We are still having discourse about who should be productive, who doesn’t need to be productive, how to be productive in the plague times, and it’s all very confusing. While there are some Objectively Bad Takes, there are also just a lot of conflicting views that are mostly confusing because they all assume we know what productivity is and what it looks like… and I’m really not sure we do.
So often people talk about ‘boundaries’ like they are unfortunate, negative, limitations. ‘Having boundaries’ is all about saying ‘no’ and … More
Look, the true answer is ‘probably not’. I’m not being discouraging here, I’m talking about cold hard maths. Here are 10 … More
So I love a good plan, and a good schedule, and a good daily resumé/done list. I keep track of … More
All of this works because we start doing the work. By not delaying the real work through endless reading and procrastination, we start working towards our end goal, in ways that actually contribute to our goals. That is, we start making words on the page that can be added to and refined until you have enough good enough words to submit a passable PhD thesis.
It’s the beginning of the year, and some of you are heading back to work already. I certainly am. Not … More
Longtime readers of the blog will know Research Degree Insiders is a big fan of time off — there’s a … More
(I hope you sang the title to the Friends’ theme tune.) It can be a challenge to juggle lots of … More
Sometimes I realise that an important idea I’ve been talking about, almost since the beginning of the blog, has never … More
Last week I wrote about what a full-time study load looks like, and how to plan your time so you … More