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How to Stay Healthy in College

Staying healthy and being active is my key to success in college. Growing up, my parents were always advocates for staying active. My mother runs full and half marathons, while my dad lost 50 pounds to renew his life change. I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and hope to advise on simple changes that can make drastic differences in how you feel and live. Establishing a day-to-day morning routine has been one of my most beneficial habits. I'm an early riser so for me; therefore, this is what my routine looked like--5:00 AM, wake up; 5:15 AM, go running; 5:45 AM, return and shower; 6:00 AM, brew coffee; 6:05 AM, plan out my day; 6:30 AM, devotional; 7:00 AM, homework or anything

What I've Learned in LA

Before COVID-19 placed most trips on hold, I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Los Angeles with the National Millennial and GenZ Community (NMC). Over the past four years the group has met with over 200 companies throughout the United States and world. The LA trip was the 28th “field trip” to initiate conversations with organizational leaders about the values and beliefs of this next generation of workers. About the National Millennial and Gen Z Community NMC is a community of college students and NMC alumni who travel around the U.S. to elevate the conversation and eliminate the negative comments surrounding millennials and Generation Z. These generations account for more than 50 perc

Is Life Really That Hard?

“Life only gets harder,” but will it? Being a full-time student, working two part-time jobs, and balancing life as a 21-year-old is exhausting. I find myself working as hard as I can and doing as much as I can to pursue all the opportunities possible to avoid missing out on any beneficial experiences. I want to experience everything, and that could be my biggest strength and my biggest weakness. As a first-generation college student, I knew it would take a lot of hard work, but I never thought about all the little things I would have to sacrifice. My schedule differs from week to week. From Monday through Friday, I was on the University of Colorado-Denver campus, attending my four classes.

Stop Taking Advice

Stop taking advice If there’s anything the $9.9 billion self-help and personal coaching industry tells us, it’s that people are constantly seeking advice from others. Fitness and lifestyle influencers on social media give advice from what to eat to how to decorate for the holidays. And, of course, family members give solicited and unsolicited advice at every opportunity. But here’s the thing: If you’re always looking to others to check your beliefs and advise you on decisions, you’re never going to 1) feel committed to anything you believe or do or 2) make the decision right for YOU. So what advice should you take? How can you weed out good advice from bad? In what situations should you ask