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Trip: The Challenges of Student Life in The First Year

Written by payoti show payoti profile

Thursday March 26 2020 04:39:14 PM

Date: from Mar 26, 2020 to Mar 26, 2020

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Entering a new stage in your life is always a challenge, and even though these challenges often bring positive changes, it might also be hard to overcome them and enjoy life. I have been there, and let me share some thoughts on the main challenges most first-year students face as well as some tips on how to deal with those. These tips might help you stay focused on important things and not let some hardships lead you astray.

Homesickness

First and foremost, leaving your home and your family is one of the most difficult parts of becoming a college student. You have to move out, live in a dorm or rent an apartment, and face your loneliness. If you move to another city or even country, be prepared to be alone for some time before you get to know people around. There are no parents and no friends, you are on your own, so that is the test of your strength. Go out, see some people, communicate with your classmates, and try to make new friends. Just be careful to pick the right people. 

Studying

That’s what you came here for, right? Yes, studying is tough, and it takes lots of your time and energy. You don’t have to write your PhD on the first year, but you’ll have to write your first paper, solve some problems on your own, learn what the thesis writing is, write essays, come up with some good and powerful thesis, and just be a good student. Writing and doing homework might be tiring and stressful, but do yourself a service and focus. Learning is basically an investment in your own future – the more you learn now, the better your chances of getting a good job, and living a successful life will be in the future.

Money Problems

Students always have money problems, even the ones who come from wealthy families. Most of them just don’t know what to do with money, how to manage their expenses, how to save up, and how to be cost-efficient. So, it is your best interest to learn to manage your money and spend wisely. In the UK and other countries, students often face financial problems because of how irresponsible they are with their money. This may make you feel depressed at some point, but once you learn to manage your funds, your life will be more or less comfortable. 

Facing Your Newly-Found Freedom

This right here might just be the toughest challenge of all. Parents are not around, you are surrounded by young people like yourself, you have access to the alcohol and all that fun stuff, that’s like an old student custom. It is easy to lose control right there, and many students do and go really hard in the paint with all of that stuff. If you ask me, you should definitely have some fun, spend time with your mates, maybe even have some drinks too but don’t let yourself lose control over your actions. Remember to stay focused on your goals and not let your freedom blind you. Enjoy life, that’s what your youth is for, but always remember about important things in life.

Having to Take Care of Yourself

Yes, now you’ve got to cook, do your laundry, take care of your health, buy yourself food and clothes, and just take care of yourself. This might be a challenge if you’ve always been your mommy’s special kid, so it would be your time to pull yourself together and learn to take care of yourself. You’ll have to clean up your place too, and you’ll probably be too broke to call some cleaning services to do that for you. Brace yourself because this one is going to get real.

Socialization

Some students don’t have any problems with this one whatsoever, some of them just roll into the class and make friends with all the other guys. If you are one of those guyі, just skip this one because it is not going to be a challenge for you. If you are more of an introverted person, you might face some challenges here. In that case, just take some time to figure out who of your classmates is a nice person and try to get in touch with them.

Wrap Up

Yes, the life of a first-year student is full of challenges, but overcoming those is essential. College life does not only give you an education, but it also harnesses your character, makes you stronger, and prepares you for the challenges of real adult life. Stay strong! That’s the name of the game here, so keep on going on!

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