Student Life

Finding Your Balance from A to Chi: Sticking to Your Gut

College is supposed to be the best four years of your life, so why not love every minute of it?

From the time you were little, people have always said to you, “Listen to your gut.” While this phrase may be deemed as cliché or unrealistic, it can hold true. Whether it involves relationships, school, or general decisions you have to make, your “gut” will always lead you in the right direction. Because somewhere deep down, you already know the choice that’s right for you.

Especially during these transitional years into adulthood, there are many important life decisions you must make. In college, you begin to build the foundation for the rest of your life; therefore, the decisions you make regarding your relationships and career are crucial. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that are less than desirable, yet we “stick them out,” hoping things will get better. Sound familiar? That inner voice encouraging you to make a change should be listened to, not ignored. Internal pressure and stress is a sign that something is wrong, and only you have the power to make that needed change in your life.

While this may sound easier said than done, now is the time to evaluate those internal pressures. Is your subconscious trying to tell you something, but you’re suppressing those feelings and not tackling them straight on? If so, take control. Even though not every decision is easy, your “gut” is telling you to make a change. At the end of the day, only you truly know the right decision to make.

Sticking to your gut and listening to those inner voices are integral to creating balance in your life. If a situation doesn’t seem completely right, change it. By doing just that, you will begin to find your “chi” and establish your inner peace.

And trust me, there’s no better feeling than that.

By Eva Zymaris