Why Do I Feel Like I Never Measure Up?

Have you ever received praise you don’t think you deserved? I have always felt this way about my writing. Though I receive compliments about my work, I can never seem to accept them. In fact, when compliments wear off, they make me feel even worse than I already am. I feel like I’m held toContinue reading “Why Do I Feel Like I Never Measure Up?”

Mindful Journaling

Updated: Apr 24, 2020 I find that whenever I’m sad or confused or even bored, it helps to write. According to The Huffington Post, there are many benefits of mindful journaling. It helps boost IQ: Writing often correlates with intelligence. According to the Facile Things blog, writing every day can help you understand your emotions better.Continue reading “Mindful Journaling”

5 Ways to Be Productive During The Quarantine

Updated: Apr 12, 2020 Lately, I’ve been trying to find new things to do every day. I tried reading, writing, baking, cooking and even studying. I spent hours on the internet trying to find a suitable project for me to do. This blog actually became one of them. After days of endless boredom and hours ofContinue reading “5 Ways to Be Productive During The Quarantine”

Maintaining Mental Health While Quarantined

This coronavirus pandemic is stressful for many of us. We are living in a time that is chaotic and dangerous, whether we are affected directly or indirectly. In this time of distress, we often forget what really matters to us. This is a situation that is impacting not only every person on the planet butContinue reading “Maintaining Mental Health While Quarantined”

The Art of Balance

Updated: Apr 7, 2020 “Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.” – Jana Kingsford Sometimes we feel as if everything is coming at us all at once. The math test, the birthday party, the English exam, the fro-yo date. It can be overwhelming and quite uncomfortable. Between schoolwork, extracurriculars and maintaining an activeContinue reading “The Art of Balance”

The Science Behind OCD

Updated: Apr 24, 2020 Most people have heard of OCD, but what is the science behind the cause of this mental disorder? Obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, is a mental health illness that causes unwanted thoughts or feelings that lead to compulsive, repetitive actions; it affects approximately 1 in 100 children in the United States.Continue reading “The Science Behind OCD”

A Dance With Darkness

Updated: Apr 24, 2020 A Dance With Darkness By, A.J. Depression. Depression is a term that if not all, most people have grown familiar with. It is something that easily rolls off the tongue and hides in the deepest corners of the mind. It is a heavy cloak that settles on your shoulders and weighs youContinue reading “A Dance With Darkness”

5 Ways to Study Hard Without Burning Out

Studying is hard. It’s not very fun and takes up a lot of time and effort. You might be studying for hours only to realize that you’re receiving the same test scores as your friends who didn’t put in much effort. So how? How do you study more efficiently, use less time, and achieve more?Continue reading “5 Ways to Study Hard Without Burning Out”

Why You Are Not a Failure

In today’s day and age, it may feel almost impossible to stop comparing yourself to others. As we’re constantly surrounded by picture-perfect ideals and expectations that are almost burdening, it seems like being a failure is inevitable. But before we discuss anything else, we must define failure. A quick google search has taken me toContinue reading “Why You Are Not a Failure”