I have a huge fear of losing my memoryWatch
I don’t really know :/. I suppose it’s because I haven’t been sleeping that well - read online recently that lack of sleep can distort your memory. Also, I’m not sure whether I’m overworking or doing too little, as both obviously have their consequences.
Have you spoken to anyone about how you are feeling?
You really need to stop putting so much pressure on yourself! I know it’s hard, especially in your circumstances, but you do need to take time for yourself! I really think you should get some support, either from a teacher or a health professional.
Is there anyone who lives with you that helps support your mum? Maybe explain how you feel to them and maybe they’ll help a bit more?
Tell your teachers, it’s important they know.
Just take a breath and relax for just a moment. Everything will work out, but it’ll only work if you stop putting so much pressure on yourself. Just set yourself small goals, for example “tonight I’m going to go to bed at 10pm and sleep till 7am” or something.
I really hope you’re okay! And I’m really sorry to hear about your mum!
Best of luck <3
My mum was diagnosed with brain cancer a year ago and it’s been playing on my mind every since. I know how selfish I sound and I’m sorry. It’s just I’m 17 and A level exam will be here before we know it, and I spent literally 7 or more hours a day studying in the hope that I will at least pass with a C, but then I lie awake anxious about the next academic year and feel like it’s all going to waste...it’s not like I can take it in on 4 hours sleep. Anyway, I want to open up to a teacher about this, but they’ll think I’m naive and being inconsiderate because my mum’s the one who actually had to suffer, and still suffers, mentally and physically. Please help. Will I lose my memory?
Serious part - on top of all the suggestions above, why not keep a diary/journal? Just a little practical thing that can make you relax a bit knowing your memories are recorded.