Occupation: Marketing Graphic Designer

Age: 21

Handle: @jen.chavarria



My first goal for 2020 is to start therapy again. I struggle with depression and anxiety and started the new year on a rocky note. Hopefully, therapy can help me start viewing the world through a different lens.

My second goal is to live more sustainably! I’m actively promoting a low-impact lifestyle, which means I intend to live in a way that decreases my carbon footprint as much as I can. I hope in 2020 I can reduce a lot more waste and shop secondhand more.

My last goal for 2020 is to start getting movement in consistently. As a college student, I get burnt out easily and I have no time to hit the gym. I’d like to be able to find some time for myself to get a good sweat in – it helps elevate my mood!



Honestly, I usually cry or give up. I’m working on getting out of that habit by breathing in a few times and telling myself: “Hey, it happened, what can you do?”.

This helps ground me and makes me think about my next steps. If it’s something small, I like going home, taking a shower, and lying in bed. If it’s a bigger issue, I need to rethink a new strategy.

*Click here to find new inspiration for mood reset button.



I eat a plant-based diet! In a typical day, here is what I eat:


Breakfast: Whole wheat toast with two eggs and vegan mayo

Lunch: Black bean soup with tortilla chips

Dinner: Lentil tacos with homemade corn tortillas and nut cheese

Snack: Homemade energy balls


I don’t take any supplements but Tera’s Plant Protein. Since I don’t eat meat, it’s hard for me to get my protein in without it. Their vanilla pumpkin protein is my favorite!



“You have to live for yourself too.”



My self-care routine changes depending on what I need that day. Sometimes it can just be getting more sleep, other times it’s treating myself to a thrifting day. When I feel a bit down, I like to get an iced soy milk latte from Starbucks to cheer me up. If I feel extremely down, I usually skip class and just let myself lay in bed for a while. I find I usually get really down when I’m exhausted and burnt out from life!



Coffee and matcha, 100%. Jade Leaf makes my favourite affordable matcha powder, and I prefer to buy local organic coffee beans to make cold-brew coffee.



My favorite podcast is the Prairie Kweens. They talk about heavier topics in a lighthearted and informative way, and it really does feel like a conversation you would have with friends. I learned a lot about how disorders can look different for each person, many people live complicated lives that we need to understand, and just overall staying informed on topics new to me.

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