Tip 6: When it Seems Like No One is There for You, Be There for You
College students often spend a lot of time thinking and analyzing their relationships with other people. Don't forget to pay some attention to the most important relationship of all; that is, your relationship with yourself! How do you generally talk to yourself? Are you critical and impatient? Are you supportive and encouraging? Do you give yourself reasons to slack off and be irresponsible? When the going gets tough, it's great to be able to get help from other people, but it's also great to be able to access the wisdom you have inside yourself. There is a difference between feeling lonely and being alone. Feeling lonely usually means you feel disconnected from yourself and others, whereas being alone can feel just fine if you have healthy connections with yourself and other people. Be a good friend to other people, and be a good friend to yourself!