#MotivationalMonday Week 16

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and new years with family and friends.

The New Year always brings new change. One thing I learned this past year is that change can be a good thing and sometimes there are people in your life who will only make a appearance in one chapter of your story. It may seem scary at first, but just know that everything happens for a reason and everything will be okay.

If you are anyone like me, you always try to see the best in people and you don’t want to hear the negative comments people tell you. Though, sometimes we just need to let go. We need to let go of people who are holding us back and start a new journey. And if one of your relationships begin to wither away, don’t be afraid. It is part of life and it is time to try something new.

Everyone who comes into your life is part of your life for a reason. Whether someone makes a positive or negative impact, the experience you go through with that person, shapes who you are. Be thankful for everyone you meet, but know that as time goes on, some of your relationships will drift away, others will become strongers, and new ones will bloom.

Good luck this upcoming year and let life take its own course. Be fearless. Be free. Enjoy life.

Happy 2015! Th15 is YOUR year.

xoxo Kerstin

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Imperfection is Beauty

Post #21

(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 11

Post #19

This week has been a hectic week considering that some of my first college apps are due in less than a week! Therefore, today’s post is going to be short and sweet, so I can catch up on some Zzz.

I want to focus on OPTIMISM. It is the key to success in any situation. You can either give up on the spot or focus on your goal and keep yourself motivated! This week I challenge you all to reflect on a time when you have given up and think about how you could have been optimisitc. Now take that lesson, and focus your energy on your new goal! Remember, a positive mind is a happy mind! Optimism is a hard characteristic to establish, but with a little bit of persistence, you will master it!

Below is a little work of art I created in my computer visual arts class and I think it speaks a lot. Enjoy!

xoxo

Kerstin

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“You are the painter of your own mood and your days are only as grey as you allow them to be”

#Motivational Monday Week 9

Post #16

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Halloween weekend and happy daylight savings!

As president of Honor Society, things can get tricky sometimes; especially, when you have over 170 members in your club! With event planning, hour recording, etc. it can get pretty stressful. When there are complaints about meeting times, you can feel frustrated, angry, and defeated.

What I learned from this incident is that you need to believe in your ideas and do not let others push you around and sway your thoughts. As a leader, you need to stick up to your beliefs and  do what you believe is right. Whether you are a leading a small group of 4 or leading the world, there are going to be conflicts. You can not please everyone, so you need to make the tough decisions that others are not willing to make and follow through with it. Do not let others scrap you down and take that power away from you. You became a leader for a reason and it is your time to shine.

Being a leader means taking responsibility, sharing your ideas, and influencing your peers in a positive way to benefit the community as a whole.

What does being a leader mean to you?

xoxo

Kerstin

Quote by Nelson Mandela

Quote by Nelson Mandela

#MotivationalMonday Week 7

Post #14

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

Post #13

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

Post #12

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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