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 my stress.
- 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!
- Read positive daily affirmations: My favorite are Notes from the Universe. This 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.
- 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.
Btw, congratulations to all of us! WE’RE ALMOST DONE 🙂