During the middle of my sophomore spring semester of college, I was feeling extremely overwhelmed. I was trying to manage a heavy course load, balance several leadership positions for extracurricular activities, serve effectively in my calling, be a good visiting teacher and member missionary, attend institute and church regularly, have a social life, etc.—and on top of everything else, I was dealing with chronic migraines. There simply wasn’t enough time to get everything done, let alone take care of basic personal needs such as sleep, nutrition, hydration, and exercise (things that would provide much-needed stress relief and help to prevent migraines). I felt hopelessly inadequate, subconsciously clinging to the belief that there was always something more that I could be doing. Most nights I stayed up much too late, trying somehow to fit in another task from my incessant to-do list. I felt exhausted and selfish, stuck inside my own world even though I tried desperately to push past my pain and focus on others.
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