How to Detox Your Life

This video could not come to me at a better time in my life! It’s actually cray. Right now, I am trying to rid myself of anything that’s weighing me down/holding me back/making me unhappy. This means I’m improving my skin regimen, clearing out my wardrobe, ridding myself of toxic people and FOOD (I only have deep-fried Oreos once in awhile… 😉 ), and becoming a more disciplined athlete. Very ambitious, but I know I can do it!

Here are some tips on how to detoxify your life. Simple steps, huge impact. Check it out!

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Active Living

This summer, my goal is to live a life of purpose. I want to do things with intent, passion, and commit to every- and anything I do. No matter what! I want to maximize my summer, and do so fabulously *hairflip*. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t throw a hairflip in there.

There’s something about me that makes me very uncomfortable whenever I’m idle for an excessive amount of time. Maybe I don’t know how to relax, maybe being busy helps me escape from my thoughts about my future and my career choices, maybe planning events is a therapeutic release of stress, or maybe I genuinely enjoy doing that sort of thing. Maybe this, maybe that.

Judging by my excessive use of the word “maybe,” I’m at a point in my life where my plans after undergrad are unclear. My God told me that I am destined for greatness, so that much is clear. But greatness in what domain? What am I supposed to be doing with my life? Right when my love for medicine takes over, doubt creeps in about my decision and I am unclear if I would enjoy being a doctor. What about my “on the side” skills? Should I go into event planning or administrational work? What would my family [Read: parents] think?

Being indecisive makes me extremely uncomfortable. Extremely.

So. This summer, as I try to figure out my long-term goals, I will live a life of intent. That doesn’t mean I won’t relax. I love getting my nails done and watching my shows on Netflix like the next guy, so If I want to lay out in the sun with my franz, I will purposely do that. If I want to go to the movies or take a long nap, I will do just that. But I want to leave this summer a different, more knowledgeable person. If it’s an “easier” day for a track workout, I will do every drill with precision and follow-through, do full ninety degree squats, and never slow down until I cross the finish line. I’m going to re-visit my love for books and read a new one every couple of weeks! I’m going to go on new adventures, learn new things from fascinating people on TED.com, and make peach-whiskey BBQ chicken—courtesy of Pioneer Woman (I am obsessed with this woman, her family, and the entire FoodNetwork family). I’m going to re-learn Spanish, take a summer Literature class at a local college, and find the perfect combination of fruit for my daily smoothies! I want [Read: need] to learn how to swim. Please refrain from judgment, I know I’m terribly late in the aquatic game.

It’s going to be a great summer.

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Song of the Day

“She no want designer, she no want Ferrari, she say na my love o.. …they say love is blind, but I dey see for eyes o…nobody can love you like I do…”

I love this song! Davido is a farmer that falls in love with the prince’s love interest. It’s a sweet tale that shows how love can transcend classes. #romanticatheart

Your Future isn’t Defined by Your Past

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Today’s devotion really spoke to me, so I decided to share it with you all! Especially in the midst of internship applications and interviews, where you’re being asked countless questions about past grades, activities, and jobs–things that could influence your future with a company. I really needed to hear this message and I hope that it can give you, too, a sense of peace and confidence about your future endeavors. {Today’s Word with Joel & Victoria Olsteen}

Today’s Verse

“…If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31, NIV

Today’s Word

I heard somebody say, “Don’t let your heredity stop your destiny.” In other words, don’t let the way somebody treated you, or what they did or didn’t give you keep you from pressing forward and becoming all that God has created you to be.

The people who raised you may have had addictions, but that doesn’t have to be your future. You can be the one to break that negative cycle. Your parents may have had anger issues or never amounted to much, but you don’t have to keep letting that curse be passed from generation to generation. You can be the one to say, “No more. This is a new day! I may have had an unfair past, but I’m not going to have an unfair future. I know God put a blessing on me before anybody could put a curse, and I’m not going to let my heredity stop my destiny.”

Today, know that God is for you! Seek Him with a humble heart and break free from the bondages of the past. When you choose to put Him first in your life, then nothing can stop your destiny!

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for empowering me by Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for giving me new life. I choose to let go of the past. I won’t let it define me, but I will let Your truth define me and lead me into victory in Jesus’ name! Amen.

~Joel & Victoria Osteen~