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Learning to Let Go


One of the biggest causes of stress and anxiety for a lot of people is the sense that their life is somehow spiraling out of their control. One of the hardest things in the world is trying to come to terms with the fact that you may not have as much control over things in your life as you thought but if you can’t come to terms with it then you’re going to end up struggling a lot more in life than you really need to. The truth is that, however hard it might be, one of the very best things in life that you can learn is how to let go and avoid trying to control everything in your life. That can be a real challenge though, so here are just a few ways that you can go about doing just that.

Accept what you can’t change

There are going to be some things in life that you just can’t change. Whether it’s things that happen because of circumstances that you could never have predicted or simply because of the unstoppable march of time, trying to fight against the kinds of things is pointless and is just going to leave you feeling miserable and frustrated. By learning to accept the things that you can’t change with grace and understanding, then you’re going to find that your life becomes a whole lot easier.

Look to the stars

Now, whether you believe in things like the zodiac and astrology and all that stuff is kind of irrelevant here. The truth is that just having something that can help you choose which direction to go in when you feel as though you don’t have any can be a really great way to simplify your life. Places like AstroStyle aren’t going to tell you what to do with your life. But being able to narrow down your options and have at least some kind of guiding principles behind your actions can make those difficult situations in life a whole lot easier than they would otherwise be.    

Pick your battles

Then again, you are sometimes going to have to try and take control over the things that happen in your life. If that’s the case, then you will sometimes have to struggle against the odds and take what it is that you want out of life. This can be a great thing and can offer you the chance to guide your life in the right direction. However, trying to do it at every moment is just going to cause you to feel stressed out and overwhelmed. Think about which parts of your life are worth fighting over and which are worth relinquishing control of, and do your best to figure out which is which.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should throw up your hands and decide that you no longer have to take any responsibility for your own life, far from it. The truth is that your life is your own and no one else’s and you need to be able to guide it in the right direction as much as you can. However, if you spend your time lamenting the fact that you’re not always in control, you’re just going to make yourself miserable.

I hope you enjoyed the post! What’s something that you’ve had to let go of recently? Let me know!

Thanks so much for reading, as alway <3

February 5, 2018

The Best Languages to Learn As A Student


When it comes to learning a new language, it’s a long road fraught with difficulties. However, it’s something that’s worth doing. This is mostly due to the cultural enrichment and broadened horizons, both in terms of travel and business, and for personal enjoyment. As a student, learning a new language will open up a whole new world for you, literally. It’s better to learn one now whilst your brain still has that extra element of neuroplasticity, and before gaining any experience in your chosen field; you don’t want to be missing out on sleep at the end of the day even after you’ve finished college. If you have the time and commitment we all wish we had, putting in some effort for language studies will practically guarantee you a job at the firm of your choice. But which languages are the best to learn in terms of opening business doors?


It’s debatable what exactly is the easiest foreign language to learn, but French is often shoehorned into this role. French is one of the the most common language on all continents, and has a huge role in the history of them. French is considered a beautiful language and rightly so; we think of it in terms of art, food, wine, and fashion. It’s a good choice if you want to move into any of these sectors, not only to communicate with the majority of people in them, but to enrich the cultural statements of your creations as well. If you so choose, you can go on to higher education opportunities like masters and doctorates at some of the most prestigious colleges in Europe if you decide to open up that door by learning French.


Mark Twain once described the German language as ‘perplexing,’ but there’s plenty of good reasons for learning it. German is a language on the rise, especially in terms of finance. With Germany at the forefront of stable economies in Europe in the modern era, so many new deals are springing up based on their ability to trade. German is also an easy language to get the hang of, as soon as you know how to make the hard sounds. If English is your first language, speaking German as well isn’t far from what you’re used to. The two languages share a common root, so many of the sounds won’t require too much of a roll of the tongue. German is also considered an intelligent language, with the most Nobel prizes in the world going to German inventors and scientists.


Over a billion people in the world speak Chinese, with roughly 14% of chinese speakers knowing Mandarin. Therefore it’s the most common dialect, and so learning it will make conversing in China easier and more likely to be successful. China is also the fastest growing trade nation in the world, so businesses are always looking for someone who’s taken the initiative to branch out and be a reliable asset for their ability to widen parameters. Mandarin is also spoken in many other Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

China also has the biggest population in the world, so if you know how to speak Mandarin your relationship avenues increase by a tenfold.


Spanish is the second most common language in the world. It’s one of the most common languages in the Americas alone, and is a better multi-generational tool than English with rates of Spanish language speakers increasing by 60% in the last decade. This is only set to grow from here. Is it easy to learn though? Spanish is generally considered an easy language as it has more consistency to it than French or English, and has a latin root alongside them. Learning Spanish will give you a better chance of using it in daily conversation if you live in the US compared to the other languages on this list, and being able to use simple sentences and basic grammar to communicate effectively will feel like an amazing victory for your academic journey.

As a student, we have little time on our hands and a lot of responsibilities to cover. But learning a language might just be the best decision you ever make in your academic career. Not only is it exciting and sophisticated, but it’s such as practical and down to earth business move, and is available to everyone. You’ll be able to see out of your own cultural corner, and be a part of the educated future.

I hope you enjoyed the post! Do you speak multiple languages? If so, what? Let me know! 🙂

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

August 17, 2017

5 Confidence Boosters To Help You Get Ahead


Life is hard enough without you feeling low about yourself. A lack of confidence can rob you of so many wonderful opportunities to get ahead. What you might not realize is that it doesn’t matter what has come before. Instead, focus on what you have right now and come up with a great action plan to make it even better. Here are just a few of the ways to help you feel great with what you’ve got and inspired to do more:


Most people in their early twenties have good health. In fact, they can probably get away with a less than healthy lifestyle thanks to their youth. But this isn’t the right approach to good health in the long term. While we’re young, we should be focusing on boosting our health and fitness now. That way, it will be easier to maintain in the future because it’s habit or routine now. Pick a diet you can stick with, and an exercise plan you can fit in with real life for now and forever.


Whether you’ve slogged away for years at college or didn’t make it through high school, continuing education is essential. It paves the way for promotion, pay rises, and even more desirable career options. Most importantly, it gives you the confidence you need to stand up and say “I’m worth more.” The best thing is you can do this at home, from a high school diploma online to post grad stuff. That way nobody needs to know, and you don’t need to take time off work. How far will you go?

Circle Of Friends

Your social life is as important today as it will be in the future. Maintaining good friendships is actually really hard, especially when you part ways after school or college. It’s important that you try though because there will be plenty of times when you really need a friend. Of course, friends come and go. Some will get married, others will have kids, and a few might move to the other side of the country for their careers. Practice meeting and making friends so you can always have a good sized circle in the real world. These skills will help boost your confidence, and may help boost your career too!


Having a hobby or two is a really great way to boost your self-confidence. Most hobbies give you the chance to achieve something and better your skills at whatever it may be. You might play a musical instrument, or enjoy making home movies. Perhaps you write a blog? Creating, making, producing, or changing things all boost your confidence. And if you share these hobbies with friends or family members, you’ll always have good company.

Help Someone

Finding a good cause and making a difference for somebody else can go a really long way to helping you feel good too. Putting yourself out for the sake of another is a challenge. This might be physical as well as mental. What can you do today to make someone’s world a better place for the future?

I hope you enjoyed the post! What do you do to help boost your confidence? 🙂

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

August 3, 2017