Chelsea Crockett

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Life Lessons from an 80-Year-Old

As teenagers, we still have so much life left to live.  I’ve always wondered how people at the end of their lives feel looking back on their own lives.  Are…

As teenagers, we still have so much life left to live.  I’ve always wondered how people at the end of their lives feel looking back on their own lives.  Are they filled with happiness?  Or regret and unfulfillment?  I found a post online that listed a few life lessons from an 80-year-old.  I found them inspiring and wanted to share some of them!

  • Look people in the eye.” Chelsea Crockett - Bible verseEye contact is important and the ability to have that is a good quality to have!  It tells people that you’re really interested in the conversation.  This is something our generation needs to learn how to do!
  • “Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.”  I’ve always loved the quote, “be the person you want to meet.”  We should all strive to be the best person we can be!  
  • “Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.” Doing something nice for someone is easy, but doing it without getting any recognition is what we can often struggle with.  Try it sometime! 
  • “Loosen up. Relax. Nothing is as important as it first seems.”  I live by this advice!  It is so important to let go of things and know that you’re probably stressing over nothing anyway. 
  • “Be bold and courageous.”  There’s a verse in the Bible that says the same thing.  Take risks and get out of your comfort zone!  Life’s too short to let opportunities pass you by.

What lessons have you learned so far throughout your life?  Share with me below!

Love, Chelsea

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Top 5 Things to Put on Your 2016 Christmas Wish List

I know I’m not the only one who all of a sudden forgets what I want to put on my wish list when Christmas time rolls around!  I always wait…

I know I’m not the only one who all of a sudden forgets what I want to put on my wish list when Christmas time rolls around!  I always wait last minute to throw one together and end up forgetting what I actually want to add!  If you need a little help brainstorming what to add to your list this year (like I did), here are a few things that should be at the top!

  • Lipstick Vaults.  These are extremely in this year!  So many different brands and stores are coming out with full sets of lipstick compiled into one huge vault.  For example, NYX Cosmetics offers their own Liquid Lipstick Vault with so many different shades and colors.  Check them out!Chelsea Crockett - LED Phone Case
  • LED Selfie Phone Cases.  If you think I’m lying, see for yourself!  You can purchase selfie phone cases that have lights around the border to give your pics the perfect lighting!
  • Fitbits.  Fitbits are a great way to track your progress if you like to work out.  And if you don’t, then you could use one to get more active and set fitness goals!
  • A New Journal or Bible.  Recently, I’ve been super into journaling.  I love writing down things that come to me throughout the day or simply things that happen that I want to remember!
  • This may be a little out of the box, but a Keurig coffee maker or smoothie blender is super useful and enjoyable, especially for college students.  If you live in a dorm, getting a quick coffee maker or blender will make your mornings 10x better.  Trust me!

What are your top presents you’re asking for this year?  Let me know :)!

XOXO – Chels

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My Guide to Facing Rejection

Rejection is a scary thing. We all fear it and let it control us. Maybe you applied to your dream college and received a follow-up letter saying you didn’t make…

Rejection is a scary thing. We all fear it and let it control us. Maybe you applied to your dream college and received a follow-up letter saying you didn’t make it in. Or maybe you decided to tell your crush that you’ve liked him for months, but he’d rather be “just friends.” Sound familiar? Denial is discouraging, but it shouldn’t have to be. Here’s a little guide I put together for when you get faced with rejection.

  1. Express your disappointment. Keeping something bottled up will never have a good result. Let yourself cry, have alone time, or whatever you need to do to help yourself move on. Remember, it’s okay to cry!
  2. Talk to a friend or someone in your family. Venting is one of my favorite things to do to get something out of my system. Don’t feel like you’re overreacting or being annoying. If they’re a true friend, they’d be happy to sit and listen.Chelsea Crockett - Rejection
  3. If you fall down 7 times, stand back up 8. Don’t let your rejection control your future. Instead of dwelling on it, use it as a motivator to succeed the next time!
  4. Think of what makes you happy and do it. This might sound too simple and direct, but it’s effective. If I’m feeling down, listening to fun music and surrounding myself with good people changes my mood instantly.
  5. Trust God. I saved the best tip for last. Praying and asking God for help is always my go-to response for rejection. God has a plan that is so much bigger than we can understand. Eventually, everything will fall perfectly into place!

I found a quote on Pinterest that gave me a slightly new perspective: “You could be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, but there’s still going to be someone who hates peaches.” 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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First Date Dos and Don’ts!

Most of us girls are at that age, beginning high school, starting to drive, etc., and we can’t forget dating!  First dates are a big deal, and I know I’m…

Most of us girls are at that age, beginning high school, starting to drive, etc., and we can’t forget dating!  First dates are a big deal, and I know I’m not the only one that can’t control their nerves when asked out on a date!  Whether you’re secretly crushing on your classmate or making plans with your soon-to-be boyfriend, here are a few quick dos and don’ts for your date!Chelsea Crockett - Dating

  • DON’T be too serious.  Everyone wants to have a little fun!  Make sure you loosen up and don’t be nervous!  I’m sure he’s just as nervous as you are, so keep the conversation alive and going.
  • DON’T bring up past relationships!  If you’re thinking about an ex, maybe you’re not ready to move on just yet.
  • DO be yourself!  Don’t try to be someone you’re not.  If you’re not yourself from the start, then they won’t like you for the real YOU!
  • DO be open to creative date ideas!  Just because your guy’s not the basic “dinner and a movie” type doesn’t mean he can’t come up with a sweet, cute date for the two of you.  Usually those turn out to be the ones you remember!
  • DO dress appropriate for your date.  Just because others girls don’t, doesn’t mean you need to follow in their footsteps.  Wearing a nice outfit will show you have respect for yourself!

Next time you’re asked on a date, remember we’ve all been there!  Keep these tips in mind and you should be just fine!

Good luck! – Chelsea

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Guide to Staying Motivated!

School can be such a drag. Between juggling homework, practices, and a job, life can get pretty tough and oftentimes extremely tiring. Staying motivated becomes harder and harder and procrastination…

School can be such a drag. Between juggling homework, practices, and a job, life can get pretty tough and oftentimes extremely tiring. Staying motivated becomes harder and harder and procrastination usually starts to set in! For those of you who find yourself slacking and out of energy, here is a little guide I put together to help you out :)!

First things first, make sure you have the basics down. Get enough sleep (8 hours), eat healthy, exercise… These are all things that will give you a little more energy to get through the day. Apart from the simple things, be sure to reward yourself.Chelsea Crockett - Rewarding Yourself Working and getting things done is 10x harder if you don’t have anything to look forward to. Goal-setting is a perfect way to organize your tasks. If you complete a goal, reward yourself! Whether it’s with a piece of chocolate or a night out with your friends, it’ll help push you to checking off your goal!

The next step is probably the most important. As teenagers, we have SO many distractions… phones, friends, TV, etc. Get rid of them for a little! Trying to do everything at once isn’t possible. If you try, you’ll overwork yourself which leads to discouragement.

Have a good mindset and stay positive! – Chels

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Be Strong & Courageous When It Comes to Worry

In Joshua 1:9, God says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with…

In Joshua 1:9, God says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Worry is something that everyone struggles with. Maybe you worry about taking a driver’s test, family fighting going on in your house, or whether or not you made the basketball team. There are some worries bigger than others and lots of anxiety that comes along with each and every one of them.Chelsea Crockett - Anxiety

I am definitely one for over thinking which includes millions of “what ifs.” Sometimes I let them get the best of me which leads to chickening out or pushing whatever I’m worrying about to the back of my mind. Oftentimes, I forget what God tells me about worry and listen to what the devil says. The devil continues to put the worrisome thought in my head and can result with me second guessing myself. Joshua 1:9 is the perfect verse for when I’m doing just that. The first question in the verse is pretty powerful. All throughout the Bible, we see God test several people with certain tasks or commands. We also see that God never pushes them past what they can bear, and delivers them in the end. We need to trust God when we go through hard times or something as little as a homework assignment. He continually reminds us of His presence in all situations, good and bad.

God’s unfailing love is something to invest your trust in, so pray about it! Once you do, you will find never ending peace and comfort when worry comes your way!

Love, Chels

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Making Decisions… It’s Tougher than It Looks!

Sometimes it’s tough being a teenager!  We have a lot of decisions to make at such a young age.  What friends should I get involved with?….Should I go to a…

Sometimes it’s tough being a teenager!  We have a lot of decisions to make at such a young age.  What friends should I get involved with?….Should I go to a party or not?….Where will I go to college?….What do I want to do with my life?….What path should I take?  Some decisions are easy while others can be very difficult.  I want to encourage you to make your decisions by praying about them and then being led by where God takes you.  Romans 8:28 says “We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labor) all things work together and are (fitting into a plan) for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose.”Chelsea Crockett - Decisions

The great news here is that if we partner with God to make our decisions then He will guide us and use them for our own good.  Even if we make an incorrect decision, God can take that mistake and work it out for the better!  Our trials are often what leads us to our final destination. Although it may seem our trials are hurting us, God is working in weird ways to make those trials benefit us in the long run.  Sometimes we have to make decisions to play it safe and other times we have to make choices to step out of our comfort zone.  Often times we have nothing more than faith to help us take our next step.  Trust in God’s word and keep your heart ready and willing to obey….knowing that it just might take you out of your comfort zone but bring you to your best destination!

Love, Chelsea

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