“New Year, New me!” This started off as a serious statement grounded in my New Year’s resolutions — A new year is a new year of possibilities. A new year is a new year of new goals. A new year … Continue reading New Year, New Me: The Trap of New Year's Resolutions
If you were to look at my most recent search history, you would see the following: Since finishing my first semester of graduate school and reflecting on the experience, I have put “Find Work Life Balance” on the top of … Continue reading Achieving a "Work Life Balance"
As the school year is getting started and settled in, I realized that a large concern for many students (including myself) is how to stay organized throughout the school year. Some of us are able to start off the semester … Continue reading New Semester, New Me: Staying Organized and Prepared in School
Whether it is in the workplace, your community organization, your school club, or within your friend group, active-constructive responding is a skill that will lead to greater understanding and positive results. What is ‘active-constructive responding’? Simply put, it is responding … Continue reading How to Engage in Active-Constructive Responding
This is an activity that was adapted from the ‘Best Possible Self’ positive psychology intervention. I used this activity when I engaged with middle school and high school students and it has been a successful creative self-reflection activity. It also … Continue reading Visualizing Your Best Possible Self
I often get asked “How do you take care of your mental health?” “What is your secret?” And although I wouldn’t necessarily call this a secret, I’d like to share one of my favorite activities for self reflection in this … Continue reading Writing Letters to Yourself for Self Reflection
Starting something new always makes me anxious and feeling that I have to do well and be perfect. That’s how I felt when I started bullet journaling. I didn’t want to mess up (especially since I was using pen!) and … Continue reading Bullet Journaling: How Do I Get Started?