24 Things That Keep Me Going When Times Are Tough

24 Things That Keep Me Going When Times Are Tough

Some things just help.

This is a somewhat personal article because it is unique to me, but I hope that by reading what keeps me afloat will give you inspiration to also make a list of things that help you cope. Some things in here also aren't specific to me but are proven beneficial so I included them per popular demand in our society. With a very stressful life we college students live, it's important to have things to hold onto.

1. My Bed

Even if it is a dorm bed, it's still MY bed!

2. Coffee and Coffee Shops

The more eccentric the better.

3. Online Shopping

Fills cart. Sees $8 shipping. Closes tab.

4. Counseling

This can be professional or someone with a good ear!

5. Coloring Books

These frustrate the living hell out of me, but they seem to be a hit.

6. Good Friends

For your sanity. I mean honestly!

7. Religion

You just pray it out.

8. Cactus Nightlight


9. Written goals for the future

You gotta write them down, otherwise, you can't hold yourself accountable.

10. Family


11. Significant others

Cue every couple who successfully made it out of cuffing season.

12. Job / Career goals

Dream big.

13. Face Masks

You can't frown if you can't move your face!

14. Netflix

Strive for greatness... watch a whole series in a weekend.

15. Music Anthem

Spotify playlists unite!

16. Future Trips

Two words. Beaches. Mountains.

17. Yoga

What's down, dog?

18. Rowing

Not sure if it helps with being crazy, or makes you crazier.

19. Ice cream

ice cream fixes everything.

20. Saturday nights

You CAN dance! -Drunk you

21. Sunday mornings

No earlier than 11 am... and there have to be mimosas.

22. Cooking / Baking

You get to eat your stress!

23. Memes

For all the gen Z kiddos.

24. Dogs

You're very own hype man, lover, and best friend.

Whatever it is that keeps you grounded, use it to remind yourself how much you are trying and how hard you are working. Not all of these I use, but they all have the potential to help everyone!

Cover Image Credit: Photo by Natalia Figueredo on Unsplash

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7 Struggles Of A Girl Who Understands Sports

Other girls just don't get it.

I love sports. I live for the time of the year when football season and basketball season overlap so I can watch my two favorite sports at the same time. However, as any other girl that likes sports knows, there are a few different struggles that we experience on a day to day basis.

1. People won't believe you.

I’ve gotten very accustomed to the “look” people give you when you tell them you like to watch sports. It’s a look that reeks of disbelief. I'm sorry I don't know the blood type of the former coach's oldest son. You’ll just have to learn to let it go... but yes, I do watch sports.

2. People will try to explain the game to you.

Yes, I know that was a sack. Yes, I see that it’s a fourth down. Yes, I know what foul that was. Yes, they are about to take a free throw. Please stop talking while I watch my team play. Thanks for trying to keep me updated, though.

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3. Guys will think you are trying to impress them.

Dude, stop flirting with me while the game is on. Don’t block the TV. I need to see this. I could care less about you. My team is playing.

4. Your girl friends will never care about sports as much as you do.

You will have to beg and grovel just to get them to watch the game with you. Even then, either they won’t pay attention, or they will ask you what’s going on every couple of minutes.

5. No one finds it acceptable when you yell at the TV.

My dad yelled at the TV during football games when I was growing up. My guy friends do it. But the minute I open my mouth when my team starts losing, people start staring at me and silently begging me to act more like a lady.

6. Women's sports apparel is awful.

I get asked on a regular basis when shopping for team apparel, “Do you need me to show you where the women’s stuff is?” No, no, nope, absolutely not. I would much prefer not to run around with rhinestones on my chest or in a pink football jersey. I’m cringing at the thought.

7. You turn into a child when your team loses.

No, it is not my time of the month. You know good and well my team just lost. Don't speak. I’m going to my room to lie down under my baby blanket and eat chocolate ice cream. It’s just too much.

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What Bryce Harper's Insane Contract Means For Other Big Timers In The MLB

Large sums of money cause large sums of conversation throughout the league.


After finally reaching a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, which is composed of a humble $330 million, Bryce Harper has stirred up a great amount of chatter throughout the MLB.

After seeing the negotiations pan out between the Philadelphia club and the star outfielder, experts started asking what this agreement will mean for the other big names in baseball. Although Harper was not the only one to receive an insane deal, with Manny Machado signing with the San Diego Padres for $300 million after two consecutive World Series appearances with the Dodgers, his stood out the most.

As soon as Harper declared free-agency, all eyes were on him and where he would end up for the 2019 season. The months of speculations and predictions ended abruptly with a shocking sum of money promised to the outfielder from a Phillies team that had a sub-par season in 2018. Soon after, all eyes were on Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels star, who is nearing the end of his time with the Los Angeles club.

Trout had by far the most impressive and successful personal season in all of the MLB in 2018. His power at the plate and speed in the outfield set him apart from nearly everyone in the league. However, the Angels' lack of success held Trout back from being in the spotlight.

As his time comes to an end with the struggling club, Trout is a top prospect for many clubs. There has even been chatter of Harper "recruiting" Trout to Philly for the 2020 season. However, Harper's extreme deal should give hope to Trout. There is no sign of clubs being frugal with their budget on these big-ticket players and that will remain true for the star outfielder.

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