The most important piece of advice I’ve heard from professors about graduate school is to take care of yourself. Two years ago, I was accepted into an MA program at a Boston area college. I ultimately decline this offer of admission due to financial costs. That summer, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. My entire life went through an upheaval, and I am still coping with the diagnosis.
Hearing professors say the most important advice is to take care of yourself – mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually – has made me reflect back on my decision not to start graduate school a couple of years ago. I knew I made the right decision, but now I understand why it was truly the right decision: I needed to focus on taking care of myself.
Wherever I go, I need to remember to take care of myself. I often put others before myself, but I need to remember to take time to focus on myself. This means making it a habit every day to spend time doing something that would benefit me. I just need to start that routine.
What’s part of your daily “me” care?