry and die and procrastinate and stay up until 2am like most poor college students.
2. Intentional Choices
Saying, “I choose to, prefer, want more than I have to” is Intentional Living. Saying, “I have to, I should, I must” leads us to live miserable lives devoid of fun!! Know that everything you do, you are doing by choice! Although I cried in every biochem lab, in reality I did CHOOSE to go to college and to go to class each day!! Although I would have had negative consequences if I did not go, I should have reminded myself each time that there is no learning without being challenged. Failure is the best teacher. I came to school to learn, not to float about- and with the realization that I want to go to class, it all of a sudden becomes a fantastic day! Yay class!
3. Gratitude Attitude
My new goal: say at least 3 things I am grateful for everyday, and STOP COMPLAINING! Oh my gosh! I am the luckiest girl in the world, it is digusting how conversations turn into complainy vent seshs all the time! And if anyone tries to complain to me I’ma smack a hoe! Go live as a starving orphan and then we’ll talk! (haha, complaining about complaining oops) If we keep being grateful and positive, positive energy will radiate out of us, and we will be overall happy, loving, rawesome people, spreading goodness :). A happy girl is a beautiful one ❤
4. Be Involved and Engaged in Something That Is Bigger Than You
To me, this screams VEGANISM. But it can apply to many things, your job, your sorority, any kind of group you might be involved in. Realize that you are an important person in this incredible life you live, and what you do everyday has an amazing positive impact on a lot of people! So, enjoy it and keep it up!
5. Vitalize Your Vessel
Participate in enjoyable movement and cultivate a learner’s mind. Be in the moment and appreciate the beautiful body you were blessed with. This means paying attention in class, less screen time, and get your body moving and start eating a healthy plant based diet! You are to beautiful to not 🙂 And quit the negative self talk!
Hope you’re inspired now too! Have a healthy and happy spring semester everybody! Hydrate, live big, and CARB UP! ❤