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Dear Stressed College Student...

Dear Stressed College Student,

So, the semester has been rough.

College is hard. Tests, projects and papers have been thrown at you left and right. The end of the semester is coming way, way too fast with the amount of work that you still have to do. This is also the part of the semester where you are probably living that broke college kid life to the fullest. You have a million and one things to do and if someone tells you to calm down one more time, well, use your imagination.

I get it. I have a to-do list that I am buried under. And you’re right, college isn’t easy, and this part of the semester is definitely the worst. All that aside, I want to remind you to not put your health, mental or physical, on the back burner. This is the time where the plague gets spread around because everyone gets negative hours of sleep and we're not taking care of ourselves. Finals are upon us, so for almost everyone, noses are in books or finishing up last minute projects. Just because finals are coming up is not an excuse to stop taking care of yourself.

Don’t make me hunt you down and force Dayquil down your throat.

Please, take care of yourself. Make sure to eat, drink water, take care of your mental state, take your meds, and for the love of all that is good, eat.

If you feel like everything is pushing down on you, take a break. Go for a walk. Go get a coffee. Heck, just sit there for 20 minutes and do nothing. School is a priority, but you need to make sure that you’re not so stressed that you can’t get anything done and are driving yourself crazy along the way.

You're doing fine, so take a deep breath and try and hold it together.

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