Isobel C. TeenzTalk Peer Leader
1. What are you passionate about?
2. What have you learned from challenges or disappointments?
3. How do you relieve stress?
4. What is happiness?
1.) PASSION: Isobel's passion is horse-riding. She's been riding since the age of six & now owns a horse herself. She studies mental training of horses - learning from horse instructors over the summer - & uses the techniques on her own horse. She enjoys culturing the animals & providing tourism services involving horses. "I can't really imagine a world without horses." Her love for her horse - Maverick - is portrayed in the photos at the end of her video.
2.) GROWTH: Isobel put great focus on her most challenging math course - while neglecting another subject - & ended up performing poorly in both classes. "You can't just invest all your time in one thing. But, you can't also spread yourself too thin across too many subjects." She's learned not to let disappointments define her or get her down. Rather, she views them as an opportunity for developing herself as a person & a student.
3.) STRESS RELIEVERS:
- use a mindfulness app
- concentrate on breathing
- exercise: running
- embrace fresh air, clear your head
- change your environment, take breaks
- talk to your family & friends
4.) HAPPINESS: Isobel talks about how she finds happiness through surrounding herself with the people she loves & meeting new people; "What makes me happy is seeing other people happy." Additionally, she explains, "In Australia, happiness is health... Take the time to enjoy the process, rather than the destination."