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College Success Tip # 56 - Overcome Being Overwhelmed.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

College applications

Letters of Recommendations

Gathering of Transcripts

Application Fees

Academic/Career Resumes

College enrollment

Selecting courses for the semester


Meetings with Academic Advisors, Deans, Department Chairs

School Supply Lists

College clubs & organizations

Personal life

Family life

Drink water

Social life

Professional life

Study time

Lunch time

Break time

Sleep………….What sleep?

Healthy snacks………….. Oh yeah I need to get on that..

Exercise……Oh, yeah I’ve been slacking, Gotta pick that back up.


Outside organizations

Paying bills

Being a responsible adult

Teacher conferences

Set the alarm

Course syllabus

Follow your schedule

First days of class

Morning classes

Friday classes

Pick up the kids

Late night classes

……….Arghhh…..Weekend classes




Rent textbook….

Unexpected situations

Negative distractions

Online classes

New friendship


Birthday party

Purchase the textbook

Class participation

Group work

Notice of late fees from the registrar


I should drink more water

Text messages


Birthday celebrations

Group projects


Individual projects

Go to the library

Taking a God-honoring risk

Ended friendships

Phone calls

Field trips

Creative Ideas

Hearing people talk about being purged from class

Site visits

Visit the computer lab


Positive distractions

Pay tuition before 5:00….. aww man, it’s 4:58p.m…... I’ve got time.

Dealing with people’s personalities and disrespect

Declaring God’s promises


Believing God for what you’ve been praying for that no one knows about.

Final exams

Am I drinking enough water

Write down my vision


Ummmm who is calling me blocked!

Extra credit

Waiting for grades to posts

Grades posted……

Return rented books

Take a nap


Thank God!


Semester begins in 3 weeks……….

Time to repeat the cycle allll over again!

And what a cycle it is! With so much responsibility and accountability a Higher education student endures it is so easy to get overwhelmed. But focus on your journey a day at a time and with time, it will come with ease. Many times, students look at the list of things of what they have to do and even though the deadlines are spread out giving one time to complete the task, the sight of the list is overwhelming.

Higher education students be encouraged. You can do it, you can complete the responsibilities assigned. A tip is to keep an academic planner/organizer and thoroughly write down what you must complete with due dates.

Also in addition to writing down the vision in an academic planner/organizer be sure to include your updates on your smart device calendars with reminders.

This will help you as it relates to remaining informed with course assignments and your personal targets.

Also, when you feel overwhelmed remember what God’s promises are to you. You don’t have to feel overwhelmed or stressed, give your concerns to God and do your part and let him do the rest.

Here are some encouraging scriptures for those who feel overwhelmed, receive God’s promises today and walk in confident assurance of God’s promises as you courageously aim toward your academic and God-honoring targeted goals.

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.

Psalm 34:17-20

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

2 Thessalonians 3:16

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

In peace, I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8

Be encouraged! Not overwhelmed!

Peace & God Bless,

Aiming Towards the Target,

Dr. Bryant

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