I knew today was going to be triggering for me because I came to class with the knowledge of what my lecture was going to be about. I didn’t have any expectations for myself, apart from the fact that I forced myself to go-and I’m glad I went to class.
As much as academics are important, it’s also important to prioritize your mental wellbeing, especially if your powering through school with anxiety and mental illness. For some people, school and academics are driving methods of achieving success in their lives, but for others (like me), school can sometimes hinder life, as well as success. While it’ important to constantly challenge oneself, it’s also important to know when you need to step back and take time to collect yourself and your thoughts. And it’s also important to not compare yourself to others. I didn’t participate as much as I could have today and I also left earlier than expected, but that was just my way of working through the situation.