There are lots of reasons not to write, or so I hear:
1. Midwinter blahs. If you live in an area where January and February are gray and cold, it can be hard to push ahead on your writing.
2. Seasonal fatigue—oh, wait, that was the roadblock in December.
No longer an excuse!
3. Low motivation. When was the last time you exercised?
4. Waiting to talk with advisors.
Some people tell me they aren’t writing until they can see their advisor or until they can be sure that one direction, rather than another, is the right one.
The reason for waiting? They say they don’t want to waste time.
I may be wrong, but putting off writing—even if it’s to get the go-ahead from someone—is wasting time.
How do you deal with reasons that you put in your way for not writing your dissertation? Are some reasons justified?
I would like to hear what’s in your way. This week, as a special gift for signing up for my Smart Tips newsletter, I will give you 30 minutes of my time to help you jump start your work in February. Go to my website (www.nwcoaching.com) and sign up for my no-cost Smart Tips e-newsletter.
All good wishes to you for a great start to February.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Your Dissertation Coach