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Zoya Zahid


Whether it is a proactive measure or something I do when I am not feeling amazing, journaling always helps me check my emotions and refocus myself accordingly. 

Why I journal

There’s something so therapeutic about getting every thought in your head out — the release is almost euphoric.  

Typically, I would find myself reading right before bed or during breaks from doing homework.  

My 2021 in 119 books

In 2021, I actively made it an effort to read daily and that meant I could even read for as little as 15 minutes some days. 

You are not alone in experiencing insurmountable stress caused by school nor are you alone in the fight to combat that stress. 

Making it through the mid-semester slump

It is easy to feel defeated from the “mid-semester slump”. However, you are more than capable of refocusing as well as recentering in order to combat this slump and achieve your goals from the start of the semester. 

This year in particular, the start of fall symbolizes the start of a new version of myself 

Turning over a new leaf

On the verge of sounding utterly cliche, you are your own forever, so turn those metaphorical leaves over until you find what works best for you.

A characteristic of sitting on the floor that has followed since childhood and continues to define a part of me.

I’m a floor girl

If you’re a floor person like myself, maybe you found some solace in knowing that you are not alone in your floor preference. 

Looking up at the sky to appreciate the tranquility of every day.

A reflection on the sky

Maybe the next time you’re outside enjoying the summer weather, you can take a minute to gaze above at the clouds. 

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