Life is crazy. A lot of the time we get caught up in stress. It is so easy to forget to give ourselves time to recuperate or enjoy life. We need to, though! These are some things I like to do for myself. I don't do them all the time, but I'm working on that.

1.  Thank the people who are in your life

I have to admit, I'm really bad at doing this. Despite my failure to tell my people how much I love them and how thankful I am for them, I am glad they have stuck by me all these years.

2. Get outside

Alright, this one can be hard. Being a student, you're always busy. Especially, if you have a job. You don't have much free time. Get outside, walk around or just sit, enjoy it while you can.

3. Go somewhere you've never been before

This could be a city or a place in your town. Go! Experience it!

4. Do the thing you've always dreamed of

I have a lot of "wild" dreams. I have some dreams that seem like I'll never be able to reach it, but I'm going to do it no matter how hard it may seem.

5. Look back on good memories

Memories are one of the things that keep me going. Life is good. Even if it is only good for one day or an hour. I cherish those memories.

6. TREAT YO' SELF

You deserve it!!!!

7. Sing a song

Alright, hear me out. I do this a lot. Songs come to my head out of nowhere, and I belt it out. I don't care where I am or what I'm doing.

8. Sit down and breathe

Life is crazy. We rarely take time for ourselves. We need to though!

9. Call a friend

Talking with friends is just great, ok.

10.  Watch your favorite show

Hulu Brooklyn 99

I love "Brooklyn Nine-Nine!" It makes me laugh so much! It can always brighten my day, especially if it wasn't the best.

I have to be honest, some of these things I haven't done in a while, but I'm going to do better. I'm going to make 2019 a year of bettering myself by doing the little things that make smile. You should, too!