I have completed another week of the 21-day anti-procrastination challenge. Read on to find out how it’s going!
I love tea, and I love getting out into the countryside: so one of my favourite hobbies is to combine the two.
I have been using Twitter for a while, without really paying much attention to whether or not I was using it correctly. However, having had a tweeting mistake pointed out to me, I started to wonder what else I’d been getting wrong! If, like me, you thought all you had to do was keep your message down to 140 characters, you might find the following pointers helpful. Continue reading
One of my SMART goals for this 21-day challenge was to increase my fluid, and specifically water, intake.
You will have seen I am an avid tea-drinker, and I have to confess the majority of that is caffeinated tea with it’s inevitable dehydrating effect. I am also aware that I suffer from regular headaches, fatigue and difficulty concentrating: all of which might be improved if I stay hydrated.
As a dentist, I would often tell my patients to ‘drink water or milk’ rather than the alternatives, knowing I really should be heading my own advice. Well. Now I am going to finally start practising what I preached!
For anyone like me who likes a neat and tidy inbox, do you spend a lot of time deleting emails that you aren’t that interested in, from companies that you accidentally agreed to be on a mailing list for? Would you like a simple solution? Continue reading
I’ve signed up to the 21-day ‘301 Student Skills and Development’ anti-procrastination challenge.
You may remember my earlier post, where I pointed out what a problem procrastination can be for me during the PhD process. While I was a bit concerned that this project could just be another way to take time away from writing, I have decided to jump in and give it a try.
Once you have decided that you want to do a PhD, an equally important decision is which PhD. I knew broad areas that I would like to work in, but as I was unsure of a specific topic. Therefore, I chose to look for PhD topics being advertised at the University in the topics I was most interested in: oral health and public health.
The post I finally applied for drew my attention for several reasons:-
It’s one of the first questions I was asked at my interview for the ‘Person-centred and Population Oral Health Research Group (PAPOR)’ Scholarship: “Why do you want to do a PhD”?
My answer (the abridged version) was that it was the next step for me in trying to get a job in oral health or public health research.