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Living life with Leila

lright, Rangers, we are (almost) 25% finished with this school year. That means fall sports are well into their district play, ranks and academic excellence have come out (and so has that signature Clements anxiousness over it all), and “spooky season” has officially begun. Life doesn’t stop for anyone, but before we get too caught up in the rush of it all, this week I’d like to present to a list of positive actions you can take to remind you all to keep it in perspective.

 

After the leisure of summertime and the reality of academics and school stress sinks in, feeling overwhelmed or worried are natural feelings to have. But you are not alone in this and there are more beautiful things to come than there are tragic things regarding your current situation.

 

I say this not to discredit the validity of your feelings, but to remind you that your now is not your always and that the world has so much more to offer.

 

  1. Volunteer– becoming a part of a community gives you a sense of purpose and pride as your energy goes into fulfilling others’ needs as well as your own
  2. Take Care of Your Body- exercise, find healthy foods you enjoy- when you are taking care of yourself internally, you will feel more secure externally
  3. Connect With Others- join a new club, find a community online… put yourself out there in the universe! You’ll realize that you aren’t the only one stressed about grades or going through something
  4. See the Good in Things- make a list of the positive aspects of the world and/or your life, you’ll realize that there are so many things greater than daily stressors
  5. Set Goals- give yourself a visual reminder of what the hard work you’re giving now is for and what you have going for you, it will make your passions worth fighting for

 

Things may not get better right away and they won’t ever be perfect, but you will grow as a person and you will get through this!

Living life with Leila