With admission to a higher educational institution, a completely different stage of life begins for freshmen. Because studying at a university is different from school. At school, teachers constantly encourage students to study. At the university, education is structured differently. Here are other, unfamiliar forms of education: lectures, seminars, tests. Many freshmen experience difficulties related with the lack of skills for independent study, inability to take notes on lectures, work with textbooks, analyze large amounts of information, clearly express their thoughts.
New conditions and requirements are forcing students to adapt to them. When adapting, a person socially-psychological and physiological adapts to the new requirements of the environment. In this year, this process is also complicated by distance learning.
During adaptation, the freshman can experience severe stress and subsequently, sometimes the student may become depressed. Therefore, psychologists recommend the following measures to improve the psychological state during adaptation:
- Observe the daily routine.
- Follow the rules of a healthy lifestyle.
- Plan your own activities.
- Spend more time on self-study, for you this is the key to successful continuing education.
- Follow the culture of speech, practice conflict-free communication.
- Overcome the difficulties that arise, do not be afraid of obstacles.
- Do your favorite things, sports, hobbies, this will help you develop creativity and give you the opportunity to switch from the leading (educational) activity for a while and help relieve emotional stress.
- Be patient.
- Think positively. Find good sides in every situation.
- Try not to feel sorry for yourself.
- Rely on spiritual values.