Have you ever noticed that simply reading another person’s story about a struggle can make you feel better about your own personal challenges? Maybe it has to do with the camaraderie that comes from knowing you’re not alone or the chance to learn better coping mechanisms by seeing how others handled the situation. Whatever the reason, I believe it’s why blogs have exploded in popularity over the past decade. We all like to know we aren’t alone and that our problems (hopefully) aren’t as big as we make them out to be.
Women in their 20s have a lot on their plate. From college to starting their careers to getting married and settling down, this decade is full of change and possible triggers for anxiety. I’ve put together a list of my favorite blogs for women in their 20s that will help them laugh, cope, and in some cases, just feel a bit less alone.
With the motto of ‘College is hard. We make it easier!’, HerCampus attempts to do just that with articles on fashion, celebrity news, job board, relationship advice, and more. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and always helpful, HerCampus is the go-to blog for collegiate women trying to cope with campus life.
With everything from workout to fashion tips, travel to career and finance, The Everygirl is for the 20-something who’s ready to shake things up and get the most out of this stage of life. There are many great articles on mental health and wellness on this site and most women can find an inspirational article that can help them with their own struggles.
The Blissful Mind
The Blissful Mind is an online guide to help find calm in daily life! Joy is comprised of the little moments in our everyday lives, and it’s up to us acknowledge and appreciate them. This site encourages women to slow down, reflect, and take care of their minds, bodies, and souls. Whether you’re into mindfulness, self-care, personal growth, or intentional living, you’ll find them at your fingertips with this blog.
This is a positive online community for women (although men are always welcome!) covering the latest in beauty, fashion, lifestyle, female empowerment, culture, relationships, friendship, careers, and issues that matter most to young women’s lives. A platform for writers and artists to create and share, HelloGiggles welcomes reader contributions and publishes them daily. HelloGiggles was founded by Zooey Deschanel, Molly McAleer, and Sophia Rossi in 2011 as a place on the Internet to inspire a smile.
The Confused Millennial
The Confused Millennial is a community for other confused millennials to share, connect, learn, and grow together. Readers are encouraged to reach out, request a post, or ask anything. The goal with TCM is to help other confused millennials navigate the “adult world” (finance, career, business) while still captivating what fuels the soul (Netflix, traveling, and awesome lifestyle products. TCM is designed to help you live a balanced, purposeful, and fulfilling life.
When Life Gives You Rubi
Established in 2014 for soon to be upperclassmen collegiates, struggling post grads and confused twenty somethings, When Life Gives You Rubi is a fast growing community of women from all over the world in their most defining years. Both the writer and readers share witty, embarrassing and encouraging snippets of their everyday life to let others know that they aren’t the only ones trying to figure everything out.
These are just a few of my favorite, go-to blogs that I think you will enjoy reading. In a crazy, hectic, 20-something world, blogs are a great resource to let you know that you are not alone in this life and we are all going through similar experiences together.
If you question if you are experiencing anxiety or depression, please contact me and we can arrange for a therapy session.
Jessica is a mental health therapist who specializes in helping women free themselves from anxiety, depression, and other stress-related conditions. She is honored to witness the experiences of her clients and work with them toward meaningful lives.