Guest Post: 5 Smart Ways to Decorate a Teenager’s Room!

Jessica Beauchamp

Jessica Beauchamp

Founder, Author, Lead Designer at Jess & Co.
MBA, BA, AA, & Teaching Certificate.
Jessica Beauchamp
This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Guest Bloggers

1.Color Scheme:

Young people love colors; don’t be hesitant to give them a chance to pick brilliant shades of their top choices. Indeed, even shading mixes that appear to be unusual can function admirably together, or be altered to keep everybody in the family unit glad. Orange, purple, brilliant blue and navy blue bedding sets are all famous with the high schooler set. While brilliant hues are dependably a fun thought for a room, darker tints can be an incredible alternative, as well.

Darker hues regularly make space feel cozier, and they look extraordinary with littler flies of shading. A few young people will incline toward nonpartisan or paler shades for their dividers. You can carry shading in with the general mishmash including texture, carpets, and different extras.

2. Work Station:

Teenager rooms are not just a place to rest and unwind, but likewise regularly used as homework zones. Long gone are those occasions when you simply set up together a table and seat in some edge of your adolescent child’s room and requesting that he utilize it has his workspace.

Present day homes are significantly more complex, efficient and oblige the requirements of everybody and having a workstation appears like an outright should in the age of the tablets and PCs. To make this super agreeable and gainful, consider deciding on a brilliant undertaking light and a steady seat. In the event that space is tight, a quaint little inn arrangement, for example, a portable chair and table which can be moved away when not being used. Give your high schooler a chance to pick the seat shading, regardless of the possibility that they support a color which does not go with the color scheme.

3. Swing:

A swing would make for a super novel expansion to your high schooler’s room. Add a cushion to help tie it in with whatever remains of the space.

What’s more, in case you’re worried about having it introduced appropriately, consider procuring an expert who can grapple it to your roof.

4. Artwork:

With regards to picking artwork for teen spaces, guardians will get a great deal more value for their money by picking something one of a kind, instead of mass-delivered notices or prints from significant retail chains. Nearby craftsmanship festivals are an incredible hotspot for getting unique works at moderate costs. Craftsmanship isn’t restricted to independent pieces held tight dividers.

For a positive, capable sprinkle of shading add realistic effect to one divider by painting it with your kid’s favorite character or personality. Have a go at settling picture edges at stunned statures on the divider over the informal lodging up surrounded prints and photographs of your high schooler’s decision for an individual and craftsmanship show.

5. Storage:

Adolescents have a tendency to have bunches of stuff, from garments and accomplices to games and music hardware. Cluttered rooms appear to be a young person’s transitional experience.

Great stockpiling choices will be the best element they didn’t think they required yet will appreciate. Make stockpiling a good time for your youngster by consolidating capacity with your teenager’s remarkable identity will make a space they will love for quite a long time.

Author Bio:

This post is written by Julie Austin. She loves traveling, home decorating and hanging out with her friends. She regularly blogs at My Bed Comforter.

 

 

 

How to Find Your Peace in a Noisy World

Jessica Beauchamp

Jessica Beauchamp

Founder, Author, Lead Designer at Jess & Co.
MBA, BA, AA, & Teaching Certificate.
Jessica Beauchamp

Peace is a necessity of life.

Despite the chaos and busyness of our lives, we all need a little peace in our lives, even if for a moment.

How do we find peace in our lives, though? Especially in the humdrum busyness that creeps up on us each and every day?

      1. Practice mindfulness. Living mindfully involves calming down, focusing on our inner beings, finding peace in solitude even if it exists within us. Learn to take a moment of stillness – this can be through meditation, yoga, journaling, writing…something of that sorts that causes self-reflection and a feeling of slowing down, both mentally and physically.
      2. Live gratuitously. I have spoken about this before in the past – How to Live a Life of Gratitude
      3. Find your faith and learn about your own spirituality.
      4. Celebrate anything that presents itself as a success, both minor and large. You may even record these in what is known as a blessings jar. Learn to reward yourself for small gestures with small rewards – an extra cup of coffee, a donut, time to practice your hobby…things that bring about inner peace. 5. Learn to forgive…both yourself and others. Forgiveness is vital for creating a sense of contentment, peace, and happiness.
        Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
        Ephesians 4: 31-32

        6. Declutter the clutter. The clutter in both our minds and in our lives creates a mess in all that we do. If you incorporate a method of decluttering to your daily routines without impeding your life and regular schedule then you will find a greater sense of accomplishment and clear-headedness.

        7. Release yourself of ideas about perfection. Perfection does not exist in this world. We may think it does, but it is a false idea and literally, nothing will be perfect. If you need more evidence of this, look at everything in nature – what tree is perfectly symmetrical between the branch and leaf patterning or what human body is perfectly symmetrical between the right and left side?

        8. Make time for you. You need to schedule time on your calendar for you. This may be time in which you pamper yourself, get lost in a good book, practice your craft, or lay in the sun….whatever it may be, it needs to be a time dedicated to you just as you would make time for anybody else. This might be 10 minutes, an hour, 3-hours…whatever it may be it needs to be nothing but ‘me time’.

        9. Remember to consider the long-term versus the short-term. Our goals and dreams are not accomplished overnight, we need to diligently practice and work towards them each and every day if we hope to make some headway and positive progress towards them – therefore you think in the long-term rather than the short-term. While the short-term mindset may seem dismal, the long-term mindset is promising.

        10. Sometimes we need to simply walk away for a short period of time to clear our mind. This may involve walking away from the computer for a short period of time or setting the phone down and walking away. It may go further and involve taking a walk in the park or out in nature. It may simply be grabbing a cup of tea and admiring the spring blossoms. Whatever it may be, there are times in our lives where walking away creates a greater amount of progress forward as it allows us to clear our heads and get away from the busyness for just a short amount of time.

 

Weekend Words of Wisdom: Be courageous to live your true life.

Jessica Beauchamp

Jessica Beauchamp

Founder, Author, Lead Designer at Jess & Co.
MBA, BA, AA, & Teaching Certificate.
Jessica Beauchamp
This entry is part 8 of 18 in the series Weekend Words of Wisdom

“Have the courage to live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect of you.” – Unknown

Being courageous to a life true to yourself means living out your true intended purpose. If you fail yourself short then who are you living for – who are you living a life for if not for yourself? Our lives are one and only with a finite amount of time. Do you want to be living the life that others dream up for you or do you want to be living the life you were intended to – one full of purpose, passion, and satisfaction? Ask yourselves these questions and seek out the answers. If you’re not happy with something or the direction in life that you are taking then be courageous to change it in the right direction, in your direction. Be your own guide and life the life of your dreams!

 

Plan to Be Productive

Jessica Beauchamp

Jessica Beauchamp

Founder, Author, Lead Designer at Jess & Co.
MBA, BA, AA, & Teaching Certificate.
Jessica Beauchamp

Planning is key to all success.

It does not happen overnight or by some mystical magical fairy aka luck – it comes from diligence, strategic planning, and working the hustle.

A plan is a roadmap for how to get from point A to point B. So wouldn’t it make sense to plan your day, your week, your month, your life?

I know that I have spoken about how we need to ditch our plans sometimes to find our purpose, but in that, I am referring to idealized dreams of what our life should be rather than what it is. In regards to plans, I am literally talking about an actionable step-by-step plan – a strategy – a blueprint for you – one full of action, step-by-steps, how-to’s, and the literal ‘what to do’.

Now how can you achieve this?

You can start by laying out your roadmap for the next day the night before or the morning of – depending on your highest level of productivity and realization for what needs to get done. I am a night owl, so I am most aware of the needs and how to’s and the point a-to-b strategies at night. In fact, I review and schedule tasks the night before bed right before I fall asleep. (Bluelight filters are pillows for my eyes when staring at my Samsung note tablet late at night – takes that brightness down to the perfect notch!) I also review my calendar for the week ahead on a Sunday night, after the weekend has passed, and before the week has made its appearance…those dreaded Monday’s are always full of grit, grind, & hustle (but the pay-off at the end of the night is AWESOME!). Finally, I perform one last review of my planner/calendar/to-do’s/goals on a monthly basis 2X. This is done at both the beginning and end (sometimes a 3rd sneaks in at the middle of the month, but not always; however, if it does it’s to reassess where I am going per the beginning of the month to end with the desired goal). At the beginning of the month I lay out my goals and larger to-do’s, then at the end of the month I review what I have done to make those goals occur and consider whether or not I need to change directions or assess and re-direct towards the right path as I have steered far off course and managed lost in the ditch.

If you’re looking to make huge leaps and jump through hurdles with your goals then you need to start changing your thought process by going from a reactive to a proactive. Become proactive about your dreams rather than reactive towards situations.

Be proactive, not reactive.

Weekend Words of Wisdom: Take the leap, you won’t regret it in the end.

Jessica Beauchamp

Jessica Beauchamp

Founder, Author, Lead Designer at Jess & Co.
MBA, BA, AA, & Teaching Certificate.
Jessica Beauchamp
This entry is part 9 of 18 in the series Weekend Words of Wisdom

Take the leap.

It may be a leap of faith, full of fear, doubts, and unknown – but what do you have to lose aside from never knowing.

I have made huge mistakes in life, just like anyone else, but what became of those huge mistakes? They were opportunities waiting in disguise. I was so caught up in thinking that I knew best that I didn’t let God and His universe guide me towards the right path, and what did I encounter? I encountered challenges, fear, self-doubt, obstacles that were over-encompassing – for every step forward I made three backward – why? Because I was not on the right path. But when I stopped trying to guide my life and let fear, doubts, and the unknown go, I landed on the right path – one better than I ever dreamt, imagined or planned – one that is right for me.

So my advice, take the leap. Even if you fail, at least you tried and you can look back on the events and experiences knowing that you gave it your all and you did not let yourself down. Remember that failure in one thing is not the end of the world, but rather a redirecting opportunity for something much greater.

“IN THE END… We only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.”

Lewis Carroll

How to Find Your Purpose in Life

Jessica Beauchamp

Jessica Beauchamp

Founder, Author, Lead Designer at Jess & Co.
MBA, BA, AA, & Teaching Certificate.
Jessica Beauchamp

We here at Jess and Co. believe in finding your purpose in life which will help bring a sense of peace while amounting to full circle productivity. This is where we derive our tagline of ‘collide to coexist’ – one must experience a collision in all of one’s life journeys, interests, and desires in order to find a balanced coexistence in life which in turn leads to happiness.

You may be wondering though, how does one find one’s true purpose in life?

Well, I would like to disavow the idea that we only have one purpose here in life when in fact we likely have several. Think about your life thus far, the ideas and adventures that you have partaken in. Think about your role in each of those major moments – they likely differ meaning that you played a pivotal role in several difference courses throughout your life. Maybe our purpose is not meant to find the one ultimate but rather all of the small purposes intended for us. This is my belief. We change, evolve, and adapt – why then can our purpose in life not evolve to match the circumstances and the situations we uphold.

Now, onto how to find your purpose for the meantime.

1. Become aware and listen.

Build an awareness through mindful observation of your present state and circumstances. Become keen to the idea of your importance in the current role. Be intent on listening to your life and what it may have to tell you. Do this through thoughtful observation of the past, present, and future expectations. As Parker Palmer said in ‘Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation’

“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”

2. The journey towards purposeful living is not easy, but rather it takes diligent practice.

Unfortunately for the lazy, anything we want does not come easy – it takes work – more importantly, it takes practice. You may ask, practice to what? Well, that is something we all may not know, but the point is that you will find it and the many along the way – through diligent practice and pushing yourself, even when you’re uncomfortable.

3. Enjoy the adventure and just roll with it!

Life really is an adventure. It’s not a stagnant and stale phase – it’s one of evolution full of perfect timing. While it may be hard at times to see the adventure or to have an enjoyment towards life, it really is something that is meant to be enjoyed despite it having hardship. Imagine all of the times that you thought you blew it, your life is over, it’s the end of the world, etc. and how you can look back through heavy emotions and see that your life changed its’ course, albeit, maybe not the one you dreamed of, but one of significantly more importance and value. This is because the timing is perfect. So my advice to you is to simply go for it if you want and see where it takes you! Have fun, learn a lot, and take in the scenery for there is always a big wide world that still exists outside of our direct line of sight.

Are you looking for a little more inspiration?

As always, TedTalks are informative, engaging, and spectacularly inspiring. Check out these TedTalks on finding your purpose and get on your way towards the life that you always dreamt of!