There are so many things I want to do. I want to do research and take all the exciting courses. But last week, I realized that it is just not possible to do that. The following list contains some of the things that I want to do during the first half of 2021. The bold parts areContinue reading “There are only 24 hours in a day”
I got some wall decorations to put in my home office, which turned out to be a better improvement than I expected. I highly recommend you to do something similar!
A few weeks ago, I was chosen as a Ph.D. student representative for the department board. I have had similar positions before, so I’m familiar with most tasks, but one thing that is new to me is to participate in interviews for new Ph.D. student candidates. I was nervous before the first interview, thinking about what IContinue reading “PhD Student representative”
I still live in a student apartment with my husband and must fulfill the activity level requirements to keep the apartment. They are fair requirements, and it is no problem for me to meet these. It has never been. Regardless, I got very anxious today when I got an email asking me to verify myContinue reading “Thrown out?”
The Corona cases are increasing every day, and everyone is working from home. For many of my fellow Ph.D. students and me, life is starting to feel quite lonely. But a few days ago someone had the brilliant idea that we should play the game Among Us. It was so fun! And it made me realizeContinue reading “Among Us”
I attended a workshop last year that was called Finish on Time. There they talked about many tools that can help you during your Ph.D. studies to plan your time and handle stress. A tool I still use is to plan my upcoming week in detail. Each Friday, I sit down and look at my calendarContinue reading “Time planning”
Being a Ph.D. student is sometimes like riding a rollercoaster of emotions. Some days I love it, but some days I only feel anxiety. Today I have felt both. Performance anxiety The most common negative emotion that I have as a Ph.D. student is performance anxiety. I feel that I don’t know enough, I don’tContinue reading “So many feelings”
There are now new corona recommendations in my area. Some of them are: only online meetings, no public commuting, only online teaching, and avoid meeting persons that you don’t meet weekly. It is, without a doubt, mentally exhausting to always think about the coronavirus and how oneself and others behave. Still, it is so importantContinue reading “New Corona Recommendations”