This is an excellent post about how to organize the writing and analysis process. Great tips!
Often, PhD students imagine their journey to be linear and then it ends up with pitfalls and successes:
This post is about when you get into the dips, or as I call them, pits of despair. Sometimes when you are in a lull you don’t know how you got there, or how to get out. This can be spurred by external issues (see How I avoided a PhD meltdown) or issues directly related to your project.
I have found when I am in the pits related to my PhD visualising helps. This only really works when it is an issue related to my PhD. Some issues I have had are:
- being overwhelmed by the data, where do I start?
- a document I am editing isn’t working, but I can’t figure out why
- my brain feels like mush and nothing seems to be clicking
- I feel like an imposter who…
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