College Life

College Life

College Life: College can be an exciting time. It involves moving away from home, gaining the independence and the freedom to do what you want, when you want it. This time in your life leads you to who you become as an adult and where your life takes you. No pressure there right?! Though this may be an exciting time in your life, it also can bring a host of stress:

  • How will I pay for my education
  • What if I don’t get along with my roommate
  • What if I fail
  • What if I don’t fit in
  • I miss my family, I want to go home

Stress in college is everywhere. The key for you is to identify it, own it, and remember that not all stress is bad. Below are different symptoms of being overly stressed. Do you relate to any of these:

  • High levels of anxiety
  • Feelings of depression
  • Abuse of alcohol/drugs
  • Over-eating or under-eating
  • Difficulty making connections
  • High levels of irritability, mood swings
  • Constant headaches
  • Too much — or not enough — sleep
  • Lingering illnesses and aches and pains
  • Harming yourself or thoughts of suicide

If you can relate to one or more of these symptoms, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.