How was your writing today?
You couldn’t get a flow going today during your writing session?
Some writing sessions are like that–you start off more slowly, maybe because you’re tired, it’s the end of the week, or maybe because you didn’t prime the pump, didn’t try to induce a good mood, or didn’t practice resiliency before you began the effort
Or perhaps you’re starting to see some success and you’re just a bit uneasy because you are thinking you may actually meet your deadline?
Once again, it’s time to practice resiliency.
Remind yourself that this time there’s no backsliding—but be playful as well as firm.
Laugh at the time you were so self-congratulatory for how well you were doing on a paper that you barely finished the project under deadline!
Resiliency is a skill that you learn through practice. A great way to increase your resiliency is laugh at your foibles and shenanigans. Use your sense of humor and self-knowledge to fuel your writing session.
Have a good weekend,
Nancy Whichard, Ph.D., PCC
Your International Dissertation Coach and Academic Career Coach