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    During my previous degree which I left in year 2, I got extremely stressed due to the work and I kind of lost it - depression/anxiety/isolation etc. It took me about 2 years to regain sanity. I was getting 60+ on assignments and exams but my head was everywhere and it was either finish the degree and totally lose my sanity or leave and try to get better - so I left. I did lose the plot quite a bit - my behavior and appearance were worrying - I ended up seeing a counselor and taking medication (haven't been on any for 4 years now). That was about 5 years ago.

    Now I am healthy and happy and the most relaxed and balances I've ever been. I need this degree for the industry I want to work in - it's non negotiable. So I'm about to begin 3 years hard work again.

    How do I stay happy/healthy/sane? I want to avoid losing it again but it seems to be a gradual thing that you don't even know is happening until you wake up one day and find yourself in the middle of it.

    Last time I became a perfectionist with studying and would get irritable if my schedule got messed up or if I fell behind on anything etc. I was obsessed with grades and doing well and I just lost the plot - studying 24.7 and locking myself away. I will try not to be a perfectionist or isolate myself...but how else can I cope?
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    During my previous degree which I left in year 2, I got extremely stressed due to the work and I kind of lost it - depression/anxiety/isolation etc. It took me about 2 years to regain sanity. I was getting 60+ on assignments and exams but my head was everywhere and it was either finish the degree and totally lose my sanity or leave and try to get better - so I left. I did lose the plot quite a bit - my behavior and appearance were worrying - I ended up seeing a counselor and taking medication (haven't been on any for 4 years now). That was about 5 years ago.

    Now I am healthy and happy and the most relaxed and balances I've ever been. I need this degree for the industry I want to work in - it's non negotiable. So I'm about to begin 3 years hard work again.

    How do I stay happy/healthy/sane? I want to avoid losing it again but it seems to be a gradual thing that you don't even know is happening until you wake up one day and find yourself in the middle of it.

    Last time I became a perfectionist with studying and would get irritable if my schedule got messed up or if I fell behind on anything etc. I was obsessed with grades and doing well and I just lost the plot - studying 24.7 and locking myself away. I will try not to be a perfectionist or isolate myself...but how else can I cope?
    I was the same before I went to university. I was so shy and worried all the time. But I've found the best way to deal was just to relax. I've written a blog about my time at uni and how i've dealt with stress etc if you need some advice! Hope it helps https://adventuringwithlove.wordpres.../how-to-relax/
 
 
 
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