Life is busy. I am a full time student, have a part time job and leadership position within my sorority and at times it is hard to balance all of that plus my new blog so just stay patient as I figure out balancing everything going on in life, but I know at the end of the day it is worth it! With that being said, a part from all of our priorities in life, what do you do to make yourself happy? To find true peace within a day I believe that you need to set aside at least 30 minutes or more to do something you love. I want to share with you certain things that make me smile when life gets crazy and what new things I’m trying! The key for me is to stick to something old and to try something new. I hope you can get a few ideas to try yourself and feel free to share any ideas on how you find enjoyment in your life.
For me, my something old is taking a long walk and listening to music. I started doing this in high school and continue to go on my power walks around campus. Yes, I look like a grandma pumping my arms as I walk around campus but I don’t mind it one bit. I once had someone tell me that I was walking away from my problems. Sadly, I have to agree that at times this is the case, but I want to encourage you to not avoid your problems by walking by yourself every day. Take a friend, have a venting session, grab an ice-cream or just plug in your headphones so you aren’t swarmed with thoughts. When I do this, I can self reflect and just breath. My two mile walk around campus today was full of country music. Check out my favorite playlists on my Spotify account!
My something new is photography! I absolutely love picture taking so I recently have decided to take on part time work with my mom and photograph events. I have done recent shoots for friends and have taken a few classes and absolutely love photographing!
I have had a lot of people ask me what camera I use and I use a Canon Rebel T3. For events I use this Nikon, provided by the venue. Both are great options! I also purchased this red scarf camera strap on Etsy!
Last week, I took some fun shots of one of my sorority sisters in our town square and had a blast! Finding a hobby that makes you happy is the best stress reliever. I love taking pictures because it is a fun way to look back and see all of your memories, but I also try not to live on my phone screen because then you will miss out on key moments that your camera can’t capture.
One of my new mindsets is to try new things and next on my list was new exercise classes. Stay tuned on the blog as I plan on writing how I am in the process of learning what exercises are best for my body and what could be amazing for yours! Enjoy this time as you rest and read. I encourage you to make a list of things that make you happy and a new list of new things to try. I can’t wait to see the amazing things you will do!
“I think we like to complicate things when it is really quite simple; find what it is that makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy and you’re set. I promise.”