when it feels like everything is falling apart, you still have...
•infinite things to learn
•the rest of the world to explore/travel
•unexpected kindness in strangers
•languages to learn
•animals to take care of
•the changing of seasons
•the power of sleep
•billions of people to possibly love
•billions of people to possibly love you back
I can tell you first hand that it is NOT how many times you fall that counts. It’s how many times you pull yourself up after the fall that really matters.
Did you know that when you fall it can be a great blessing in disguise? Hard to see in the middle of it, but it can!
Falling can be a great teacher, if you let it! It gives you a whole new perspective.
The thing is most people fall and get right back up, only to fall again and again, making the same mistakes, never learning.
LIFE TIPPING ADVICE: When you fall do 4 things:
1-STOP- Take some time for yourself. Give yourself credit. Love yourself. Forgive yourself.
2-LEARN- What caused the fall? Where is your thinking causing you to fall? What new thoughts or beliefs should you implement? How can you change the situation so it doesn’t happen again?
3-RISE UP- Get back up with your new skill sets and mindsets. Move forward implementing what you learned.
4-BE KIND- to yourself and those around you. Remember it’s about rising after every fall. And EVERYONE falls.
Winners are the ones who rise and rise up after each and every fall.
YOU ARE A WINNER! And have what it takes! I believe in you!!
College is a terrifying and difficult concept for many of us. The most important thing is to remember to give yourself second chances, to forgive yourself if you ever screw up, and to unconditionally love yourself.
Become a priority in your life. You need to take care of you before you can take care of anyone else. Make YOU a priority! It’s not selfish or rude, it’s actually healthy to put yourself first at times.
I don’t take stress lightly because the long-term effects are damaging to one’s mental health. Whether it’s school, family & friends, or just life in general, there’s always a point where things seem like their spiraling out of control. Whenever that happens, I do the following to get me through it:
1. take happy pictures (I do this a lot, like… excessively)
2. dance/sing (this just got easier bc I have Lemonade now, thanks Beyonce)
3. Pray. plain & simple
4. know that there are some things that are beyond my control, and that is ok
4. take a shower
5. take deep, slow breaths
6. look at myself in the mirror and realize that I am worthy of greatness