Your first day to college may be around the corner and you must be excited to live an independent life you were dreaming for long. But deep down you are surely feeling anxious and a little nervous. And if your college is in a different city, state or country you might be on the brink of a panic attack, as you realize you will have to survive without your parents. Luckily, we are here to guide you overcome these jitters.
Attend orientation day
Before your college starts, you and your parents will be invited to attend an event named as Orientation Day. You shouldn’t ignore this function, as its core purpose is to help freshers to know their faculty and they get an overview of the core curriculum.
Try contacting your roomie
From the information desk find out whom you are going to share your hostel room with, trying contacting them through phone or social networking. This way you will have at least one friend with whom you can share your anxiety.
Try taking a tour
If you get a chance to look around your college campus before you officially start attending classes it will help you feel better. You can also try visiting your hostel and checking out the facilities. Visit the local market place to know which all stuff you need to carry from home.
Prepare yourself to live alone. Accept the fact that you are no more under shelter and your mom won’t be there in hostel. So start waking up on your own – use alarm, learn to do laundry, get equipped with basic cooking and not to forget budgeting – learn how to manage your expenses in a strategic way.
Don’t be negative
Instead of worrying about the things which can probably go wrong, think about the positive side. You are finally stepping in the world on your own. Focus on how this experience will change your outlook towards life, this is an exciting moment in which you get to learn new things about life. Don’t let your fear hinder your progress!