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For Christmas celebrants, we’re down to the final week.
What are your goals for the week?
1. If you’re teaching, have you turned in your grades? Don’t belabor the choices. This isn’t the time to give lengthy comments on a writing project. Wind it up.
2. If you’re trying to get in a few more days of writing and working on your dissertation before you let down and go into a 24/7 Christmas mode, good for you! Go for it!
3. For those of you who are shaking your heads about finding time to write– yes, you, too, have time each day to write. Carve out time first thing each day for writing, even if the writing session is shorter than usual. Don’t wait until day’s end when you’re frazzled and tired and feeling guilty for not writing earlier in the day. Write first.
4. When you decide it’s time to celebrate, enjoy yourself!
I love a cousin’s holiday message: “Dogs bathed-check, shopping done-check, packages wrapped-check, son home safe and sound-check, on to cookies and ready to Partay! Happy Holidays to all that are celebrating early….and often!”
I’m not as organized as she is, but I feel happy just reading her message, and I ditto her wish to all.
Have a wonderful holiday!
Nancy Whichard, Ph.D., PCC
Your International Dissertation and Academic Career Coach
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