If you find you cannot put two sentences together in your dissertation, or you cannot decide how to move your argument forward, then maybe it’s time to take action on some other front. Where might that be, you ask?
Well, if you feel stuck and you’re not moving forward on your argument, you may be procrastinating. So where else are you procrastinating?
How about the drawer in your desk, that one right in front of you? The one that is so full of pens and red paper clips and light blue post-it pads and random free-floating staples that you can barely open it.
That drawer that you’ve been telling yourself you really must pry open and throw half of those pens away and move some of those stacks of post-it pads to somewhere else.
De-cluttering is an amazing tool toward empowering yourself. Removing clutter from your desk drawer clears the way for mental clarity. Mental clarity was what you were looking for, right?
What is your favorite decluttering strategy? I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time,
Nancy Whichard, PhD, PCC
Your International Dissertation Coach and Academic Career Coach
nancy @ nancywhichard.com