Coronavirus can currently cause a lot of stress, although, or precisely because “normal” studying and living are not possible.
While there might have been an initial feeling of joy about the postponed start of the lectures, there’s now a lot of time for introspection, and this does not always lead to positive discoveries.
In phases like this, you might realise what makes you dissatisfied and has long been swept under the carpet. In the absence of distraction, this is often more apparent.
Due to the changes caused by coronavirus, new challenges appear. These can be unusual and stressful. And sometimes you feel pretty alone with it. Do the following examples sound familiar to you?
- Daily structure? None!
- Lots of stress, little compensation
- Upset and uncertainty about the future
- Don’t feel like doing anything
- Loss of previous prospects
- Old acquaintances and family issues reappear
When facing such changes and pressure, professional support can be important.
Talking to someone who is not part of the family or friends, has an understanding of the specific life phase of being at university, deals confidentially with what is discussed, and is well trained, can be helpful for many students.
This is not about the three best tips for dealing with the coronavirus effects. The internet already has sufficient instructions in this regard. Instead, it is about supporting the individual in their particular situation. Don’t be afraid to call us. We would be happy to advise you or arrange an appointment for an upcoming conversation.
(Thanks to our colleagues from Karlsruhe for providing the template for this text.)