Yup, I am freaking out

I find it hard to believe that we are already halfway through another semester. Another fall break has come and gone and I have successfully started FREAKING OUT.

I am sure you are wondering why on earth I would be freaking out, and chances are I am freaking out for the same reason YOU are freaking out. 

First stress: class registration.  If you did not know, class registration for spring semester is this month! I feel as if I haven’t gotten into the swing of this semester well enough to try and think about next semester.  But I suppose the best way to overcome this stress is to simply plan my next schedule and embrace whatever potential doom it may hold.  

Second stress: tons of stuff to do! While we are halfway through the semester, my second tests are approaching, as yours are, I am sure.  This means that these exams are crucial to my well-being, well, to my GPA more than anything. 

Does all of this mean I hold myself to high of standards and consequently stress myself out? Probably.  But I think that one of the biggest points of college is to learn how to handle such stresses.  That is why I want to remind all students to take a step back and realize that even if a mistake is made, it is not the end of the world.  The expectations that we hold ourselves to are undoubtedly higher than what many may expect of us.  Yet, it is because of these high standards that we as college students have reached such impossible goals.

I am sure that everyone had a great fall break, but I also hope that you took some time to step back, calm down, and get some work done so that you do not have to experience the fall time freak out.  As I have told my residents, time management is key to success in college.  If you properly manage your time, you can have time to do homework, get help if necessary, and still have some form of downtime.   If any of this is new to you, I recommend meeting with an advisor or someone to make sure you are on track.

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