Thursday, May 9, 2019

Friendly Reminder: Your Brain Is Lying

Self care and reality check for anxiety and anxious people.

Do you find yourself freaking out because you have this internal monologue saying, "You aren't good enough." Or, "Nobody likes you." Or, "You're stupid." Or, "You shouldn't be yourself." Or other extremely negative thought patterns you have about yourself? Yeah, I have them, too. It's annoying, right? But, you know what? Our brains are actually lying to us. We're doing fine. You're doing fine, way better than you think you're doing. You're good enough. You're loved. You're smart in your own way. And, you really should be yourself and do what is authentic to yourself.

I know that your anxiety is taking over. So, take a deep breath with me. Take the biggest breath you've taken throughout the whole day. In the words of YogaWithAdriene, breathe lots of love in.  And now breathe out through your mouth. Breathe lots of love out. Now, close your eyes and focus on your breath. Take two more breaths. When you're done, open your eyes and read the rest of this post! Or, not, totally up to you.

This probably won't alleviate your anxiety and negative thought process right away, but at least for this moment, you're okay. 

This is your reality check. You're doing great. Even when you don't feel like it, you're still worthy. And, remember, your brain can be a negative, lying bitch sometimes.

My inspiration for this post (you know other than my anxiety): 

If you know anyone who needs this, please share it with them! For more self-care, read Friendly Reminder: Don't Compare Yourself!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Root for Growth's Top 5 Personal Finance Tips

When people think of dealing with their finances, they may think, "Ew, gross." Some people might even prefer to stay in the dark when it comes their finances because they're scared to face how bad it might be. Others would rather not be bothered by it because they're just too lazy to figure it all out. If you're one of those people, I'm calling you out: that's a terrible stragety and it can get you into a ton of financial trouble.

I know it might be tedious, annoying, and stressful to get started, but you know what else is tedious, annoying, and stressful? Having creditors come after you, not being able to apply for a place to live or a loan because of your low credit score, and trying to figure out how you're going to pay for your bills. (I've heard it's even worse.)

So, how do you take a step towards financial stability? The biggest step is with financial literacy. You can do that by reading personal finance books and blogs and/or taking a financial literacy course. And, yay! You've already taken a step towards your financial future by reading this blog post because I'm going to share with you guys Root for Growth's Top 5 Personal Finance Tips.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Love is a Choice

So, this post is a little different. This one will be more of a personal essay as opposed to a more factual post because you know I love science and all. So, without further ado, here's Love is a Choice.

One day my cousin Jackie and I were laying on her bed talking about love and relationships. With questions like, what does it even really mean to be "in love"? My idea of love for a long time came from movies and TV shows that I used to watch when I was a kid.

After rewatching some of these shows and movies, I've come to discover my idea of love was actually extremely unhealthy. Like, Phoebe and Cole's love from Charmed. When I was younger, I used to think it was so romantic that Cole just wanted to be with Phoebe. He just didn't want to let her go even though she insisted that she didn't want to be with him anymore...several times. But in actuality, he was crazy and unhealthily obsessed with her.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

5 Common Disempowering Phrases We Use

These phrases are disempowering and promote disempowerment, which is why we need to know these phrases to encourage using empowering words and promote empowering others, empowerment, and empowerment activities.

I was reading How to Be a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero. From pages 81 to 84, she talks about how we need to watch what we say because it can stop us from manifesting money into our lives. When I was reading this section, it got me thinking of how powerful words are. They can affect how we feel, how we see ourselves, how people see us, and they can give or take power away from us. I started thinking of and researching phrases that disempower us. And, you know what? We say a lot of phrases that can disempower us.

I didn't realize how much I said these phrases until I caught myself saying them often. I was subconsciously disempowering myself for 22 years! It only seemed right to share these 5 Common Disempowering Phrases We Use to prevent you guys from unknowingly disempowering yourselves, too.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

How to Set Goals and Achieve Them

Haven't you ever wondered how to set goals and actually achieve them? Yeah, me too. It was always one of those things that I've always meant to look up, but never really did. And, I'm sure you thought the same thing, which is why I've gotten over the procrastination and did the hard work for you and researched about goal setting and wrote this post How to Set Goals and Achieve Them because who doesn't want to actually achieve their goals? The majority of people I'm guessing. So without further ado, here are the steps to set goals and achieving them so we can achieve some goals together.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Growth Diary of an American Student at a U.S. International Business School

Diane Tran is an American student at a U.S. international business school...You're probably thinking, "What? What does that even mean?" Let me clarify. She was born and raised in the United States and is currently a graduate student at Hult International Business School pursuing two masters' degrees in international business and finance. Now, that we got that all squared away, let's talk about Diane.

Intelligent, beautiful, ambitious, driven - you'd think that I'd be describing the next Miss America. Nope, I'm talking about Diane Tran - future consultant for beauty industry companies. I met her when I was a freshman in college where she was my tutor/mentor for a program that we were both in called the Intercultural Leadership Program. Although we've lost touch throughout the years, I've always admired her. Maybe it was her self-assurance, her ambition, or her kindness that drew me to her. I'm not sure, but whatever it was, it made me want to interview her and understand her growth and how did she become the person that she is today. So, without further ado, here's the Growth Diary of an American Student at a U.S. International Business School.

Monday, February 18, 2019

How to Fall in Love With Yourself

How to fall in love with yourself and self love tips

In the spirit of the month of love, I think it's really important to talk about the most important relationship you have - your relationship with yourself. For some of you guys, you might already have this on lockdown. Yay! Good for you! For others, loving yourself may seem too out of this realm to happen because you don't know how to, which is why I'm writing this post: How to Fall in Love With Yourself to help you achieve this ever so daunting task.