Originally posted on PhD Balance social media platforms on 08/31/2020.
No journey is complete without a few travel essentials. With a new academic year upon us, make sure you have the tools, advance planning and resources you need to make it as successful as possible. Check out the August Stronger Together infographic for four aspects to consider as you embark on a new academic year amid the pandemic.
1. Embrace New Working Conditions
Stagger in-person time with peers/colleagues
Communicate with lab members
Schedule shared equipment
Make weekly to-do lists
Set realistic goals
2. Navigate a Public Space
Review Safety Policies
Clarify unclear Policies
Monitor your anxieties
Employ health coping mechanisms (e.g.) medications
Engage in daily self-care
3. Set Realistic Work Expectations
Celebrate small, daily wins
Forget about 'lost time'
Take daily, short breaks
Be patient with yourself
4. Engage in Extramural Opportunities
Participate in virtual courses/certificate programs
Volunteer, including remotely
Refine your CV/ resume
Conduct informational interviews
Sign up to our Stronger Together section here revisit this month's topic: Finding Your New Normal.