The semester is coming to an end and for many of us, despite our efforts, we cannot manage the pressure of deadlines. Why? Fear of failure. Fear is, and always will be, present in our waking life since risk is associated with anything or whoever we cross. Sometimes we forget this simple fact in life and become very blind by those villainous emotions and thoughts. As a result, depression and anxiety can be a symptom that emerges. If you are suffering from such mental illness, I’m here to say, keep your head up; there’s a light at the end of the tunnel so take a moment and just breathe. Don’t allow your anxiety and depression to trick you into thinking that doing that simple task is advanced microbiology, since it’s really not.
When I’m surrounded by my family and relatives, sometimes we turn on the news. News about people being murdered, natural disasters, the spread of diseases, political and social corruption, can introduce feelings of fear and insecurities. I have relatives who immediately attack this negativity; they encourage us by not being afraid. As they would say: “It’s stupid to be afraid. Risk is involved in everything we do, if we spend our time listening to negativity, we won’t be able to do anything in life.” This is absolutely true! It has taught me that fear is not only limited to one area of life, rather, it’s present in finances, health, politics, relationships, etc. To put it simply: fear is present in anything we are doing. Faith is that magic wand that make fear absent in anything we do. Bid-bo-bid-do, faith gives you a chance to achieve your goals whether big or small. Don’t allow fear to deceive you into backing down. Be bold and be yourself to grab hold of chance and achieving your goal! You can get through the semester, remember: just breathe.