We all have stress in our lives, whether you’re a student or you work. Lately I’ve been feeling this stress A LOT. This is just a little rant to try and let out my feelings and work out what I can do about the whole situation.
I’ve just finished the first week and a half of of my second semester at university. One of my exams went brilliantly, the other not so much but not TOO bad. Ditto my two assignments. This Thursday I have to hand in another assignment and I’m freaking out. I’ve always been a bit dodgy in time management, and I’ve now found myself with far too much to do and far too little time to do it in. I sense that tonight will be a sleepless night.
I’m only in first year. This is only my first Linguistics assignment. Strictly speaking I could not hand this in and still pass if I work damn hard on my second assignment and exam. But the thing is, I don’t want to fail any of my assignments, or any of my exams, regardless of how “worthless” they are in the long run. This year doesn’t count for anything towards my degree. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try, right?
I’ve always been my own biggest critic. I heap pressure on myself and then get completely dejected and freaked out when it seems like things aren’t turning out right. And it’s not like there’s a lot of pressure from anywhere else – my parents are supportive and so are my friends. It’s just me. I always want to be better and better and it ends up burning me out. Hopefully somewhere in the course of my degree I’ll learn how to manage myself and my life much better. I guess until then I’ll just have to…keep going and try to relax while I can?