Thoughts on Revenge

There are definitely people in my life that I would love to get revenge on. I’m sure you have some, too. However, what will it get you?

1. You will be as low as the person you’re hurting

2. People who like that person will probably think ill of you

3. It won’t heal the wounds you have, just give them new ones.

Here’s some healthy, and more mature, alternatives to revenge:

1. Kill the person with kindness – remember, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

2. Find your own ways of closure

3. Release your anger through something like running, art, or anything else constructive.

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Simple Happiness Tip

Materials Needed:

1. Mini Post-it Note, any color

2. Pen

Procedure.

Step 1:  Draw a Smiley face on the sticky note

Step 2:  Stick it somewhere you look a lot during the day (planner, mirror, desk)

Step 3: Smile every time you see this.

This maks my days so much brighter 🙂

My Fool Proof Method for Finishing a Book on Time!

All high school English classes have reading assignments, obviously. Some schools read a novel over time and discuss it in class. Some schools, like mine, assign the book, and give a test date, and the student is left on his own. People who procrastinate have a lot of trouble with this method. It’s hard to read a book every night when you know you have a month, three weeks, two weeks, etc. to read it. But then, suddenly, your test is tomorrow and you’re on chapter 4 and you don’t know what you’re going to do!

 

Avoiding that is easy.

 

1. Set up a Schedule – When I am assigned a book, a count the pages, and the days I have to read it. I leave out days I KNOW I will not be able to read. For example, I’m going to visit my sister at college; I can’t read in the car, it’s useless to schedule reading that day. Usually it will end up being maybe two or three chapters a night. This is so much more manageable than reading a whole book in one night.

 

2. Write it down – In your planner or calendar or whatever it is you use, each day write what you have to read (example: Tuesday: “Brave New World” chapters 4 and 5). Follow it like a homework assignment.

 

3. Rewards – “If I read these chapters, I can go to the mall and buy myself something,” “If I finish chapter 7 tonight, I can go out with my boyfriend tomorrow.” Things like that are good ways to motivate yourself. You will also feel the wonderful feeling of accomplishment as you see your bookmark move from the front of the book to the back.

 

Obviously there’s will power involved here, but it’s much better than having no system of getting reading done. Happy reading, guys!

How to Fit Exercise into a Busy Schedule

For those of you not involved in sports, there are a ton of other obligations that take time out of your day. Especially in your teens, exercise is very important for your health. Only recently I’ve begun exercising regularly again. With Chorus, SAT Class, Work, Homework, and my friends and boyfriend, it’s hard to fit it in. But here’s how I committed myself to exercising every day: 1.  Treat it like a daily routine. You do homework every day, because it’s part of your responsibility. Treat working out like homework. But, have fun while you do it. 2. It doesn’t have to be a long time. I run on my treadmill for 15 minutes a day. If I have time, I do other things. But commit yourself to at least 15 to 20 minutes of exercise. 3. Grab a buddy.  Yesterday Michelle and I went running (/walking) in the park. My boyfriend and I are going to go running together in the summer. A buddy will give you motivation 🙂 Remember to make it fun.