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Unhealthy anxiety while waiting for decisions
When I applied to all my colleges, I felt really excited and confident about my essays/apps. However, I've noticed that as decision days for my schools get closer, I'm feeling anxious constantly and keep second-guessing and re-reading my essays even though I know I can't do anything to change them (even though I know I'm a good writer and thought my essays were good when I wrote them). I'm also just being overall more negative: I'm imagining not getting into my schools and just overall am feeling really upset. I've always kind of been a person who's doubted myself and can get anxious easily, but I don't know if most people in my position feel this way or if it's just me. Can someone give me insight into my feelings? Are they normal and part of the process? What can I do to just be happier during this process?6 replies