**In Collaboration** Our bodies can be thought of as vessels for our lives. We have to take great care of them in order to live healthy and comfortable lifestyles, and we do this through simple self-care practices and measures that many people neglect for a variety of reasons. In order to correctly take care of our bodies, it takes focus […]
If you haven’t read what I learnt during my first year of a PhD yet, go here. “Middle of PhD” lull exists- It is not a myth- when I hit the half way mark I reallllllly started to lack motivation and I think others in my office felt the same. You start to realise why getting a PhD is such […]
Perhaps the worst part about going on a month-long adventure, to amazing parts of the World, is coming home to a pile of work taller than Big Ben (almost!). The Holiday Hangover is dangerous, particularly because during this time it is soooo tempting to book another adventure (which I have already done-oops!), however work needs to get done for more […]
If you haven’t read the first list of thoughts every* PhD students have go here, *Obviously as I always say I can not speak on behalf of ALL PhD students. 1. Situation: When asked what you are going to do after a PhD: Ummmmmmmmmm…….I genuinely feel like I will be doing this forever so I can’t even think about that […]
If you are lucky enough to have great office pals (like I do), then it is easy to implement some fun into your days in the office. Here are 3 ways we have used the whiteboard in our office so far! #1- The Laugh or Cry Scale: When tackling a PhD, many things go wrong, so our office came up […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Amy, a PhD student investigating the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition, and a yoga teacher on the side.
An Aussie PhD student (yoga teacher on the side) investigating the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition security and non-communicable diseases in Vanuatu currently doing a professional development stint (aka internship) at the World Health Organization in Geneva (it’s a hard life). Find out more at my blog Pina Colada PhD. A typical day? Not really…the joy of having work […]
Get up early: You are probably thinking that this is the last thing you want to do on a Monday. Particularly if you have had a big weekend, but you will feel so much better when you are up. Getting to work a little bit earlier means that your procrastination (which is inevitable) won’t matter as much. Start your day […]