what we believe about our situation leads to the choices we make every day
if we believe we don't have time for self-care, we won't find the time
if we believe our studies come first, we will never prioritize ourselves
if we believe we can "get by" like we've done in the past, driving ourselves into the ground until semester's end, we'll continue to do that
there will always be pressing matters at hand, at every stage of this process, and in life
if we believe we have the power + choice to take care of ourselves, we will.