Mental Health VS Studies: The Perfect Balance

Ashley Chen

8/1/20232 min read

As a middle school or high school student, it is common to feel stressed and overwhelmed by schoolwork. It can be tempting to sacrifice sleep and mental health in order to get good grades, but it is important to remember that mental health is always more important. Everyone needs a healthy way of going about their life, and that includes taking care of their mental health.

When school starts to feel stressful, it is important to step back and take a break. This could mean taking a day off from school, going for a walk, or spending time with friends and family. It is also important to make some boundaries in order to establish a balance between schoolwork and mental health. This could mean setting aside specific times for schoolwork and sticking to those times, or saying no to extra commitments when you are feeling overwhelmed.

It is also important to remember that you are not alone. Many students struggle with stress and mental health issues, and there are resources available to help. If you are feeling overwhelmed, please reach out to a trusted adult, such as a parent, teacher, or counselor. There is help available, and you don't have to go through this alone. Here are some additional tips for managing stress and maintaining good mental health:

Get enough sleep, which is especially important for students.

  • Eat a healthy diet.

  • Exercise regularly.

  • Spend time with friends and family.

  • Practice relaxation techniques, such as yoga or meditation.

  • Seek professional help if you need it, from a psychologist, or just from a trusted adult.

It’s incredibly important to remember that your grades don’t define you as a person. Being a healthy, happy human being is much more important than being a robot that produces good grades. During school, make as many memories and friends as possible, and try living life to its fullest potential. There are always people around you that can help you through the stress and even more that will help with your school work, like our tutors at YTP.

Remember, your mental health is important. You cannot take care of anyone before taking care of yourself.