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My Main Mantra

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Friday, Dec 09, 2016
    Dealing with the stress of being a college student can really take a toll on you, physically and mentally. While it is important to take care of business and stay on top of things, it is important to take care of yourself. When I first transferred to Texas A&M, I would call home to complain and vent about everything. I would tell my mom how busy I was and complain about not getting enough sleep, etc. Instead of feeling bad for me and sympathizing for me, she would often tell me something along the lines of “te gusta la mala vida”. Which essentially means, I like being miserable. Doesn’t really make sense right? This phrase is often used to sort of say, ‘hey, you put yourself in that situation and you can take yourself out if you wanted to’. She would ask me questions about how I spent my free time and how much time I would dedicate to studying. By the end of the conversation, she would figure out that there are things I could have done that would have prevented me from being so stressed because of deadlines. Things like planning ahead, getting organized, setting reminders. She also always tells me that it is very important to make some time for yourself and do something that makes you happy. Only you know what that is, it could be as simple as going on a walk in the park. Doing things like this, even the little things, is so important because it keeps you sane. It helps you de-stress and taking a break from the constant schoolwork makes it easier to recharge and go at it again. So while it is important to dedicate most of your time to schoolwork, don’t forget to take a break and do something you enjoy to keep you from feeling miserable and experiencing things like study burn out.