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  • Dr. Mena Birett

Creating Independence

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

As a college student, independence is vital. It is fundamental for success, boosts confidence, reduces over-reliance on others, promotes happiness, increases sense of accomplishment and promotes better decision-making.

Everyone has a different social experience when they’re in college. Some blossom into butterflies and make friends right away. Others take time to warm up to form close bonds with people. The friendships in college are often said to follow you throughout your entire life. However, there’s no denying that there will be times in college when you’re on your own. And that’s totally okay. Despite what your social life is like in college, and despite the pressure to be social, it’s important to embrace your independence. Alone time may be beneficial in helping you enjoy your own company, ease stress, and learn more about the world and yourself.

Here are some essential tips to being more independent in college.

  1. Make time for yourself

  2. Explore the great outdoors (or outside the doors of your room)!

  3. Treat yourself

  4. Remember it’s your experience, no one else’s

C.A.N. is here for you to ensure that you are up to the challenges that lay ahead. If you would like to discuss the transition to college and how C.A.N. can be of assistance, please fill out the contact us page on our website.

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