Counselling and career development

Think differently about challenges

Often we find ourselves with challenges relating to many different aspects. As a student, you may experience challenges regarding how you relate to your studies. It is normal to feel overwhelmed when challenges arise, but as the challenge persists, we may start to feel helpless and want to give up. Panic may set in and we start to doubt our capabilities to resolve the issue.

As challenges arise, we often find ourselves spending a lot of time focusing on what we cannot control. Instead, we could shift our focus to appreciating things we can control.


  1. Read more about how you can think differently about your challenge
  2. Download this conversation sheet to help you reflect on your challenge

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Learn more about the support services offered by the Unisa Directorate for Counselling and Career Development and how to contact a counsellor to have a conversation.

Last modified: 2023/08/10