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Be Your Own Biggest Cheerleader

In Career, Happiness, Health, Mental Health, Mindfulness by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

Recently I posted on Instagram about feeling stuck. Anyone else feel stuck in any area of life these days? I’ve been sitting in my own uncomfortable, icky “stuckness” for the past few days. (If you don’t already follow along, check it out. I post a lot of quick tips & candid moments.) Truth is, sometimes life can get really challenging. It can feel like life is working against you, or maybe things just aren’t going the way you had hoped and planned. The blurred lines can be infuriating as you’re trying to blaze your own path in life. I’ve taken some time to reflect and explore my most recent experience of stuckness. I’ve chatted with friends and colleagues. I’ve confided in family. I’ve journaled and meditated on it. I’ve read up a bit and listened to some inspiring and educational podcasts. This is what I’ve taken from my past week …

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I Set Weekly Goals in my Journal: The Why & How…

In Happiness, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Positivity by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

Be real with me. Are there things you tell yourself you’re going to start doing at the beginning of the week and then all of a sudden, it’s the following weekend, and you didn’t stick to anything you had hoped? I get it. We’ve all been there. It’s easy to get lost into the shuffle and fall back into the patterns that we’re used to. Making changes can be hard. This used to be my experience on the reg until I became more proactive and intentional about the things I wanted to implement in my life. I started setting weekly goals. Life is busy. Change is hard, especially during summer months where routine is no longer the norm. Our social lives are flourishing, and the options are endless. There are more opportunities to spend with family, friends, travel, and be outside than any other time of year. So exciting and …

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5 Quick Tips to Help Your Fear-Based Mindset

In Happiness, Health, Mental Health, Mindfulness by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

“The biggest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” – John C. Maxwell I read this quote this week and it stopped me in my tracks. Have you ever thought about why you do the things you do day in and day out? What drives you to get to work or to school? Is it a shear passion for what you are doing, that you are truly motivated to be there or is there something else? Do you ever feel limited by your own fears? As a society, we are often driven by fear. This fear-based approach to life is often influenced by something called the scarcity mindset – thinking we will never have or be enough. We fear messing up or making a big mistake because others may not love us or they may view us as less than. Here’s the catch – …

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Changing How I Eat Helped my Mental Well-Being

In Happiness, Health, Mindfulness, wellness by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

As a therapist and coach, I am incredibly interested in health. I am a huge advocate for overall wellness and “holistic” health but I haven’t always been this way. When I used to think of “health”, I thought of a person who didn’t need any medication, didn’t have any diseases and exercised frequently. I didn’t pay much mind to how what you eat correlates to overall health. My, how things have changed… About a year and a half ago I found myself feeling lethargic, stressed, and genuinely unhappy. It seemed like this was just a constant for over a month. I was just miserable. I felt like there was a cloud hovering over my head that made it hard to get out of bed some days. Energy was nonexistent, and I felt so unlike myself. It was scary. I had this weird itch that maybe my food choices and lifestyle …

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How to Prep for Finals Week Stress

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Finals week stress. Oof. Being that a lot of my clients are high school and college students, I wanted to address the (often) dreaded time of year, FINALS & EXAMS. For some they are quickly approaching and for others, you may have a few weeks ahead of you before the madness begins. Taking time to think about how you’re going to approach this high stress time is crucial to survival (and success)! Lots of students end finals week feeling discouraged and burnt out. Many go the whole week running on little to no sleep and then fall into a post finals coma. Sound familiar? Ya. I remember. I did it too! Don’t fret. There truly is a better way! These are some of my best tips and tricks to navigating the finals week stress & frenzy. One step you’ve conquered just by reading this post. Think about it ahead of …