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I've spoken to my supervisor - don't really get the feeling that he's too concerned about the situation (great guy, but kinda scatty)
Thanks for the advice guys - you're right that I need to sit down and work out where this is going otherwise I'm going to keep drifting. I've been avoiding work because it feels like I'm back at the start and I don't want to face it, but going to sit down and work out what I need to do to get this back on track
Thanks everyone x
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My research got very close to another student of my supervisor's - I found out from them by accident not the supervisor. I've had to change track recently and can't get into anything new - just see all the work that I've wasted. Maybe I could use more of it, but just not motivated enough and don't feel it is now good enough. but I think you have a point golfpro - I don't think I'm being a proactive as I could be.
I'm a PT student and work two PT jobs to pay for it. People always seem to think if I'm not at my crappy job then I'm not doing anything else, despite the fact that I every second of my spare time is spent on the thesis. So fed up of people getting narky at me because a) they think I have all this free time and b) because I can't see them because I am actually working.
I know what you mean about the 'three years of work' comment. What work do I have to do? EVERYTHING that's what!
It is really important to take time off. I find that when you are PT and working you feel such guilt for not spending every second of your 'spare' time on the PhD. First, because you realise you work so hard at your job to finance the PhD (why put in all that effort if you don't spend every second you can on the PhD?). And second, because you realise how precious time is and how little of it you have. I know these sorts of pressures get too much for me; I don't feel like I have any breathing space. And when I do take time out for myself (even just an hour or so reading a book not related to the thesis), I can never really enjoy it because I'm always thinking 'you should be working on the PhD'.
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