In Part 1 of “Rethinking Academic Work,” I shared a practical approach I use to make sure my priorities are balanced. As academics, we tend to focus on everything else but ourselves and our well-being. Note to yourself: if you’re checking academic sources more than your mental and physical health, something’s not right. Continue reading “Rethinking Academic Work: Practical Approaches to Self-Care, Part 2”
Last Friday I wrote a post about why self-care is important for making it through academia. I’m blown away by all the views and responses I received this week. People shared their experiences of seeking support within their graduate programs, many of them expressing a desire for self-care to be given more consideration in academic institutions. Continue reading “Rethinking Academic Work: Practical Approaches to Self-Care, Part 1”
In all the flurry and fury of graduate school, there is one lesson I wish I learned sooner: the importance of self-care. Continue reading “Burning the Candle at Both Ends: Why Self-Care is Important for Making It Through Academia”
In the six years I’ve been a graduate student, I have yet to regret my decision to become one. As someone who loves to research, write about theory and practice, and do fieldwork, I am in my element. But as academic institutions continue to push for more contract teaching positions at the expense of full-time, secure, tenure track jobs, I feel the push, perhaps more than ever, to explore career options outside of the academy.