They Say Confidence is Key

…and they are right!

Almost every self-help book or website you stumble across will tell you that you need to have confidence in yourself to help you make things happen.

I completely agree. If you don’t believe that you can lose those last 5 pounds or that you can win the promotion at work, who else is supposed to? By having that confidence, you’re letting the Universe know that you’re ready for whatever it throws at you and that you’ll succeed.

I say this because I’ve been watching previous Hells Kitchen episodes over the last week. Each competitor talked about the confidence they have in themselves, which can come across as cocky on occasion, but is still important to helping them succeed! Without believing in themselves, they wouldn’t make it any further in the competition.

It has been truly inspiring because I have been going through a few confidence lapses over the last few months. Things are changing in my life and I’m trying my best to stay positive throughout all of it because I know that will help me come out on top.

I just want my message today to be: believe in yourself! You are worth it and you have so much potential!

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Why Parks and Recreation is My ALL Time Favorite

If you have watched this show, you absolutely know what I’m talking about. After binge-watching Seasons 1-6 twice I could not believe I had gone so long without these characters in my life!

Whenever I am in a sour mood or want to take my mind off something (and I have 20 minutes), I turn to Parks and Rec. This show has humor, it comically reveals the truth about human behaviors, and its characters welcome you in with open arms.

I may be taking this show too seriously, but all I know is how much it helped me get through the last 4 months. It’s not the healthiest option as a form of distraction, but sometimes you can’t be picky. Overall, I just seriously recommend you watch it! Some may say to start at season 2 because season 1 isn’t that great (I have mixed feelings about this). But if you’re going to watch it, why not start with season 1??

Here is when you should watch the show:

When you’re in a bad mood because Andy’s ridiculous comments or Ron Swanson’s extreme beliefs will be so absurd that you can’t help but laugh & forget why you were ever upset.

When you have 20 free minutes because why not? If you want to exercise, do some squats, push ups, and lunges while you watch. It’s a great mood booster!

When the world seems too pessimistic because it helps put things into perspective. It honestly helped me to watch Leslie Knope kicking butt at her job and loving it. While it didn’t help solve my problems, it gave me a new angle to view a job situation.

When you want to crack up because it’s impossible not to laugh when Andy puts his mouth over an entire water fountain spout or goes to multiple doctors in a day & gets his “ankles microwaved”.

Also, a little tip – head to Youtube and search for “Parks and Rec bloopers” for some hilarious clips from each season! Now go watch and laugh your butt off!!