Maintaining Your Health While Enrolled in a Doctorate Program

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Advancing your education by earning a doctoral degree is a great step to achieving your personal and professional goals. But you must remember to maintain your own health while you’re earning your doctorate. Use these tips to help yourself stay healthy and happy during your time in a doctorate program at Grand Canyon University:

Avoid Overworking Yourself

Studying for a doctorate degree can be quite time-consuming, but it’s important to keep an eye on your schedule so you avoid overworking yourself. Take little breaks throughout the day to give your mind and body a chance to stop focusing on work so you don’t start feeling burned out. Breaks can include taking a short walk, having a quick chat with a friend or reading something for fun instead of for school.

Stay Active

You don’t need to have your degree yet to know that sitting in front of a screen or large book all day might not be the healthiest choice for you. While studying is important for your mind, physical activity is important for your body. Make sure you get plenty of exercise throughout the week as this will help you feel more energized and alert. 

Keep Up with Hobbies

Balance is important in every aspect of life, including academics. You can balance your time studying by spending part of your free time on your favorite hobbies. Whether you like playing sports, listening to music or even shopping, set aside alone time when you can.

Nourish Your Spirit

Along with your mind and body, it is a good idea to keep your spirit in good health during your time in school. Choosing a Christian university like GCU can help you maintain your values and focus on your relationship with God and your loved ones while also earning your degree.

Grand Canyon University offers many programs that allow our learners to advance their education. For more information about our programs, visit the College of Doctoral Studies or click on the green Request More Information button on the top of this page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.