Stop Comparing Yourself
Let's face it, we all compare ourselves to other people and somehow measure our success based off of theirs (guilty). However, what if we stopped comparing ourselves and just looked at others as inspiration rather than aspiration? When I first started blogging, I saw all of these amazing blogs and thought "Bihhh you can't do that!" So, I spent my days trying my best to copy their style. Until one day I realized that blogging is only fun because it's my emotional outlet. How am I suppose to express myself, if I'm trying to be someone else? Therefore, find a way to look at people and compliment them without putting yourself down.
Since studying abroad, I've been exposed to the beauty of traveling more. From Paris to Barcelona, this little black boy from Atlanta has experienced some of the most breathtaking sites in the world. Now, it's your turn. Start by traveling to the city/state closest to you and making your way further and further away from home. Visit the local museums, try new food, meet up with your Instagram followers, and take pictures of cool things. I'll write a post about traveling soon.
When you wake up in the morning how do you feel? For me, I'm always feeling weary (10 pts if you read that in Solange's voice). To get my day started, I say positive affirmations that give me a boost of confidence to conquer any challenge. Write down four powerful lines of motivation/inspiration and repeat them to yourself with enthusiasm every morning! If you can't think of anything to say, google "Positive Affirmations."
Live In the Moment
As Millennials we are always talking about the future, but what about now? Are we going to continue to disregard the beauty of the present? Whenever I get too consumed in "future thoughts," I take a moment to myself and just breathe (inhale 7 seconds, exhale 11 seconds). Instead of stressing about what's to come, think about the small steps you can take NOW to get there.
Document Your Life
Do you remember that little photo album filled with family pictures your grandmother kept in her house? Well, now it's your turn. Documenting your life can take on different forms. Photo-Albums/Scrapbooking is the most popular, but there's video diaries, blogging, journaling, and even social media. In the next ten years, you want to look back at experiences and show others the great things you've done.