#MotivationalMonday Week 17

Post #26

Happy Monday everyone!

This one’s going to be for all you students out there.

My fellow students, finals have crept up behind us out of no where and put us in a sudden wave of stress and panic.

We’ve all been there before, and I’ve been able to experience many rounds of semester finals.

Here are a few quick tips that I’ve picked up along the way!

1. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!! I cannot stress this enough! It’s the worst feeling to know that you could have done better…if only you had started studying earlier.

2. Of course STUDY! But when it comes to studying, taking breaks to give yourself a breath is as important.

3. Stay organized! Clean up that cluttered desk before you start studying, Locate all your useful notes, Know when all of your finals are scheduled- so you can plan ahead! Using a planner/agenda is super helpful in these situations!

4. HYDRATE AND GET TO BED!!! Yes, yes studying is one of the most important things, but what use is studying if you can’t even stay awake during the test?

5. Lastly, don’t beat yourself down over finals!:) Its true that finals can make or break your grade in the class, but also remember that one bad grade does not define you! Maybe you don’t see that glorious column of A’s when you look at your grades, but if you did the best that YOU could do, that’s all that matters! Be proud of your accomplishments and try to relax a little before finals:)

I know you guys’ll rock it come finals! Good luck!!!

xoxo Kristine

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#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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#MotivationalMonday Week 3

Post #10

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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Stay Positive!

Post #7

School is starting in two days for most of us and I know that we’re all dreading waking up early and going to class at 7:30am! As much as I love school and learning new things, staying awake can be difficult especially if I was staying up late the night before trying to finish up a paper or studying for a test. 

That is why, I want to start weekly motivational posts! While senior year will keep me busy, I want to find some time to keep this blog going! What better way than doing  #motivationalmonday posts?! Not only will I be able to keep myself going through the week, but hopefully I will be able to help some of you get through the week too! My first post will be on Tuesday instead of Monday this week because school starts on Tuesday! I hope you guys enjoy this #motivationmonday series and enjoy Labor Day weekend 🙂

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill

xoxo

Kerstin