How to Conquer These 13 Common College Freshmen Fears
It is quite natural to feel nervous when you start your college life. At this stage, you are preparing yourself to face a new challenge and do your best. After spending a few weeks at college, your fears may vanish on their own. During the initial period, you may be troubled by some worries such as:
1. I Gained Admission by Mistake
You may lack confidence and unnecessarily underestimate yourself. Rest assured that no one gets admission by mistake. The admission test and interview bear testimony and are there to prove your worth.
2. I May Not Be Able to Make Any Friends
Remind yourself that all the freshman students are new, just like you, and do not know each other. So go ahead and talk to someone, join a social club, take part in sports or student organizations where you can interact with others, and make friends with those who have similar interests.
3. I May Have an Awful Roommate
Think of how you can adjust with your roommate. Discuss things like hosting guests, quiet hours, sharing food, cleaning, and coming up with suitable rules to follow. If things do not work, you can change your roommate when you get an opportunity to do so.
4. I Am Not Capable Enough
You will have a more challenging workload in college, but there is no need to despair. You can get help from an academic adviser or a classmate.
5. I Am Concerned About Finances
You will need a lot of money for a college education and may take out a loan for this purpose. It is a chance to learn to budget. Some on-campus jobs can help manage your finances.
6. I Will Feel Homesick
You may miss your family and friends. But there are plenty of ways to keep in touch with them. You can keep aside some time for contacting them frequently.
7. I Do Not Have the Ability to Fulfill All My Commitments
College life requires efficient time management. It is an opportunity to prepare yourself for your future life when you have to allot time suitably for your family, social life, and job. Learn to do things in an organized manner, make lists, use a calendar, set goals, and prioritize your tasks.
8. I Do Not Know How To Do the Basic Chores
Take the help of online guides or ask someone to teach you how to do the laundry or cook.
9. I Have Never Lived by Myself
In the beginning, it may be hard to do it. But you will find many people who will be ready to assist you on the college campus.
10. I May Gain Weight
If you plan your schedule, choose healthy food, and stay active, you can overcome this problem. Join a fitness class, take part in sports, or use a bike to go to the classes.
11. I May Lose Connection with My Faith
Find out if there is a student organization dedicated to your religion, or you can create one yourself.
12. I May Feel Intimitaded by College Professors
College professors can be smart and even intimidating. You can find out how your professor likes the students to seek help and approach them suitably.
13. I Am Not Sure What I Will Do After I Complete College
Take time to explore the various courses, talk to your seniors and professors, and then set your goals.
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