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My last key reflection from 2020 is the continued necessity for a healthy work/life balance. This is a topic that I am going to continue to share posts on, because it is so darn important. 2020 highlighted to me that there is more to life than work, so much more. It highlighted the importance of social connection, meaningful relationships with friends and family, the importance of getting out of the house and being in nature, of starting hobbies, and just taking time away from work. Also since finishing up my PhD, I have realised the toll it took on my body and mind. The ongoing stress of the thesis for 4 years, has changed me, and I want to make up for it.
Work / Life balance is tricky, and it is particularly tricky in academia. I have a lot to learn in the space and I am excited to keep sharing about this topic.