With schools and colleges closed for offline classes until further notice, students are facing changes in the academic pattern and stressing about the uncertainty of their future. Most students are concerned about their exams and the road ahead, awaiting for a solution to this pandemic. Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate design student, it is natural to have anxiety and stress about the current circumstances. However, it is essential to beat that stress and pave way for a healthy and optimistic mind.
Considering the pressures and uncertain feelings the student fraternity across the globe is facing, the key to address a problem is by understanding the problem and solving it constructively. Figure out what you are really concerned about and list it down to get clarity about your stress factors. Recheck if those factors are really a matter of concern or not. Sometimes, we stress over things that do not matter. Strike off the unnecessary factors and focus on addressing the set of concerns that really matter to you.
Furthermore, understand whether your concern can be controllable or not. In a pandemic, there are scenarios you can and cannot control. It is essential for you to look at it practically and let go of things you cannot control. Stressing over it will not solve the problem. Invest your time focusing on things that you can control. Avoid thinking about unpredictable factors like what comes next, whether the number of cases rises, or whether your neighbor isn’t following social distancing. It is ideal to address your immediate concerns that can be controlled, like the sudden pause in your learning. You can enroll in upskilling online classes, study your curriculum, and discuss your doubts with your faculty members virtually.
At this time, the most essential thing is to share your doubts, and concerns with your parents. Remember, they are in this with you and will be in a better position to solve your concerns. Reach out to your friends as well. Expressing your thoughts to close ones can ease the stress and may result in solutions. Lastly, once you find a probable solution to even one of your problems; take that plunge and work towards it. This will motivate you to stay optimistic, focus on your goals, and believe in yourself. It can help you gain a better perspective on another set of concerns. This practice will also help you learn how to approach problems in your future professional life.
Last but not least, we wish nothing but success to all current design students or future aspirants. Also, we hope this issue helps budding students looking forward to progressing with their educational careers in an institution abroad, pick the right college/university in their goal of becoming successful design professionals. We also hope that these individuals post their higher-learning endeavours, turn out to be helping hands of the world, giving back to society, as complete individuals.
Stay safe, Stay happy 😀