Originally posted on PhD Balance social media platforms on 08/16/2020.
Your usual productivity has understandably declined over the past few months due to the difficulties associated with COVID-19, racial unrest and any other challenging events in your life.
Despite our - and our mentor’s - eagerness to collect data as quickly as possible, it’s important to remember that you do NOT have to overwork yourself or go 200% to make up for "lost time". Being overworked can have so many negative consequences, including instigating new or triggering underlying mental illnesses.
Prioritize your wellbeing over the unrealistic expectations of academia and join the Stronger Together community this week to learn how to manage expectations as universities reopen.
Sign up to our Stronger Together section here to take part in this week's module: Managing Expectations as Research Ramps Up.
Join our weekly module discussion on our Discord server this Thursday (08/20) at 12 pm ET! (Join here!)