Studies show that over 60 percent of students change their majors. Most of the time this change is due to the fact that they have a different career interest. Other reasons are because of earning potential, listening to family and friends, inspiration from a professor, or the mistake of choosing a major without the research being done first.
Picking your major is one of the most important decisions to make after you choose to go to college.
The coursework as you transition from high school is different, and now you are deciding a path for your future career. If you hate going to class, maybe changing majors is not such a bad idea, especially as a freshman, the courses you have already taken should be able to carry over.
5 signs that you should change your major:
Your grades are suffering badly
You are bored with studying for your major’s coursework
You are courious about other majors
You just want a change, and can’t stop thinking about the transition
During this season of the year, there are less hours of sunlight, it is cold, semester grades are coming in, and expectations of family become extra! I know when I was a student at this point all I wanted to do was sleep.
If you are finding yourself having less energy, concentration, happy feelings, and interests in ordinary fun activities, you may have the holiday blues.
During the holidays, a lot of students feel stress and sadness, which is not uncommon.
Ways to fight these less than happy feelings include:
- Exercise- Working out improves your overall feelings of happiness by directing negative energy into something positive, plus you will feel 10x better and look better
- Socializing-Getting out of the house to hang with family or old friends will help you to connect and relive happy moments, *don’t turn down an invite
- Volunteering– Participating in community events such as holiday drives will make you feel better making a powerful contribution to those less fortunate
- Relax-Accepting that you are doing the best you can, and not allowing family expectations to bum you out (meditate)
If your mood is severe, I advise you to seek a medical evaluation by your healthcare provider. It is also important to not hesitate to seek emergency care if you or a love one develops thoughts of harming themselves or others. It is always comforting to have support during the holidays
Enjoy this holiday season, and let’s not forget the reason for the season!
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