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How To Maintain Balance In Your Life While At University

University is one of those things where if you let it, it can really consume all your time. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of only focusing on work and putting all the other important things in your life on the back burner. However, this is not exactly healthy because you need to have balance in your life because if you don’t have balance it’s easy to get exhausted, suffer from mental health problems and even physical problems. Here are some ways that can help you bring balance to your life while at university:

  1. Plan everything/keep a schedule– I would highly recommend getting a planner or scheduling your time in other ways. It will help to organise your time so that you don’t end up spending too much time on one thing and not enough on another. 
  2. Take some “me” time– I know it can be overwhelming with all the work you get from university but it’s also important to take some time off to focus on yourself and just relax. Whether it’s reading, sleeping, watching TV, yoga, meditation or pretty much anything just remember to breathe. 
  3. Mental health is important– your mental health should be your priority especially when you are at university because it’s easy to forget about it and end up being totally mentally exhausted due to stress and overworking. It helps to not leave assignments till the last minute because it can get very stressful to do everything at the last moment. Remember to seek help if you feel really overwhelmed.
  4. Don’t try to do everything– even though balance is good don’t overstretch yourself by trying to do too much. It’s okay to not be perfect all the time, it’s okay to not do everything at once and it’s also okay to spend some time doing absolutely nothing.  

I want to thank Yeka for giving me the opportunity to post on her blog and I really hope everyone enjoys this post!


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The Mind of a Champion!

I’ve learned and am learning to live a purposeful life while dealing with challenges of my disability.

Today’s blog post on how to live beyond your limitations despite living with a disability is about the purpose of this website though I shared my bouts with fear, insecurities, low self-esteem, and depression. It all stemmed from how I saw myself. I am planning great things for my website. My goal is to talk about what it takes to live and cope with a disability and still have a purposeful life.

Whether you have a physical disability or not we all face our challenges every day.  Let’s tell our stories! And, I’m not talking about a “pity party” story. I don’t want people to feel sorry for us. I want them to see a champion!

Someone who gets up every day who gets up despite the pain, suffering and discomfort.

That’s a champion in my book!

A champion is not just about receiving recognition from others. Your courage to get back up every day and fight makes you a champion. The only one who needs to recognize that is you. You need to embrace that you are a champion. We are made in the image of God; He put within us the ability to be conquerors but whether you walk in who God has called you to be is up to you.

Even in the face of these challenges, keep moving forward…


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HAVE THE COURAGE TO BE DISLIKED

I saw this statement on a meme. It takes a certain amount of courage to not be bothered by being liked.

The people pleaser in me would never allow it. There were times I forced a smile or a conversation with someone who I knew didn’t like me or gave off the aura that I wasn’t worth their time. Imagine using all that time and energy trying to convince someone how much of a great person you are instead of letting them think whatever they want and going on with your day.

At one point I was fearful of being disliked by people to point where I changed my desires and thoughts. I stopped doing what I felt was right for me and my context and every decision had to be approved by someone.

Now you would think I would be past all of that, huh. Sometimes, I’m still fearful but sometimes I don’t care what you think.

Many of us worry too much of what others think of us—our worrying stems from the fear of being judged.

How do we stop being bothered by the opinions and perceptions of others?

We understand that what people think of us has no hold on our destiny and it doesn’t change what God thinks of us.


GATES: A special series that focuses on healthy self-love, self-value, self-care, self-nurturing, and self-empowerment. ❤️

For even more powerful inspiration, do visit Kim of Beyond My Limitations! ❤️

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BEAUTY DEFINED

What is the first thing that pops in your mind when you hear the word beauty?

What does beauty mean to you and how are you self-imposing your perceptions on to other people?

These things have been crossing my mind lately because of how the “world” defines what beauty is to us. I have been meditating on the scripture that says, I am fearfully and wonderfully made in His image (Psalm 139:14) and it made me rejoice as a woman, a servant of God and yes a former mirror addict. True beauty is knowing who we are beyond the mirror. It is perfectly okay not to look like other people and not to get your identity confused with what your appearance is on the outside. Remember, people see the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart (I Samuel 16:7). I realized that there are not enough people who the world considers beautiful, speaking metaphorically, that “beauty is more than skin deep”. People that the world often dismisses. The people who actually “add” value to your life but instead they are unworthy of your time and because they are not pretty by the world’s standards.

While outward beauty isn’t everything that is what most people focus on because of not being able to look within and see their beauty from their Creator and for their character. I know a lot of women who are pretty but have a bad attitude. As ladies, we tend to look towards these types of women as models that defines what beauty is, why? When was the last time you looked towards someone who was broke as inspiration to become wealthy? When was the last you looked to someone for mentorship to start a business and they can’t even hold down a job? More than likely, you went to someone who wasn’t in your situation, or who had gotten out of it. This leads to an even bigger conversation and what it means to live authentically. I define living authentically as being who God created me to be, knowing my identity is not in the world but in Him.

We should address how we see beauty. It may be hard to discuss and digest, but the conversation is worth the self-reflection.

Leave your comments below and let’s discuss, what does beauty mean to you?


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TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

One of my classmates stated she is going to speak on the topic of mental health for the course of  the term for our assignments. Her topic caught my attention and I can’t wait to see how her project unfolds. There is a stigma to mental health. We usually think of someone with psychological issues when we think of mental health. That is part of it but that is just the tip of the iceberg. A person who internalizes their feelings can experience depression and social issues.

Too many people are suffering in silence. Our neighbors, colleagues and even members at our church and our social media friends may not look like they are struggling because most people don’t post about their sadness and shame.

We have become good at hiding our suffering.

In vulnerable and authentic conversations, I hear people say…everyone seems to have it all together.

So, who do you talk to?

Some people don’t talk to their family members because they are part of the problem—they don’t share what’s going with someone in their church because everyone appears to have this perfect life.

Shame wins when you remain silent about your pain because of fear and judgement.

I want to inspire the courage to share your pain with someone who has wisdom and compassion. I do not want people to suffer in silence like I did during my teens and beyond. By reaching out and getting the right kind of support you can begin to heal.

It can be scary to reach out for help. Sometimes you don’t know who to trust or who to talk to. We need to cultivate in our community of faith permission to share struggles. The scripture says in James 5:16 therefore, openly acknowledge your sins to one another, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed (Complete Jewish Bible).

My challenge is for you is to reach out to someone—Whether it’s to show your care for someone or to reach out for your own help.

Never underestimate the power of a courageous act.

I would like to invite you to the Rock Church where the power of God will meet you right at the place of your need. Come experience our dynamic worship services Sundays @ 10 am and our miracle and empowerment service @ 6pm. We are located at 9321 Edgebrook Houston, TX 77075. Not in town? No worries, you can steam in at http://www.therockwoi.com or Facebook live at Reflection of Christ Kingdom.


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MY EXPECTO PATRONUM

You are familiar with this word if you already watched the movie of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix. In this movie, it is a magic spell or charm that Harry used when a Dementors (evil or darkness) would attacked him and it also illustrated as a magic light or can form any creatures that would fight against darkness.

Well, after I’ve watched the movie this word “Expecto Patronum” really sounds good into my ear and engraved down into my heart. Why? because when Harry explained, “Just remember the patronus will protect you as long as you are focus”.

On that time, there’s a thought that really came into my mind, “Just focus and turn on the light when you can only see is the darkness in your life”.

On the other hand, in times of trouble we forget to see the light because we focus on the problem, we keep on worrying, we keep sadness and sorrow drowns in and sometimes we keep on complaining. We choose to focus only the dark side and consciously by focusing on it, we are getting stressed and more depressed. Then, it will create a negative force. So, how can a light works if we keep on thinking those negative thoughts?, We keep the sadness and sorrow drowns into our heart?

Remember that the Patronus is comprised exclusively of positive feelings and cannot comprehend negative emotion. It is used to drive off darkness because once you are in sadness, anxiety or stress the Dementors (evil or darkness) will attack you easily and that’s how Patronus acts as shield of sorts as explained by Granger.

In addition, an article entitled The Patronus described the expecto patronum as a kind of positive force and it works something like a shield.

So, how can we conquer darkness if we drown our hearts with those negative emotions?

Furthermore, I have my own wand with a great power as Expecto Patronum.

Because I have my own battles too against darkness (pain, worry, sadness, etc.)

And my expecto patronum is JESUS CHRIST.

As it is written in 1 John 1:5 “THIS IS THE MESSAGE WHICH WE HAVE HEARD FROM HIM AND DECLARE TO YOU,THAT GOD IS LIGHT AND IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL”

Jesus Christ is my light. He is my shield against darkness.

As similar with the expecto patronum , when it times of trouble need to focus only to HIM. In this past few weeks, I’ve encountered failure  because I did not focus onto His light. I’m just focusing in worries, troubles, sadness etc. All those negative thoughts really came into my mind.

But Thank God ,indeed His mercy is great than our sin. God is here always in my side (so to you too) His light never leaves behind my back. I did not see His lightness because I chose only the negative thoughts.

That’s how powerful my expecto patronum is.

Lastly, expecto patronum is a kind of positive force, and for the wizard who can conjure one, it works something like a shield, with the Dementor (evil or darkness). In order for it to work , you need to think of a memory. Not just a memory, a very happy memory, a very powerful memory. Allow to fill you up and let the expecto patronum reveals its power as reflects to your personality (The Patronus).

Moreover, my happy memory was how JESUS CHRIST captured my life and my heart (dated on July 12, 2015).

Therefore, Jesus is my light. He is my happy memory. He is my power. He is my shield. And He is my comforter when it comes with trouble. Hence, need to work more my salvation. And cultivate my faith to Him. Whatever the circumstances, need to stay focus on  HIM.

Added verse :

.Hearts of Human open before GOD.

Happy heart makes the face cheerful.

Cheerful heart has a continual feast.

Heart of the righteous studies how to answer.

Light of the eyes rejoices the heart.

and always remember,

that our hearts is the most important to GOD. (PSALM 19:14)”


Thank you so much! Yeka, for this opportunity to share an inspirational thoughts in your website.

I am so very grateful  to God for there’s a Yeka that whose heart is very cheerful. Hopefully! in God’s time our paths may meet.

Hello! readers, thank you for your efforts and time.  If you need some light and inspiration in your life please do visit my blog love5657.wordpress.com and just always remember that God  Got You all the time.


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MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS AND ANGER WILL DISAPPEAR

Anger is like a ball of fire in your hands which is equally dangerous for one who holds and people around. We often see people love to judge others which is a sign of their anger emotions inside and releasing in the form of judgments. We called our self smart when it comes to time management proudly say about multi tasking but is it strength or weakness. When people do multi tasking which is again a signal that they have not managed their schedule properly for independent task and now doing everything together without realizing creating space inside for anger emotions. Now we are not discussing about multi tasking that was the example to relate emotions. What humans are doing these days to manage their emotions because once they develop the skill of emotion management they will see themselves in different state of mind altogether. Imagine skill is developed among all humans how to manage emotions then they can very easily resonate themselves with …How CEO thinks?/What is happiness?/Journey to unstoppable success?/How to use failures as a fuel to success journey? etc. Necessity of today’s era is to develop the skill of managing anger emotions….. Once you develop the skill you witness miracles in and around yourself….


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