4 Healthy Habits to Add Into Your Routine | Guest Post by Autumn

>> Set aside some time to just relax.  This is really important, especially during the school year, but also throughout the whole year.  If you work mostly inside, take some time to go out and walk around a little! It’s good for you and it helps you to refocus on the task at hand.  Also make sure to take mental breaks.  THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. (And no I do not mean relax mentally by scrolling on Instagram ;) If your mind just keeps running and running, soon you’re going to be grumpy and definitely not feeling very inspired or happy. So remember – relax.  Don’t keep running around in circles all day.  Sit down, think and refocus.  Trust me, it is so worth it and your body will thank you.

>> Snack healthy.  I am a HUGE snacker.  I love eating (duh) and, obviously, because of that I like to snack throughout the day.  And that’s definitely not a bad thing! But one thing that I’ve been trying to work on is reaching for healthier foods when I want to snack.  Because of my huge sweet tooth, I usually want to grab something sugary (OREOS ANYBODY?), but I’ve found that something like granola (which is equally delicious) or yogurt is so much more better and filling.  Plus, it helps my mind feel more energized and last longer without wanting to crash.

>> Get an early start.  And I mean this in everything! Try it out for a day.  Get up earlier than usual, even if it’s only a half hour, and get a head start on your day.  If there’s a project at work or school that really needs done but, well, you're like me and a procrastinating perfectionist then instead of pushing it off further, sit down and JUST DO IT. It’s so worth it; you’ll get things done sooner, and THE FEELING IS UNBEATABLE.  I’ve been trying to apply this to long-term projects that I know are coming up.  If I can start working on it ahead of time and get it done earlier, it helps so much rather than trying to throw things together the night before the deadline.

>> Commit to your plans.  So I feel that this one kind of goes without saying, but if you have plans for something, don’t flake on yourself! Be committed.  Be dedicated to your work.  Train yourself and do it.  When you decide that you’re going to accomplish what you’re going to accomplish, chances are you probably will.  Whether this is in your plans to relax or for work, if you stick to it and do it, you’ll feel so much more better at the end of the day.


These are just a few tips that I thought of.   I’ve been trying to incorporate these into my daily routine, and I can tell you – IT PAYS OFF!

I hope that these ideas can give you some inspiration as we head into the lovely season of fall!

have a fantastic day :)



When Traveling | Guest Post By Rachel

ten things to do while traveling.

  1. Keep your eyes, heart, mind open.
  2. Love the people even if they’re different.
  3. Recognize the humanity in all of us.
  4. Absorb & discern.
  5. Put the filter on your Instagram pictures, but not on the way you view things or how you know God views things. It is what it is. And it isn’t what it isn’t.
  6. Listen to the sounds of the city.
  7. Listen to songs while traveling or walking around. They’ll help you remember things, later on, that you wouldn’t normally remember.
  8. Breathe.
  9. Learn.
  10. On the ride home? And after you get back? Remember. Remember what it felt like to be walking around the haze-covered streets with multitudes of other people you’ll never meet, remember what it felt like to eat freshly fried fish at high noon with sweat on your skin and salt on your lips, remember what it felt like to sit quietly in the subway and watch everyone’s gazes follow each other, then quickly jerk away when eye contact was made. We shy away from connection; why do we do that?

Traveling is more than the place. It’s more than you experiencing the place. To be able to recognize our differences and see the evolution of cultures and yet still be able to know that, underneath, we’re all human?
That’s special. So keep it.

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