I am new to this forum and I apologise for doubling up on threads.
I have been struggling a lot lately. I have passed my upgrade with flying colours, and have started my second year. However, I feel like I am underperforming. I have no idea what I am doing drafting my first chapter, and with my next supervision coming up imposter Syndrome is kicking in. I know my topic is good, I wouldn't have won a scholarship otherwise. But with little money for getting to the library etc I feel I am not getting enough done.
I am a history PhD and if anyone knows a good PhD study guide for history PhDs with advice on chapter drafting/structure that would be helpful. So stressed.
Of course, my concern is more about having a suitable work environment. I do get work done, but I am often interrupted at home, with little space to hide away and concentrate. I don't want to sound like a moaner, but I am much more productive at the library, I can get work done at home, and I do, but it also adds to the isolation.
Oh I see. Do they have any 'shut up and write' sessions near where you live? Perhaps in a local library? A lot of people find them helpful. The pomodoro technique is also a useful writing tool (when you need that extra burst of productivity) though it wont be everyone's cup of tea: https://lifehacker.com/productivity-101-a-primer-to-the-pomodoro-technique-1598992730
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