My friends, finals are coming. This final month of the semester happens twice a year, and it is probably one of the hardest months we as college students experience. Assignments seem to pile up, the pressure is on to get ready for next semester, and with everything pulling you in so many different directions, it is easy for panic to set in and anxiety to overwhelm you. The spring semester makes focusing even harder as the weather is changing, enticing you to go out and enjoy it instead of doing your work. I have been through 5 years of college so far, and this final month has always been a challenge for me and it hasn’t become any easier. But everything is not dire and scary. You will make it through. Everything I have written about so far becomes even more important now. Find and use your support systems, whether it be family, friends, advisors, or professors. Bring along anyone or anything that helps you. Make sure you are getting proper sleep and stay away from procrastination. But even with all these things in place, they cannot run without the most important component: YOU.
You are the most important factor in maneuvering through this final month of the semester and completing it out strong and successfully. One major thing that impedes our progress as individuals is anxiety and depression. Our minds can be our worst enemy and anxiety and depression are two areas it hits us hard. At times, it seems that it controls us. It tells us we are not good enough, that we will just fail, that we aren’t good enough so why even try. I have fallen prey to these exact thoughts many times. They drag you down and make you not want to do anything at all, much less homework or study. I know it is hard but you have to fight it. All the things I have written about so far are things that have helped me deal with my anxiety and depression, but I don’t have all the answers, and you have to find what works for you. It could be one of those things that I have already talked about or it could be something completely different. Everyone is unique and different. One thing to always remember is that you are good enough. Maybe you are just a C average student, like me, but that does not change the fact that you are a good person. As always stay awesome and finish this semester strong.
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Lee M. Class of 2017 | Transfer Major: Communication and English Blog Theme: Struggling on the Pathway to Success - Thoughts of C Average Student
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