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This is one of those moments where correcting a bad habit is a double negative. I used to eat when I was bored. So I started filling in my time with other items, in order to avoid that pitfall. However, right now I’m waiting on some pretty big news, that will come in some time today. So I am trying to distract myself, which I used to be able to do with food. So now I just have to figure out what to do with myself until I get the news. Well I guess one good fall back is writing. I used to not have that, and it keeps my brain engaged and occupied. Getting my brain sharper was the reason I started blogging, but it also fights boredom during a bad moment. Of course I can also cruise through other interesting blogs, which helps build motivation to stick to my goals. It’s realy interesting to see how many different bloggers are out there. You can go through 1,000 blogs, and each one is unique. Even 1,000 blogs on the same topic are all different. Yet I can still read a post and completely relate to it and think, that’s exactly what I went through, I know right? 

Quite amazing for us to be so different, going through completely different situations, and yet still understand the emotions, struggles, and achievements in others. It shows how connected we actually are, since we can pull motivation from just hearing someone elses story. It shows how much we connect and relate with others. Maybe it amplifies it online because we typically aren’t looking at someone’s socioeconomic class, race, gender, hairstyle, accent, or anything else that we can’t help but use to ananlyze the people in our everyday lives. When people blog online, we are normally just reading their words directly, which cuts out a lot of mental filters. You can apply yourself more directly to their story, and see yourself in their shoes, because at the heart of it we are very similar. Take out societal archetypes, and just read pure writing, and it’s easy to connect. That or maybe bloggers are just awesome, which is why there are so many great blogs. 

I just got an idea, if you know of any great blogs, (including your own), post or comment below. I can find really great posts in the most random ways, so I’d be curious to see if you guys have any favorite blog recommendations. I love reading new information, everyone has a unique perspective. That will also help me keep my mind occupied, and happy

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How to brighten your day, literally 🌞

I love sunlight. Without even trying, it just cheers everything up. Well there is an actual chemical in our brains called serotonin that is released when our eyes see sunlight. When things go dark, melatonin is released and this helps us go to sleep. If your not getting enough serotonin, however, you can get depressed mentally.

But there are a lot more benefits to sunlight. Besides a mood boost, it also gives you Vitamin D, stronger bones, healthier skin, and can even be a cancer deterrent. This in moderation of course. Burning your skin has a few downsides. But I feel like sunlight gets a bad rap. Getting some every day, say 10-20 minutes is huge for your health. Maybe it’s in part due to sunscreen companies. If people think sun will destroy their skin, they will never step into the light without some on. I knew a few kids who put it on every morning. They weren’t going outside for more than 30 seconds to walk to their car, or into a building. Yet, they felt they needed sunscreen to be protected from the dangerous rays. 

Logically speaking, we are some of the first generations that didn’t live almost their entire lives under the sun. For thousands of years people lived outside working on farms. Yet, I bet they were ten times healthier than any typical college student or desk worker who never goes outside. For that matter, I don’t hear concern about animals constanly being exposed to the harmful rays 🐷. There seems to be a double standard. True, our skin getting burned isn’t very healthy, but people can go out every day without getting burned, and can be a lot healthier for it. All I know, is that I don’t see a lot of super healthy pale people. There may be some, but for the most part, healthy people I’ve known have always had some color in their cheeks 🌞

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