Hey all you lovely people.
It’s finals week(s) and you know what that means. Stress - and lots of it! Please be patient with us as we too try and make it through our finals.
This is a time when many of us tend to stop caring about ourselves in favor of a few extra minutes of study. We tend to not eat as well or sleep as much, but during this time food and sleep are more important than ever. We really don’t function well if we aren’t treating ourselves well.
Study as best as you can but also take the time to care about yourself too. You’ll do better on your tests and generally feel better.
Take a half hour nap,
Take a break from studying for dinner
Go to bed at a reasonable time (try to get as close to eight hours as you can)
And remember, you are doing the best you can, and that’s all any of us can do.
We’ll make it through this, all of us. Together.
Be patient with yourself, it’s hard but it’s so very worth it.
Please, don’t let your recover suffer for grades. Your life comes FIRST, everything else comes second.
mod note: while relapsing may feel like losing all of your progress and starting completely over, remember that you have learned things and that your progress is not invalidated or undone just because of a slip or relapse. You have more skills and more experiences that you didn’t have before that can help you pick back up with recovery more quickly and easily than before. Relapses happen, and they suck and make things a lot harder, but ultimately it’s coming back from them that counts <3