Monday Series #3: A psychological counseling student

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I believe one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. So, how about some positivity on everybodies most depressing day of the week? This is a series of true stories coming from random citizens of this beautiful world as a weekly dose of motivation for a happier day, a happier week and (hopefully) a happier life. Third one comes from a 21-year-old from Turkey. Her name is Aylin. At the moment she’s living and studying psychological counseling and guidance here in Ghent, Belgium.




”The last time I remember feeling very stressed was last week. Our professor gave us an assignment and a week to finish it and I had already planned going to Paris for the weekend. And it wasn’t one of those assignments you can do in a short period of time. I had to do an interview with someone from my home country, Turkey. During the lesson I was constantly thinking of going back to the residence and crying. But when I went there I didn’t cry. I did all the stuff I do when I come from school and then made myself a to-do list. This way concretized my problem. Good sides of being a student of psychological counseling (laughs). This way I minimized the problem in my head and immediately felt relieved.

And as far as the Monday syndrome… Well, for the last three weeks I’ve been struggling with getting up and going to classes. I have to get up very early and I’m having problems understanding lectures in English. That’s why I’ve been feeling bad from the moment I wake up. And that’s why I came up with this routine. For example if I have to get up at 7:30, I set the alarm to 7:15 and then when it goes on, I snooze it for 15 more minutes. It’s like a prize for me. It probably sounds ridiculous but it makes me feel good.”


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