It sounds like you know what the cause of this intense stress is. Try to reduce the amount of contact you have with people who stress you out. If you need space for yourself, try to find a place that is comfortable and peaceful; a space were you can relax, reflect, rest, or study for as long as you want or need to. The libraries have plenty of spaces that are conducive to relaxation, study or reflexion. My favorite is the area located at the 4th floor’s north end, where the soft chairs are. You ought to try it!
BC culture puts a high value on seeming like you have everything together, all the time. Almost no-one does, and, if you look at what your peers post to me, you’ll see there are a lot of hidden problems. But BC also has a lot of various types of help available to you, and I hope you take advantage: CFLC for peer tutoring (bit.ly/BC-connors), University Counseling to discuss having a hard time with everything (bit.ly/BC-counseling).
All of it? Not possible. But it’s a good idea to learn to get rid of unnecessary stress and to cope with the necessary stress. The Office of Health Promotion has some terrific ideas here: bit.ly/BCDeStress, as well as a link to meet with a Health Coach.
College is an especially stressful and tiring time of life. There are a lot of pressures to succeed, and every failure feels like it will derail your entire life. Many people do find that a weight is lifted after graduation once they settle into the routine of work and life outside of school. But that will bring its own joys and problems. For now, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, I suggest talking to someone in Counseling Services (bit.ly/BC-counseling) who can help put some perspective on things or just be a sounding board to talk to.
Maybe, or maybe it’s a time management issue? It would be good to figure out. Talk with your advisor, perhaps try Academic Coaching at the CFLC (bit.ly/BC-connors) and if you’re really stressed, University Counseling (bit.ly/BC-counseling), to see how you can find the right level of commitment in your busy life.
I’m so sorry you’re feeling stressed out. Wishing you peace and better days ahead. Don’t let the turkeys get you down
It’s a stressful time of the year. Wishing you peace and strength and calm. If you’re finding it overwhelming, please do contact Counseling Services (bit.ly/BC-counseling) or if you need a quick bit of help from a non-professional volunteer, you can try this free text-based counseling (not a BC service, available to anyone):: www.crisistextline.org/texting-in/. <3 <3 <3