A College Senior's Guide To Kwanzaa
Start writing a post

A College Senior's Guide To Kwanzaa

Try to give yourself morning affirmations - "I WILL succeed" instead of "I want to succeed."

A College Senior's Guide To Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa started December 26, 2017, and ends on January 1, 2018. Though the holiday only lasts throughout these seven days, here's how you can apply its seven principles throughout your senior year of college.

Day 1: Umoja - Unity

We all know college can be extremely stressful, but life overall will be way less stressful if we all strive to keep our family, friends, and other circles all unified.

Day 2: Kujichagulia- Self- Determination

Keep a positive mindset and work hard. Believe that you can and will succeed pre and post-graduation.

Day 3: Ujima - Collective Work and Responsibility

Gather a like-minded and equally motivated circle and try to work together so that you can all succeed. After all, problem-solving is easier in a group than it is when you're carrying all the weight by yourself.

Day 4: Ujamaa - Cooperative Economics

In addition to supporting others, don't forget to give back to your own communities. We should all love to see our own win!

Day 5: Nia - Purpose

Remember why you're in college. Whenever you're feeling down, try to self-reflect, envision yourself doing what you aspire to do, and keep that in mind.

Day 6: Kuumba - Creativity

Tap into your inner creativity - step out of your comfort zone and do something that you thought you'd never do. You never know how creative you truly are until you try.

Day 7: Imani - Faith

Try to give yourself morning affirmations - "I WILL succeed" instead of "I want to succeed." Speak nothing but positivity into your life and work hard so that those affirmations will manifest.

Keep these principles in mind even after the week is over, and I guarantee your last year or semester in college will be more positive!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments