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3 ways to make the college transition easier
the freshman roommate search
worried about the future? a pep talk on overthinking
A big Maggie mentoring principle is self-love, which I believe starts with getting to know yourself so I’m sharing all my favorite personality and strength quizzes; even an astrology chart to help you get to know all different parts of yourself!
g e t t o k n o w y o u r s e l f q u i z z e s
The purpose of the Myers-Briggs test is to identify psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions. I am an ENFJ!
The Enneagram is a personality test with 9 Enneagram types that have a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting which arise from a deeper inner motivation or worldview. Hello, Type Two’s.
This is an important one to me because it’s rooted in positive psychology, the study of what goes right in people! It’s show that the more you use your strengths the happier you are so pay attention to your top five.
Or are you both???
How do you give and receive love? This quiz shows you your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect and deepen your relationships with others.
A birth chart is a snapshot of where ALL the planets were at the time you were born. You know when you read your horoscope and they just talk about you being one sign? That’s your sun sign and there’s actually so much more to it. Very fun to look at. It’s a lot of info so I normally focus on the sun (your identity), rising (how you show up in the world), and your moon (emotional nature).
ritualizing your inner practices
A ritual is an act you do routinely, but is different from a habit because of the intention and consciousness you put behind it. These can be an important tool during transition because they help ground you when things change. Developing a ritual for yourself can be a huge act of self-care and a way to feel solid during transition.
Create a ritual that’s manageable. If you’re not a morning person don’t plan something in the morning. Don’t make your ritual to run 5 miles if you don’t like to run. Rituals require discipline, but should not be torture.
set yourself up to win
Make a plan. If you’re going to make your ritual meditation, plan out which one you want to do. If your ritual is to do a face mask every Sunday make sure you have masks. Set reminders. Put it in your schedule.
ideas for rituals (I like to ritual my inner practices):
Notice that some of these are mind, body, soul balance suggestions? Basically anything can be a ritual if you put intention to support and love yourself behind it. Rituals are done with reverence and as an act of self-care. Here’s a podcast episode where I talk you through it as well:
It wouldn’t be summer without a beach read especially from Elin Hilderbrand, who is their queen.
This is a heart pulling love story that I couldn’t put down. It’s not totally upbeat, so if you need something lighter check out the full mentor book shelf here. This is the kind of book to pick up if you want to get lost in a story.
why worry? what is meant for you is always meant to find you. -Tosha Silver
One of my go-to, stress-less practices is meditation. Meditation is all kinds of good for you, but I really love the feeling of being able to just chill out. This is a short meditation to get you into the practice. I like to do this daily reflection right before bed!
Figuring out the whole “where you’re going to college” thing can trump the “finishing the whole high school” thing. Before we start anything new, it’s good to acknowledge the past. Take a minute to reflection on your high school story and make room