By HUGO HENTOFF Dec. 1, 2016
A lot of times it can feel like getting good grades is the most important thing in the world, but it’s crucial to remember that your mental health matters too. Make sure to make enough time for you! When you’re feeling overwhelmed, just take a deep breath, close your eyes, and grab those comforting matches you keep under your pillow. Make your mental health a priority and do what feels right. Burn your school down. Burn it all down. Feed it to the flames.
To be happy and healthy, you need to value yourself and your time. Of course you have academic responsibilities, but you also have a responsibility to your own wellbeing, so just burn it down already. Start with something small, like a shed or a teacher’s car, just to get a taste, and go from there.
Self-care is a 24-hour job, so build your pyre in the dead of night. No one will see you and you’ll have the beautiful flames all to yourself. The fire is insatiable, but she is beautiful. It’s time to feed her the world.