Take a Chill Pill

As college students we experience a lot of emotions that we didn’t know we had. For example, I never knew that school work could piss me off until I got to college. I am a much laid back person and it takes a lot to get me legitimately angry. Or so I thought. It wasn’t until I got to college did I realize how stressful it was, and after realizing this I also came to notice how terrible I am at dealing with stress. And after I am stressed I just get aggravated with myself and in the end I accomplished nothing.

Under Pressure

My first experience with this was a Biology assignment I had to do last semester. As I’ve mentioned before Biology is my worst subject. So for this project I had to come up with a model of something. The problem was I had no idea what to do or what to even make. Which lead to me putting it off until the last minute, which stressed me out even more. Me being stressed lead to me panicking that then lead to me procrastination. Then I started to get mad at myself for being stupid and not being smart enough for my class. Another thing to know about me was that I was always to scared to e-mail my professors because I always thought they would think I was dumb. Well I broke down that night an e-mailed my professor and asked him questions. He replied back instantly and I was able to finish my project on time. After this I learned that instead of just getting mad at yourself try to find ways for help and never be afraid to ask questions.

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2 thoughts on “Take a Chill Pill

  1. I am really horrible with stress too. Although your stress is a bit different, we have similar qualities to it. I have really bad test anxiety. I mean it is bad to where I will go into a test knowing what is going to be on the test, but I will still get a bad score. I am frustrated by this because I know I am capable of better, but my test grades don’t show it. I am also afraid to email some of my teachers because I don’t want them to think that I am stupid. I mean, I just don’t want to ask stupid questions that I alone don’t understand. Sometimes I will ask the question anyway, but not always.

  2. I’m also a laid back person which I know it’s a such horrible habit. I will wait till the last moment to finish my work so I’m always under lots of stresses as well. The most horrible time should be last fall’s final week. My com I teacher told me there were some problems with my citing style and I have to rewrite my essay. However, it was final week I had to prepare for my other exams so I asked her if she could give me few more days for redoing it. Although she agreed with my suggestion, our Academy counsellor refused which mean I had to finish a final paper in two days including packing for going back to China. I almost died that week because I got less than 20 hours sleeping. Even it was not all my fault, most of it should still count for my bad. I really wish I had a chill pill then.

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