Just like most good qualities and habits, empathy is a double edged sword. The ugly part of empathy is that it makes things messy. Instead of being able to stay inside your own heart and mind and operate based on that, it forces you outside of that bubble and into other peoples' ideas, opinions, and … Continue reading Empathy’s Good, Bad, & Ugly — Learning From Life
For years, the first thing I thought of when I heard the word "empathy" was a line from Psych , "You know I'm an empathetic crier." While I am not an empathetic crier, I am definitely an empathetic person. There is just something in the air whenever a person around me has a specific emotion, … Continue reading Empathy & You
Empathy has become a buzzword over the last few years, as the age of technology has made it an ever-rarer and yet eternally more desirable trait for everything from romance to careers. As a general rule, empathy is considered the ability to understand someone else's feelings, to put yourself in their shoes. Some people, however, … Continue reading Empathy & Sympathy — Finding Balance
I chose to focus on diligence this week for a reason: it's spring break, and I didn't want to just let myself fall off the wagon for a week. I've met plenty of people who don't really use this week or doze through it, which seems fine and freeing until you realize that was 9 … Continue reading Diligence Requires Rest — Learning Through Life
It's not always easy to just get to work. There are life hacks, one-step magic tricks, tools, and a thousand products promising that if you just buy this one thing, you will suddenly magically have all the ambition and energy you need to go out and take over the world! Sadly, most of us find … Continue reading Just Do It! How To Be Diligent, Even When You Don’t Feel Like It.
Spring break tells you a lot about people. Whether you see it through pictures on social media, them bragging before or after the fact, or you use spring break plans for small talk before class, it's a great way to see what people care about when they're not worried about deadlines and GPAs. The single parent … Continue reading Being Diligent vs Being A Workaholic: Finding Balance
No matter where you grew up, what you have chosen to do with your life, or your level of success or failure, there is never a lack of people to tell you exactly what they think of your personal life choices. There's always a relative, friend, friend of a friend, or complete stranger who is … Continue reading Confidence & Me: Standing Out
While all this talk about being confident in yourself may seem fine, by now you're probably wondering how it would really benefit you. The way that confidence will affect your everyday life — for better or for worse — is shown in the way clothes can affect performance. There are articles such as this one that … Continue reading Confidence, Clothes, & Classes
When it comes to confidence, it's hard to know what balance is. We are told it's the key to success, yet we don't want to have too much and lack humility, but too little means we're insecure and needy... here's how to find balance.
Do you have a place in your home specifically set aside for rest? A corner of your dorm, a room in your house, a pile of blankets and pillows? It can be difficult to set aside space specifically for rest and relaxation, especially when living in a small space. Dorm, apartment, house with other humans, … Continue reading Room for Rest