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I Went Off Zoloft: Why, How, and the Withdrawals

I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted! I recently launched a new website for my freelance design. You can check it out here. But, I wanted to share a very important blog post with you guys. As many of you know, I have been on medication for depression and anxiety. And now, I want to tell you about my experience going off of that medication (Zoloft to be specific).

Disclaimer: I did go off Zoloft against my doctor’s recommendation. I am not a doctor and have no medical training. I am not qualified to offer medical advice. This is all based off my own experience. Continue reading “I Went Off Zoloft: Why, How, and the Withdrawals”

Do It Your-Self-Care: Bath Bombs

Like cupcake bakeries, spin classes, and escape rooms; bath bombs have become en vogue within the last few years. You can find bath bombs from high-end spa to your local big box store. With their fun fizzy effect, soothing scents, it is not a shock that that they have become such a big success. Baths have multiple benefits: 1) they help detoxify the body and keep hair and skin healthy and 2) psychologist have said a warm bath helps people feel less lonely.

The problem is that bath bombs are not exactly cheap. Some of the Lush brand bath bombs (arguably the ones that started the bath bomb trend) will run you has high $8.95 plus tax and even smaller ones will cost you over $4.99 plus tax per bath. Thankfully, these bath bombs can be made at home for a fraction of the cost. (Also, neuroscientist have found DIY crafts to be beneficial to your mental health.) Why throw away cash or time when you’re able to make your own bath bombs? Continue reading “Do It Your-Self-Care: Bath Bombs”

Turn Off Netflix: 52 Ways to Self Care

Turn off Netflix! I’m serious! I bet you’re watching it right now while reading this blog post and scrolling through Facebook. You are exhausting yourself. Sitting and multitasking is not self care. The noise and the overwhelming of your senses. It’s not providing you with real self care. So! Now, here are 52 ways you can actually care for yourself and relax.

Exhaustion and What to do About It

I’ve been completely MIA from my site, and have tried to get back into the swing of things. But, I keep taking on too much. And it exhausts me. I am in a constant exhaustion. Between school, my part time paying job, working with Her Track and Way Up, and planning a wedding, it’s hard to keep up.

But I promise I am not leaving Sara Strives, I’m just swamped at the moment. And, I thought I would share my thoughts on exhaustion and what I plan on doing about it. Continue reading “Exhaustion and What to do About It”

How I Navigate Anxiety in College

How I Navigate College With Anxiety

“I wish I could got out to dinner tonight but I just have a lot of work”, I lied in a text to a friend and snuggled up even tighter in my blankets. The truth was, I didn’t have much work at all. In fact, I had finished it earlier that day. But, the thought of showering, blow drying my hair, putting on makeup and then going and socializing for hours seemed like the worst thing ever. In fact, in that moment, I couldn’t think of anything worse and just the thought of leaving my bed made me nauseous, a tight ball of anxiety wound up inside my chest. Continue reading “How I Navigate College With Anxiety”