Empowerment

The Importance of Living in the Spectacular Now

The Importance of Living in the Spectacular Now I want to start this post by asking you to reflect on a couple questions: how many times this past year did you say to yourself “when Covid-19 is over, I will finally be able to do this”. For me, I must have said this sentence hundreds if not thousands of times but let’s take a step back. How many times have you said, prior to the pandemic, “when this event is over, I will finally be able to do this”.  Whether this event is homework, focusing on your physical health, meeting with friends, traveling, or whatever it may be, we need to stop allowing ourselves to miss out on the spectacular moments life encompasses. Granted, there are times that you need to buckle down but we must learn to set boundaries with these externalities or...

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How I Completely Transformed My Mindset After The Hardest Moment Of My Life

How I transformed my mindset... No one tells you when you are going through a moment in your life that will change you forever. That’s exactly what happened to me my senior year of high school.  Let me paint the picture: since the start of my educational career, I have always studied the hardest to be the best I could be. A’s weren’t enough, I needed to receive A+’s and additional remarks. Having put this pressure on myself my whole life, I thought it was always a good thing. It made me extend myself to being the president of multiple clubs, the captain of my cheer team, complete extensive volunteer work and involve myself in other extracurriculars. Life was always busy with progressing to the next task in order to make myself feel like I was in control of the path I was...

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Empowerment

It’s All About Attitude

Attitude is Everything   Let’s talk about attitude. Attitude is our thoughts about significant symbols, groups and how we act in society. When you really get into the nitty gritty of it, attitudes can act as a shield to protect oneself in four different ways. According to Saul Mcleod, a published researcher who currently works at the University of Manchester, attitude can provide one with future knowledge about a situation giving them a greater sense of control, help one express themselves more easily to others, be more adaptive and help protect self esteem. When focusing on using attitude to protect our self esteem, sometimes we identify something we are not good at with a negative experience. For example, if you lost a tennis match, you may blame the sport itself...

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