Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.: Collegers: Balancing the Emotional Rollercoaster
Huffington Post - over 4 years
There ain't no time like the mid-semester blues! One's mind is still feeling the influences of the warm, free-flights of summer and is looking ahead to winter break and holidays. And there you are in the middle, having to find the energy and focus to get you through.
College is a time that is filled with a steady stream of emotional ups and downs most of us will remember the rest of our lives. There are so many expectations, self=imposed and put on you by others; it's no wonder: classes, instructors, test scores, living environments, relationships, and often a lot of change. It's easy to lose perspective. Then the times when you hit the proverbial wall and wonder just what next and the days get shorter, less bright, the air gets cooler and the nights colder. You want to activate your mind, yet outside the natural world is winding down. Emotions swell. They take their toll. You might find yourself reaching for yet another energy drink (or something else) just to get throu
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