Post-PhD tiredness

posted
11-Aug-16, 08:59
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by Eska
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posted about 4 years ago
Hello again! I had confirmation that my minor corrections passed this week. For some reason I've been feeling completely whacked out ever since, physically and mentally. Of course I'm relieved and much more relaxed, so much so that all I can do is loll about all day and night. At the same time I'm hyper-aware of all the stuff around the house that needs dealing because my life has been a PhD vortex for so long. I worked full-time taking the part-time PhD route. It's really doing my head in but all I can do is sit in my crumbling home staring out of the window... Anyone else felt like that?
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11-Aug-16, 10:34
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posted about 4 years ago
Yes, perfectly normal. I started working straight after submission, so all I could manage was go to work, come back and sleep. Lie in the weekends, even meeting friends/ going for hiking was too much for me. I only started feeling better after almost a year of working the 37 hours a week you are supposed to work, and much sleep.
posted
12-Aug-16, 12:54
by Eska
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posted about 4 years ago
Thanks Dr. Jekyll, You made me feel a bit more normal... I've had a restful week. Dipping my toe back in today sending CVs and some more rest next week. I'm feeling a lot better, in fact, I haven't fallen back asleep yet today.
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13-Aug-16, 03:17
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posted about 4 years ago
Hi Eska smiling Snoopy,

I think Snoopy has the idea. Take a holiday in the sunshine and reward yoruself. Many PhD students are very hard working as a minimum, some may be work a holics. I suggest that you take some time away to celebrate your mammoth achievement.

Jay
posted
13-Aug-16, 06:36
by Pjlu
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posted about 4 years ago
Congratulations Eska! Good luck with the applications as well :)

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