(Original post by naelse)
do you think maybe what you need is someone to tell you how well you're doing whenever you start to feel down?
You mean, like a friend, or a supervisor (someone who's connected to my academic progress) ...
I've pretty much done both. I felt so bogged down by the end of last term that I booked an appointment with my supervisor. I told him that I wasn't happy with my performance, results, etc and that I wanted to change my whole routine and the way I worked, etc. And he was really cool about it (I was surprised, given that he was my least favourite lecturer at the time!). He didn't really give me any advice, he just told me that I already knew what I had to do, and that I should just go for it. But something didn't quite click over Christmas (family problems ...), so I never did get myself into that positive frame of mind that I needed to make myself a better student.
I'm seeing my syntax lecturer tomorrow about the E that I got. She's quite nice, it's just a shame that I couldn't get off my arse and see her about the problems I was having during the term. I'll explain all of this and more to her when I see her.
I think my main problem is my negative outlook on life. My whole family is pretty introverted, quite self-conscious. And I think it shows on my personality. I'd definetly say that I've grown in confidence over the last two or three months (i.e., when I started uni), but it's this imbuilt negativety that I keep going on about that stops me from truly reaching my goals. The post that you read perfectly summerises how I feel sometimes ....