Level Up: Self-care

Recorded Thursday, April 15 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


With so much pressure to perform well in school and dedicate any free time to the college application process, high school can get very overwhelming very quickly. In our new series Level Up, we want to give you our best tips and tricks for taking care of yourself while still being productive and meeting your goals.

For our second episode, Shravya will walk you through how to manage self-care during the college application process. We’ll talk about what it means to do meaningful self-care that can mitigate burnout and help keep you motivated.

This will also be an interactive session — so come with a pen and paper so you can partake in a custom exercise. And as always, we'll work to answer any questions you may have in the chat throughout the session.

Your host

Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
12:17@ab2004:How can we find the balance between giving ourselves enough self-love and stopping ourselves from getting cocky?
13:35@rtan0742:how to cope with loneliness and isolation while studying online during covid-19 pandemic?
15:33@ab2004:omg can you link the escape room or say what it was called
20:41@rtan0742:how to manage disappointment from college application when I may not able to be accepted to my dream college?
23:12@ab2004:What are some strategies for convincing/forcing ourselves to practice healthy self-care and routines?
25:17@ab2004:Since a lot of us are going to be in communal living for the first time, I'm kinda concerned about how self-care will look in that setting.
27:02@1000_Words:Tips for dealing with guilt over taking time off for self care?
28:46@rtan0742:how to manage exams and heavy assignments while being consistent in doing self-care?
32:10@ab2004:I feel like sometimes I can't fully get into self-care because I keep thinking/worrying about other responsibilities at the same time.
36:08@ab2004:when I feel stressed, I can leave the dorm and talk to family and I will feel more comforted
36:43@ab2004:when I feel confused, I can ask friends/family for advice and I will feel reassured
43:44@1000_Words:When I feel like I can't focus, I can focus on something I enjoy and I will feel more motivated.
44:46@ab2004:Shravya it's too late I'm already you--
48:14@anonymous:How would you start journaling? And what would you include?
50:16@ab2004:I have a super weak social battery and was looking for advice for when I feel socially just dead
52:09@ab2004:Shravya would you get in trouble for posting the link on the community feed LOL
52:41@rtan0742:what is the main difference of studying in college and studying in high school?
56:13@ab2004:what is the biggest lifestyle adjustment you made in college?
57:54@rtan0742:do you keep your AP study materials or high school study materials after you went to college?does it help you in your freshman year?
60:53@ab2004:aw thanks so much


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