Learning to Enjoy the Little Things

For a long time, I thought people that were content with the small things in their lives were naïve. I thought that by rejecting joy from seemingly insignificant sources, I’d be guaranteed joy only from significant sources. For example, I felt that if I was happy with what I had, there would be nothing withinContinue reading “Learning to Enjoy the Little Things”

Considering Place

Considering Place Moving away for college brought forth a whole host of unexpected changes and challenges. When I first wheeled that cart full of luggage into my room, the only concerns going through my head were how I would meet new people and how heavy my course load was going to be. With all theseContinue reading “Considering Place”

Issues of Attention

I’m a morning person; that has always been the case.  Even now, I can vividly recall the many mornings throughout middle school and high school in which I scrambled to complete any leftover homework assignments or quizlet studies.  Throughout the years, I have become more and more cognizant of the pattern that this behavior hasContinue reading “Issues of Attention”

Branching Out in What You Do

We all have our favorites: favorite movie, favorite food, favorite color…These favorites are things we tend to come back to and rely on again and again. Favorites can be a great thing, they provide comfort during times of stress and enjoyment when you are bored, but they can also be limiting in a number ofContinue reading “Branching Out in What You Do”

You Change When You Stop Wanting to

When we physically or mentally list out our flaws, we feel productive. This is because, in every other facet of life, recognizing problems is the only way you can begin to combat them. We feel like if we understand every little thing we want to change about our selves, we can create a plan toContinue reading “You Change When You Stop Wanting to”

Rising Above Your Brain’s Chatter

This post is gonna be about something I’ve noticed about the way I think—something I imagine many other people can relate to. “Paradox” Paradox is an intimidating word, but this is the definition: The last definition is the most simple, so that’s what I’m gonna go with. So how do our thoughts follow a patternContinue reading “Rising Above Your Brain’s Chatter”