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I am talking about a personal journal, not a blog. Something to be read by you only, not the whole world. Journal makes you more introspective. You learn to make your mind still, and investigate what exactly is going on in your mind. Journal is like a time-machine. It allows you to re-evaluate your mental response to anything you observed or happened to ...


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Feeling lonely is something most Phd students can relate to. Doing a Phd is lonely work. You alone are responsible for your thesis and many supervisors seem to care more about their own work than about you graduating. I think there are two options here: You are depressed or burnt out. Best is to go and seek professional help. You are not depressed or burnt ...


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What has maintaining journals to do with success? Personally, I believe, life is repetitive. Things that you are experiencing now may be the same things you will experience in the future. By maintaining a journal you document how you react to a particular situation. In the future, you can re-read how you reacted and take heed. For example, you make ...


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My strategy: Never set a goal you don't mean to achieve. If you think you can run 5k in 25 min in 2 months, don't aim for 24 min just to be ambitious, aim for 25 and let anything more be an overachievement. I do this to avoid dreaming, which is always a hazard when setting goals. Always set concrete goals, even if the intention isn't very concrete. If you ...


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This really depends on the types of goals you're setting. For short term, simple goals I just add them to an electronic to-do list that I have got into the habit of checking every time I get back from work and at weekends. I also have a list of repeat tasks - things like taking the rubbish out on sunday night, cleaning out the fridge, organising the bills. ...


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For learning regular shorthand, you practice in stages: Master the symbols Translate reading/writing words Practice while watching tv or the like so you are used to working under speed For typing speed, consider entering these in a tool like TextExpander. This lets you type in the shorthand and have them expanded into English words. I hadn't heard of ...


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First things first, you need to destress yourself. Do what works best for you - massage, long walks, music or whatever suits you. Second, learn Problem Decomposition. You need to be able to wrap your head around the problem to be able to solve it. Third, learn a time management technique. Personally, I like Pomodoro. Fourth, speak to your friends ...



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