Okay, this will not as a surprise, but university does not come very easy. I have been so stressed out. And I wish I could say it is just me. I have talked to several students and they are also very stressed out by the workload. One even say "I find myself complaining too much about school". It's great to know that you are not alone. Honestly, whoever said university will be greatest years of your life, I don't think they could be more wrong. Yes, I met amazing people here. However, it comes at a huge cost of stress environment and spending every single possible dollar.
I am perfectionist, and it's hard to find time to improve my interviewing skills and I have an important interview coming up. Anyway, university is weird because you have need time for friends because if you only study, you may go completely crazy. In addition, you have not only classes, but extracurricular activities and even work. It's really hard to balance it.
Some choose to do it all very well and not get much sleep. Sadly, I see my friend who is doing that is falling in every single class we have together. I generally feel bad for him and I know I would not be able to do it. I function better once I have a lot of sleep. Until now, once I started to REALLY over-schedule myself, I had no issues with getting enough sleep and completeting many tasks. I do no plan to keep loosing sleep. Right now I am at stage and rescheduling my time. Looking at every single minute I am not using wisely so I can do every thing I need. Don;t get me wrong, I can handle one night with less sleep, but I can't run on four hours a night.
One of my friends joked about dropping out, but I realize I am about to finish my junior year. I know that these dropping out thoughts my occur during the busy exam season, but it will never happen. There is no point, I am way too close to the finish line to give up.
With that in mind, I do want to promise that I will take care of myself. Once I asked you what you do to help yourself when you are stressed. You all had great answers, but know what works for you. I tend to calm down with music, and it helps me. So yes, I just want to to be OK. I will be listening to it until I am OK.
Good luck on exams and just know that you are not alone.