Young adulthood often begins with taking on the responsibility of our own well-being, and it frequently comes with a series of discoveries that the assumptions we’ve formed about our lives may not be true. From aspects of our identity to our religious beliefs, from our pursuit of education to building our careers, from finding new communities to forming deep relationships, we can run into a near-constant stream of new experiences and information that confront our previous perspectives. And as we come to a new understanding of ourselves and the world, we can encounter tension with the expectations and desires of our parents and elders. While we can feel intimidated or overwhelmed by the prospect of the future and our place in it, especially as we inherit a world that is facing significant global distress, we also have access to the power that comes from wielding our newfound authenticity for the good of ourselves, our community, and our Earth.
I think this subject isn't talked about enough on motivational channels on YouTube - including my own. My videos are made to motivate and inspire, but the message is not to study 16 hours a day, sleep 2 hours a night, have no social life, and drive yourself to exhaustion.
In conversation with young adults and experts alike, journalist Rainesford Stauffer explores how the incessant pursuit of a “best life” has put extraordinary pressure on young adults today, across our personal and professional lives—and how ordinary, meaningful experiences may instead be the...
If you want to see the kind of college success that every college girl hopes for, you have to learn this mindset shift that will change your whole college experience. If you’re not familiar with my story, I was a first-generation college student.
Links to informative articles to fight college burnout including on: how to prioritize your mental health; considering campus physical design; making a wellness plan; considering academic motivation, and enjoying a therapy animal.