"So how's the rest of your semester looking?" my professor inquired cautiously.
Without warning, my body burst into laughter.
"Don't ask?" he chuckled.
My mirth sounded false, maniacal. Why was I laughing, when there was nothing to laugh about? Well, it's better to make light about something rather than ruin someone's Friday afternoon by complaining, no?
My professor sighed, an uncomfortable smile still in place on his face, "I see you've finally lost it."
This was the second time someone had told me that.
When your friend approaches you out of nowhere to give you a packet of sleep-helping herbal tea bags, when your professor stops you after class and asks whether you've gotten enough sleep, when you're consuming more coffee than food in a day...
There's a problem.
Here's the rational part of my personality speaking: I get it, we're college students, we're all busy, we all over-commit ourselves sometimes and pay the price around this time of the semester. However, here's the thing: if you are always running around like a headless chicken, over-caffeinated, over-worked, under-rested, and under-nourished, your physical body is going to fail you at some point.
Note that part of that body includes the brain: the device essential to keeping your GPA at an acceptable level.
Now, if I practiced what I preached, that would be great.
Without further ado, here are, in my experience, a few signs that should tell you that you need to slow the heck down and organize your life ASAP: