For some students, exam time can be fairly taxing. For others, they treat it like water off a duck’s back. So if you are the former, and find that you are stressed and unhappy, here are 3 tips to try and put things into perspective:
Sometimes, in order to be happy now, you have to be willing to give up all hope for a better past. Everyone knows what it is like to experience a grievance, a disappointment, a wound or a betrayal. Living happily ever after starts with forgiveness. You can’t keep carrying a grievance and hope to be happy. Similarly, you can’t be a victim and be happy. Practicing forgiveness is what releases you from the past and changes your future. Happiness is a gift you give yourself because it sets you free. By not forgiving is like picking up a hot coal and holding onto it – you are the one that gets injured. Here is a little more on how to find happiness.
According to Abraham Lincoln, people can only be as happy as they believe they can. Happiness can be chosen. If you want to be happy, you must make a choice to be happy too. Your perspective will result in the choice of happiness, whether it is made deliberately or not.
The last tip is to try and de-clutter your mind. This can be tough at college but is a simple process of getting rid of the stuff in your head that you do not need. By de-cluttering your mind you will have more room to fit extra happiness. It is time to make sure you actively release resentments, worries, thoughts, etc. that occupy valuable space in your mind. If you want to find out how I have learned to be content, click here.
Good luck for those exams. Remeber things are never as bad as we think they are.