The beginning of the year can be stressful. The new schedule of classes, new internships, hours at work, and personal issues can cause stress. Being stressed out can make a person emotionally, physically, and mentally drained. We've all been there and we've all looked for new outlets when the tried-and-true just aren't helping.
Something different that I have found to relieve stress is to look at positive quotes. These quotes inspire me to keep going and realize whatever troubles going on are just a bump in the road. Inspirational quotes also help my friends whenever they come to me with advice.
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become" - Buddha
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
"It's not what you've lost, but it's what you find." - Ellie Goulding
Another thing that reminds me to stay positive is a hamsa. It is an amulet shaped like a hand, with three extended fingers in the middle and a curved thumb or pinky finger on either side. It is thought to protect against the “evil eye” and is a popular motif in both Jewish and Middle Eastern jewelry. After doing a little research, to me, it represents keeping your head up through tough times. Things happen, life goes on, no reason to be miserable and unhappy all the time. Someone people could learn so much about letting things go and looking at the positive every once in a while. Seeing a hamsa makes me think of being positive. Having a symbol like this on jewelry or a picture could remind you to keep a positive mind and to release those issues in life.
So next time you are stressed out. Take a deep breath and think of a quote or picture that makes you happy. It may take some time, but eventually, the stress will subside and you will be happy again.
I am a self starter extraordinaire with a knack for empowering people to cultivate their best lives. Cooking is therapeutic for my sanity. I'd rather spend my day on a spontaneous road trip with my best friends than shopping, but Target has my heart. If I'm not at the bookstore with my mom, taking a nap, or on the couch binge watching something with my cat and my boyfriend, I'm probably at the dining room table working.