Tip 5: Think Before You Act (Crazy)
Sometimes college students can feel overwhelmed by their emotions. It's important to remember that thoughts, feelings, and actions are three different things. Often you have little control over how you feel or what thoughts pop into your head, but you have a great deal of control over how you act. Some thoughts or feelings that make you uncomfortable might be normal and will eventually pass. However, acting or behaving impulsively or dramatically can result in permanent consequences for yourself or other people that you may regret. So if you're having a strong emotion, slow down and think before you act. Don't deny your feelings, just be smart about how and when and where and why you express or act on them. And if some of the thoughts or feelings you have are confusing or bothersome to you, talk to a counselor or some other trusted confidant about what's up.