I am second year phd student. My first year was amazing and i did a lot of work as soon as i joined the lab. However for the last 6 months i have been struggling to focus and motivate myself to work due to some personal issues. I am struggling even to get out of my bed. I just go the lab sit in front of my laptop and just stare out of the window until it's time for me to leave. My boss noticed this and he scolded me today as i have been missing my deadlines so much. I am just not able to focus. And when i tried to talk about this to my boss he stopped me in between and said he doesn't care and i should just leave this lab and find some other lab. I am just lost and don't know what to do anymore. I do not want to leave phd but i am struggling to get back on track.
I’ve done my research, I’d love to hear other people’s experience because watching YouTube videos and speaking directly with people are two different levels of depth.
What you’re asking is not a subject specific question so my answer applies 1000% to this scenario. You’re asking how do I get motivated to do great again. My answer is wake up with a purpose of making your life meaningful because there’s no other choice. I have had those days where I was nihilistic but you must understand one thing, at least I inspire to be a minority college graduate with a PhD. I would wish to be in your shoes right now, why do you think I took the initiative to sign up for this forum. This is research itself.
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