Historically studying has been one way you were able to plan for and secure your future. But with the world turned upside down, unemployment at an all time high around the world, and the general uncertainty about how things will turn out. It is hard to even begin to think about what the future may hold. At least in a positive way. As someone who is prone to anxiety attacks myself. I can only imagine how that must feel when you are a student. Which is why I thought I’d share some tools and tricks to use when the walls feel like they are closing in on you.

  1. Nothing is permanent: As much as we may think that things are permanent, they are not. And this too shall pass. This doesn’t make what is happening easier, but it does put things into perspective.
  2. Studying is just a stepping stone: Jobs may be scarce and the economy may be in free fall, but that doesn’t mean there is no hope. Whilst I cant say for sure how things will turn out, I can say that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
  3. Work is never wasted: As someone who found themselves working at a pizza shop after graduation. I can say with certainty that working in a job or field that is not to your liking. Or even remotely on par with your degree, can be gut wrenching. But sometimes we do what we have to do, so we can do what we want to do. And that something may sometimes be working jobs we don’t want to be.
  4. Don’t lose hope: This may seem easier said than done. But keeping an open and positive mind is important. One way I like to keep positive is to workout, cook and listen to music. What ever it is you need to do, do it. After all, we all need an outlet during these stressful times.

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