A song of procrastination and ire – week 36 as a PhD student

Game of Thrones clips are filling my procrastination periods this week; I do not know why. The interesting thing about procrastination is that it, for me at least, is spontaneous. If I could predict when and why I would procrastinate, it would be easier to avoid. This week has been a relatively good week asContinue reading “A song of procrastination and ire – week 36 as a PhD student”

You reap what you sow- week 34 as a PhD student

Writing this is a welcome distraction from the monotonous grind of PhD life this week. I have even resurrected an old time-destroying habit that is competitive gaming to distract myself. It is not that is bad or soul-destroying work, but if you do anything for a long enough period, it becomes boring. I have beenContinue reading “You reap what you sow- week 34 as a PhD student”

Progress and Procrastination – week eight as a PhD student

In contrast to last week, I have managed to start writing this on Friday, Will I finish it? No courses this week, the only time I left the house was to attend the school’s weekly Wednesday seminar. The weekly seminar series is compulsory; students and academics have to give talks at least once a year.Continue reading “Progress and Procrastination – week eight as a PhD student”