The Subject: Your College Search
The Question: How are you feeling about where you are in the process of finding the colleges that are the right fit for you? Exactly how are you feeling RIGHT NOW?
As the summer comes to a close and you begin thinking about the upcoming school year…
- If you’re a junior you might be thinking ahead to getting that packet of information about colleges from your guidance counselor or college advisor.
- If you’re a senior, you are most likely thinking about when and how you are going to get your applications-with all the pieces to that puzzle, such as testing, writing/reviewing/revising/rewriting the essays, college visits, and interviews-done.
I’m guessing here, yet I wouldn’t be surprised if you were getting a little anxious, or beginning to feel stressed out… And, we haven’t even talked about what kinds of conversations you are having with you parents about managing the process, thinking about finances and scholarships, in addition to the importance of maintaining you grades during senior year.
Here are some ideas for you!
I was just reading an article in Prevention magazine and then went to the source, the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Apparently doing Kripalu Yoga (meditation, relaxation and breathing exercises, along with yoga poses) reduces anxiety. How cool is that!
So while your school might not offer yoga as a part of PE/gym classes-it’s something you could do on you own (think DVD’s from the library or shows on TV/the internet).
And one of my favorite resources is www.getsomeheadspace.com, which has a fre*e 10 day meditation program. Check it out!
Whether you are feeling some tension, distress or overwhelm about you college search now, or when it happens in the future, remember, you can find the resources you need to cope… whether you discover tools or you reach out to others.