Your wellbeing during your doctoral studies is really important. Not just to the success of your research, but because your wellbeing is always important.
Although, your worth is not measured by your productivity, many of us know that a sense of achievement from a productive day can boost how we are feeling, emotionally and about ourselves. We also know that we can lose momentum with our work when we are feeling down, anxious, tired and over-whelmed.
If you’re looking for a brief procrastination activity, you could read this article about the link between achievement and wellbeing (but with our productivity hat on, we might question your choices!): Bradford, G. (2016) ‘Achievement, wellbeing, and value’, Philosophy Compass, 11, 795-803.
In this e-learning course, we will explore how you can develop positive working habits, to make the most of your valuable time and energy, achieve a healthy balance between different aspects of your life, consider different times in your research that might present different challenges (such as the post-upgrade slump and coming to the end of your project), as well as the emotional impacts of researching sensitive topics. We’ll look at how you can become a self-compassionate researcher, so that throughout your work you feel more like you are thriving than just surviving.