5 Reasons Why You Are Failing College (Part 5)
Not Practicing the Solution
In many cases, we humans do know what the problems are, and in many cases instead of focusing on one problem at a time, we want to fix everything all at once, trying to control too many things all at the same time, trying to do so in high quality, is what stress is. Our subconscious knows this, and that’s why we either take too much overwhelming action, or do not do anything at all. This is the main reason why we wait to be under pressure to get many tasks done, this is why we lose faith in ourselves whenever we keep postponing something that we should be doing, this is why we make excuses time and time again, it’s because the conscious and subconscious mind are not working together.
What is the best solution ?
The best solution is going to be to address the feelings that are inhibiting you from pressing forward, focusing on the thoughts that are taking you to the emotions and also identifying the behavior are important.
Really identifying the feeling that leads you to a certain execution of actions is your best bet. Medications only manipulate your brains Psychiatry to numb the parts of the brain that communicate the unwanted emotion, medications in some cases may be needed for severe neuro-bio-chemistry imbalances, however in many cases they can be reduced or completely removed if following a mental health therapy treatment that treats the cause of mental imbalances (Usually done through Hypnotherapy or Psychotherapy).
Many Psychotherapies are very useful as they identify the thoughts, emotions , and behaviors that are contradicting the positive vision you have for yourself, however, Psychotherapies require, a lot of sessions, a lot of repetition, and compliance for them to work. This is due to Psychotherapies limited to only working with your conscious mind which is only about %5 of your mind’s true capacity. Psychotherapies also rely too heavily on coping strategies which are healthy distractions to deal with the unwanted behavior, but we already know distractions do not last long and do not solve the root cause of the issue. Hypnotherapy works and incorporates your subconscious mind (that other %95 of your mind) to work with you to achieve you goals. This is why Hypnotherapy only requires 1-4 sessions before the goal to rebalance your emotions is achieved.
Tools to counter Academic Failure
- Time management – Managing time is a matter of prioritizing, otherwise , other task that should be getting your attention but are not, will provoke stress and anxiety to overwhelm you. This is why writing everything down before you do it, and then double-checking which task gets priority, is the best way to start. This way you evaluate what works and what does not. Each time you complete a task it will allow you to release dopamine in your brain to help you complete the next one. You will need to execute trial and error to evaluate time and deadlines until the system that it most optimal reveals itself via your agenda. Writing everything down makes it easy for you to reinforce what works and do away with what doesn’t.
- Diet issues – In many cases diet is ignored, especially in young people, however, diet catches up to all of us in the end. Depending on what you are putting in your body, your body may or may not get high quality sleep which will then impact your brain’s chemistry, and depending on if you get sleep or not will then re how physiologically healthy your mind will be in rebalancing it’s feelings. Many people over do it with carbs and sugars, and these ups and downs can play a significant role in memory, thinking process, and yes, focus. Match your carbs to your activity level, for example if you are weight lifting, incorporate carbs late in the evening closer to dinner time. Eating carbs at night actually might help you with your focus the next day, but avoid starchy or sugary carbs in the morning and afternoon, just save them for the late evening.
To regulate stress we need to prioritize, write down what you will do even before you do it, this is best done with a planner as you write down every single activity you will do with anticipation, completing the activities you do not want to do first (First half of the day), with the activities that are easy and recreative to do later. Below is an example of how to construct you Sacrificial and Compensational Behavioral Goals in order to release small amount of dopamine in the first half of the day, and release the higher amounts of dopamine in the later part of the day. This keeps willpower and motivation balanced, so that you do not run out as quickly and produce more of both in the long run.
Sacrificial/Compensational Behavioral Goals
|6:00 am – Devotional and meditation|
|7:00 am – Gym Strength Training|
|8:00 am – Walking in the sun for an hour|
|9:00- 1:00 pm – Handle Bills, Groceries, cooking, cleaning, and projects.|
|1:00 pm -Writing down tomorrow’s schedule.|
|2:00 pm- Games|
|3:30 pm Movies|
|5:00 pm – Hobbies|
|6:00 pm – Dinner|
|7:00 pm – Socializing and Social Media|
|8:00 pm – Listen to music|
|9:00 pm – Dim Lights and read something boring|
Do you think you might suffer from Anxiety?
Refer to the GAD-7 Scale to detect the level of anxiety you’re suffering from.
Do you think you might suffer from Depression?
Refer to the PHQ-9 Scale to detect the level of depression you may be suffering from.
Do you think you might suffer from PTSD or any unidentified Trauma?
Refer to the PCL-5 Scale used to detect the level of PTSD you may be experiencing.
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