#MotivationalMonday Week 18 MLK Tribute

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Happy Martin Luther King Day!

I am going to keep this post short and simple.

MLK sacrificed his life to initiate a change in our society. He has influenced the way we live today and it is our responsibility to  continue to better our nation as a whole.

As you read the quotes below, think about what his words mean to you and think about what you will do for our community. Each one of you is strong enough and don’t ever give up. 

xoxo Kerstin

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Imperfection is Beauty

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(Bonus #MotivationalMonday post!)

I want to start off by saying that YOU are beautiful both inside and out. If anyone has ever told you that you are ugly, fat, a geek, or anything of that sort, they are WRONG.

Everyone has those days when they feel defeated and begin to question why am I not good enough?. But what does that even mean? To be good enough for what? You do not need to feel the pressure to please anyone, but yourself. Love who you are and embrace every awkward part of you.

The best type of beauty is confidence. Acknowledge your flaws and do not let them hold you back. Show the world your imperfections; show people that you are stronger than them and can conquer anything despite a few little flaws.  Most importantly, love your imperfections because that is what makes you unique and special.

Surround yourself with people who accept you for who you are and if someone cannot look past your imperfections, they do not deserve your time and love. Remember, your family and true friends will always love you no matter what happens. They will be part of your journey through life, so keep them close! We can all use a little bit of love and support.

Love yourself and love others ❤

xoxo Kerstin

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#MotivationalMonday Week 7

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Have you ever felt so stressed that you just wanted to give up? Just let go of everything ? Wouldn’t that just be the easy thing to do? We have all been there at some point in our life and whether you are a student or parent, we can all relate to this. It always seems like we have a endless list of things to do and the trick to de-stressing is prioritizing.

1) Be organized. Have a list of everything you want to accomplish in a notebook, agenda or on your calendar.

2) Prioritize your list! Understand when you need to finish each task.

3) Focus. Steadily go through each thing you need to accomplish and before you know it, you’ll be done!

4) Celebrate! Once you finish one thing you need to accomplish, treat yourself to a bath, a show, indulge in some treats, or whatever else you would like. This gives you a little break before you conquer your next task. This is a really important step because no one has a infinite attention span, so clearing your mind or 30 min to a hour will help you reenergize. Your mind & body will love you and you’ll be surprised how fast you finish everything on your list.

5) Repeat. These 5 simple steps will save you! They may seem cliche, but they are the keys to success. Try it this week and let me know how it goes in the comments!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

xoxo Kerstin

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#Motivational Monday Week 6

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Hey Everybody!! It’s Monday again!! Another week filled with school, sports and clubs. With so much going on, it’s easy to lose track of why you’re doing all the things you are doing. One of my coaches told us a quote today at practice, and I think that it definitely applies to EVERYONE. “Short-term success gives you a small taste of happiness. Overall happiness gives you long-term success.”  I think that the most important thing we can take from this is that nothing is worth your time if you are not enjoying yourself and truly care for it. In everything we do, successes here and there will give you bits and pieces of happy moments that don’t last very long. However being happy about what you do is the key to bring you the success we need in life. On that note, school may be a drag but think about the positive aspects of it and try to be a little more optimistic everyday! It will make you excited and eager to start off a new day in the morning, and the perks of success will automatically come to you! xoxo Kristine

#MotivationalMonday Week 5

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Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely day!

I am just swamped with homework tonight and I have a big test coming up tomorrow, so this post is going to be short and sweet.

After a long day, you sometimes question if everything you’re doing is worth it. You may want to just give up, but you have to keep going. Push your boundaries and do not fear failure. Whenever you are overwhelmed, take a step back and evaluate what you are doing. Make sure you are doing what you love and set a timeline for each of your goals. You can track your progress and before you know it, you have accomplished your goal!

“Change all the pressure into pleasure”

xoxo Kerstin

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#MotivationalMonday Week 3

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Rise and shine ! Happy Monday everyone!

Today’s post is going to be about positivity. Life is like a game and most of it is mental. We can blame other’s for things that happen to us or shut down when things don’t go our way. Though, we need to learn to take responsibility and take control of our own life. That starts with our mind. Instead of being negative when something bad happens, try having a positive outlook on the situation. There are always going to be obstacles and whether we triumph or fail, we need to take every opportunity as a chance to learn. Adversity brings out new talents and helps us discover who we are. With a optimistic perspective on life, you can achieve anything you put your mind to.

I challenge all of you to stay positive this week. It’s difficult at first and a skill that many lack, but it will become a habit and part of your life. Not only are you making yourself happier, but you’re going to spread joy and strength to those around you.

Smile, keep your head held high, and enjoy your week!

xoxo Kerstin

P.S. Everyone should read Mind Gym. It’s one of my favorite novels and has helped me become a more positive person.

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#MotivationalMonday Week 2

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Hey guys!

It’s already Monday. Or maybe for some of you “it’s still Monday…”

Either way, we all made it through our first week of school! I’m sure many of you are bombarded with hours of homework and committed to sports and clubs everyday. This can get a little exhausting while trying to juggle a social life on top of your much needed “me time”.

One thing we all need to remember: Monday means the start of a whole new week, new opportunities, new achievements, and new mistakes. Who said it’s going to be easy? If you screwed up last week, learn from those mistakes and use this week to improve. The challenges in our lives help shape the people we are today. And let’s be honest. Without those annoying teachers and all nighters finishing up projects, everyday would be pretty boring. Without the struggles, we wouldn’t appreciate the blissful days as much as we all do!

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”  

xoxo Kristine