Going back to school can be exciting and stressful all at once, especially for college students. We’re anxious to get back into the grind of things, with all our freedom and late nights with friends, strunting around on campus. Then reality hits you in the face like ton of bricks! Essays pouring in, group projects, presentations, fighting with advisors, financial aid issues.. it can be a lot. Now for me, I’m prone to anxiety so there’s a few things I try to do to keep myself in check and on top of my game..
1) PRAY PRAY PRAY!
I know everyone isn’t religious, and neither am I to the extreme either, but prayer is something that I really helps me. Having honest and raw conversations with whatever higher power you believe in will really put your mind, body and spirit at ease. At school when you’re under stress it’s so important to have that outlet.
2) SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVITY
Keep positive people around you. Have friends or acquaintances that lift your spirits. Company that keeps your mind off of drama and stress is the best company to have. But be mindful, make sure that same company has good things going for them as well. You are the company you keep!
3) STAY ORGANIZED!
Organization is key for me. I’m pretty OCD when it comes to most things but especially my school work. In college messing around with advisors and professors who deal with hundreds of students, you NEED to have your business in order. Make copies of everything!!! That way when graduation rolls around, no one can stop you from walking across that stage except for you.
4) DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF 😉
Your “school daze” are the best days of your life. Don’t worry about impressing people who don’t matter or who likes you or who doesn’t. Have fun, be happy. Do your work, handle your business and party your A$$ off! Join clubs, orgs, do whatever. You have one life to live, and no one can live it but you. We can do anything we put our minds to. We’re all kings and queens. Turn up and enjoy it because right after school it’s life.. real life. And that’s the really hard part.
Stay joyful 😘
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