by Jeanine DeHoney DREAM TEEN Magazine As fall arrives, a metamorphosis begins and the unhurried pace of summer now becomes fast paced and full of endless responsibilities. There’s school, extra curricular activities, studying, training programs, auditions, apprentiships, etc., and it can seem like a juggling act as you write your name in the sky and leave your indelible mark on this
world. Nonetheless, as you live your dreams and move closer toward your goals, it’s important to remember to, “Take Five.” Just as a dire ctor of a movie would say to his or he actors on set, “Take Five,” so that they can be at their optimum to com plete a scene, the same goes for
you. Five minutes may seem like too little time to accomplish much, but within five minutes you can recharge your emotional and physical energy, regroup, reevaluate, and reflect before you go on to conquer your tasks. So take a seat in your director’s chair every now and then and remind yourself to, “Take Five.” By doing so, you’ll never get to the point of being so overwhelmed that it causes your progress to come to a frustrated stand still. Instead, those five minutes will infuse you with the internal qualities you need; confidence, enthusiasm, and focus to move forward purposefully, academically, cre atively and professionally. Here is a list of nine things you can do when it’s time to, “Take Five,” to recharge your spirit during life’s littlest moments.
4.Count it all joy. It’s easy to concentrate on your responsibilities and sidestep joy. Such a bad idea! Search for it, and embrace it in the midst of your day. Joy will make everything tolerable, especially when your day is busy from sunup to sundown. Prompt your giggle meter with a funny you-tube video, laugh with a friend, or remember something funny that happened while on summer vacation. Just take five minutes to count it all joy.
*The Gospel Music Association has announced the nominations for the 46th Annual Dove Awards. Lecrae has garnered a whopping 7 nominations for his album “ANOMALLY.” Right behind him is former label mate Derek Minor who was nominated for his album “EMPIRE.”
* What school will give me the best education? * Where can I see myself having the best time? * Is the campus going to provide all of my needs? * What can I get from attending this university?
Historically, black colleges and universitiesiiti remindid you tto never forget where you have come from. It provides you with a deeper, more personal connection to your past as an African American living in a society where you face injustice on a daily basis. I have never been more empathetic and knowledgeable about the African American community and all of the issues we face today until I embarked on my journey at an HBCU. I was ignorant to the buoyant potency that forms the enduring history of blacks. HBCUs opened my eyes to the revelation of how proud and beautiful it is to be an African American woman. DT