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By: Mery Arcilia, GMAC Graduate Student Aide
As a second semester graduate student, I can’t believe I'm almost done with half of my degree. Time has gone by quickly and as I look back on the past months, I realize that I could have taken better care of myself. Let’s face it, grad school can be intense and stressful. You're juggling classes, work, activities, friends and career planning, which can get the best of you. I've also realized that I am no longer the peppy 19 year-old that I was in undergrad. There are consequences for not taking care of my body and mind that affect not only my personal life, but also my academics.
Luckily, this semester I have taken steps to ensure that I am balancing my life successfully. Oftentimes in grad school it can seem like time is simply a figment of your imagination, but the reality is that you need to prioritize your health. Here are some wellness tips that you might consider after making a commitment to yourself: