I have a cold, my second one in the past month. This is why winter is a complete suck-fest of shittiness—I was barely over the last cold when symptoms started for this one!

To make matters worse, my final paper of college, the one and only thing I have to do to earn a BA, is due this week, and I am feeling like garbage right when I need to be focusing on finishing it. I am a lifelong procrastinator; deadlines give me this anxiety that causes me to be unable to actually focus on the task without panicking, and being sick just makes things worse.

Please share your stories of deadlines, stress over work/school, how you handled it, etc. And maybe some gentle encouragement? I know I need to focus and write this paper so I don’t need any tough love right now.

Gifs also welcome!