This week, I found another blog on survival tips for doctoral students. Dr. Patti Mason and I understand the need to find new ways to learn and let go of old habits. We struggled with managing time while juggling work and family obligations. Here’s another look at other ideas to help you survive your doctoral journey. I like some of these suggestions – they dovetail nicely with our tips for a successful academic journey.
The other day I took a peek at my groups on Linkedin. Some groups send weekly newsletters and emails to the members. But it was time for my weekly check in to see what’s going on. What’s happening at my Alma mater?
I happened to find a post on my Walden University group. As you know, Dr. Patti Mason and I are alums from Walden University. We struggled together to get our doctorates – Walden will always have a special place in our hearts.
We live in a busy world and we constantly struggle to manage our time effectively. What is time management? There are 24 hours and seven days in every week to accomplish tasks, sleep, and play. What we accomplish in these hours depends on how well we manage our time.
The world is moving at a fast pace. It causes our minds to race. We find ourselves thinking about what we need to do, where we need to go, or what we have not done.
Some Thoughts From Dr. Patti.
Finding balance in your life can seem impossible when life is so crazy. There is never enough time in a day. While writing my dissertation, I found it hard to balance, work, college, and family life. Learning to balance your projects and priorities are different for everyone. You have to find things that work for you.