Your GPA Is Never Worth Sacrificing Your Mental Health, Ever
Start writing a post
Mental Health

Your GPA Is Never Worth Sacrificing Your Mental Health, Ever

Sometimes you need to put your mental health first.

woman sitting at table working on laptop

Everyone wants to be successful and do well in school, but sometimes you need to take a mental health day, and that's OK.

Being a student is one of the most stressful jobs out there in my opinion. Being able to manage going to school, paying bills, buying your own groceries and gas, working, studying and having a social life is no easy task. Sometimes it is not all possible, to manage all that we have going on in our lives, and there may not seem like there are enough hours in the day.

This is when we get run down.

Getting a 4.0 is everyone's dream but is it really worth your mental health suffering. Spending hours upon hours in the library only to come home and continue studying...not having a social life because school must always come first... and living on just coffee and red bull is not healthy.

Don't neglect your mental health.

There will be days when we just feel like we need a break, but many of us do not allow ourselves to take that break. But sometimes we need to take a step back and realize that we must put ourselves first. Yes, studying is important and making school a priority is something we should all do, but staying up all night and not allowing ourselves to rest, and trying to reach the unbelievably high standards that we set for ourselves, is not OK.

Setting aside time in the day to pamper ourselves and check in with how we are doing mentally is a step we should all add to our daily routine. Allowing yourself to sit back, read a book, pick up a hobby, do a face mask, or talk to a friend or family member is something we should all incorporate into our lives.

So, a word of advice from a fellow student.

If you are tired...sleep.

If you need a break...take a break.

If you need a mental health day...take a mental health day.

It is OK.

Be kind to your body, and never let your mental health suffer just to maintain a certain GPA. Mental health is important and is sometimes neglected. So here is a reminder...your GPA is NEVER worth sacrificing your mental health.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Theories Of Motivation

Some things other than coffee to motivate you

Theories Of Motivation
Motivation refers to the psychological processes that drive and direct behavior towards achieving goals. Several theories of motivation have been proposed by psychologists and researchers over the years. These theories attempt to explain why individuals are motivated to act in certain ways and what factors influence their behavior. Here is an overview of some prominent theories of motivation:
Keep Reading...Show less

Writer of the Month: Emily Templeton

Get to know Miami University alumni and top creator Emily Templeton!

Writer of the Month: Emily Templeton

The talented team of response writers make our world at Odyssey go round! Using our response button feature, they carry out our mission of sparking positive, productive conversations in a polarized world.

Keep Reading...Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week!

Do you know what's trending this week?

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week!

Happy Memorial Day from Odyssey! We're excited to welcome in the summer season with our creator community. Each week, more writers are joining Odyssey while school's on break- and you could, too! Check out the bottom of the article to learn how.

Here are the top three response articles of last week:

Keep Reading...Show less
We Need More Than Memorials this Memorial Day
Cape Cod Irish

When I was a child, I used to look forward to Memorial Day Weekend from the time I returned to school after Christmas vacation. It was the yearly benchmark announcing the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation. It meant I was one step closer to regattas, swim meets and tennis matches.

Keep Reading...Show less

5 fun Summer Vacations that won't break your bank

Enjoy the sun, relax the wallet - here are the estimated costs

5 fun Summer Vacations that won't break your bank
Endless Ocean
We compiled the costs related to 5 enriching summer vacations for this year in the thrifty sense:
Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments