Chelsea Crockett

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Make Humility a Habit

“Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that He will lift you up in His own good time. Leave all your worries with Him, because He cares for you.”…

Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that He will lift you up in His own good time. Leave all your worries with Him, because He cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:6-7

Humility is a learned trait. It’s something that doesn’t come easily for most of us. Whether it be humility toward God, humility toward our friends, or humility toward the people around us, it’s something that we have to be conscious of to actually put into practice.

There are so many situations in which humility should come into play. You may think you’re almost always humble, but I never realized how much I could actually grow in this area of my life.

Humility Toward God

Having humility toward God is a concept I never really understood until I got a little bit older. I always wanted to take control of every situation and plan out my own life instead of letting God do that for me.

God wants us to get rid of our pride and be humble in knowing that we can’t be Him ourselves. When we humble ourselves, we enable God to come into our lives and transform it under his sole power. So, let God take control. It’s always better that way!

Humility Toward Friends

When we’re around our friends, it can be easy to boast about the good and successful things in our lives. It could be about your new boyfriend or a good grade you got on a test. Finding a balance between bragging and informing is the solution to humility in these situations!

What are your intentions for what you’re about to say? Knowing the “why” behind your words is important to assure that you’re staying humble around people that are closest to you. Are you telling them about your good grade because you’re trying to “one up” your friend that always aces her tests? Consider your intentions every time!

Humility Toward Society

Social media can be a number one contributor as to how people view you as a person. Think of how many people you know solely through Instagram, Twitter, or other social media platforms. They really only know you by how you perceive yourself online!

You’ve probably heard this over a million times, but we need to watch what we post on social media. It seems like so much of it has turned into showing off our lives and boasting about what we’re doing or where we’re going. Stay humble even through what you post! Use your platform to spread love and positivity. Talk about what’s going on in the world. Discuss your favorite things. Think outside of the box!

Humility takes a conscious effort to achieve. Think of how you can apply these different things to your own life. What areas do you struggle in most?

Ask God to make you humble. Ask him to show you what you can work on to gain humility in all areas of your life. Ask him for knowledge to know the difference between confidence and boastfulness. Simply praying to him helps you every step of the way! What’s stopping you?

– Chelsea

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Biblical Tips on How To Avoid Social Media Drama

Social media drama: Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we have all been involved in it one way or another, whether we were the one who started it or…

Social media drama: Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we have all been involved in it one way or another, whether we were the one who started it or an innocent bystander. Whatever the case, it is never a pleasant experience. As a Christian I try to hold myself to a code of higher “social media ethics” and take the higher road, but petty arguments, rude comments, and subtweets sometimes test my patience. To avoid the hurt, annoyance, and all around nastiness of social media drama, here are 5 ways to avoid it that are inspired by the Bible.

  1. Never comment when you are angry: Proverbs 15:1 says: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh answer stirs up anger.” Your quick-tempered comment might sound great today, but tomorrow you will probably regret it.
  2. Tame your jealousy monster: So your best friend and her boyfriend are totally cute and post completely adorable selfies all over their timeline and you are 100% single. So what? Be happy that they are happy! Social media brings out the jealousy in all of us, but just remember that although they take cute pictures and make cute statuses, things aren’t always flowers and rainbows for them.
  3. WWJP?: This stands for “what would Jesus post?” and this is pretty self-explanatory. It goes for comments as well as posts. Knowing what is appropriate to post and what isn’t will save you lots of drama in the long run!
  4. Forgive and forget: As Elsa would say, “Let it go!” Let your social media grudge go. Jesus calls us to forgive. Yeah, it is hard, but you will be so much better for it in the end!01250cc2d6220796a463b5c7b03a476e

Social media can be great, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it can be more of a hassle than anything! As the Bible says in Philippians 4:8, we are to focus on the things that are right and noble and pure and admirable. This goes for Facebook! Let your page reflect you as a Christ follower and let it be a platform for God to use you as an example for others!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Be Smart With Your Social Media Use

How many of you would say your social media use is at a healthy level? When I say healthy I mean that it doesn’t run your life. You don’t stop…

How many of you would say your social media use is at a healthy level? When I say healthy I mean that it doesn’t run your life. You don’t stop everything in the middle of the day just to check all of your accounts, it doesn’t affect your job or school productivity, you don’t stay up late scrolling and scrolling, and it doesn’t affect your self-esteem or make you jealous. Odds are, we all have a semi-unhealthy relationship with social media. Yes, social media is a great way to connect with people and is a fun distraction from life, but it can become almost an addiction if you aren’t careful. Here are a few ways to make sure your relationship with social media is a healthy one.

  1. Schedule time for social media: If you are like me, you end up scrolling your social media pages multiple times a day. I don’t even want to know how much time a day I waste doing that. To keep yourself more productive, designate a certain time of day to check your accounts and stick to it. Maybe it is checking it once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once in the evening.download
  2. Delete the apps: If you have a tough time staying away from social media during the day, then delete the apps off of your phone. This doesn’t delete your accounts, it just deletes the easy access to them. It forces you to log on to the accounts on your computer instead of your phone so access to the sites isn’t as easy or instant.
  3. Be smart about who you follow: I know there are some people I follow on Instagram that I tend to get really jealous of. I get envious of their hair, their clear skin, even the places they travel! If you are following people that make you feel bad about yourself or make you feel left out, it is time to stop following them. The more time you spend comparing yourself with other people on social media the more depressed you get. Studies prove it! Just remind yourself that these are just posts, and their life isn’t as good as they make it look. A picture doesn’t tell their whole story.

Healthy social media use means that it doesn’t interfere with your happiness or self-esteem, and it doesn’t take up large amounts of your time. Social media is a great outlet when you’re smart with the way you use it!

XOXO, Chels

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What’s the Deal with Instagram?

My guess is that you have heard about Instagram’s new update. When I first heard about it, I was a little confused and a little perturbed. If you aren’t familiar…

My guess is that you have heard about Instagram’s new update. When I first heard about it, I was a little confused and a little perturbed. If you aren’t familiar with what’s up with Insta, here is the lowdown.

So, Instagram is altering its algorithm. It will reportedly be changing the way that users see posts from other people. It will Instagram Update on Funky Junk Interiors.34 AMprioritize some people’s posts over others, and in order to have your posts prioritized, people have to “turn on your notifications.” The thing is, this change isn’t happening for everyone just yet, so it has people pretty confused. The feature is actually still in its testing phase and is only out to a select number of Insta users at the moment. So, what will happen when the change happens to your account? Your feed will order the posts that it thinks you care about the most first, meaning it will show you the pictures from people whose photos you like and comment on the most. This change has pros and cons. The big “pro” is that you will get to see the people you want to see the most front and center in your feed! Buuuut a con is that you could miss posts from people whom you do not interact with that often but still want to keep tabs on or newer friends. Instagram says that it is working on getting this update right by doing testing, so hopefully by the time it reaches us it is in tip-top shape!

How do you feel about this new update? I am still trying to figure out how I feel myself.

XOXO, Chels

 

Information via: Bustle.com

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Enjoy Life, Don’t Just Capture It

Our generation is obsessed with social media.  It’s almost become a competition of who can show-off their life better or who can post the most fabulous photo on Instagram.  Unfortunately,…

Our generation is obsessed with social media.  It’s almost become a competition of who can show-off their life better or who can post the most fabulous photo on Instagram.  Unfortunately, it’s not about enjoying life anymore, but capturing a photo or Snapchat video of the moment.  It’s time that we put our phones down, turn off social media, and soak in the incredible life God has given us. Chelsea Crockett- family

Too often, we don’t enjoy what we are doing with our friends or family, because we are too focused on posting everything on Snapchat and Twitter, and waiting around to take an Instagram picture of the new outfit we got or the cool place we are at.  Instead of sitting around on your phone or social media waiting for the perfect moment to capture, capture the memory in your mind instead.  Soak in every second spent in a beautiful place with friends and family.  You can always take a picture, but you can never get back moments in your life you wasted or didn’t enjoy.  Next time you catch yourself too focused on social media and posting what you are doing, put your phone away, sit back, and live in the moment.

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Get Your Life Back On Track!

Life can get pretty crazy at times and it’s easy to lose yourself amongst all of the chaos.  Unfortunately, too many people let themselves get more and more out of…

Life can get pretty crazy at times and it’s easy to lose yourself amongst all of the chaos.  Unfortunately, too many people let themselves get more and more out of hand instead of doing something about it!  Whether it’s in a relationship, with your group of friends, school, work, or your home life, taking control of your life is very important. Chelsea Crockett- stay off social media

Staying off social media for a while can be a healthy cleanse for the mind.  Between Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., it’s so easy to get caught up in all the drama.  Try deleting the apps from your phone making it easier to stay away from them.  It’s important to tune into the real world and focus on what’s really going on in life.  Another great way to get your life back in order is to be honest.  When something is bothering, don’t hold all that frustration in.  Talk to others about what is going on.  It’s better to get your feelings out than to hold a grudge.

When it comes to school and work, the best way to stay sane is to be organized.  Write everything down, keep a planner, and do not hesitate to ask questions.  Too many people are afraid to ask their boss or teacher questions to point them in the right direction.  DON’T!  It’ll make your life so much easier!

You’re the boss of your life, so make changes that’ll make yourself happy!

I love you all!

Chelsea

 

 

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The Pros and Cons of Social Media

As thought by our grandparents, social media is the “route to all evil”.  Our generation is constantly on our phones or iPads, checking twitter and Facebook, and editing pictures for…

As thought by our grandparents, social media is the “route to all evil”.  Our generation is constantly on our phones or iPads, checking twitter and Facebook, and editing pictures for Instagram.  Although social media may be taking over the world, it isn’t all bad!

Social media is a great way to express yourself through photographs, thoughts, and ideas.  Some use it as an outlet to post their passion for photography or wise words!  It’s also a great way to Chelsea Crockett- social media proskeep in touch with people and raise awareness for multiple events/causes.  Facebook and Twitter have started becoming more and more inspirational.  Uplifting quotes from popular accounts and celebrities have been hitting the Twitter timeline more frequently and stories that give you faith in humanity again have started popping up all over Facebook timelines.

On the downside, social media has its negatives.  It has taken over the lives of teens all over the world.  It has also become a place to complain and vent about their lives or other people through Facebook statuses.  Unfortunately, it has also been a target for cyberbullying.  Making fun of how someone looks in their pictures has become a nationwide trend causing many teens physical and emotional harm.  If you’re going to use social media, use it to uplift, inspire, and show off your creativity.  Prove to the world who YOU are in a positive light!

Love,

Chelsea

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Social Media: Watch What You Post

I’m sure you all are on social media, am I right? If not, at least you have probably heard of it! I’m talking about Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, all that jazz….

I’m sure you all are on social media, am I right? If not, at least you have probably heard of it! I’m talking about Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, all that jazz. Today I am going to tell you how important it is for you to watch what you say and post on social media, because when you post something, it is out there forever.

I know how tempting it might be to comment on someone’s picture or status and tell them how you really feel, but hold your tongue. Watch what you say, because other people are watching how you react and respond such as future employers. Yes, I said it, your future boss can look you up on social media and see just who you really are! That is an important point. Do not post anything on the internet that you wouldn’t want your boss/parents to see, because it will find their way to them.  According to CareerBuilder.com, 25% of employers check your social media sites when deciding whether or not to hire you.chelsea crockett social media

Also, never put much personal information on social media sites. By posting where you are at all times and putting personal information in your “bio” on the sites, you could put yourself in danger. Another risk of social media is cyber bullying.  Odds are, you have been cyber bullied or you have been the one bullying. Cyber bullying can be something as simple as commenting on someone’s status or picture with a rude remark. Words hurt, girls. Next time you are tempted to comment on something or post something mean, think about the verse Luke 6:31, which says “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” I know it might be hard to hold your tongue, but be the bigger person!

I hope this article makes you think twice before posting anything on social media!

Love you guys,

XOXO, Chels

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