…with this PhD thing. My recent lack of activity has been deplorable. My anticipated end-date of September is quickly slipping from view. So, I have made a few resolutions in an attempt to kick-start my brain:
1. I will be at my desk and ready to work at 10am each weekday morning (I’ve already failed miserably!)
2. Each morning will start with a 20min ‘free-writing’ exercise (this is it!)
3. I will achieve at least three things from my ‘to do’ list each day, with a minimum of two being from the ‘pressing/high priority’ list, as opposed to the ‘low priority/ongoing’ list).
4. I will work a minimum of four hours a day exclusively on PhD stuff (reading, writing, researching), finishing by 6pm each day.
To keep myself on the straight and narrow I have instigated a treat system. For each day I achieve resolutions 2-4, I will put a £1 aside to spend in Primark.
Will it work? Only time will tell.