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  1. Happiness Planning

    So I am aware that a lot of my recent posts have been very focused on the emotional aspects of the PhD and have maybe been a bit 'holistic' for some people (blame the yoga and kale...). This also wasn't necessarily the focus of this blog when I started it.…

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  2. Happiness Non-Negiotable

    I was recently tagged by my friend, Hannah, over at Obliviously Awesome (she writes a great, no-nonsense blog about first-time parenting so you should definitely check that out too!) to write my 'Happiness Non-Negiotable List'. The idea is that there are little things in our day-to-day lives which make us…

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  3. 'Deep Work' and the PhD

    During my recent short break from the PhD, I decided to read a couple of non-PhD books to keep me amused and help me switch off from eighteenth-century children for a while. Because my research has such a strong literature focus, I often find it hard to read fiction and…

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  4. Escaping the Valley: why sometimes a break is all you need

    I've been thinking carefully about whether I wanted to write this post or not. A couple of weeks ago I took some annual leave from the PhD (a 'staycation', if you will, as I didn't actually go anywhere!) and I mentioned it briefly in my last post about social media…

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  5. Always Online: The problem with Twitter

    As PhD students we are often told how important it is to maintain an active and professional online presence and to make use of a myriad of different services and social networks to do this: Twitter, academia.edu, LinkedIn and long-form blogging, to name just a few. There are also…

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