There’s no two ways about it, undertaking a PhD is difficult. The long hours, never-ending journal articles to read and areas of research which seem to lead to dead ends – it’s no surprise that a PhD can take a mental and physical toll on you. Not only are these detrimental towards your health, but they’re also counter-productive to the activity that caused them in the first place – trying to make progress on your research! Given the importance and necessity of this topic, we’ve outlined our 5 tips for staying on top of your mental health as a PhD student.
To summarise: keep on top of your sleep, exercise and nutrition intake. Seek support and talk to others, whether it’s your supervisor, other students or friends often. Accept that taking a break doesn’t mean defeat, they’re imperative for any researcher and will go a long way to helping manage your mental wellbeing and productivity.
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