Do Your Best: The Necessity of Routine

Do Your Best: Why Establishing a Routine Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself #career #millennials

Establishing a routine

I am a straight-laced creature of habit. Anything out of the norm – particularly if it is happening on a weekday or without prior notice – can send me into a downward emotional spiral. Fast. (There’s a story about crying when my plans to go grocery shopping were interrupted with impromptu plans of spending the day with friends. It happened two weeks ago. Don’t judge.)

As a creature of habit, I…

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"Every day, we are given opportunities to make our own choices, follow our dreams, and be our own person. "

In the spring of 2013, I studied abroad in Oxford, England. Sometime during the semester, I decided I wanted to travel to Krakow, Poland to visit Auschwitz.

This week on #GenSocial: How To Measure Your Social Influence

Since social media sites are fairly new, so are the metrics for measuring their successes. Some people argue that successes come from the number of followers or likes a user has.

Book of the Month: Graduates in Wonderland

Book of the Month: Graduates in Wonderland

Graduates in Wonderland

Our Book of the Month for August was Graduates in Wonderland: The International Misadventures of Two (Almost) Adults by Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale.

What made this book such a fun read to me was the format. As a busy twenty-something who lives on the opposite coast from 80 percent of my close friends and family, I use email, texting, and forms of social media to keep up with them. I…

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Meet Our August 2014 Partners!

Meet Our August 2014 Partners!

August Partners

Has another month truly gone by so quickly? I swear just yesterday we were welcoming in August, excited for one more month of sweet summertime and gearing up to embrace fearlessness. Now, we are looking forward to September, a month where we here at GenTwenty will be making every effort to do our best.

August was the third month of GenTwenty’s Official Partnership Program. We’ve had the…

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September 2014: Do Your Best

September 2014: Do Your Best

From the Editor

Hey guys,

I want to start this off by saying that I kind of have a love-hate relationship with the month of September. It used to mean the start of school – which while not necessarily a bad thing, never made the top of my “favorite things” list – but it also meant that autumn was nearly here. And autumn is my favorite.

If you try to tell me you don’t have a favorite season, I’ll probably stare…

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Young, Beautiful, and Terrified: Dealing with Social Anxiety Disorder as a Twenty-Something

Everyone is standing in a circle. My heart is beats a thousand times a second. My breathing is shallow. Lights pop before my eyes and I begin to panic. With my heart in my throat, I freeze in time, caught between running away as fast as I can and joining the circle.

I do neither. I stand, frozen, sick to my stomach that it has happened again…

No, I’m not reminiscing on my former life as a cult…

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Bouncing Back from Academic Probation

When you’re in the process of going to school, keeping everything balanced can be a major hassle.

This week on #GenSocial: The Anatomy of Your #LinkedIn Profile

Twenty-somethings have grown up with social media. From middle school through college, social media has been part of their lives.

Be Fearless: 5 Ways to Get Over Your Fears

Fear is a crippling force, until you learn to use it the right way: #conqueryourfears

Get Over Your Fears

Life is full of things that are scary: graduating from college, losing weight, moving out on your own, starting a new job or relationship, getting married, having a child – practically any change in life big or small really. But hey, it’s perfectly natural to have fears. As much as we think of fear as being a crippling force, it can also be a pretty awesome motivator if you learn to use it the…

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