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Self Created Happiness

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Monday, Dec 12, 2016
    People come from all sorts of backgrounds, that have required different things from them, thus exerting stress on them in various ways. Typically, people tend to look to outside sources in order to anchor themselves down in their own world, or for people to rely on in times of need. A part of growing up and leaving our parents’ home is learning to live on our own without our parents’ constant provision. What happens when you go off to college and don’t have your facilitating your happiness and wellbeing? You learn to rely on yourself to facilitate your own happiness

    When you take responsibility for your own happiness, you then learn how pivotal loving yourself is. Loving other people is important, too; however, in order to better love others, you must first love yourself. Today, people focus on self-image and what others think about them in order to achieve “happiness”. How is that really happiness, if you’re finding it in other's opinions of who you are or who should be? It is important to be self-aware and identify where you're currently finding your happiness, in order to determine if that could be what's bogging you down.

    All in all, the types of phrases that get me through are ones that encourage me to love myself or rely on myself.
    What is your favorite quote/mantra/etc. that helps you make it through the day and why?

    by Ryke Moore, College of Liberal Arts
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