Healing and Preventing Student Burnout

Student burnout is a common phenomenon that sadly plagues many of us at some point or another. While the exact symptoms will vary depending on the student and their specific circumstances, it will usually present itself as a combination of exhaustion, depression, feelings of inadequacy, and inability to complete the tasks at hand (FNU, 2019).Continue reading “Healing and Preventing Student Burnout”

Better together: in honor of world mental health day

One of the wisest people I know once said to me: If I am drowning in an ocean and you are drowning in a glass of water, we are both still drowning. These words were salvation during one of the darkest periods of my life and opened the doors for my mental health quest. IContinue reading “Better together: in honor of world mental health day”

The neuroscience behind tidying up

Unless you are a unique individual who thrives in the chaos of messy workstations and insurmountable piles of clutter, deep down you probably already know that you should have a clean and tidy desk. In our previous publication, we talked about tips for training your brain to do work. Here is a case for why youContinue reading “The neuroscience behind tidying up”

Seize the day: Training your brain to get stuff done.

You stare at a pile of notes and your list of to-dos continues to increase every day. The number of impending deadlines is overwhelming so you attempt to sit down and work. However, your brain would rather inspect that random mark on your wall than be productive. You get a notification, open it, and suddenlyContinue reading “Seize the day: Training your brain to get stuff done.”

How I use Notion to organize my life

Everyone who interacts with me on a daily basis has heard me rave about Notion at least once since I started using it. This program is lightweight, installable or fully online, and is available for all platforms and operating systems. I discovered it through a YouTube video posted by one of my favorite productivity coaches, and IContinue reading “How I use Notion to organize my life”

The Freshman’s Guide: Things I Wish I Knew My First Year of College

With the new academic year starting soon, I have found myself reminiscing about the ol’ college days. How I wish I could go back in time and stop myself from making the horrendous mistake of buying all my course books brand new before classes started! Then I realized that while I cannot save myself fromContinue reading “The Freshman’s Guide: Things I Wish I Knew My First Year of College”

It is okay to not have a path carved out

For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with the age-old dreaded question. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I look at people who have their whole lives figured out with a sense of amazement. It sure must be nice to know what the next steps are and howContinue reading “It is okay to not have a path carved out”

The online student’s guide to making friends and finding peers in the age of COVID.

College can be one of the most exciting times of students’ lives and the friendships forged over studying and living together will often last a lifetime. The connections you make with peers and mentors through these next few years have the potential to propel your career path and life. In today’s world of social isolationContinue reading “The online student’s guide to making friends and finding peers in the age of COVID.”