Help out a nervous college student!
October 11, 2010 12:54 PM Subscribe
I'm stressing over grades! What can I do?
posted by anonymous to education (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a sophomore in college, and while I've always been a little bit anxious about academics, it's affecting me more profoundly this year. If I see a low grade posted online, I'll stay up all night, stressing about it. If I have a test coming up, I'll feel weak in the knees and I won't be able to eat breakfast. Aside from seeing a counselor, what are some general coping strategies that people know of? I exercise, and that helps some, but what else is there? Can anyone say something that might uplift me a little bit?
What's worse is that I know that my stress is somewhat justifiable. Next year I apply for law school, so I'm starting to realize, "Holy shit, I've got to keep my grades up or my life is going to be very different than I want it to be". Hearing the word 'LSAT' ruins my day, because I spend the following hours freaking out over not doing well (not hysterical freaking out, but quietly worrying). Knowing that my anxiety is not completely irrational bothers me even more. Anyone have any good coping strategies?
Sidenote: I've already leechblocked Top Law Forums, and I won't be visiting until the months before the time of application. That's helped a little bit.