How to Conquer Your Freshman Year Fears

Last updated on November 27, 2017

When it comes to being a freshman in college, there are many things in which you are going to be a little nervous about.

There are going to be classes at night, the weight gain, and the fact that you might be away from your parents for the first time. This makes some people feel a lot better about school, but this makes others really nervous.

Just the fact you are in a new place for the first time can be scary to some no matter where they are.

1) The first thing you need to do is get comfortable in your surroundings.

Go ahead and get yourself some time on campus, and tour the school as much as possible. If you are going to a local school, feel free to use the library, or play some games on the school field if you can get on.

Make sure that you are comfortable and familiar with your surroundings. That goes a long way.

2) Part of college is the new experiences that you are going to have.

Don’t be scared to say no to things that you don’t want to do, but you should be on the lookout for some new things to do. Join some clubs, and meet some new people.

You don’t have to drink away all your weekends, but why not go out and see what the town might have to offer? You need some social life.

3) You never conquer your fears until you just go out and do what it is you wanted to do in college.

Sure, you might have to spend a lot of time studying, but you have to spend a lot of time working after school too. You might be around people who don’t look like you, don’t share your beliefs, or don’t like you, but that is life.

4) College is a great time, but you have to be ready to grow up.

That is what college is, and we think it is what people tend to fear the most about going to school. It forces you to expand your mind and to be ready for changes in your views toward things. It can be a scary time for some because they have been taught or lived one way, and that might totally change now.

5) College is all about change.

It is all about seeing things for ourselves, and getting out of our shell. You don’t get out of that shell unless you are willing to embrace changes, and that the world might be bigger than you. It can look intimidating as a Freshman, but it doesn’t have to be for long.


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