So, the month of April was sparse in reading due to preparing for my annual progress review at Uni. One wee book I did keep going back to though was the little Pocket Study Skills book on Managing Stress by Kate Joseph and Chris Irons. I'm not a big fan of books like … Continue reading Reading Round-Up: April
Admittedly, I’ve never been big on productivity hacks, tips and tricks. Instead, I keep things pretty simple. I take a look at my planner (my not-so-together phone calendar), jot down a list of things I want to get done that day, and then start panicking. But, after asking around friends, colleagues (hello PsyECR!), and hearing so much … Continue reading The Pomodoro Technique: An Honest Review From a Self-Confessed Procrastinator
So, this will kick off a new (and hopefully) monthly tradition of rounding up what I've been reading for the past month. Let's get to it. Sanity, Madness And the Family: Families of Schizophrenics by Aaron Esterson, & R. D. Laing First up, a book that has been kicking about a family members' house since I was … Continue reading Reading Round-Up: March
So, you're in the PhD, you've worked so hard to get here, you've worked for years and years to get here, you were overjoyed to finally see a dream come true, and for some worries to resolve themselves (yay, funding!) - but, it is not having a positive effect on your mental health. It's not … Continue reading Impostor Syndrome & Mental Health: Hiding or Beginning?
I started my PhD looking at mental health and (un)employment at the University of Glasgow in October of last year. I'm lucky that I have a great office space, on the main campus, and with great (and very friendly office-mates). I have been enjoying the process, and have been taking the time to realise what … Continue reading Reflection: The PhD Three Months In