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Thread: Motivational thread

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30-May-18, 16:28
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posted about 2 weeks ago
So its like washing the dishes in a way


Now I have another reason to hate doing the dishes! I like the bit by bit approach as it makes things way less overwhelming. What I struggle the most with revisions is not coming back to it with a "God I hate this rubbish" mindset. Often find I rewrite a lot of it, or scrap large bits to add in stuff that have come up from recent readings. Hard to do though when you're supposed to be working towards a final draft!

Quote From kmcmahon:
I shared the 5 second rule with my first year class and some of them managed to do it for 1 day !!!


Haha I admire them for their effort to even try. Jeez!

Thread: Motivational thread

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30-May-18, 15:48
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posted about 2 weeks ago
This is such a great list! Thanks for sharing kmcmahon, especially the bit about self-compassion. And I too love a great ted talk - just watched one by Mel Robbins the other day (although the 5 second rule did not work for getting me out of bed this morning). Best of luck, hope inspiration strikes very soon.

Thread: Motivational thread

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30-May-18, 05:29
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Hi all, just thought it might be nice to have a place for people to share some tips on how to stay motivated during their research/writing/any point of their PhD journey (totally not because I am in a slump right now... or maybe...) sorry if a similar thread like this has already been posted before! But what are some of the things that have worked for you in the past? Or haven't? Any tips and tricks to keep going when things seem bleak? Things that have worked for me: reading/writing about writing, watching interviews with writers reflecting on their own processes/experiences, sketching out future research projects that I can get excited about, organising something to look forward to regardless of whether I've met a task, planning my day to regain a sense of control over the workload, and allowing myself to make mistakes and be OK with it. Pls feel free to add yours!

Thread: Help with paper

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26-May-18, 02:48
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posted about 3 weeks ago
I have access to this paper, but might be easier to request a copy through your library or as chantedsnicker suggested, through Researchgate!

Thread: 1 month to go, is this feasible?

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19-May-18, 12:47
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posted about 1 month ago
I am in my final month at the moment facing a pretty hard deadline (date already extended twice) and desperately trying to get my full draft finished to send to my supervisor in time to read. Utterly miserable that it has taken me well close to 5 months to do my redrafts - most of these chapters needed a good rewrite though to be completely honest - but I've lost a lot of faith in my ability to finish. To top it off I just can't see the value of my own research anymore. I know comparing yourself is pretty self-destructive but when I read other PhD theses, mine feels like a joke. Sorry - ranting a little! Has anyone else had the same experience of submitting their full draft close to deadline? Any advice on the last month, and how to beat it? x
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