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3. Need for Self Care

I didn’t realize how much I would need to take care of myself. I was also unaware of the fact that the way that I took care of myself would change after law school. During law school, I utilized more of a reward system for my self-care. After law school, I realized that self- care not only meant “treat your self,” but listen to yourself. I transitioned into being more introspective. I think that during law school a lot of our personal issues are put on the backburner.

When we take time to figure out what we truly want we can better take care of ourselves. This requires honesty and accountability. Be honest with yourself about your needs and where you are making mistakes. Say sorry to yourself and to others. Utilize your mistakes as points of learning as opposed to things that you use to bring yourself down. Be open to learning about yourself and be open to taking care of yourself. The relationship that you have with yourself is the most precious, cultivate it. It will only benefit your mental health and your future.

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