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Fall Refunds are Here for College Students

 It’s my favorite time of the semester…REFUNDS! A few weeks after the semester begins all of your financial aid pays out and if there’s any left over you get a refund! You will know that your receiving a refund if there’s a negative balance on your account. It’s the one time in history where you actually want to see a negative balance!  Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video where I am in my office with a surprised look on my face.  This semester I paid $241 in fees and I received a $500 grant for individuals who work at community colleges. Oh yeah  did I mention I work at a community college too part time as a tutor? Anyhoo, since I had already paid off my student account I received the $500 as a refund. If you’ve been watching my YouTube videos or reading my blogs then you already know this money is going to debt.  Figure 2: This is a photo of three $100 bills and three $50 bills. With refunds posting to accounts daily you want to make sure that you are constantly c

Adult Daily Living Skills: Ms. Duggan Practices Self-Care with Virtual Painting

 

(This a photo of a painting of a sunset with a large tree used as a thumbnail for my YouTube video on Ms. Duggan Practices Self-Care .)


With so much happening in our world, self-care is a major deal for me right now. Sometimes I think we forget that self-care is an Adult Daily Living Skill. If you take care of everything else and not yourself then what do you have?  Absolutely nothing! With social media sometimes, we think that self-care equals an expensive shopping trip or a spa day.

(This is a photo of a lady saying "Treat yo' self!")

However, self-care is essentially, what you make it. While a fancy shopping trip or spa day may be it for you something as simple as a day at the park or exercising can meet someone else’s requirements. I myself took a virtual painting class about two weeks ago with a group of students that I tutor on a Saturday afternoon. Honestly, after getting up early that morning to run some run errands so I could be ready for the class I was not looking forward to it. But once the painting began, I felt so calm, relaxed, and centered. I didn’t want it to end!

(This is a photo of a painting that I completed in a virtual painting class of a sunset with a large tree in the middle.)

A few tips I have for practicing self-care are to make it your own. Don’t feel the need to do what everyone else is doing. Create a schedule so that when life gets hectic you have already penciled yourself in. Lastly, try something new! While I have done a painting class before I had never done a virtual one and I actually enjoyed the virtual better! Do you have anything that you typically do for self-care? I want to know, so drop down in those comments and give me some new ideas! If you want to see how my virtual painting went be sure to click on the link below and don’t forget to subscribe!

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