Letter #122

Content Warnings: Academic stress, mental stress, acute stress


Dear Friend,


I hope this letter finds you in good spirits, but if not, that’s fine too. I’m writing to you today because I understand how hectic and overpowering student life can be, especially balancing academics, extracurricular activities, and personal life. Despite the chaos, it is vital not to ignore one of the most crucial elements of your well-being: your mental health. I’d like to remind you that it’s okay to not be okay sometimes.


You might feel stressed out to do well in every area of your life as a student, but it’s important to understand your limitations and give yourself permission to take breaks when necessary. Remember that your value isn’t solely based on your accomplishments or grades.


It’s simple to become immersed in the chaos of obligations, but remember to give self-care first priority. Make time for the things that make you happy and calm you down, like taking a walk, engaging in mindfulness exercises, or spending time with close friends and family. 


It’s not selfish to look after yourself; doing so is crucial for your success and general well-being. Furthermore, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Speaking with a friend about your struggles can help you feel less alone and gain important perspective. There are people who care about you and want to support you on this journey, so you’re not alone.


Finally, treat yourself with kindness. It’s more than enough that you’re trying your hardest. No matter how small, acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments and move on from setbacks. Be kind to yourself, maintain your fortitude, and don’t be afraid to ask for assistance when you need it.


With love,


Your dearest friend

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