This blog is meant for beauty, attitude, health, etc. When a college student comes to mind, most of these things can be said about a college student. They’re young, so they’re beautiful and healthy, and they haven’t yet learned that having an attitude can get them in trouble.
First off, I’m a college student. I’m the Public Relations specialist for Kototama Publishing, just starting off. I’m also a junior at MSUM, studying Advertising and Public Relations. I find it fun. However, there are days where I don’t feel beautiful or healthy, but I sure do have an attitude.
Of course I have days where I do feel beautiful and healthy, but because I’m in college I don’t have time to eat the healthiest foods (especially when McDonalds is always in between my destinations), and I can’t always find the time to look my best.
So I’ve been doing my research. Not just for myself but for this blog, to help out the very busy, very tired ladies out there. After the start of this year I’ve tried new ways to avoid those unhealthy foods. Although it is unavoidable all the time, there are ways to sneak around it. As I was saying before, I’m a busy person, so yeah, I did copy and paste these tips…but, they were the best ones I found!
Check your stress- Be honest with yourself, do you seem more stressed than you lead on to others? Join a program or make one up. If you are in a kick boxing class, yoga, palates program, intense workout with a boot camp instructor, great! If you are like others who don’t have time to or can’t afford these programs, walk/jog around your neighborhood (if safety allows), around your apt. complex, or at a local park or track. Point is get your body active at least an hour a day, and use the stress of the day to flow out of your body as you sweat. In my opinion the body and mind work together, and the mind needs a workout as well, so I would suggest meditation, and I don’t mean become a Zen Master, just allow yourself 20 minuits of quiet and reflection of happiness. Check out the link at the bottom to find out more about mind over matter subjects.
The next step is very controversial, but it needs to be addressed. If you find yourself always stressed from work, wanting to “kill” the boss or a co-worker, maybe the job/career may not be for you? Did I step over a line? Consider this, you probably have built a clientele by now, or have acquired some skills since being hired, maybe you can move to another company or start your own business. Experts right now would not recommend that, but those experts are not going to bring you flowers to your bedside when you are in the hospital due to stress related illness. Just a suggestion.
Take a vacation- Now I say this with the utmost respect, I know about the tough times that our economy has been on most, or maybe your vacation time is not until next year, but you can take what I call mini-vacations. The whole point of taking a vacation is to take YOU away from stress. This process can be in the sunny beaches in Hawaii or at Lake Whatchamacallit 10 miles outside of the city. If you have a family, that would be great time to get away at least for a couple of days. Plan several of these per year and you will see a difference in your life.
Your “friends”- You may not always have a choice of the boss you work with or the clientele that may cause stress, but you can choose your friends. If you have friends that cause you unwanted stress, then let them know this (maybe in a subtle way of course). If these friends continue to cause you adversity in your life, let them go, or at least distance yourself until they can have a firm understanding that you are betting your life situation.
Stress is the number one reason why our health goes down hill. It’s also very unavoidable. Something like Diva Dance can help lower the levels of stress that we all have in our lives. Summer is coming up. Take a break and go for a swim, take a walk, read a book, go on a road trip! It’s hard to take work off, I know, but even just a weekend is a good enough amount of time to rejuvinate yourself. We all deserve it.
What are some other great ideas of what we could do to lower stress?? Think about it. Then do it!