Give yourself a break

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Stop! I need a break. by Yoshi5000, Attribution-NoDerivs Licence

As a supervisor I see a lot of students struggling to get their thesis done in time. It seems to mostly be the other things going on in their life that are preventing them working on it. As a result I find myself generally trying to encourage students to work on their research more rather than less!

But sometimes you do need a break. As Rachna Jain explains in this post, you just get tired and you need to mentally escape from your dissertation. http://completeyourdissertation.com/blog/307/sometimes-you-just-need-a-break/

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2 comments

  1. […] A thesis or dissertation is a big job and a long-term commitment that can be a struggle to get through at times. From time to time I find sites that give helpful advice about remaining productive and this year these included ones on approaching planning with processes instead of goals, checking your progress each month, avoiding procrastination, and productive writing. In order to be productive you need to look after yourself, and mindfulness can help as well as giving yourself a break. […]

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  2. […] A thesis or dissertation is a big job and a long-term commitment that can be a struggle to get through at times. From time to time I find sites that give helpful advice about remaining productive and this year these included ones on approaching planning with processes instead of goals, checking your progress each month, avoiding procrastination, and productive writing. In order to be productive you need to look after yourself, and mindfulness can help as well as giving yourself a break. […]

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