Opening up the possibility that PhD life – and the entire academic cosmos around it – can be a different way: that is joyful, pleasurable, full of ease and lightness and fun.
Don’t resist writer’s block in your PhD. Work with it. Here are 10 of my favourite things to do to bust, shimmy and skip through the stuckness.
Challenges/difficulties AND invigorating, stimulating, joyful fulfilment in the PhD process are not two mutually exclusively things.
Your examiners’ assessment of your PhD is not the only one that matters (in fact it doesn’t need to matter at all). Here’s why.
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.
Find a mentor/supervisor/teacher who sets the room alight when they come in, who makes you feel excited about tackling the things that most other people would find terrifying/tedious/utterly impossible.
How to stop fighting the need to be motivated and productive, and find other more joyful, peaceful ways of getting shit done.