We’ve all heard of the health benefits of meditation. But why is it that so many of us just don’t do it? Even if meditation is for only 10 minutes, or 5 minutes… or just 2. We end up browsing Facebook, or constantly checking emails, or just about anything else instead of taking a second to breath and take in our environment. What is it that stops many students and people in our generation from taking time out of our busy lives to do this?
Well luckily now, there seems to be a great solution to help with this. Calm.com gives you a guided meditation experience that can help you rest in intervals of 2 minutes, 10 minutes 20 minutes, or more.
And the great part? It’s available in a format that so many of us are familiar with, an App!
So the next time you have some time between classes or fraternity or sorority meetings, be sure to check out this app. Maybe it’ll help you focus before your big event or test!
Finding time to exercise can be tough. Let’s admit it, often times trips to the gym get pushed to the bottom of the priority list when homework, fraternity events or sorority events come up.
So how do you find time to exercise?
I remember in our fraternity, we had biggest loser challenges to see who would get the most fit and healthy in a month’s time. Often this motivated everyone in the house and instead of all lounging around playing video games, people went to the gym, played competitive sports together, and most importantly bonded more (and got healthier).
One of the tips featured on a recent article on Lifehacker.com recommends to
“Find a work out partner – a friend can remind (or guilt) you into getting fit. Also, there’s nothing like a little friendly competition to push yourself past your comfort (boredom) zone.”
We couldn’t agree with this more.
Another great way to get fit and bond with your fraternity brothers or sorority sisters is to pick up a competitive sport such as racketball, basketball or volleyball. Personally I found racketball one of the most fun to go at.
Check out the full post here for more tips and a few apps to help you get moving:
PhotoJojo recently featured a really interesting article about Long Portraits.
The idea behind these is to ask someone a simple question, like How was your day? or what’s the most exciting thing you did this week? etc. From that, record their 30-second response.
What a simple yet unique task! Now put the entire graduation or Greek spin to it and think about how your house historian can do this. Imagine how awesome this archive would be, in say 3 years… with every member of your house and it continually growing! Think down the road… 5 years from now, how even more awesome it would be!
We all know Greeks love pictures (and matching shirts…) but video adds such a unique new spin to your chapter’s records and an interesting way to get to know actives and alumni.
So our challenge to any chapters is to do a recording of all the seniors on your active roster, just a fun 30-second clip. Do this, post it on YouTube, send us the links, and we’ll give 5 lucky chapters 25% off their order for graduation stoles.
There must be at least 6 seniors graduating from your chapter and long portraits recorded of those 6 seniors. 25% off discount will be applied to the same # of long portraits as graduation sashes ordered.
Videos of seniors must be separate similar to PhotoJojo’s Long Portrait style video.
Nothing scandalous, please!
At least 2 seniors have to mention YourSash.com!
Entries should be emailed to orders[at]yoursash.com with links to the videos and contact information!
The first 5 chapters who submit videos that meet these criteria will receive 25% off their standard sash order (no logos or custom fabrics)!
We didn’t mention it before, but we just launched a new sale on YourSash.com. If you order 6 or more graduation stoles or sashes, receive 10% off your entire order! You can customize your stoles with what you want embroidered (your school, Greek letters, etc.) the color you want, trim you want, and just about anything else!
This is a limited time offer, so act soon!
limitations: Sale does not apply to orders with custom fabrics or digitized logos.
In the mean time, we know you have been waiting for us to post this video… with out further ado, Vitamin C – Graduation Song
Every house has a different motto that they live by. For some, individual chapters even have their own specific sayings. These mottos make a huge impact on Greeks during their active years and often carry into their lives far beyond college. While many sayings are kept secret from the outside word, of those we found on the good ol’ Wikipedia, we’d like to share with you the 10 Greek mottos we found to be most unique and inspiring.
Without further ado, and in no particular order, our favorite 10 are: