College Anxiety? It’s all in Your Mind!

It’s in the Mind!

The beginning of a new academic year always comes with a dab of anxiety, excitement, euphoria and uncertainty.
As it is rightly said -‘ We suffer more in our imagination than in reality.’ Well, it is human nature to fabricate the reality and cook up delusions; thinking of which- make us squirm in our seats.
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By now I think you would have got a hint of what I am implying on- ‘It’s all about the mindset!’. If you find yourself in paradise it wouldn’t be long before your mind says ” Yes, But….”.  All problems, anxieties are illusions of the mind.  It’s all about realizing that there are no problems. Only situations- to be dealt with now or to be left alone and accepted.

In the purview of college life- it is an open avenue- where you would experience a new influx of people into your lives, different ideologies, probably a new place to stay etc. All of these changes and the tinge of new found freedom which every college student experiences might sometimes trigger  restlessness and apprehension.
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  • Acknowledge that change is possible. The mind has the capacity to unlearn and relearn.
  • Take control of the situation. Don’t allow yourself to believe that the power lies with someone else . Turn it around and see yourself in control.
  • Be authentic in what you are doing. Always be yourself! When you are being yourself your energy and enthusiasm will be felt by everyone.
  • Be confident about what you have to offer. The implicit understanding is that it is up to you to have the confidence to portray your value.
    All it takes is a positive attitude and a healthy mindset to make the possibilities of success limitless

For the bookworms!
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Here are some suggested books , which can be your companion when you experience one of those times where you are fighting with yourself!

  • The Power of Now– Eckhart Tolle
  • The Intention Experiment– Lynee Mc Taggart
  • Reality at Dawn– Ram Chandra

On a personal note, I feel the mentioned books can be used as a self guide. The words on the pages of such books appear really true and convincing when we are in a stale mindset and immediately triggers a new spark and avenue of optimistic thought.

As Tim Shriver’s puts it- “A rising tide lifts all boats. It’s not just the kids with problems, but all kids who can benefit from these skills; these are an inoculation for life.”

All the best DUites!
Have a great academic year ahead…..