Ashley-118mattandtishI'm going to be honest: this week kicked my ass. With overworking at my job, going to school full-time, accumulating newfound responsibilities, and fighting for a sliver of time to focus on my health and well-being, life has come crashing down on me. I live in the constant fear that I may be entering a long-term nervous breakdown (an experience I have had once or twice in the past), and I have had to take extra special care to do what I can to curb the possibility of that happening.When it comes to self-care, there are so many possibilities for what you can do to (insert aziz ansari voice) treat yo' self. Buying yourself flowers, getting a quality massage, spending time with the ones you love, volunteering to help strangers... in my case, I spent some time focusing on my skincare (a *huge* priority for me) and making a mini playlist in preparation for summer.This playlist contains fairly obvious feel-good songs that exude the freedom and endorphins of summertime, ranging from Blood, Sweat and Tears to Animal Collective. It's a roundup of the essential songs to unwind and remember that there are positive times to come. I hope you enjoy!