Community·Posted on Aug 26, 2019What Advice Do You Have For Students Dealing With Freshman Year Anxiety?What helped you ease your mind when you first went away to school?by Syd RobinsonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink For a lot of people, starting college is an exciting time of independence, fun, and self-discovery. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF The Orchard Films But sometimes, it can also involve crippling anxiety. For some, it's triggered by homesickness or loneliness. Other times, it's just general anxiety. Tero Vesalainen / Getty Images So, what tips do you have for new college freshmen dealing with anxiety? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF TV Land Maybe when you first started school, going for runs really helped you get out of your head. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC Or perhaps joining a club gave you a sense of community and helped you make friends who shared your interests. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney Channel Or maybe you found a YouTube channel of meditations that helped calm you down when you felt uneasy. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF UFC So what advice would you give college freshmen living with anxiety? Please leave your tips, tricks, and other helpful anecdotes in the comments below!