It’s test time, you’ve got papers due @ 11:59, Blackboard is tripping & you just don’t know what to do…
Here’s an idea. Stop & RELAX!
Your probably thinking “Wait, college students can relax?” Yes, lol we can & if you don’t believe me just read on.
1. Don’t stress over things you can’t change.
You failed a test, that’s ok. You didn’t get an A on that paper, it’s cool. There are many assignments ahead.
If you don’t succeed like you thought you would the first try, just figure out what went wrong & learn how to fix it.
If you beat yourself up too hard you’ll lose focus. Just be calm, breathe & go at the next assignment like a savage.
2. If you fail at something, DON’T QUIT.
Nobody is perfect but the big man upstairs & even he might have a hard time trying understand why viruses are living organisms but have no cellular structure. 😭
He never quit so why should you?
3. Be realistic
Now, this is one thing I feel college students forget. We are still REAL people. We still like to have fun & go out & enjoy ourselves.
Yes, you can accomplish your goals & yes, it will be harder than you anticipated.
You know your strengths and weaknesses. If your strong at writing papers but suck at time management, be real with yourself & start early.
4. Don’t overwhelm yourself
If you have assignments due for multiple classes, don’t be foolish & try to work on it all at the same time.
Make yourself a realistic and time permitted schedule to get certain work done.
To ensure the best performance my daddy use to always remind us of the 12 p’s.
“Piss Poor Preparation Promotes Piss Poor Performance, Piss Poor Performance Promotes Pain.”
In others words don’t wait, get right & get it done.
5. Know that you are NOT alone
*sings* “I am college student & I understand the feeling!”
Sitting in the library? Take a min & look around you. There’s a girl is the corner struggling with Chem & that guy over there is struggling w/ Calculus 2.
You are not alone. Others around you are struggling with you. Some more than others. In college the finish line is far but, well worth it.
Stick it out because some people didn’t even make it past Freshman year & your still standing!
So many people get half way into their college career & forget that it’s a blessing to be here!
Unlike high school, college is optional & it was your conscious decision to attend. There are plenty people who crave for higher education but, have no access.
Consider it a blessing to attend & receive a high quality education that could put thousands in your bank acct later! 💸
7. Pause & Breathe
We get so overwhelmed as students, we don’t eat or sleep.
I want you to stop what your’re doing. Close your eyes & slowly, breath thru your nose & out your mouth, 5 times.
Whether your a freshman or a 3rd year senior, stay encouraged & tackle this college life like a savage & stay encouraged!
Do it like a savage with savvy ❤