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Not having balance: work, family, life
It’s all about balance
Horse Hockey
Brennon Dowrick
Casey Stoner
So this balance thing, is       it needed?
Being perfectis over-rated
Busy-work is habit-     forming
Embrace wrongness Work on what mattersFocus when working hard    Know your tools   Watch your health Forget the flipping P...
Balance in theTwilight Zone
What if I told you you doing insane hours is not the same as doing your phd?
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What if I told you you doing insane hours is not the same as doing your phd?

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And so today I am here to talk about work-life balance in your PhD. Work-life balance is one of the 'seven deadly sins' of academe. The PhD is the worst kind of study for work-life balance. More than any other form of study, the PhD requires hard work without direction and hard work without deadlines. Now let me be clear, in case you haven't figured it out yet, your PhD is hard work. Yet, I want to tell you today that hard work… is not your PhD. Just as it's not possible to get your PhD without hard work, it isn't possible to 'just' do lots of hard work and get a PhD. It needs to be the right kind of hard work.

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What if I told you you doing insane hours is not the same as doing your phd?

  1. 1. Not having balance: work, family, life
  2. 2. It’s all about balance
  3. 3. Horse Hockey
  4. 4. Brennon Dowrick
  5. 5. Casey Stoner
  6. 6. So this balance thing, is it needed?
  7. 7. Being perfectis over-rated
  8. 8. Busy-work is habit- forming
  9. 9. Embrace wrongness Work on what mattersFocus when working hard Know your tools Watch your health Forget the flipping PhD Tips for Balance
  10. 10. Balance in theTwilight Zone

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