Tips for doing a PhD (and enjoying it)

Today I am back to my studies after having a few weeks off over the summer. This article Five things to think about if you’re considering a doctorate was a good read to get back into focus. From The Conversation, and written by Sioux McKenna, the 5 things are:

  1. Make sure you’re doing it for yourself – consider all your reasons for doing the PhD and ensure the main one is to invest in yourself.
  2. The magic of momentum – “regularity of input, more than the quantity and quality, seems to be key”.
  3. Celebrate small successes – set clear deadlines and share these.
  4. Be kind to yourself – keep a positive outlook and move past poor progress or negative feedback.
  5. Find a community – regularly engage with your fellow travelers.
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