MANAGING STRESS AND FINDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE

I remember my freshman year like it was just yesterday. I was the girl who was always a step ahead — turning assignments in long before the deadline, doing work the day it was assigned, and never quite understanding why everyone found the IB program so unmanageable. Fast forward to today when I am studyingContinue reading “MANAGING STRESS AND FINDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE”

THE MONTH OF MAY

With it being the first full week of June, I thought it’s now a good time to begin a new segment in the Chocolate and Politics register: monthly favorites. In order to break up the philosophical, profound blog posts with something a bit lighter and easier to digest I am introducing a monthly roundup ofContinue reading “THE MONTH OF MAY”

WHAT DO I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?

The question comes up year after year. The one which excites you as a smallchild. The one which seems to hold unknown opportunities: “what do youwant to be when you grow up?” For a long time, I answered this questionwith the first thing that came to my mind. Originally, it was a baker, then foraContinue reading “WHAT DO I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?”

A DIFFERENT KIND OF SUMMER

Today was my first official day of summer. Normally, summer is an exciting time for all the opportunities it brings with it. However, this year, summer feels a bit different. I am excited about summer but not necessarily because I get to spend all my time with friends or go out every day. I amContinue reading “A DIFFERENT KIND OF SUMMER”

BURNOUT

Burnout is a term I was never aware of before entering high school and something I never realized I experienced until this year. Burnout, put simply, is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by¬†excessive and prolonged stress. It is something that can be very difficult to recognize, especially by those who displayContinue reading “BURNOUT”

EFFECTIVE STUDYING: MY TOP TIPS

Over the last week, I have felt overwhelmed with the amount of studying I have been doing for various tests, quizzes, and essays. Although it can be incredibly stressful, the center of our education system for a long time has been testing because it is a straightforward way to evaluate how much a student knows.Continue reading “EFFECTIVE STUDYING: MY TOP TIPS”

IT IS OKAY TO QUIT

The only failure is a quitter. You didn’t come this far to only come this far. Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit; The typical phrases that are repeated again and again to children everywhere, the same phrases that can lead to fear, or rather, even paranoia about quitting and its determination ofContinue reading “IT IS OKAY TO QUIT”

PERFECTIONISM

Every time I say I am a perfectionist, I am not sure if it is something to boast about or feel ashamed of. To me, perfectionism is a trait that I see in both myself and many of the people I choose to surround myself with. It is having the goal of having everything systemicallyContinue reading “PERFECTIONISM”

MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES

** This post may be triggering to some struggling with/recovering from an eating disorder or those who struggle with depressive/self-harming/suicidal thoughts. If this is you, please take your own health into consideration and explore my blog to find other posts that may be better suited for your mental health at this time. ** If youContinue reading “MENTAL ILLNESS IN TEENS,PART 2:THE STORIES”

GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE

The world moves very quickly and sometimes it is difficult to keep up. Just this past weekend, so much has changed and altered the lives of a massive amount of people. The thing is though, however surreal it may seem, that most people have no clue about what is going on around the world. Now,Continue reading “GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE”