I know this is really random, but at the bottom of one of my professor’s syllabus it read “Above all BE KIND TO YOURSELF” and idk that really spoke to me.
Thanks professor, you don’t know how much I needed that reminder and also to future students who may need that reminder.
I guess what i’m trying to say is yes, it’s important to succeed in school and get a degree/certificate, but at the expense of your mental and/or physical health is it really worth it?
If taking care of yourself means taking a break from school or cutting down your schoolwork then do it. And I know money and scholarships can be a problem, but there is always something you can try to do. You can meet with a counselor and request a leave of absence or a sick leave etc.
Know that there is always time for school.
I know it may feel like it is, but it’s not the end of the world or your career if you take some time off of college. Your physical and mental health is a hell of a lot more important than college.
Please be kind to yourself.