17 things to do to help you de-stress during midterms

Hi babes! It’s officially midterm season and I’m not gonna lie I have been so stressed out lately preparing for my exams that I have forgotten to sit back and think about myself. So today I was brainstorming some things that I could do that weren’t expensive and would help me relax while I’m taking breaks in between studying and here is what I have come up with.

  1. Go workout. ( I know you think you have no time to study let alone go to the gym but last week I went to a 25-minute spin class and was out of the gym in less than an hour.  I felt good, plus it feels good to think you’re doing something good for your body.)
  2. Take a bath. ( Try using Epsom bath salts, the magnesium is absorbed through the skin to help replenish magnesium levels in the body. Which will leave you feeling calm and relaxed, plus Epsom bath salts are known for improving sleep and your concentration. )  Epsom Bath Salts.
  3. Do a face mask
  4. Journal. I’m a firm believer that writing is truly one of the most therapeutic things you could do for yourself, so why not jot down some thoughts on paper on how you’re feeling that day.
  5. Drink some coffee or tea to help you get remotivated. (Starbucks K-Cups are a gift from the baby Jesus himself. )
  6. Listen to music. Better yet, you can follow my study playlist to help you stay in your zone.
  7. Take a hot shower
  8. Call a friend
  9. Go for a drive and jam to music. (Kentucky backroads are seriously such a blessing.)
  10. Dance it out
  11. stay off social media for a day
  12. Find a dog or cat to love on
  13. Drink water (lots and lots of water)
  14. Take vitamins to boost your immune system. (C, D, fish oil.)
  15. Practice yoga (maybe even goat yoga?)
  16. Watch a motivating ted talk or listen to a podcast.
  17. go hug someone.

Good luck on your midterms babes!


My back to college essentials

Hi pals! Can you believe it’s already August? I swear I blinked and this summer flew by, with summer coming to an end that means classes are about to start again and it’s time to make a trip to Target. I rounded up some of my favorite things that I use that help me throughout the school year and some things that I just like to have with me on a daily basis when I’m heading to class. I’m starting a “back to college” series here on my blog so I hope you enjoy my first post in this series and find some of this stuff to be useful for you too this semester!


  1. Planner


I’m super ADD like it’s not even funny so I absolutely have to have a planner that breaks down my day in order for me to stay on task and stay focused on things. My friend actually recommended this planner to me and it does exactly what I need it to do, it splits your days up into different time slots and also has a section for you to write out your to-do list for that day as well.  I think it’s an easy way to stay organized during the school year because if your anything like me it can become really overwhelming sometimes so having a planner will be a lifesaver for me this school year.


2. Reusable water bottle – Okay, confession time: I never have really used reusable water bottles before, I think it was because my family always drank from water bottles growing up so I was never really raised to be eco-friendly like that (although, we did recycle and compost growing up so disclaimer we didn’t completely hate the earth while I was growing up but moving on).  I don’t know but regardless your girl can’t afford boujie water bottles anymore so I guess we are going to have to get behind the whole reusable water bottle trend. #Adulting

Highlighters – This one is a given for pretty much everybody but I do love buying my highlighters in big sets like these ones here! I just feel like the more I highlight things the more I feel like my life is put together ya know? This pack is on sale for $5 right now!


Backpack- If you aren’t in college yet and you’re debating on whether or not you should use a backpack take my advice and use one. I practically live out of my backpack during the school year so I would invest in a nice one that will last you throughout college! You will have so many books, folders and things to carry around that you won’t want to use your purse for things like that, plus you can decorate your backpack with super cute buttons so that’s always a plus!

Vitamins – Sort of random but hear me out, going to a big university is seriously the best and I wouldn’t trade it for anything BUT the only thing that sucks about attending a big school is that you get sick a lot easier than when you were in high school. Seriously, take it from me I was practically sick my entire freshman year because of all the events you attend and how many people you are around 24/7. So this year I have decided to start taking better care of myself and start taking vitamins, so far Google said that the best ones take are the One-A-Day multivitamins  because it’s like taking 7 different vitamins in one tablet and to take the Nature Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails vitamins, which by the way I already take and they work wonderfully. Plus, both vitamins are under $10 so they are both super affordable!


Sunglasses – I wore my sunglasses everywhere last year and truthfully I liked wearing them because they would hide the bags under my eyes and sometimes they’d look really cute with my outfit. This isn’t necessarily an “essential” it’s just something I like to have with me throughout the school year.

K-Cups- I live, breathe, and run on coffee, like no joke I wouldn’t be able to function without my k-cups. My favorite k-cups are the Starbucks french roast k cups or the Italian roast ones and they’re inexpensive too! I believe it’s like $7 for a pack of 10 cups and you can just pick them up at Kroger or wherever your nearest grocery store is.


Some other essentials worth mentioning –