3 Ways to Support Overall Wellness While Earning a Doctorate

Posted on July 27, 2017  in  [ Doctoral Journey ]

No matter which doctoral degree you are pursuing at Grand Canyon University, you should strive to balance your educational goals and maintain your overall health. To help make this path easier, consider the following advice to support your overall wellness while earning your doctorate:

Support Your Physical Wellness

Due to your busy schedule, you may find yourself reaching for junk food and takeout options. Also, your weekly exercise routine may begin to drop on your list of priorities. However, remembering to eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise are two crucial components for supporting your physical wellness during your education.

Support Your Emotional Wellness

When it comes to nurturing your emotional health while earning your doctoral degree, one of the greatest challenges that you are likely to encounter is stress. Stress is something that the average adult falls victim to daily, and balancing work and school can only worsen this issue. Learning techniques that will help you manage your stress levels, such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation, can help you stay emotionally well while earning your degree.

Support Your Spiritual Wellness

If you are like many other doctoral learners, then you may find that you have less time available for nurturing your spiritual wellness. To address this, make a commitment to set aside time for worship and prayer. Strive to establish a network of friends and colleagues who share your spiritual principles so you can draw strength and support from one another as you complete your degree.

At Grand Canyon University, we want to provide each of our learners with a quality education that supports their career goals. If you’re interested in furthering your education with a doctoral degree, then visit the College of Doctoral Studies website or click the Request More Information button on this page.

About College of Doctoral Studies

Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. A dynamic online learning community, unique dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful posts regarding doctoral programs, research best practices and unique dissertation process, plus other knowledgeable contributions from GCU’s doctoral faculty and experts.


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