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 →

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 →

NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. As I was finishing college back in late 2015, I thought I had my future figured out. I had a great part-time job with wonderful people, and quickly landed a three-month social media internship with potential for a full-time dream career. I was well on my way towards the American dream: received my degree and paved a path for a successful career in my area of study. Of course, life threw a curveball and the internship did not pan out as expected. I decided to continue with my original part-time job at Disney instead of staying with my internship team.Read More →

Self-care is incredibly important, but it’s especially important through major life transitions. Personally, I discovered this the hard way after I graduated college, got a new job, and moved to a new apartment with new roommates at around the same time. I put self-care to the wayside when I needed it most, and consequently my anxiety spiked. Thankfully, the lovely Kayti from DesigningCourage.com knows plenty about self-care during major life transitions! She was kind enough to let me interview her to learn about her story and important self-care tips! Let’s start with an introduction! Can you tell us a little about yourself? Hi, I’m Kayti!  I am anRead More →

Whether you’re brand new to the career search or attempting to switch jobs, a phone interview is an essential part of the application process. It may not seem as intimidating as an in-person interview, but it’s still an essential step towards making a lasting and impressive first impression with the company you’re hoping to join. Throughout the various internships and jobs I’ve had in the past few years, many of them included phone interviews. Whether discussing your qualifications with a recruiter, manager, or even VP, it’s always important to prepare ahead of time to not only increase your chances of success, but to also build confidence behindRead More →

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a perfectionist. I strive to create my best work possible for anything I’m doing – whether it was in school, at any job, blogging, or with my personal relationships. It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I realized that one reason why I always strived for my best: I was terrified to fail.Read More →