Stay At Home Week +Destress: A Lookbook

A bandanna to keep up your second day hair if you happen to have popped all of your hair ties like yours truly, a simple sports bra, black tank, leggings, and tennis shoes to seal this literally effortless look. After staying in all day you can head straight for the gym. In this quick outing to drop a friend off somewhere I grabbed my go to white button down collared shirt and tied the front for a circa 2000 type of vibe. It was windy and I couldn’t find a jacket. But hey, it was both fashionable and functional.

That entire week I trapped myself in my apartment to study for an ochem test which I took the day after this picture! Today I was cleaning my camera roll after taking my winter mester midterm and found that studying/working hard seems to be integrated into every second of my life. The entire day I locked myself in a study closet, while all of my family was out and about shopping, swimming, playing board games, and doing all the fun normal stuff we do around Christmas time. I travel back to spend Christmas with my super large extended family every year and this year is the first time I’ve taken a winter course. Today and yesterday I was overly stressed about my test and the fear of failure crept upon me again. It’s never actually happened but I have had night terrors about it. As a result I missed out on a lot of family time. I knew the information but wanted to be 110% sure I hadn’t forgotten to review any sub chapter.

Living with the regret of time management and dedicating too much time to academics is probably one of the only major regrets I have in my 19 years on this Earth. No matter where I am or who I’m with I always seem to be trying to take the next leap. When maybe sometimes you should focus on the next step, or even live in the moment!

My daily reminder to you is to enjoy the moments that life gives you as they come, DON’T let the fear of failure dictate your actions, and don’t stress over the little things. Yeah, it’s easier said than done. I must admit I’m giving advice that I haven’t yet fully followed.

But I pray that all of you, and well everyone in general, lives their best life and to not self induce a high stress lifestyle. The more I think about the more I begin to realize that only YOU can tear yourself down to a breaking point. Live freely, but work hard and play even harder. You deserve the best life that only YOU can make for yourself.

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