Day 24: A PhD isn't supposed to be painful

By James Hayton,
August 8, 2018
James Hayton is a former physicist, PhD coach and author of "PhD: An uncommon guide"
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See also: PhD stress: Don't Ignore The Warning Signs

Extreme stress is so common among PhD students that many people assume it's an inevitable or necessary part of the process; you have to suffer in order to succeed!I don't believe that's true. I believe that a PhD can be enjoyable and rewarding and that extreme stress is a warning sign that something is going wrong.

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