How To Stay Productive When You Have Family Responsibilities

**In Collaboration**  Working from home can be a great move for your career. However, if you’re new to it, then you may find that there’s one thing you really have to work on. And it’s productivity. When you’re in an office environment, it’s often easier to stay productive. Because you’re ‘at work’, you’ve got others working around you, and your mind knows what you’re there to do. But, when you’re at home, your mind can be tricked. It knows that you’re at home. So if you find yourself going to do chores to getting distracted by others, your mind kind of lets you. After all, you’re in your own home. But this can be a nightmare for at home workers! Instead, you need to make sure that you are killing it with your workload. However, that can often be easier said than done. When you’re someone that has a ton of responsibilities, you may find that it’s even harder to stay focused on your work. Maybe you have children or elderly parents to look after? When you have family responsibilities, you may find yourself putting them first before anything else. And it can be really tough. But, you need to be able to find a balance. So if you know that you want to be able to stay as productive as possible without skipping out on the responsibilities that you have, take a look at these seven points. 1. Create […]

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A PhD Update (June)

It has been a little while since I last wrote a PhD update (read the one from over 6 months ago here) so I thought it was about time I wrote another one. I also really enjoy writing PhD update blogposts as they let me reflect on what I’ve achieved (and also freak me out about how much I need […]

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What is great about the scicomm community !

As I have been part of the scicomm community for two years now, I really wanted to celebrate what is so great about it. I thought what better way than getting some of my favourite scicomm influencers to say what they like about the community.  Beyond.the.ivory.tower “I love being part of this scicomm community particularly because of the connections I’ve made with other passionate scientists” Lisaellenjones “I love the scicomm community for how supportive and inspiring everyone is, we acknowledge and celebrate each other’s successes and are there to help when things get tough!” Nina.draws.scientists “I love being a part of the science community on Instagram because of the scientific conversation it stimulates and the knowledge I learn from the dynamic people within it!” Someblondescientist “I love this community for the support! Everyone is so encouraging and supportive of one another, such a privilege to be a part of” Naomikohbelic “Being a part of the online science community provides me with a sense of belonging. I am constantly overwhelmed by the support, and grateful for all the friendships I’ve formed with fellow scientists from across the globe. Scientific research can be particularly isolating, but the online science community continuously motivates me to persevere” Science.sam “I love that we’ve been using social media to help make science more open access, build communities of support, and explore each others’ voices. It takes time to be online but it energizes me more than […]

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Yes, its easy to do nothing.

*Written by Tegan* Yes, its easy to do nothing. Yes it would have been easier not to write this. Yes it would have been easier not to expose myself. Yes it would have been easier to not to deal with the comments other people may throw at me. BUT BORINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. If I didn’t write this the endless cycle just continues. […]

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