5 Tips For Surviving And Thriving In Graduate School
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5 Tips For Surviving And Thriving In Graduate School

What I've learned to be a successful graduate student

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Entering into a Master's program has been both exciting and crazy busy. I've been dealing with a ton of simultaneous projects, studying for classes, and fitting in the rest of my life somehow. Here are five things that I've been doing to try and balance graduate school, working two part-time jobs, taking care of myself, and having fun.

1. Schedule in at least one consistent stress-relief activity

I feel better when I make time for yoga each week. There are days that I'm unable to sneak a small session in because of lack of sleep, homework, work, and life. However, too many days without some type of yoga would overwhelm me. That is why I need a small bit of time either in the morning or evening to think about how my day will be or to reflect on how it went.

2. Portable snacks and food

I always make sure that I've got easy snacks like fruit, baby carrots, protein bars, and mini bags of popcorn in my totes for when I'm hungry and stuck in the office or when I'm on the road.

3. A planner

There is no way I can keep track of everything I need to be at, what homework I should work on, what social events are happening and what appointments are coming up without writing it down in my planner. Find out what organizational system works for you and write stuff down because otherwise you'll forget everything and it will be overwhelming.

4. A support system

Don't be afraid to rely on and lean on people. Especially, during very stressful times. This is because having family members, close friends, and significant others around can help you out. They can help you out by running an errand so you have one less thing to do, offering moral support, buying you chocolate, editing your papers, or offering up fun things to do in the little bit of spare time you have.

5. Coffee

I make sure to have it every day and at pretty much anytime.

Are you in graduate school? What are some of your tips and tricks to surviving and thriving as a graduate student?



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