A PhD can be incredibly monotonous. Though we all take up PhD in the subject we love and enjoy learning about but the repeated experiments and data handling can become endless and so very monotonous. I have done some very interesting projects in my PhD at the initial stage and now I am repeating those experiments to be able to conclude and confirm my output.
It is like to do the same task just again and again. Monotony is bound to creep in. You got to face it and continue without much choice but surely find these useful tips to make your dreading thesis writing work less monotonous:
- Keep fun breaks as a part of your schedule. Lunch dates with friends, music or dance lessons few days in a week will be a welcome break.
- Have an attractive and welcoming work desk. Have pictures of loved ones, your favourite places and other things that can remind you that there are more things to love beyond your PhD
- Stay connected to music. It is therapeutic, I will suggest some relaxing meditative instrumental music to relax the tense muscles.
- Introduce for yourself new tasks each week so that your work is exciting. In a situation when that is not possible, have a more organised pattern lof working.