On this last day of December, I went down to the lake, frozen and covered in a blanket of snow. Of any place to end the year, I needed to be there, if only for a moment. As I looked out across the wintry expanse, I felt all the shifts and changes that brought me here – brought me home.
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”