Being a college student isn't easy. Whether you're a 4.0 student, just getting by, or somewhere in between, there's a lot of pressure tied with being a college student and all of the things you have to handle, from juggling school work to
However, if you are the type-A, straight A, mega-involved student — like myself — college becomes especially harder.
You have your own extremely high standards to keep up with, as well as all of the standards of family members, friends, teachers, or anyone else in your life who expects the very best of you.
While you may feel like your own ultimate critic, you know that there are others behind you constantly watching your every move too. If you don't get that
I, too, feel that constant, overwhelming pressure to be perfect.
Even when you don't have other people giving you that pressure, you just constantly put it on yourself.
Every time I start preparing for a test, I worry more
Every time I complete an assignment, every time I do a project, anytime I really do anything, I feel the need to be 100% at all times, with no wavering from perfection.
If you're like me and feel this way, know that it's not up to you to live up to other people's expectations. If those people truly cared about you, they would love and support you even if you slipped and got that
If you are feeling the pressure from those around you, don't be afraid to take a step back and evaluate what's best for you and your mental state.
If you always are at perfection, what are you continuing to strive for? Sure, there's always room for improvements, but it's important to make those improvements at a pace that is comfortable for you but still allows you to show off your talents and drive. You will be amazing at whatever you do, you just have to remember that in your heart and not let your brain talk you out of it.