You don’t need to work the number of hours everyone else is doing or telling you to do. You need to work the hours that will work for you.
How getting rest and having fun helped me accomplish SO MUCH throughout my PhD, including 12 conferences and awards for public speaking.
A story about trying to shit in peace, throwing out expectations and setting down some stern boundaries.
Some thoughts on tasks, to-do lists and giving yourself lots more slow, easy time to get shit done – and better
Instead of letting perfection define how you move, how can you get CURIOUS about it and let it move you forward?
Challenges/difficulties AND invigorating, stimulating, joyful fulfilment in the PhD process are not two mutually exclusively things.
Here’s why I’m always trying to get you further and further away from the things we’ve been told to do our whole lives (hustle! grind! accomplish! progress!)
Yes, yes, yes – you are allowed to curate your PhD experience the way you want and need it to be
Consider these 3 things the very next time you start thinking, “But I suck and I’m failing my PhD because they’re doing better than me…”
There is so much out there that reinforces the message that writing has to be synonymous with struggle, suffering, blocks and difficulty. I’m here to remind you that writing can also be joyful.