Tag Archives: motivation

Performance enhancement

Hierarchy is alive and well in university world, and nowhere is that more visible than in the allocation of office space. I have a desk in a large office that used to be a seminar room that houses 8 desks … Continue reading

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Enter the Dragon – Transition from Year One to Year Two

Dragons are one of my favourite character categories in fantasy fiction. My teenage reading world changed when I discovered Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonflight. Since then I’ve lapped up dragons as friendly, not friendly, totally Other and strangely familiar. Dragons are frequently … Continue reading

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Sabotaging stress

I thought I might turn this on its head and as a way of thinking differently about the problem of stress and doing a PhD. James Hayton of 3 month thesis has been posting about stress and doing a PhD. … Continue reading

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Re-railing

This was my 750 words blather this morning – I need some strategies for re-railing myself. We talk a lot about getting derailed but there doesn’t seem to be an equivalent concept of ‘re-railing’. Considering the quantity and frequency of … Continue reading

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