Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 ways to manage yourself better

I’ve mentioned more than once how overwhelmed I feel by my PhD at times. There are publications, conference papers, grants, and public engagement pieces to write alongside your thesis, all to fulfil the undefined and amorphous goal of ‘employability’. Not to mention all those other logistical and bureaucratic tasks that need doing as well as … Continue reading Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 ways to manage yourself better

Do you ever feel like your PhD is trying to kill you?

Hello! Hope you're all well and safe and getting loads of 100% satisfying/useful research done. I know I'm enjoying sitting indoors on the first sunny day of August that Scotland has seen this year, reading all about D.H. Lawrence's theories of the dark, intuitive "blood-self" and the intellectually clear "nerve-brain-self"...*smile* We're staying in the Borders … Continue reading Do you ever feel like your PhD is trying to kill you?