Thursday, 12 April 2012

How to diffuse 'PhD Panic'

  • talk to people
  • write lists
  • lipsyl
  • frankinscence oil
  • Read
  • Write
  • Think of Five Amazing Things - write them down (Count your blessings)
  • This;  is not a matter of life and death.  This is a PhD.  That's all.
  • Plan work as a project.
  • Break down topic or problem into doable tasks.  Put timescales on each task.
  • Get a sense of perspective. 
  • Go on a walk.
  • Have a short break
  • Remember your PhD is a journey, like any of life's journeys, it will have its ups and downs.  Appreciate the contours. 
  • When you get a breakthrough, write it down.
  • Remember this is a three year training position - the whole thing is you are getting trained.
  • Re-read what your supervisor has written to you.
  • And then re-read it again.

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