Taking time for yourself isn’t a sign of weakness

I thought that if I was visibly tired, busy and over-worked then that would somehow justify the importance of my work to the external observer. But taking time for yourself isn't a sign of weakness.

You’re only doing a PhD so you can be a student forever

If you get comments from people doing "real" 9-5 office jobs in "The City" about how you're "putting off life" by doing a PhD, you're not alone.

It’s okay to have nothing to say

After I started my PhD, I realised that it’s okay to admit you haven’t heard of X concept or X canonical text. This may sound obvious, but it wasn’t to me until I sat in my first PhD working group.

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