6 TIPS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

Hey babes! How have you been? The past two weeks have been pretty stressful for me. I’ve had midterms and just so many assignments it feels like! I wanted to share some of my tips for staying sane while under lots of pressure and stress. These tips are good for midterm week, final week, or honestly anytime to decompress and relax.

  1. Stop talking about it and just do it. This is a hard one to follow. It goes like this, if you know you have a super specific professor who is bound to give a hard and long midterm, STOP talking about how hard the test is going to be and get studying!!! I think this happens to most of us when we study with our friends, we pick apart our professor and say “Her tests are too hard!!”, “He asks for too much detail!”, “She didn’t even give us a study guide!?!”… when in reality your professor’s way of teaching is something you can’t control, but you can control how you deal with it/study for the test. So, study hard and prove yourself (& maybe your professor) wrong!
  2. Positivity is key. What you think in your mind, becomes your reality, I truly believe this. If you think to yourself, “Wow I really am going to fail that math test tomorrow.”, then yes you probably will fail that math test tomorrow. Your thoughts are a direct reflection of how you behave. Think positive, then good things will happen. Be confident in that test you’re taking or that presentation you’re giving and trust me, you’ll do great. Click this to read an article I found on Forbes. com about thoughts becoming your reality.
  3. Treat yourself! If you’re up late studying and you really want a vanilla latte, like reeeaaallly want that latte… go get it girl. Treating yourself is a good way to get through studying. Finished reading that chapter? Starbucks break. Finished that set of notecards? Starbucks break. Memorized all 10 of those definitions? Starbucks break. Really just want that PSL? Starbucks break.
  4. To all my emotional gals out there, let it out. For some reason anytime I’m super stressed out or overwhelmed, I cry. It doesn’t change the fact that I’m cramming for my exam and all I want is sleep, but it feels good to let it out. It’s okay to cry, but get it out, then focus on what you have to do again.
  5. It will all be okay. Don’t over think the situation too much. One day all the studying, stressing and hard work will be worth it! High school grades are important, and high school is only a short time your life. Do the best you can, while you can. The same rule applies for college. You wanna get that dream job don’t you? Work for it!
  6. SLEEP. I can’t stress enough how important sleep is. All of the information you’ve been drilling into your brain needs time to actually sink in, sleep allows that to happen. If you’ve been studying for over 5 hours and its late, go to sleep. Going over that information at this point won’t help. Get those Z z z ‘s… Click this link to read an article I found on the Huffington Post about a study they did on sleep and test performance among students.

I hope you guys take something from these tips & I hope they help you if you’re stressing right now! Don’t over think, it will all be alright, I promise! Have a good weekend loves. Subscribe if you haven’t! Yes, you… subscribe for an email every time I post.

xox,

Jul

FALL WEEKEND IN MY LIFE

Hey guys! How was your weekend? I went home from school this weekend on Friday after my classes were done. I had such a fun and relaxing weekend that I wanted to share with you all! On Friday night, I went to dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s in the Southside Works. I went with my parents and boyfriend Trent. We had really good conversation about our week and upcoming plans. The food was so delicious. I got the salmon and pesto pasta with mushrooms, asparagus, and artichoke. It was so amazing my mouth is watering. I couldn’t wait long enough to take a picture of it, lol. Buuuuttt… I did get a picture of the dessert we got.IMG_1913 On the left we have the creme brulee and on the right we have a chocolate bag filled with white chocolate mousse and berries on top. They were both to die for! Any dessert that has chocolate and fruit is always a yes from me. After that we came home and just hung out. We ended up watching Riverdale. Can we talk about that episode?? I’m so excited for the rest of this season, I have a feeling it is going to be a good one.

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On Saturday I went to Simmons Farm with Trent. That was the first fall related activity I’ve done this season, and it was so fun! Simmons is such a nice farm. They have apple picking, flower picking, pumpkin picking, a store, food stands, and many activities for children! We got there and bought our tickets which covered hay rides to and from whatever activity you were planning on doing and then also a pumpkin. The whole farm store was filled with flowers and everything fall!

I wore this adorable sweater with some jeans and booties, check my Instagram for the details: @juwleea. My sweater is actually from Marshalls. I’m telling you guys Marshalls is the way to shop trends. It is so affordable and sometimes you can find awesome pieces like this one for way less than you would at any other store.  Yes, I was dying of sweat in the heat on Saturday. But, do it for the pics right? After we got our pumpkins we sat down in the grass in this shady area and ate some pumpkin roll. YUM.

I also picked up little white and orange pumpkins for my dorm, to make it a little more festive in there! Overall, the pumpkin patch was a success and a super fun, fall day!

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetToday was a productive but chill Sunday. Sunday is my favorite day of the week. I had a lot of homework to get done, as well as just preparing for this upcoming week. So I got all of that out of the way, and then just hung out and watched the Steelers win. Now I’m sitting here typing this drinking tea and eating some of the cutest cookies ever. I hope you guys enjoyed this! Thank you so much for reading, I am having so much fun with this platform. I hope you all have a good week!

xox,

Jul

 

OOTN: HALSEY CONCERT

Hey guys! Long time, no talk. I have been super busy with school and life in general! Today I wanted to share my outfit and makeup details from last night. I went to Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour… it was AMAZING. Halsey is my favorite artist and performer. She is so genuine and down to earth and I think that’s something hard to find in artists today. She interacted with the crowd and talked to us like we were her friends. Her voice is beautiful and every lyric has meaning. Her first full album came out during a harder time in my life. Hearing those songs brought me back to those moments for a second. It was so surreal to hear them live again, for the second time,  but in a better time of my life. Realizing how far I’ve come and grown as a person is such a great feeling.  Halsey is role model in my life in every aspect. If you guys have never listened to her music, you should! I am having major concert depression so lets take a look at last night…

Outfit Details:

  • Top: Bodysuit from Forever21. It has adjustable straps which is nice, but no button on the crotch area to put it on which is inconvenient.
  • Bottoms: My favorite black jeans from Hollister.
  • Shoes: Steve Madden platform sneakers.
  • Ring: Buffalo Exchange (see more in my thrift store post!).
  • Bracelet: Snakeskin wrap bracelet from Burlington.
  • Choker: Forever21. I originally bought this because I thought the chokers were separate but they are not! Still cute though.

Makeup Details:

  • Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. Love how this look turned out. Would you guys want a tutorial on how to do it?
  • Face: There is so many steps to my face makeup, would you guys want a post on that? Let me know.
  • Lips: Kylie Jenner lip kit in the shade Dolce K (shown in last pic).

 

I also could not resist buying this yellow hoodie from her merch, despite the outrageous price! Overall, I had such a fun night and I am so grateful I had the chance to go. Thanks for reading loves! I hope you all have a great week and give Halsey’s albums a listen if you never have! Follow me on Instagram for more pictures of my everyday life! @juwleea

xox,

Jul