Your freshman year of college can be the scariest transition of your life. Most commonly, you enter a new city, have to make new friends, and have to get into the roll of living life without the constant support of your parents by your side.
Often, students find themselves constantly overwhelmed between the pressure of making friends, getting involved on campus, and maintaining good grades.
With that being said, I have implemented 5 ways to practice keeping calm, and carrying on!
- Friends come and go. The pressure of finding friends does NOT need to happen in the first week. Therefore, do NOT force friendships. The ones worth keeping will come naturally and with time.
- A test is just a paper tiger. No test is worth re-evaluating your self-worth. Everyone fails a test at least once throughout college. You would be more of a minority if you got perfect grades!
- Join a club! Whether you end up liking it or not, it never hurts to try something new!
- Introduce yourself to someone new each week. Practice expanding outside of your comfort zone and getting to know someone whether that is in the dorm room, cafeteria, or the classroom. It never hurts to say hello!
- Live in the present! Remember that yesterday was the past, and tomorrow is a new day to start fresh. Nothing is permanent and mistakes can always be fixed.