The day to day grind of attending classes, studying, taking tests, managing your time and energy, getting and staying organized, finding balance with your personal life, etc. can create a lot of stress for college students.
Although there are resources, classes and workshops on campus to help you in these areas many of you don't know they exist. Some of you don't trust that they will actually help you. Some of you have decided you don't want any help. Some of you procrastinate and procrastinate until you feel you're beyond help. There may be other reasons, too, but the point is: you're not asking for the help you need.
Not asking for help is a big reason why so many students are struggling. We've posed this question and talked to many students about this and it seems that many of you are afraid to ask for help. Some of you believe that you're supposed to already know how to juggle all of the above and admitting that you need help means you're a failure or you're struggling.
You are struggling, but you're not a failure. Very few, if any, students arrive at college knowing how to do all of this. It's about experimenting to discover what suits you and aligns with your natural rhythm.
An approach may work for one student, but not for you. You've got to stay curious and again, experiment and explore until you find what works for YOU.
As for you not asking for help, for whatever reason, it is time to get over that.
Make a commitment TODAY to take better care of yourself and ASK FOR HELP. It's a sign of strength, not weakness. Consider the following options: