When was the last time you took a day off? If you have to think hard to remember, you probably need one.
8 common causes of writer’s block and ways to overcome them.
The best researchers are driven by curiosity. Feynman described it as “the pleasure of finding things out”, and it seems to be a good way to stay engaged and interested in your work.
If, like me, you have a habit of procrastination, here’s a little trick you can use to get yourself going. When you procrastinate, you probably find yourself engaging in some kind of substitution task. You’ll suddenly think of something else that needs doing (like checking email for example) which you’ll find a way to rationalise. […]
Here’s a quick tip that could save you a lot of pain.
You’ve probably tried to be more productive at some point. If you aren’t getting the output you want for the effort you put in, then it makes sense to look at ways to improve your productivity. So you can try; Being more organised Managing your time better Setting goals and deadlines Optimising your processes There […]
Are there any old ideas you chose not to pursue in your research? If so, are the reasons why you chose not to pursue them still relevant?
It’s that time of year again, when we pause and reflect on the year gone by, and look forward to the year ahead.
It’s that time when we think about what we want to do and the positive changes we want to make.
New year’s resolutions can be really positive (if you stick to them), but why only do this once per year?
Last weekend, I challenged myself to spend an entire day offline. No email, no Facebook, no news websites, no YouTube.
The results were more profound than I expected…
Many believe that pain is necessary to succeed, that you have to suffer your way through a PhD. No pain, no gain, no PhD. Is there any truth in this?
This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Writing & EditingFor the purposes of this course, I’ve defined writing as a form of communication. In the context of a PhD, this usually means the written thesis you submit for examination or papers written for publication. You are writing for somebody else, with the […]
How to stay focused and get things done
It’s not what you might expect, it’s impossible to learn, but you might already have it…