When I met Jessica Watkins, the Newest Recruited NASA Astronaut

Heya everyone, so I read about the Interview of Jessica Watkins written by Swapna Krishna who is currently working as a contributor writing for many renowned websites. I couldn’t resist writing and sharing with you guys, some of the excerpts from the interview.

Jessica Watkins

When I met Jessica Watkins, the Newest Recruited NASA Astronaut

Jessica Watkins is one of the lucky and yes hard-working candidates who got selected to be part of the NASA group for the class 2017 batch. There were among 18,000+ applicants for the job and after tough filtering and tests – the count was brought down to just 12! A team of 12 member – 7 men and 5 women bunch of geeks from a variety of fields joined together made the 2017 batch.

On asking to give any advice to the young girls who dream at be at the STEM,

Jessica- that persistence is important. Also having a mentor with you who pushed you and guides you with the process is a must. Guidance with the persistence goes a long way.

Jessica was asked her idea or thoughts on the diversity of the people working at NASA, and on the racial diversity.

Jessica- that’s what NASA is all about, it is a place with some amazing bunch of people belonging to a variety of fields, working together. Looking at their new class 2017 batch itself says a lot on the diversity, and it’s going to be more amazing!

Swapna asked Jessica on her life and experience as a geologist, on which the answer was like

Jessica- she always wanted to be an astronaut from childhood itself, and she went to Stanford University and was studying the Mechanical Engineer Majors, as she thought that was necessary to study space. But later she dropped out from the field and opted for the geology and she knew that was the right choice.

What was her work with the Mars Curiosity Rover?

Jessica- In this process, by the half day, we do the complete planning of what the rover will do the next day. While the second half of the day is spent analysing the data that has been received from the Mars.

It was great reading through the short interview, and guys you must check it out too.

Jessica is indeed a positive soul and a bundle of inspiration for us! 

How to maintain a Health Diary | For Personal Wellness

Creating a personal diary is not a tough job as it may seem to you. Now, you may bluntly ask me as – why to keep a diary, that too a health diary? What’s the importance of it?

If I ask you how are you feeling, you may be either happy or sad depending on your mood. But if you are focussing on your diet, you will realize that a lot of times – our mood is determined by what goes inside our tummy! Believe it or not!

Maintain a Health Diary

Therefore, if you simply want to take control of your happiness and mood – then keeping a control on your diet is a must, and you can achieve it with the help of a Health Diary. But how to do that? We shall find out.

How to maintain a Health Diary

There are no fixed rules on how to start a health diary, as it is simply a book in which you can writing down your mood and linking it to the food that you had at the moment. This will help you in keeping a track of the experiences and make you understand how food can affect the one’s mood.

Tips on maintaining a diary are given as follows:

  1. Diary has to be always with you so that you could write a clear-cut experience.
  2. Mention the medicines that you are taking or any health supplement that you took, particularly for that day.
  3. Write about any physical activity that you performed.
  4. Keep a record of the things that you are eating, and also mention the place from where you had it. The details about the place are more important than what it may seem to you.
  5. You can use a wellness tracking app, and keep a check on your health and mood. Then, note down the results in your diary.
  6. People with whom you have your food also matters. Write them down in your diary if you had your dinner alone, or with your family.
  7. Also, note down your doc visits and the recommendations they gave you. Then, follow them in the later days.

That’s how you keep a health diary for yourself. Just make sure that you are not keeping any information hidden, instead be completely open to the diary. Later on, share it with your regular doc and get more insights on the changes you need to make.