3 Challenges for 2012

Posted: January 6, 2012 in Mental Health

Whats good College Body Nation?! I ALWAYS go M.I.A from CB when I go back home to TX no matter how much I tell myself I’m not going to let that happen.. BUT I am back in action now, and one of my New Years resolutions was to be more consistent & active with College Body, and BLOW it up! I want to incorporate recipes, more workouts, mental health blogs, interviews, guest posts, and even relationship/dating blogs! I tried to set each day of the week with a different type of blog. SO since Friday’s are going to be “Mental Health” days here is my first one of 2012!

Mental health is JUST as important as physical health if not more important. The FIRST thing to realize is that every single one of us is f’d up in someway. We all have our own stuff going on, and one person’s bullshit is NO more stressful than anybody else’s, it’s all relative. SO with that in mind here are my challenges to you in 2012:

1) BE AWARE that everybody has insecurities. Stuff you are insecure about is probably the same stuff 1,000,000 other people are insecure about. Just having this awareness that you are not “weird” or “strange” enables you to have SO much more confidence. I use to walk around campus with my headphones in & head down purposely avoiding eye contact with people, and thinking people were looking at me & judging me & shit when in reality they were probably thinking the SAME thing! The funny thing is that I had been told that I was perceived as confident even though I didn’t feel that way on the inside at all! Once I had this awareness that EVERYBODY feels some sort of insecurity inside it helped my confidence skyrocket.

2) ASSUME the Mayans are right. This is the year the world ends according to the Mayan calender, correct? Maybe homeboy just got tired of chiseling dates into that stone, or maybe 2012 is their favorite number, or maybe those dudes really DO know whats up and the world is coming to an end. Either way, my second challenge is to assume that the rumor is correct. Pretend like 2012 IS your last year living. Do things you enjoy, take risks, make moves, or whatever else is on your bucket list. “What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail” is one of my favorite quotes. Let that be the theme of you 2012!

3) Get OUT of your comfort zone. The more you get out of your comfort zone, the more confident you become! Write down on a sheet of paper EVERYTHING that sounds like fun, but you have never done based on fear of what others thought, and go do them this year! Here are a couple of my things

  • Take an improve class
  • Join a basketball league in the “hood”
  • Learn a cool dance that the ladies will like
  • Get into a rap freestyle battle with a stranger
  • Sing Karaoke

Those are just a couple of mine, but I plan on completing my whole list before 2013!

These are 3 challenges I want you all to focus on this year! Have challenges of your own? Leave a comment or let me know at Collegebody@gmail.com. Looking forward to 2012! It’s going to be a great year, legoooo!

And one more thing… be sure to check out thedormdiet.com and “Like” the page 🙂

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