KHALIQ: more pressures on our modern lives

All students commonly face many issues in their college life from time to time. If you don’t deal with these issues promptly, they become significant challenges to study, fun, socialize and live. 

1. Time management problem – this is a skill that you will learn at the college and use it your whole life. You may not like it at the beginning, but you will notice you will have way more time for fun activities once you start giving priorities to essential tasks. Your productivity will increase, just because you have managed your time efficiently. It will reduce your anxiety level. Time management is spending time at the right place and on the right things. 

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2. Homesickness – we all go through this. It is natural. You miss your home, your mom’s fresh cook food. Don’t be surprised when you start missing weird things, such as the tik of your clock next on your night table in your home, or even the smell of your pillow at night. Start decorating your room similar to your home or get busy, make friends, involved in college activities, and also give yourself some time. It is entirely alright for you to miss your loved ones.  

3. Stress Management – try to prioritize your routine and tasks. Don’t blame others for your mistakes and start taking responsibilities. Get involved in a meditation or relaxation exercise. Don’t set unrealistic expectations of your grades. By making more social connections can also aid in lowering stress. Writing your feelings on a piece of paper can eliminate overwhelming feelings to a certain extent.   

4. Anxiety – Anxiety and college work together. You need to know how to calm yourself down when you are overly anxious. You may feel social anxiety or anxiety about a test. Eat a healthy meal, work out and get enough sleep. Lowering your caffeine level can also reduce the anxiety levels. 

5. Over- partying – It is a no secret – college kids over-party. There is nothing wrong in partying, just know your limits. Know when to stick with your gang and when to be sober. 

 

Amna Khaliq is a Business Management Instructor at Northern Lights College. In her spare time, she likes traveling

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