Practicing Mindfulness in College

Staying positive or motivated is a lot easier said than done. Even for simple everyday tasks or homework. I’m a college student, trust me I know, but it is something that I strive to do every day. Yes, I get upset or have bad moods, but that does not mean that my day is ruined. Yes, I also have bad days, but I think about how small I am, and my bad day compared to the grand scheme of things and it puts me back into perspective. One of my favorite quotes is “it’s just a bad day, not a bad life” and honestly, I have never heard anything truer.

The people who follow me on Instagram know this to be true, but every day I try and post a little motivational quote or verse. I started this shortly after I started this school year and I absolutely love it. Not only does it motivate me or give me a little daily reminder, but I have also had people reached out to me and tell me how it positively impacts them. It takes me five seconds to post it, and for all I know, it makes someone’s day.

I love quotes, good verses, self-help books, and anything else that most people consider to be cheesy. Honestly, that is how I stay so positive and motivated, by reading things that put into perspective how small my problem really is. It may not work for everyone but being reminded that my 5-second problem is nothing compared to my 86,400 second day, really makes me realize that I shouldn't waste any more time being unhappy or stressing over something I cannot change. 

Remember how five years ago YOLO was a thing? Well, it still applies, you really do only live once, so there is no point dwelling on the past or spending extra time stressing over something that can’t be changed. If it can be changed, then change it, if it can’t be changed then let it go. Life is too short to waste your time on things that shouldn't be on your mind.