de-stress

Hey everyone,

I discern that this is a busy season for many people. Whether you are a college student looking for a summer opportunity, a recent high school grad preparing for school in the fall, a parent shopping for a prom dress, a teacher counting down the days until the last day of school or a parent preparing for a family vacation. Though I agree that it can be difficult to squeeze in some time to de-stress and relax, I am here to tell you that it is possible. Dedicating some time to relax is key in order to be productive. Here are some tips to help you throughout this busy season.

  • Schedule some “me time”
    • Pick a time and a day where you can fully devote to yourself. Look at your schedule for the rest of the week and make time for you! This may feel silly or uncomfortable if you are doing it for the first time but that is okay because where there is uncomfort there is also growth. This is a time for you to relax and be alone, so do not hand out any invitations.
  • Go for a walk
    • Throw on comfortable clothes, tie your sneakers and hit the door for a walk. The more you walk, the more you stress you release; which is perfect for a time like this. I challenge you to leave your phone at home to remove distractions and allow your mind to wander freely.
  • Meditate in the morning
    • Before starting your day, take 5 to 10mins to meditate. This is a perfect time to prepare your mind and body for a new day; doing this will allow you to be more relaxed throughout the day. I challenge you to try this for at least three days and you will notice a huge difference within yourself.
  • Make a gratitude list
    • Sometimes we walk around wanting more without realizing that we have all that we need in our lives already. Understanding what we have, will allow us to appreciate things more. With that being said, list the things that you are most grateful for in your life.
  • Eat greens
    • Fueling your body with the right foods is more important than you think. Being productive is something that we all strive for but eating the right food is just as important. Your energy throughout the day, determines on how well you will produce for that day. Click here to see what fruits and vegetables are currently in season.

 

Love,

Deyla

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White Seagull Flying on Sky

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Flap your wings and SOAR! You are not designed to stay in a nest. You are created to STEP OUT of the nest and fly. It is impossible to soar without flapping. Flapping allows you to prepare for your flight. Though it may be scary to think about falling, you must step out and do it anyway. You must fly by faith and not by sight. It’s okay to close your eyes for a moment but hold on tight to your faith. You were made to soar. You are no longer an egg, your hatching days are over. That is the problem today, many eagles are flapping around with an “egg” mindset. They have grown out of the nest and they are too afraid to step out of their comfort zone. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, understood as a child, thought as a child but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) Break out of your egg mindset and SOAR like the eagle that you were created to be.

 

Much love,

Deyla

 

✨ Here is an Afro Latina Woman who enjoys to travel. She uncovered this passion as a college student as she studied British Literature in the United Kingdom. During her studies, she was able to visit Caen, France and Barcelona, Spain. It was love at many sights. Two years later, she returned to the United Kingdom cruising through Europe for a month. In this photo she is casually smiling under the Tuscan sun. She shares her passion with her students in The Bronx and donates to college students who study overseas. She is currently mapping out her next travel ventures. A travel a year, will keep your mind awake and a healthy savings account will keep your options open! Travel on my brothers and sisters, travel on! 🛩 •


 

With lots of love,

deyla

Pick up your head. ✨ You are worthy. Your voice matters. You make a difference. You are needed. Your presence makes a difference. Your light shines through darkness. You are important. Your smile illuminates any room. Pick up your head. You are precious in the eyes of the lord. You were chosen to be free. Your pure joy is essential for those who are numb to joy. You are placed in situations purposely to restore hope. You inspire others to go after their dreams. Pick up your head and know that you matter. Some of you have never heard any of this before. And I am telling you now, that YOU MATTER… more than you think. #YouMatter ✨🤗✨


 

With lots of love,

deyla

🌱 Its not what it looks like. I mean, its more than what it looks like. When I wake up in the early morning, you are exactly what I crave for. As I take my first sip, a deep breathe of relief follows after. I close my eyes and tilt my head back; preparing my mind, body and soul for a fresh new day. I ask god to use me as a vessel to glorify his kingdom and to provide me with specific instructions for today. Before taking my second sip, I wait for god to speak. I hold you up close to my face, for a mini facial. Instantly, god begins to download information/instructions into my spirit. Thank you, father. After writing it all down, I am now ready for the rest of you. Coffee do it for some but you do it for me. See, its not what it looks like. You are more than just tea to me. 🍵


 

With lots of love,

deyla