Small Steps to Lower Stress


The second half of the semester has started and with that comes a lot of added stress. My midterms are done but now I have endless projects, presentations, and papers looming in my near future. Mix that with jobs, clubs, and my other commitments and I am a big ball of overwhelmed.

Two weeks ago was really rough for me. I was in a really bad place, overwhelmed to the point where I skipped 4 classes in a week, exhausted to the point where I was skipping meals, and stressed beyond measure. While sometimes it may seem from my posts that I have it all together, I definitely have my moments of weakness.

College students and millennials today are under a lot of pressure and put themselves in situations of large amounts of stress. Here are 9 things that helped me get through this rough patch, get out of bed, and get going again.


Dealing With College Major Indecision

Choosing a major in college can be a major source of anxiety, but it doesn't have to be! These tips will help you overcome dealing with college major indecision.

Today I would like to introduce you to a guest poster, Dayton! Dayton is a self proclaimed overachiever who dealt with a lot of anxiety over choosing her major when in college. Today she is here to help give some tips about how to pick the right major for you and an insight on how to avoid the stress that it can cause.

The distance between who I’d been in high school and who I was now could have encompassed the world twice over. At least, in my mind. The overachiever, the star student, the girl with infinite untapped potential had devolved into an aimless, confused woman with enough credits to graduate a year early but not enough in one subject.

I’d somehow managed to slip through the university bureaucracy and was still “undeclared” as a junior. I swapped my classes out more in the first two weeks than most kids did during online registration. Frozen with indecision, I stared at the ceiling for hours, dreading yet another day where I made progress in a path I wasn’t sure I even wanted. The way I saw it, every day that I didn’t commit to becoming a neuroscientist, a lawyer, a doctor, a novelist, whatever, was another day that I “lost”, that I should’ve been working towards my real calling in life, whatever that was. I had to succeed, even if I didn’t know what “success” was. And while everyone placated me by pointing out that no one my age had it all figured out, they didn’t see how heavy this weighed on me.

I’d never been so lost.

This sort of depression isn’t unusual among overachievers. Perhaps it was just an obsession with finding the “right” answer where there wasn’t one. And that was the hardest lesson for somebody like me to learn. Even though picking a major isn’t easy for most college students, for overachievers, it can be earth-shattering. Somehow, though, I made it through, but I should’ve been a lot easier on myself. Hopefully, you can follow advice where I couldn’t. Read More!

Getting Ready For College Fashion Week LA

Guess who has a press pass and is modelling for College Fashion Week? Check it out! #HerCampus

I am so excited. Seriously, so excited.

I’ve shared with you before about how starting a Her Campus chapter changed and vastly improved my college experience. I started my chapter a year and a half ago and we have grown to over 100 girls at my university all working together to create an amazing community and online magazine. It has been an incredible experience and being able to do it while being connected to the Her Campus brand name has been really great. Now my favorite female empowered brand, Her Campus Media, is finally coming to LA! The brand is based in Boston, so being able to finally meet these people who I’ve been talking to for 2 years is huge for me!

The best part? They’re coming to LA for an amazing event: The 5th Annual College Fashion Week.

College Fashion Week is a unique event for fashion-obsessed college women to come together in an inclusive, empowering, and fun platform to celebrate themselves, their bodies, and fashion as a form of self expression. In addition, College Fashion Week showcases top talent from the next generation of up and coming female fashion entrepreneurs and designers. Awesome right? Read More!

Semester Goals: Fall 2016

Junior year of college semester goals - 15 goals for the 15 weeks in the semester! Come read and follow along with my progress.

Fall is officially here! In some places the weather is starting to cool down, leaves are changing colors, Starbucks is serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes again, and it’s nearly time to wear scarves and eat turkey. However, where I live in Southern California it is hotter than it has been all Summer with temperatures in the 100’s all this week… oh well.

Despite what it may say outside, it is still the beginning of the fall semester of my Junior year of college. This is my 3rd year in college and my 3rd year (6th semester) sharing my semester goals tips with all of you. It’s crazy looking back at all my goals from previous semesters and seeing the progress I have made.

Before I starting doing this I was never one for making goals, or sharing my goals or progress with others. Since doing this I have discovered that sharing my goals with the world is a great way to keep myself accountable and cause change in my life.

Since my semester consists of 15 weeks of classes I like to set 15 goals and follow up on them by sharing my results after the semester is over. Ready to see what I have in store for this semester? Here are my goals for this semester: Read More!

Communication Skills For Student Club Leaders

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chaatz. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you a student leader looking to foster better communication skills? Check this out!

Being in a leadership position can be scary, exhilarating, and a fantastic learning experience all at the same time. As the founder and president of one of the largest student organizations on my university campus, I have a lot of fellow students asking me for tips and advice about being in leadership positions. Whether you’re starting up your own club on campus, taking on a role as an executive cabinet member on an existing club, or even stepping up your position at work, communication is key. Here are 3 tips to improve how you communicate with your team. Read More!