So many of us have days, even weeks, when things are just downright discouraging. The thing is to remember, that those naysayers who make you feel inferior in any way are just another obstacle you gotta go over during life. All you need to do is focus on you and surround yourself with people that make you feel awesome for just being yourself.
And now here’s some advice for those who have just started college within these past few weeks or will soon:
DON’T FREAK OUT. Yes, the workload can be quite heavy for some classes but if you manage your time and buddy up with someone in the class you’re sure to make it out okay.
DON’T BE INTIMIDATED. There will always be people who do better than you at something in particular. What matters is knowing what you excel at.
GET EXERCISE. Now this isn’t just me talking about the “Freshman 15”. Exercise, whether it’s yoga or hiking or running, does so much good for not just your body but also your mind. Plus, it’s also such a great way to take a study break and form of taking your mind off of school for a bit.
JOIN CLUBS. Now I’m not saying you have to go out of your comfort zone and rush a sorority or fraternity if that’s something you’ve never been interested in. There’s so many more organizations on campus than just Greek Life. Ask around, especially in the department you’re majoring in, to see what academic clubs there are or see if your college has an Outdoor Program if you like taking camping trips.
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