How Changing Your Outlook Can Change Your College Experience

College is a challenge, but it gets easier. 

There are many obstacles that you have to face and eventually overcome as a student, sigh. But don’t worry, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. From freshman to senior year, new bumps in the road pop up. These bumps will range from figuring out your major to going through major heartbreaks. It’s your choice to decide how you let these obstacles affect you.

  1. 1. Perspective

    The first step to maintaining a healthy mindset and ensure that you don’t go absolutely insane is to make perspective your best friend. Perspective is so important because with it, you can make everyday a good day. Deciding to look at a bad situation differently and learning from it, makes life a lot less stressful. Having a positive outlook can be a challenge in itself, so take it day by day. Once you’ve laid the first stepping stone, good things will follow.

  2. 2. Reminder: Time heals everything

    When you’re going through it, it is so important to always ask yourself this question: Will this matter in a year? The answer is almost always no. Now I know that time tends to fly when you’re having fun, but it also drags when you’re not. So ride it out and take care of yourself the best way that you know how. 

  3. 3. Treat yo’ self  

    You’re a hard worker! Take time to de-stress and treat yourself by doing the things you love. Get your friends together, read that book you’ve been putting off, or clear your mind at the gym. The possibilities are truly endless.

  4. 4. Surround yourself with positive people 

    This one’s important. The people you surround yourself with define you, and your happiness. If you hang around people who lift you up and make you happy, then you will be happy. Being surrounded by good energy is a must. But don’t depend on other people to make you happy, be the light of the room. 

For most of us, college is four short years of our lives, so make them great. Take advantage of your youth and have fun. Life is short, be positive!