Overcoming fear and anxiety will give you the 'spare capacity' in life to focus on what you really want to be and do. Familiarize yourself with the campus if you'll be attending physically.
Many nontraditional students have jobs, families, and sometimes even other obligations like church or volunteer commitments to balance. And the reality is, most of your fears won't even materialize.
As a whole, the prospect can seem terrifying. So you might be thinking about next Wednesday's dental appointment and find yourself breathing more quickly or your palms getting moist.
However, you may be able to balance school and work more easily with these tips: Prioritize what needs to get done each day. In fact, in many ways fears serves a good purpose in our lives. But don't let your fear of these things prevent you from succeeding.
It feels lousy but emotions are like the ocean—the waves ebb and flow. The time will never be just right.