I completely relate. I think we put so much additional pressure on ourselves (in addition to the pressure of nursing school, clinicals, etc) to "be the best". This past semester I cried because I was 0.2 away from getting an A in pharm. Looking back, I should have been proud of myself for doing well in such a hard class, but instead I beat myself up because I felt that this would ruin my chances of getting a good job out of the program. But you're right, it's so clichÃ©, C's get degrees though! There is truth to it. I think that things like meditation, yoga, and finding little times throughout the day to yourself are sacred. Find time to unwind, your body, mind, and soul will thank you!