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Get your focus back in your PhD in one hour

One of my  colleagues, entrepreneur Nicola Bird, wrote these 5 simple steps that help you to get your focus back. And although it was written for people with a business, it is equally important ánd applicable for PhD students. I have found out that there are a lot of similarities between…

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The best tip to not procrastinate

The best tip to not procrastinate! It is easy, but as with anything, takes a little practice. Try now: Identify the most important thing you have to do today. Decide to do just the first little part of it — just the first minute, or even 30 seconds of it.…

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No more overwhelm in your PhD

Actually it makes a lot of sense. If you work according to a system, you keep the overview, you know what needs to happen. You don’t have to think about your next step over and over again, because you already know. And the good thing: if you don’t have to…

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Do less, achieve more

Are you getting more and more busy? Do less! That’s the advice of Laura Stack, author of ‘What to do when there’s too much to do’.  If you put in overtime as a rule – as a lot of academics do – whilst you are already busy, you are on the…

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How to become more effective

Your daily schedule is a big influence on your productivity and effectivity.  With that, probably I don’t say anything new to you. And the interesting question is of course how to plan your day in such a way that you are as effective as possible and don’t get stressed out.…

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