Adulting is already hard, but having anxiety while you need to stay productive with your work and life makes it even harder. Here are five small steps you can take to stay productive when you struggle with anxiety.

We all know adulting is tough. The constant responsibilities and expectations to find and keep a solid job, eat right, stay healthy, manage your money, and somehow balance a social life and your sanity seem almost impossible at times. This is all even more challenging when you struggle with anxiety. You often find your mind racing a million miles an hour trying to figure out how to manage all of your responsibilities and your life in general. There’s even a small voice in the back of your head whispering, “You can’t do this, there’s no way. Why are you even trying?” I’ve been in yourRead More →

What I would have told myself as a recent college grad by guest author, Kristen. - Sara Katherine

Guest Post by Kristen from Sophisticated Gal It feels like not long ago I was going to one of my Advertising courses in college, spending countless hours on our final project that determined my grade in the class and if I would graduate. Fast forward three years and here I am settling into my career, looking back on the lessons I’ve learned since starting my “big girl” job in the real world. Since I started my career, I have learned so much about what it means to have a job in the “real world”. When you’re in college, they don’t really teach you what itRead More →

Adulting is hard. Anxiety makes it harder. It almost feels like no matter how many obstacles you conquer, another mountain immediately arrives. Your to-do list feels endless. However, you know you can’t back down if you want to accomplish your goals. Completing this never-ending list of adult tasks isn’t easy.  When I was first experiencing adulting anxiety in full swing after college, the strategy I was using to completing my goals wasn’t working. I needed to find a solution to conquering the anxiety and stress. I developed a few habits that were extremely effective. Of course, these tactics don’t completely alleviate stress and anxiety forever, but they certainly help keep my emotionsRead More →

As we grow older, our friendships with others change. It’s easy to grow your friend circle in high school because you see each other every day. College can be similar – a much more social culture for many students. However, if you’re not in a classroom every day, how do you make friends as an adult? Through my life, I’ve developed friendships in a variety of ways. I was on sports teams, active in high school clubs, participated in a teen church group, joined organizations in junior college, and found incredible friends through social media. After I moved to Southern California to finish my finalRead More →

Mastering the work life balance is tough. This generation is all about the hustle – working hard and doing everything you can to achieve the dream career, relationship, car, and overall life. We’re expected to balance a full-time job, friendships, a healthy lifestyle, a relationship, daily life errands, and our sanity. Many times we have to compromise one part of life to help support another; sacrifice our friendships to focus on a career, for example. I’m still rather new to the full-time career life. It’s taken at least six months to start really creating more of a plan to fine tune this work life balance. ARead More →

Today marks a brand new step and direction for this blog. For the past few months I’ve been working hard at redesigning, rebranding, and rediscovering my direction for Sara Katherine. Allow me to reintroduce myself to those who are new and those who have stuck around through this journey. Blogging grew into one of my passions back in my early college years when I started writing about the Disney College Program and my experience working in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland on thedisneyden.com. After a few years, I realized I wanted to write about more than Disney. It took a while before I discovered exactlyRead More →