How to Fail

Earlier this week we shared that a crucial part of making progress on your dissertation isn’t just letting go of perfection but actively giving yourself the freedom to fail. Today, we’re going to share our favorite ways to fail. If you take lessons in acrobatics, stagecraft, or tumbling, one of the first things you willContinue reading “How to Fail”

Flow: A Very Doable Magic Trick

I debated long and hard about whether or not to include the concept of “flow” in our summer series on rest because flow isn’t really a way of resting so much as it is a way of working. The flow state is more commonly known as “being in the zone” and you’ve probably experienced itContinue reading “Flow: A Very Doable Magic Trick”

Wonder: Your Superpower

Near the end of my Master’s program, I had the good fortune to attend a small workshop with Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley. Dr. Tinsley was generous enough to end the workshop with a Q&A. As all private Q&As between young profs and grad students are wont to do the questions eventually turned to “HOW ON EARTHContinue reading “Wonder: Your Superpower”

Weekly Roundup

10 Surprising Time Management Tips To Help You Graduate–Exactly what it sounds like from finishyourthesis. We don’t just like it because tip two encourages writing in short bursts which we are here to help you do. We need to talk about disability and chronic illness during the PhD–a super important post we plan to revisitContinue reading “Weekly Roundup”

Weekly Roundup

What Not To Do–Exactly what it sounds like from Times Higher Education. Engagement and Exhaustion–This excellent piece from the Harvard Business Review talks about the nuances of engagement and why it is totally possible to burn out doing something you love. Spoiler alert: when you love what you do but have high demands and lowContinue reading “Weekly Roundup”