When you seem unable to write about anything without prolific onomatopoeia use, go to sleep.
For example: It was like wee sizzle oozy. He was all screetch and no zoom.
When your coffee intake equals the number of hours you've been awake, go to sleep.
Under no circumstances is twenty cups of coffee a day healthy.
When you forget what you're doing in the middle of doing it, go to sleep.
"Woah, what am I doing with a vacuum?"
It is okay to close your eyes while kissing someone, but the inability to reopen them after means that you need to sleep. And probably think about who you've just kissed once you've woken up.
If you find yourself sitting at the computer at 2am with three words written and the next second it is 4am and the same three words are the only thing written, or even two, or even one, go to sleep.
UVic does have a bunny problem, but if you start seeing bunnies IN your room, then you are either mental or need to sleep.
When you start muttering to yourself incoherently in a foreign language you're studying, computer codes, English jargon, historical events, or math equations, go to sleep.
If it is already light out, and you have an 8:30 class, you're probably going to fry your brain.
If you staple through your hand instead of your paper, by accident, then you need to sleep.
If you do not recognize the person in the mirror, you probably need to sleep. Or wash your dang face.
Warning: Cliche alert.
When I was little, I bruised a lot. I scraped up my knees more than anything else and my mom bandaged my wounds and when they healed, she would rip the band-aid off so I barely felt anything. And when I bandaged up my own wounds I would peel back the band-aid slowly and feel the most pain, although I felt there was less.
Things do hurt more when you drag them out.
But I've never been able to just rip the band-aid off. Not with myself. Especially not with other people.