Let me guess: it’s 3:49 in the morning, and you’re awake and stressing out about your student loans again. If that’s what’s going on right now, we gotcha.
Sometimes you just need to take a deep breath, realize things aren’t as bad as your jerk brain is telling you they are, and read a few articles online that make you feel better. Here are 10 things to read if you’re freaking about your student loans right this minute.
1. You’re not the only one struggling with this…trust us
Adulting with student loans is basically living life on Hard Mode.
2. That nagging feeling that you’re not good enough?
...the most accomplished people you know have it.
3. Haven’t hit those adulting milestones yet?
Neither has anyone else in your graduating class.
4. All the anxiety you feel? It’s not just you being lame
Student loans can give you PTSD. For real. (Take care of yourself.)
5. But…maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem?
Hey, if this contributor from Forbes thinks you’re doing OK…
6. It could always be worse
Think you have the worst student loan debt on the planet? There’s always someone worse off.
It’s easy to blame yourself for the debt you’re in. But you wanted to achieve your dreams, and you did all the right things to make it happen. Don’t let anyone bring you down for that—even yourself.
8 (and 9). You can do big, audacious things, even with student loans
People do it all the time. Whether it’s adding to their family…
10. Sometimes what makes you feel better is taking action
Maybe one of these strategies could work for you?
Want to shave a couple hundred bucks off your monthly payment? Consider refinancing. Check out our handy student loan refinancing calculator to see how much you could save.