planning

The art of planning

A while ago I reread Marinus Knoope’s book The Creation Spiral (De Creatiespiraal 1998). The book is about the natural cycle from wish to reality, as mentioned in the sub title. In the book the writer explains how your wishes can become reality. He compares this cycle with the natural…

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Are you a workaholic?

Many PhD students don’t work, they overwork. Because they have the idea that working more is better, they work so long and hard that they don’t work effectively anymore. And  ‘overworking’ kills creativity and you really need creativity. Imagine this: everybody is like a fishing pond full of creative ideas.…

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The way to plan!

It is hard for many PhD students to make a good planning.  I would like to give you some tips to help you. 1.        Never plan more than 80% of your time The rest of the time will be filled with unexpected events and normal things in life; a colleague…

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