Look Better, Feel Better

Nike shorts, sandals, and a big t-shirt.

This is the outfit I put on basically every single day for school. I had ultimately decided that being comfortable was more important than looking good about half-way through my first year of college, and since I had never found a legit reason to wear anything other than a t-shirt and shorts to school.

For the first time in probably three years, I woke up this past Monday morning with this random urge to actually dress, dare I say it, cute. I had to get out of bed a little earlier, which I didn’t like, but it was definitely a nice change from my normal “get ready in 10 minutes and run out the door” mornings.

As I arrived at school, I felt a greater sense of confidence walking to class than I usually did. I felt like I didn’t just blend in anymore and that I was actually…noticeable. A guy held the door open for me, too, which was nice because that never happen to me. I felt more important, stylish, and pretty darn happy. Wow, could making myself look better on the outside really impact my overall mood?

After having these results from the first day, I decided to dress a little better throughout the rest of the week to see how it would affect my happiness. Though there was no extreme differences, I did feel better about myself overall, had a greater sense of confidence, and interacted more with my friends and people around campus.

In the future, I definitely plan on dressing a little nicer for school with hopes that it will continue to make me a more sociable, happier person.

With Love,

Kelsey

It’s OK to Not Be OK

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Expressing how you’re feeling isn’t always the easiest. With the society we live in today, it may be hard for you to share these feelings because you’re scared people may look at you differently, or see it as a sign of weakness.

Sharing how you’re feeling with your friends or family is the first step in the right direction. This will not only allow you to stop burying the pain you’re feeling, but also get the help and support that you may need. It’s okay to not be okay, but it’s also not okay to feel unhappy for a long period of time.

Here’s 4 tips to help speed up your ride back to happiness:

1. Take care of your body.

Exercising, drinking water, and getting a sufficient amount of sleep are just a few physical improvements that can help to improve you mentally.

2. Set achievable goals. 

Whether it’s academic or personal, setting goals that are more realistic will improve your chances of following through with them.

3. Avoid alcohol and drugs. 

Some may use alcohol and drugs as an escape from their feelings, but once the buzz fades away, those ill feelings will still be there. Keeping drinking and partying to a minimum will keep you focused on yourself and whats ahead of you.

4. Don’t forget how valuable you are.

Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you. Do things that make you happy, make time for hobbies, and avoid criticizing yourself. You’re wonderful.

With Love,

Kelsey

 

Welcome, friends.

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One important thing I’ve learned through life is that happiness isn’t always a choice. Most people forget to tell you that it’s okay to be sad, feel stressed, and have other emotions. Being a college student with a job, internship, and somewhat of a social life, it’s not the easiest to find time to focus on doing or enjoying the things that make me truly happy.

My hopes are to share with you how to find and create happiness in the simplest and most unexpected ways.  We’re all humans who deserve to be filled with joy, so join me in taking time out of your day to focus on you. Stay beautiful, stay strong, and welcome to your Sweet Serendipity.♥♥♥

With Love,

Kelsey