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.
Challenges/difficulties AND invigorating, stimulating, joyful fulfilment in the PhD process are not two mutually exclusively things.
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.
How to stop fighting the need to be motivated and productive, and find other more joyful, peaceful ways of getting shit done.