• Don’t Let The World Change You

    Have any of you ever been in a great mood and then one person just acted really rudely to you and it changed your whole mood? Maybe someone honked at you because you didn’t hit the gas pedal the EXACT second the light turned green, or someone yelled at you because you weren’t walking fast enough for them. Or, maybe someone yelled at you because you were walking behind them and they didn’t like how close you were to them. That situation happened to me the other day. I was having a really nice day and decided to go for a run along the lake. It was a gorgeous day…

  • The 10-10-10 Rule For Stress You NEED To Know

    Hey, everyone. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’ll overthink little situations and get stressed over things I shouldn’t stress about. I  will realize this a few hours or days after I get stressed, and try to tell myself not to worry so much in the moment next time. This is where the 10-10-10 rules comes into play. I get Daily Shine texts as I mentioned in a previous blog, and I got one a few days ago that REALLY stood out to me. It started off by saying this: “A new study shows when we *think* we’ll be stressed (ex. those mid-commute worries) the floodgates open for stress,…

  • Life Update & July Preview

    It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, and I really REALLY don’t like that. Since I finished graduate school, there have been a number of changes (all good) and it’s just taking some time to get used to my new schedule and routine. I’m sure you all can relate to that. I’m not going to lie, I am not and have never been a fan of change. However, change is good and we all have to embrace it instead of fear it. Now that I finished grad school, I am working at a marketing/ad agency as a content & social media strategist and I am absolutely loving it. It’s a new…

  • Worrying Less = A Better You

    Have any of you heard about Daily Shine Texts? About a week ago, one of my best friends Molly (hey Molly) told me about it. It’s a site where you can sign up to get texts at a specific time with motivational quotes, ideas and actions to take to make yourself be as positive as you can be and the best version of yourself. Anyway, today, I received one that really resonated with me. The exact words were: “TGIF, Christiana! Each year, we spend the equivalent of *2 months* worrying. This weekend, ease up on predicting the future.” Did anyone else read this and just go, wow? I did. I…

  • Sunday Scaries

    Sunday scares are a real thing, no doubt about it. I can tell you that for a fact because I’ve experienced them before, and I’m experiencing them today. For those of you who don’t know what the Sunday scaries are, they’re basically a feeling of nervousness that sets in before you start the week ahead. This week, I start my last semester of graduate school. Although I’ve been excited about this up until this point, the reality of it is really setting in (particularly today). This is my last semester as a student – no more breaks, varied schedules, homework, grades and so on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very…