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Firstweekofclassesstress?

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2y Story
First week of classes stress?

I have been so excited to be back at Wellesley and to reunite with my friends, but as soon as I started hearing the words "problem set" and "deadline", I started feeling my anxiety build back up. Am I the only one who feels like this? 

If you have any advice on ways to fight stress, please let me know. I don't want to start this year off on the wrong foot and I want to enjoy my classes rather than stress over them.

How has everyone else's classes been so far?


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  • acupofjojo
    2y ago

    This is so real! For me, it helps not to just see the grade. At college, you shouldn't just grow academically, but you should take time to learn emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. One of my worst classes last fall was an amazing experience in growing in perseverance and dedication. Take time to appreciate yourself outside of your academic experience, and also see yourself as a growing human being who can (and will) make mistakes. 

    What also helps is to separate homework into bite-sized chunks so it's easier to manage. Lastly, surround yourself with people who will encourage you to work hard but will also check up on you and make sure you are mentally okay. 
    Hope this helps! You can do this <3 

    This is so real! For me, it helps not to just see the grade. At college, you shouldn't just grow academically, but you should take time to learn emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. One of my worst classes last fall was an amazing experience in growing in perseverance and dedication. Take time to appreciate yourself outside of your academic experience, and also see yourself as a growing human being who can (and will) make mistakes. 

    What also helps is to separate homework into bite-sized chunks so it's easier to manage. Lastly, surround yourself with people who will encourage you to work hard but will also check up on you and make sure you are mentally okay. 
    Hope this helps! You can do this <3 

  • JackieCXuan
    2y ago

    1. Credit/Non is always a good choice if the workload becomes unbearable. There is no negative effect if you take one class C/N per semester.


    2. You go to Wellesley. Your future bosses know about our grade deflation and they take your Wellesley degree very seriously. GPA is still important but it's not the ultimate purpose of your college life.

    3. Take classes you're truly excited about.

    4. If you enjoy vegetarian Chinese food please feel free to cook and/or dine with me on weekends.

    5. There's a dog festival tomorrow. https://www.facebook.com/events/1187392451388829/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22messaging%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22attachment%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%7D%7D]%22%7D

    1. Credit/Non is always a good choice if the workload becomes unbearable. There is no negative effect if you take one class C/N per semester.


    2. You go to Wellesley. Your future bosses know about our grade deflation and they take your Wellesley degree very seriously. GPA is still important but it's not the ultimate purpose of your college life.

    3. Take classes you're truly excited about.

    4. If you enjoy vegetarian Chinese food please feel free to cook and/or dine with me on weekends.

    5. There's a dog festival tomorrow. https://www.facebook.com/events/1187392451388829/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22messaging%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22attachment%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%7D%7D]%22%7D

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    2y ago New York, NY, United States

    To help combat stress, what helps me is being organized as possible and prioritizing what needs to get done. Also, make sure to set times for breaks!

    To help combat stress, what helps me is being organized as possible and prioritizing what needs to get done. Also, make sure to set times for breaks!

  • jupiterswang
    2y ago

    I totally understand how you're feeling and a lot of other Wellesley students feel the same way. Have you tried the Stone Center? Even though it is sometimes difficult to book an appointment with them, talking to somebody may help calm you down.

    I totally understand how you're feeling and a lot of other Wellesley students feel the same way. Have you tried the Stone Center? Even though it is sometimes difficult to book an appointment with them, talking to somebody may help calm you down.


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