Throughout college or just in your 20’s in general, there are times where you feel like you’re falling behind from everyone else and nothing is working. Everyone has those times. I have definitely been feeling that way lately. Over the past couple of days I have realized how important it is to step back and reflect every once in a while.
I remind myself that whatever troubles I may have now can be fixed and won’t matter in a couple years or even weeks. I am a very impatient person, so I want any trouble I may have to be fixed as soon as possible. That can’t always happen. Some things take time and in time it won’t matter what everyone else is doing. There comes a time where you have to become a little self centered and worry about what you want, need, and where you want to be. Others successes and failures won’t affect you in the future. I also can be a competitive person. I never feel the need to win but to more so be lined up and running at pace with everyone else. The only person anyone should compete with is themselves to become a better version of themselves.
So maybe there are a couple things that aren’t going right now. I mean, no one is perfect right? Maybe your car broke down or you are trying to land a solid job, but there are things that can balance out that negativity. I always try to see the more positive side of things (which may keep me from going crazy sometimes), and it helps for sure. Find what relaxes you, have a vent session with someone you feel comfortable talking to (who knows, they may need to vent too), but most importantly think logically about how you can fix any problems you may have in a effective way. It never hurts to ask for help.
If you can’t keep going at speed, pump the breaks and think how to proceed.