Everything is Always Okay

As graduation is rapidly approaching, I’ve found myself getting more and more stressed. To be completely honest, I’ve been a bit of an emotional wreck and it’s left me feeling uneasy…I’ve had a a couple constant “what-ifs” in the back of my mind:

  • How will I get into my preferred industry if I don’t have an internship in the field?
  • What if I don’t get a job immediately after I graduate?
  • What will I do if I don’t?!

It’s natural to have these sort of doubts, but it’s not healthy to hold onto them. These little bouts of stress hit me from time-to-time, and I thought I’d share my way of dealing with them. These three processes have been pretty effective in relieving Positive Thoughtsmy stress.

  1. Remind yourself that everything is always okay: Sometimes things happen in our lives that really get us down and leave us feeling like we’ll never get out of the funk we’re currently in – but ask yourself this, even through it all, weren’t you eventually okay? Even if I don’t have a job lined up the day I graduate, I will be okay. The world isn’t going to end!
  2. Read positive daily affirmations: My favorite are Notes from the UniverseThis was the note I got today: “If you only knew, just how incredibly well everything is going to turn out, for you and those close to you, right now you’d likely feel light as a feather, free as the wind, happy confident, giddy. Whoops, kind of let the cat out of the bag there. Well, now you know.” Lousie L. Hay also has some really good ones.
  3. Write down what you want to happen: I’m a firm believer of having a POA. I’ve written down where I want to be/what I want to accomplish in 5, 10, and 15 years from now and I frequently re-read them. When I’m in a state of uncertainty, I always feel better after reading something I wrote in a state of happiness and excitement. Those same emotions I felt while I was writing those things come over me and I start feeling more optimistic.

How do you deal with your stress? I hope if some of you are feeling similar to how I was,
that these tips help you feel better too!

Btw, congratulations to all of us! WE’RE ALMOST DONE 🙂

Simone Myers

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4 Responses to Everything is Always Okay

  1. I like your positive mindset. I too get those bouts of stress that overcome my state of mind and I begin to have a mini panic attack. I like the way you deal with stress and instill positivity into what you do. It’s awesome that you write where you hope to be and that you can articulate that because I feel like I’m on the right path for now, but in no way could I put into words where I’m hoping to be in 10-15 years. So that’s definitely something to de-stress about on your behalf (maybe not mine :)). Thanks for the post !

  2. cbuch232 says:

    I like how you make a point to nurture your own positivity. In the grand scheme of things, it really doesn’t matter if you get a job immediately after graduation as long as you eventually find your way toward your field of dreams. Also, thank you for the Notes from the Universe suggestion. That sounds like an uplifting way to start your day!

  3. Simone, I like that you remember to positively reaffirm yourself that everything will fine. As I’ve gotten to know you over the past few weeks I think you’ll do great post-graduation. I think your on the right track and it is entirely normal to feel anxious and have a high stress level. I have felt very similar lately and I think that all the points you made are important to keeping us level headed over the next few weeks. Thank you for another great post!

  4. hansonlauraj says:

    Hi, Simone!
    Thank you so much for this incredible post. I took a break between reading your post and responding to sign up for my own Notes from the Universe! Seriously, that alone was some great addvice.

    Something that always helps me is applying for jobs as a break from my other work. I’ll work on my thesis for an hour or two and then my “reward”–30 minute break–is that I get the time to apply to a job or two. This way, I’m still moving forward in my work and staying in the present, but also satisfying my desire to move forward in life by applying for jobs. The 30/30 app really helps me with this.

    Good luck with these next few weeks!

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