As a Junior in college, I was struggling through Geology as a way to fulfill my lab requirement. We were taking a really important exam where we had to identify minerals and I was stuck between two that, to my untrained and uninterested eye, looked identical. I knew it had to be one of two varieties, but the only way I could remember how to differentiate between them was that one was supposed to taste salty. I was so desperate to pass the exam that I licked both minerals, which by that time had passed through the hands of at least 50 other students. Sure enough, one tasted salty! It was the most desperate thing I’ve ever done for a grade.
We had just learned the nitty gritty details at school and my innocent mind was blown. On the car ride home, my mom decided to give me her take. She got as far as, “So, you know the man puts his pe…” before I started screeching “I KNOW! I DON’T NEED TO HEAR IT AGAIN!” That was all I let her tell me until I left for college. Thank God for the internet!
Just because your problem may not seem “big,” doesn’t mean you doesn’t deserve help. I saw classmates struggling with major depression and felt that by comparison, I should be able to handle my minor bouts of anxiety. I thought I would be wasting the school’s resources if I went to the counselor. The truth is, those resources are there for a reason, big or small. If a mental health issue is affecting you, it’s worth giving it the time it needs!
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Response to What Are Your Best Tips For Getting In Shape?:
Set a concrete goal of something you want to accomplish, not just the vague idea of “getting fit.” Towards the end of college, I wanted to get in shape, so I picked an hiking trail to do with a friend after graduation. Whenever I would struggle with workouts, it was really helpful to think how the work I was doing would help me on the trail.