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SHEERIOS FOR LIFE
Staying True To Yourself : School Year Edition
For most people in the States, school is or has already started. With school comes a whole new level of stress that you probably just began to forget over the summer. With new pressures from friends, parents, and teachers, it is easy to want to give up and lose hope. I am here to tell you that it gets better! I included some things that keep me going through the school year; keeping my happy and boosting my confidence. I also included some of my favorite quotes that I think will help remind you what really are the important things in life.
1. Find a place you are perfectly content.
Sometimes, the stress and pressure can be overwhelming and the best thing you can do is just to be alone. Find a special place, or make a space, where you feel comfortable and content. For me, there isn’t just one specific place. As long as I am outside, enjoying the fresh, crisp air, I feel renewed. For others, it may be a corner of your room you set up with blankets and pillows or on a bench under the apple tree in your backyard. Wherever it may be, take the time to go there and find peace. Take a deep breath; reflect and relax.
2. Stay active.
For me, this ties into my first point. I honestly love to go hiking and backpacking. Embracing nature has always been very calming for me. Whether it be in the woods or by the ocean. Staying active for you can mean, hiking, running, bicycling, yoga, or just a short walk around the neighborhood. Isak Dinesen has a famous quote, “The cure for everything is salt water, tears, or the sea.” Staying active will help lead a healthier lifestyle both mentally and physically, leaving you happier and more energetic.
3. Show endless love and compassion towards everyone; even when they make mistakes.
It’s easy to be nice to others when they treat us with the same respect, but it takes true courage to treat those who mistreat you with forgiveness and love. Of course there are always going to be bullies in the world. But it doesn’t make you a bigger person by reciprocating that hostility. My parents always told me, “kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” Work hard this year to achieve the grades you never really thought you could receive. Get organized and try your best. I promise, effort does not betray you. And when you do receive that A on that test, you’ll feel happier and comforted.
4. Cherish your friendships.
Believe it or not, good, special friendships are hard to come by. When you do find that person who truly loves and cares for you unconditionally, hold onto them for dear life. These are the friends that love you for who you truly are, not in spite of your flaws but because of them. Be honest with them and be there for them. Talk to them about important things but also talk to them about the silly things. Friendships aren’t a one-sided relationship. Make sure to give even more than you receive.
5. Be in the moment.
Because you never think the last time is the last time. But the present moment is alive and so full of potential. Live in this moment and be mindful of it all. Be crazy, be weird, because all anybody really needs is a good adventure, and don’t care what anybody else thinks. “You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.”
One of my favorite quotes is by Maya Angelou. It’s long, every word has resonated with me since the first time I read it. “I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Good luck this school year! Feel good, be good, and do good. Remember to enjoy every moment, eat, sleep, laugh, and don’t give up :-)
(Photography by: Grecia)