Hey girls, I know it's been a while since this post but I just joined this group.
I'm a grad student, too. I moved to Geneva, Switzerland to do a degree in International Affairs. I'm loving life here, but the adjustment hasn't been easy. Of course I'm super busy, as well.
I've been on SP since January and my semester started at the end of February. The vending machine and the super stressful days have been challenging.
Some things I do to try to stick to my goals.
1. Snacks - Bring nuts, bananas, whole wheat crackers. Anything to keep me from running to the vending machines. This also goes for bringing lunches.
2. Coffee - I've stopped drinking it almost completely. I drink water instead and seriously think that it gives me much more energy than coffee. Whenever I'm tempted to drink coffee, I opt for tea and it helps me reach my 8 cups!
3. Exercise - Finding time to exercise has been my biggest downfall. But one tip I read is to keep some dumbells near your desk and take a quick exercise break every hour or so. I've tried this a little bit, but the problem is that I'm often in the library, where I can't just get up and start exercising. I've done a few Standing Abductions at home though :)
I would be happy to know what some of your tips are for dealing with stressful student life. :)
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