Today's Challenge (9/15/17): Make time for something that makes you happy. Life can be chaotic and crammed, but take a little bit of time out of your day to do that one thing you've been dying to do.
Today's Challenge (9/14/17): Be grateful. Find 3 things, big or small, that you're grateful for. They can be people, things, experiences, whatever you want, but find something to be grateful for to put life into perspective.
Today's Challenge (8/12/17): If something bad happens to you today, try to keep a positive attitude. It can always be worse, and remind yourself that it's not as bad as you think. Remember, it's not what happens to you, but how you react to what happens to you.
Today's Challenge (4/18/17): Go to bed early. Do as much of your homework as you can when you get home from school so you can allow yourself to get a good night's sleep. Sleep is crucial to having a successful day, so make sure you get enough of it.
Today's Challenge (4/16/17): Express gratitude. Find joy in the small things and share the happiness with others. Thank others for all that they do for you and show others now love and joy can be found even in the smallest of gifts.
Today's Challenge (4/2/17): Give yourself a compliment. Sometimes we spend so much time giving love to others that we forget to love on ourselves a little bit. Show some self-love, because you deserve that!!!
Today's Challenge (3/17/16): Give someone a compliment. Chances are you might make their entire day with that one compliment, so go ahead and do it!
Today's Challenge (3/16/17): Talk to someone about your dreams. Tell them what you want to do next week, or within the next year, or what you want to do with your whole life. It may be scary, but telling someone may lead to an opportunity. Maybe someone has a connection to someone who can offer you an internship, or someone knows a professor you can talk to at the college you're interested in. Putting your dreams out there can make it easier to accomplish them.
Today's Challenge (3/15/17): Work on something bigger than yourself. Find a new project and pursue it. Make the goal of your project something other then self benefit. Ironically, doing this will bring you some more joy and happiness, as well as helping others.
Today's Challenge (3/14/17): Try to have a positive outlook. Did something go wrong? Try to let it go instead of holding on to it for the entire day. Having a good day means you have to let some things go.
Today's Challenge (3/13/17): Pick up a book. Before you go to bed or if you have downtime, read a book instead of scrolling through your phone. It's very relaxing and comforting to get out of your own little world for a bit and to experience a new one.
Today's Challenge (3/9/17): Forgive someone. I know it's harder than it sounds, but letting go of a grudge will make you feel so much better because you won't have to carry that baggage around with you.
Today's Challenge (3/8/17): Try some new music! Listen to something completely different from your normal tunes. You may hate it, but you may discover something you totally love. Either way you'll have tried something new.
Today's Challenge (3/7/17): Get as much homework done as you can throughout the day. If you have downtime in class or a free period, use it productively instead of going on your phone. If you do more work during the day, you'll have less to do when you get home and your afternoon will be much more relaxed.
Today's Challenge (3/5/17): Have a dance party! Find something small and celebrate it to the max! All the little things deserve to be celebrated with a dance party. The world needs more dance parties. Let's have more dance parties.
Today's Challenge (3/1/17): Make a list of everything you love about yourself. They can be physical attributes, characteristics, accomplishments, ANYTHING! Write it down and put it in a place you can find it if you need a little boost of confidence.
Today's Challenge (2/22/17): Get ahead on your work. If you have time, try to get some extra homework done, even if it isn't due tomorrow. Doing a little extra work now will really pay off later and will relieve tons of stress.
Today's Challenge (2/20/17): Read a book before you go to bed. Instead of watching Netflix or scrolling through your phone, take some time to read and educate your mind before falling asleep.
Today's Challenge (2/19/17): Listen to new music. Listening to something different than your go-to playlist will give you some new perspectives on life and you might fall in love with something new.
Today's Challenge (2/12/17): Go to bed early. It's Sunday night. Try to go to bed an hour or so earlier than normal if you can. I promise it will get you off to a good start for the week and you'll feel rested and ready to take on the challenges the new week may bring you.
Today's Challenge (2/7/17): Let your friends know how thankful you are for them. Tell them that you appreciate what they do for you, and let them know how loved they are. You never know when someone needs to hear something good about themselves, so be the person to deliver that message.
Today's Challenge (2/6/17): Eat something healthy. Don't focus on cutting everything unhealthy out of your diet, but if you have an option, pick the healthier one. Even though it might suck to pass something up in the moment, you'll thank yourself later, and you'll feel much better about yourself when you eat something good.
Today's Challenge (2/2/17): Listen to someone. Let someone vent to you and let them tell you about their problems. Be there for someone and let them say what they need to say. Be the friend you want to have by showing people that you care through listening.
Today's Challenge (2/1/17): Happy February! It's a new month, so you have a fresh start. Make some goals for the month and think of ways you can accomplish them. Get in a positive mindset about the new month because there's so many opportunities to try new things and it's going to be even better than the last!!!
Today's Challenge (1/31/17): Call someone on the phone. Instead of texting them, give them a quick call. It can be really nice just to be able to hear someone's voice, so take advantage of that and pick up the phone.
Today's Challenge (1/27/17): Take a second to breathe. We can get so caught up in the moment everyday, especially with the demand of school, so find some time in the day to calm down and breathe. Focus on yourself and how you're feeling and do what you need to do to for yourself and your body.
Today's Challenge (1/26/17): Apologize. I know better than anyone how difficult it is, but if you get in a heated arguement or mess up, apologize to the person. However difficult it may be, it will actually leave you feeling much calmer. You won't be left feeling guilty or holding a grudge, which is very freeing.
Today's Challenge (1/25/17): Let things go. This is difficult, so let's start small. If you see something on the internet that triggers you, take a second to think if reacting to it will actually help you. If it's something that you're very passionate, then go for it, but if not leave it be and let it go. This is something I've been working at lately, and I have got to say it's quite difficult. Good luck!
Today's Challenge (1/24/17): Compliment someone. Complimenting people is so simple and will automatically put both of the people in the situation in a better mood. If you give someone a compliment, it will brighten their day and you'll feel really good because you helped make someone's day better!
Today's Challenge (1/23/17): Stand up for something you believe in. Talk about a cause you love, stand up for a friend, or call someone out if they're being rude. Be unapologetically yourself, and defend who you are and what you believe in, because if it's important to you, it's worth fighting for.
Today's Challenge (1/22/17): Do something for others today. It can be big or small. Help out with a charity, help your younger brother with his homework, or help your parents make dinner. A little help can go a long way and will leave both of you feeling good and appreciated.
Today's Challenge (1/21/17): Tell someone you love them, and tell them WHY. We say those three words often, but do we ever tell people why we say them? Let's make sure people know why they are loved and appreciated.