The answer to that question is yes. Being stress-free more regularly is very possible. We just have to remember how to get there when we're actually in the stressful situation. To start off, I will admit that I can be pretty bad at managing my stress level and I'm sure all of you can say it as well. How each person deals with it is up to them but I think I've accumulated some good tricks that'll suit every situation and personality. First of all, don't take on more than you can handle. This is normally where the stress kicks in. Here's an imaginary scenario: You've got a lot of work to do that is non negotiable and then somehow you pile on more stuff to do. How it happens is unknown but it just does. Probably because your subconscious is running the show at this point. My tip to you is evaluate what you've got to do for sure then add on things from there. If not, you will drown in work and extra projects. Next, do something you love that'll make your brain go blank for awhile. For me it's music but for you it might be coloring, sleeping, cleaning, watching movies, etc. Whatever it is, just find something to escape to for a little bit. One thing I have to add is organization. I know I've gone off about this at one point or another but it really is a great tool in managing stress. Everything is laid out nicely, things are organized by the day, and it also gets rid of a lot of stuff rolling around in your head. The only annoying thing is sometimes it may not work the best. I mean just look at me. I have a planner, a desk calendar, stacks of notepads, every online organizer you can imagine and I still manage to lose track of what I'm doing. My final piece of advice is to try your best to not let school, or work, or whatever take over your mind. Not only is it stressful but it can also have a negative impact. When your brain is running a million miles a minute, there's no room to stop and breathe. So let it relax for a little bit. Let your body regroup before starting something new. You'll be thankful for it later I guarantee it. If not, feel free to yell at me later.
Hey guys! I hope you're all having a fantastic evening and a great New Year! Today I wanted to touch on something I haven't really touched on and that is positivity. Positivity is a big part of me because it is how I've survived all the crazy things life has thrown at me. Most people really don't get how I can be happy or uplifting. Lots of people always ask, "How did you get through it?" or "Aren't you angry?" My answer to the first question is not only is my family the best at being supportive but they're also the funniest, craziest group of people I know. No matter the situation or my feelings they always make me laugh or smile. Even if they said the dumbest thing in the world. My answer to the second question is, "No." People's minds are very strange things. It's like they expect you to be mad or confused. Granted I am sometimes but that's natural. Overall, I am not mad or confused because I know I was made and given this life for a reason. I've never talked much about religion here but I think it's important in this instance. The Bible says that God never gives you more than you can handle and I believe that. If He didn't think that I had the strength to live this life, He wouldn't have given it to me which is a very big part about why I always answer no to this question because I know that's true 100%. Overall, staying positive comes down to this in my eyes. Remembering that you were made and given this life for a reason, always finding the good things, and not staying angry for too long because that alone could consume your whole mind for a very long time.
Everyone talks about the great things that come with the new year. A restart, a second chance, a time to set goals and dream of things that you want to happen in the coming months. But no one ever talks about the difficulties. Maybe you're in debt, or you lost your job, or just struggling to find your footing in life. Whatever the reason, no one should miss out on the great things because the great things make up for the bad things. If you're somebody in this spot I'm going to tell you something. It gets better. The good will outweigh the bad and the difficult times will pass. This is only one story in your life's book. It doesn't define the rest of it. Remember that as you go through this month and the year. Before I wrap this up, I'll leave you with a final thought. If you're wandering through the dark, all you have to do is believe in yourself. Because believing in yourself is the most important thing you can do to bring the light back into your world and the peace to your soul.
What's up guys! Welcome back to my blog. Thank you for coming for another weird/interesting topic. It's greatly appreciated by the writing team and by writing team, I mean me. Today I wanted to talk with you about the blog and what you all want to see going forward. Warning: There might be (WILL be) extreme rambling and nonsense which, as you all know, is to my very all over the place mind. So I would appreciate it if you could just hang in there with me for a little bit. Can you do that? Great! Let's get started with this. For a little bit I've been in a bit of a writers funk and I've been struggling with finding new, interesting topics to write about. I can still do it but I don't know what you all think about them. If you like them and think they're funny or if you hate them and you think they're boring. This leads me to what I would like from you all. I would love it if you could give me some feedback on posts and some new fresh ideas that I could write about because your opinions, as my audience are very important to me and I want to do stuff that you actually like and want to read. Here is how I envision us doing this. You can let me know your thoughts and ideas on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc via instant messages, comments, and tweets. Again this is just a preliminary plan, it might not be permanent but I would like to try it. After you all send in your thoughts between each post I will pick a topic that I think is cool and write about it next time. I will also look at any feedback to try to fix, add, or remove things from posts. All of my social media info will be in the link section of my site if you would like to say something to help me in the future. That is all I have for today! I hope you will all participate in this impromptu plan coming up. So with that, I'll write you all later. Bye!
Hey guys! It's been a hot minute since my last post so I thought I would kick things off by telling you what I've been up to for the last few days. Starting off with one of the more exciting parts of the last week, which is... Ryan is home! We picked him up on Thursday of last week and we couldn't say anything until after Friday morning because he wanted to surprise people but the jist of the story is that he's home and we're all really happy. The next order of business is that we went to the Abilities Expo in Schaumburg and it was super cool. We saw a lot of cool things: chairs, cars, equipment, etc. My wheelchair also got fixed up and cleaned for free, which was really nice because what they did might've been a couple hundred bucks if it was done like normal. During this little tune-up we also learned that I had a lot of pieces missing and/or broken, so now we will have to pay money to get everything fixed which is fine with me because it's not my own money being used! Okay folks! That's all for today I hope you enjoyed this weekly update and if you would like to see all the photos that I took at the Expo, I will be posting it on my new YouTube channel in about a day or two. So with that, I'll write you all later!
Hey everyone! Welcome back finally. I know I've been on a weird pause for a few days, I just needed to take a break for a minute. Now I'm back permanently, but I think I'm going to write every other day instead of everyday to give you all a break from me for a little bit. Let me be clear though. You are not rid of me for good if any of you were thinking that. I'm not letting you off that easily. Next, an update on my summer plan. I had to change course a bit because what I was originally was way too much for me alone to accomplish. So I switched to something that was more attainable by the end of the summer, as well as something that was more fun for me. Okay, so now that you have the details on me and my plan, it's time for the clue. The clue is that my project is something that can be kept forever. I know, I know! It's cryptic, but it's not fun for me unless I make you really think. Also, did you really think I was going to make it easy on you? If you did think that then you've never participated in anything where you've actually had to use this thing called your brain. As usual, come back soon for another clue and more craziness from me! I'll write you all later.
What's up guys! I hope you're all enjoying your Tuesday and the nice weather. Today I wanted to get into something that I do a lot, which is packing. So for those of you who don't know, I travel to St. Paul very often for doctors appointments. Sometimes, well, really most of the time we have to stay overnight for these appointments. So over the years I have learned the best and worst packing methods and because I'm such a nice person and I want all of your lives to be as convenient as possible, I'll be sharing these methods with you today. Method #1: Don't overpack! Okay, so I don't know if you're one of these people, I know I was before I learned how to arrange everything. I had the issue of taking way too many bags with me on a trip. My clothes would be in one bag, electronics in another, and stuff for the drive in another. That's three different bags for me and meanwhile my dad only had like one or two. In order to fix this problem, I organized things properly. What we did was we folded each outfit together, then each roll would be put in as far and as tight as it could, thus creating more space than folding would. Next came electronics and toiletries. The toiletries would just get put in a pocket inside but electronics could be put on top of the rolls of clothes since they were flatter than before. Doing this just removed one bag to store in limited car space. As for the car stuff, I know you could put it all in your suitcase, but then you would have to dig it all out, so for convenience, I just keep it in a bag that I can have with me. Method #2: Only take what you need! This one is pretty simple people. If you're going to the beach, take warm weather clothes, such as shorts, t-shirts, sunglasses, sandals, a swimsuit, etc. Don't take winter clothes that'll make you sweat all day long, that's stupid. Yep, I know I just called you stupid but you must be if you take winter clothes to a beach. This method also helps save space in your bag since you're only taking what you'll be needing for this particular trip. Method #3: Be smart when packing. This one is pretty much everything you just learned, combined. Being smart means taking things that are going to benefit you and keep you comfortable. So, let's use the beach again. If you're going to the beach don't pack hiking boots because they're not going to keep you comfortable and it's a lot easier to walk in sandals or barefoot on the beach. Being smart also means having everything you need. To do this I would make a list of everything you NEED, not what you want. Now this list can either be physical or mental. I do mental because there's a less likely chance I'll lose it or damage it. That's it for today guys! Hopefully you found this helpful for your next trip and if not, go look somewhere else I guess. Hope you all enjoyed this and I'll write you soon!
Hi everyone! I hope you're all enjoying Monday so far. Today I wanted to get into hobbies and things people like. One of the things I like are books, as you can tell by the title. I have an extensive library, ranging from mystery to mythology (both greek and roman). These books are something that I have really enjoyed over the years and some of them I have read about five times, so you can see how serious I am about them. Now, I know most people aren't into books so if you would like to, comment below your personal hobbies or interests. Personally, I enjoy the fiction and fantasy parts of reading but my dad thinks I need to be reading informational texts about people and places that would benefit me in the future. I ask you, how is learning about Edison benefiting me in a career in technology? It doesn't. My case rests. Alright, that's it for today guys. I know it was short, but my Moto is short and sweet. Remember to comment your favorite hobbies below. I'll write you all tomorrow!
Hello people! I'm sorry that there wasn't a fun word before "people", I ran out of cool (Nice) adjectives. Now that that's sorted out, lets move on today's topic, which, if you can't read, is summer plans. I don't know what you guys have planned so I will tell you my plans for this summer. My plans are actually kind of good and not boring for once. I know, I can't believe it either but we need to move on. So my summer will be a little bit busy, as I said before. Later this month, I'm going to Chicago (Well, a little outside Chicago) with my dad and Kenzie to go to an abilities expo. What is an abilities expo, you ask? It is an event where people in the disabled community come and they can see different chairs, therapies, activities, etc. It should be fun or at least interesting. Then, on the less fun scale, I have a doctors appointment on the 21st. Obviously it's not that fun, but I thought I should include it. Alright guys, that's it for today! I hope you enjoyed hearing about my summer plans. If you want to tell me your plans, leave them in the comments. I'll write you all soon.
Hey everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer so far, even though it's only the weekend. Today I wanted to do a mix between some new things that I've gotten and a rant about the mail service if you didn't read the title. I'm going to start with the new thing I ordered just to start on a fun note. About a week ago I ordered some new brushes from Sephora because brushes were the thing that I really needed at the time. I'm not going to bore you with all of the details because then we'd be here for a long time. In order to avoid the long, boring details, lets cut straight to delivery day, which is Wednesday. So on Wednesday I look at my updates and it says that the brushes will be here around six. I'm thinking, "Ok, this is fine. I'll just do a lot of stuff this afternoon to pass the time." Anyway, 5:55 rolls around and my phone buzzes with a new email that my brushes are here. At this point I'm so glad because I was running out of stuff to do. So I go to the door but the box isn't on the porch, where our packages normally get dropped off. I'm sitting there thinking, "Did they leave it outside or at the other door?" since I couldn't see it anywhere. Luckily my mom was going out, so I'm like, "Can you check outside just to see if they left it there." She says sure and goes out to check. What do you think she found? The box. The delivery people had left it on the steps, not inside. I'm really annoyed at this because how am I supposed to get it off the steps, it's not like the chair can go on the steps, but all my problems would be solved if it could. Anyway, I get over it and I open the box. I finally get out the brushes and they are nice. They're pink and glittery, which is my favorite design ever. I haven't used them yet but I'm looking forward to it because they feel really soft. Alright, that's it for today guys! I hope you liked it even if it's not the coolest topic ever. As usual, I will write you all soon.