Have you ever felt like you can’t concentrate in class because of the many problems that you have going on at home, at work, or at school? Have you ever thought about how your emotional well-being influences your academic life? If not, you should research information about how your emotions/feelings can affect your overall performance in school and your overall well-being.

Personally, I am a very emotional person and I often need to make sure that I am addressing my emotions because otherwise, my life is likely to get overwhelmed. In order to make sure that I can perform to the best of my ability in every situation, I have figured out that what works for me is praying about the situation that is overwhelming me and reminding myself that God is in control of everything that is going on in my life. I also find it very helpful to read the Bible and find my strength through it during hard, sad, anxious, or depressing times and reminding myself that my strength comes from Christ. This is what works for me, but there may be something else that works for you. I also visit the counselor at my university once a week (at least this semester, because I have had a lot of personal situations going on) and make sure that each time I visit I address a certain situation that may be affecting me.

I have figured out that by talking about it with people that can help me, helps me reduce my anxiety and stress and helps me perform a lot better in my academics. Also, taking a break from academics, work, and extracurricular activities also helps me relax and gives my body a break! Deep stretches seem to also work for me!

Lastly, being in touch with my emotions isn’t all that bad, you know? It helps me to know exactly how I am feeling and get to the root of it by speaking with people who can help me. This semester I also read a book titled,  Living beyond your feelings by Joyce Meyer, and I learned about the important role that our mind plays when dealing with emotions/feelings. Therefore, I urge you that if you feel as though  you have a problem with handling your emotions/feelings and it is affecting your well-being, overall academic performance, and even those around you, you should seek professional help, and if you consider that is too much, find someone who you consider helpful and trustworthy so that they can help you out. If you don’t like to share what goes on within you, writing your feelings out can sometimes helps, but that can help for so long! I hope you consider my advice and I wish you the very best!

Thanks for reading,