5 Thoughts That Come To Me While in Target

32791903507095804_FznStMgU_cOne of the most common places that young adults and moms shop is Target. The Target.com information states that the median age of guests is 40 and the average income is 64K. Target is home to many things including apparel, food, office, home, and upfront food stops. My thoughts while in target are based  just about every time I take a trip to my local Target. I am usually not in any hurry therefore I could take hours in my local Target just looking around and buying things that I do not need or have convinced myself that I do need in order to survive.

1. I head straight towards the apparel. I check for sales first and then base the rest of my target trip on that. There cheap t-shirts and tanks are a frequent stop. The comfy clothes are always in my closet!

2. Second, I will lean towards the active and socks. As a dancer I always need new socks. They are great gifts and so stylish with all their different designs!

3. The next stop will be to check out the new make up along with the new handbags. I can always use either and end up buying something while in this section of Target. While at this point I am thinking to myself how much I have spent and how much left I can spend without going into debt. On a college students debit card is a lot smaller than the Moms that come in and don’t have a limit.

4. While thinking, holding, and walking around leisurely I start to get hungry and head towards the food aisle. I realize that I am craving something like Qdoba or a cheese pizza.

5. So then I think that I need pencils; You can never have too many pencils especially during the school year. I look towards the cute decorative office supplies while storing up for the school year. After I have looked the whole store and spent most of my paycheck, I decide its time to go and that I probably need to head home and do something more productive.

Although impulse buying is fun and “relaxing” it can hurt your bank account and leave you with a big bill. Always watch what you spend on your account and plan ahead.

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Until next time-Happy Shopping!

~Katelynne

How to Deal with Stress When You Are Too Busy

imagesThe most important thing to think about is that you take on what you personally can handle. I have found many activities that keep me busy and that can sometimes be hard on a person. My senior year I took on being on the varsity dance team, being a secretary for National Honors Society of Dance Arts, pageants and eventually becoming Miss Teen Indiana International, and all the responsibilities that go with a title. On top of all of this, I had to focus on school and squeeze in time for friends and family. Keeping myself busy led to great achievements and I wouldn’t change a thing. There is a time where I got super stressed and needed ways to help. I will inform you of 3 steps to deal with stress.

Step #1- Always keep a positive outlook on your busy schedule and towards your peers. When we get stressed out we tend to take it out on others and that leads to conflict if that person doesn’t realize what kind of stress you are put under. By staying positive you can get further with people and be able have many connections to where peers will help.

Step #2- Take everything one step at a time. It’s great to be able to multi-task but you need to have times to breathe. I always made sure I would get enough sleep and plenty to eat so I wouldn’t pick up any bad habits. By taking your obligations one step at a time you can do the job more efficiently, and that will create a more positive outcome.

Step #3- Make sure you give yourself a break every now and then. If you are handling a lot; over time it will catch up to you. If you are doing homework take a break and go for a walk, If you are working on a big project and are stuck, go out with friends or family, or if you are stressed out about a big competition take a small nap to just recollect your thoughts and relax.

The most important thing to remember is to relax and have fun. It’s not healthy to put too much stress on yourself, so if you are feeling stressed I hope you find my three easy tips to stay stress-free helpful.

Sincerely yours,

Katelynne Newton
♕♛ Miss Teen Indiana International ♕♛