An update

Hello there, I’ve been quiet on the blogging front lately. June was a very hectic month for a variety of reasons and I’m now focussing all my writing energies into getting some chapters written for my thesis. Sometimes we’ve got to be discerning about where we spend our time, and whilst the motivation and inspiration is there – I’m channeling it into my PhD. It’s going well so far! Despite this however, I’m delighted to say that I’ve had my first article published as a contributor over at Academic Mental Health Collective. One of my posts was featured here a…

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12 Apps for time & life management

Some people argue that a PhD is simply a test of perseverance and time management. I personally disagree with that statement, there is a lot more to getting your doctorate, but it cannot be argued that time management is not important. Understanding how you work, when you work best and how to manage your time are really vital in navigating and enjoying any type of study or busy lifestyle. For some, myself included, this grappling with time management can be helped by using technology and ‘apps’. As I’ve mentioned I’ve recently moved onto a new way of organising my time,…

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13 Ways to Recruit Study Participants Online 

Ask any PhD student who requires participants for their research and no doubt one of their main challenges will be recruitment. Over the years I’ve had a number of experiences with recruitment and I have faced multiple issues, particularly when recruiting from a population such as young carers. This post won’t go into all the difficulties and considerations that need to be made when recruiting, I have another post coming up about approaches and questions to ask yourself when you start looking for people to take part in your research. Instead this post is going to provide 13 ways that…

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Breaking (it) down?

In this post I want to talk about break downs! Or perhaps more accurately, breaking things down. Whatever we are doing in life, there are time when things start to get busy. We might be juggling lots of different commitments. It might be feeling stressful, triggering some anxiety or just simply overwhelming. It’s when the breakdowns normally happen. But what if we looked at this differently? What if we look at break downs as a sign that we just need to break (it) down?!

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Addicted to our desks? Part 3.

Hello there. Welcome to the third and final part of my series about recovering from work addiction. In the first post I covered what work addiction is, what purpose it serves and some signs to look out for. My second post involved thinking about and tackling beliefs surrounding work, productivity and success. This final post will give you some practical skills and tips to start you on your way to seeking a more balanced approach to working. This is all very personal, and these are things that have helped me and others that I have spoken to you. Perhaps none…

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