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We know you have very little time, so its easy to let things like exercise and nutrition fly right out the window. Take it from someone who has been there, this is NOT a good idea. Find time to go to the gym, or run, or jog, or just go for a walk once a day. I know, it feels like there is absolutely no time, but it IS doable. In fact, it will make you a better law student. Not only will you stay healthier, which means less classes missed, but it’s a great time to just take a break from the law for an hour. Which brings me to my next “must”: take time for yourself.

Again, yes, I know, you have no time. When you’re not in class, you need to be studying, or going to those extracurricular activities, I know. However, it will not kill you to take an hour a day to do something for yourself: jog, watch your favorite tv show, go on a date, go see a movie. You can not become an antisocial hermit. You also need friends, and a support system of family, to help you through law school!

Last but certainly not least, eat right! It’s temping to try to subside on pizza alone. It’s tempting, pizza IS my favorite food, but nightly pies will not do your body or mind any good. At least throw some vegetable toppings on them occasionally! I’m not telling you to never indulge but try to make an effort to maintain some healthy eating, which will make you feel better, AND give you better fuel to study.

Also, continue to go to the doctor or dentist regularly. You will miss more class, AND more study time, if you put things off.

Remember – law school is tough, and it’s a lot of work, but it does not have to consume your ENTIRE life. Bottom line: take care of yourself!

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