When I write the monthly review newsletter I try to say something specific about that particular month. This is complicated by the international audience for my newsletter. There are different term dates, different holidays, and different weather. I've got newsletter subscribers at all stages of … [Read more...] about Planning for known unknowns
Planning, or Juggling 101
If you have come here because you are overwhelmed start with the Emergency Planning Technique. Once you've got things calmed down, you can then consider making a plan to keep things from getting out of control.
Fatigue impairs cognitive function. In the planning classes I run in the Academic Writing Studio, I talk about the importance of sleep and rest. I suggest things like taking a break away from your desk to each lunch and/or do some kind of movement activity. I talk about doing stretches or … [Read more...] about Are you taking breaks?
I've had a few conversations with clients and colleagues that reminded me that your gremlins might have some very weird rules. "I feel like I've been working really hard but I haven't ticked anything off my to do list." "I have been working really hard and I have nothing to show for … [Read more...] about How to feel like you are moving forward
This is a follow up to the post about being an academic in dystopian times in which I encouraged you to : "Double down on the work that is meaningful to you. What makes your teaching meaningful to you? What makes your research meaningful to you? What makes your writing and publishing meaningful to … [Read more...] about Prioritising meaningful work when you are feeling overwhelmed and powerless
Anna Clemens and I have been following each other on Twitter for a while. She provides editing and grant writing support for scientists and asked me if I could write something about reviewing the year for her blog. This is what I wrote. Review your scientific writing year (2019) Because her people … [Read more...] about Reviewing your writing accomplishments