Habits are important. Rest is also important. How do you square the advice to write every day with my advice to take weekends off and have real vacations? Change “write every day” to “write every working day”. Your brain is perfectly capable of distinguishing between work days and rest days. … [Read more...] about Squaring “write every day” with “take the weekend off”
Academic life is demanding. During term time you are juggling teaching, administrative and service work, graduate supervision, and your own research and writing. During the summer and your sabbatical, you feel like you need to devote as much time as possible to your research and writing to … [Read more...] about How to take the weekend off
We all get long weekends sometimes, though for different reasons. It seems that a lot of holidays that used to float are now observed on a Monday in order to make it a long weekend. I know a lot of academics have a hard time regularly taking 2-day weekends. I'm betting long weekends are even … [Read more...] about Are you taking long weekends?
My friend Norma Miller posted this picture with a jokey comment her friend made: "A friend told me that if I was smiling, I wasn't trying hard enough." That kind of joke is not a joke That kind of joke causes injuries. That kind of joke makes you doubt yourself. You push yourself harder. You … [Read more...] about Enjoyment and hard work