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Feeling overwhelmed - how do you guys deal with feelings of failure in college?

Lately, I've been feeling like I'm not quite measuring up to the college standards, and it's pretty tough to deal with. How do you all manage feelings of inadequacy or failure while in college? Looking for strategies to cope and bounce back from this slump.

8 months ago

I really understand what you're going through because my child has faced similar challenges. What really helped them was finding a supportive community, whether that was through clubs related to their interests or study groups in their major. Sharing the load and the worries with peers can help ease that feeling of being alone in the struggle. They say it's important to break tasks down into smaller, manageable steps and to celebrate the little victories. It’s also beneficial to remember that everyone's college journey is unique, and comparing yourself to others doesn't reflect your own achievements. My child also made use of the counseling services at their school; there's no shame in seeking professional help, especially when it's often free or low-cost for students. Remember, resilience is built over time, and feeling down now doesn’t mean you can't succeed in the future. Please take care and be as kind to yourself as you would be to a friend in the same situation.

8 months ago

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