I caught a cold and was sick for the entire week. They say that catching a cold is a sign that you need to rest. I am eventually feeling much better after sleeping a lot during the week. On Tuesday I had a supervision meeting for the first time in a month and gained some […]Read more "Week 43: Feeling restored"
I made a decision to undertake Dan Sha Ri (meaning ‘Refuse’ – ‘Throw away’ – ‘Separate’) in my house. I have disposed of dozens of stuff! Dan Sha Ri and KonMari The concept of tidying up, Dan Sha Ri proposed by Hideko Yamashita, has been well-known in Japan since 2010. I had not read […]Read more "Week 42: Tidying Up – Dan Sha Ri"
I met some PhD colleagues around my desk for the first time since I moved into the office in April. Talking with colleagues and having lunch or coffee with someone on campus is mentally healthy for us, because we tend to work alone for long hours, and our way of life tends to be isolating, […]Read more "Week 41: My 38th Birthday"
This week, I passed my probation review! I am now feeling a bit more relaxed. It was so nice that my supervisor announced that I had passed, and my colleagues congratulated me! The review meeting was more like a discussion from various perspectives, including the views of the external examiner. I mainly discussed my research […]Read more "Week 40: I Passed My Probation"
I have rehearsed for my probation review every day, asking Luca to act as an examiner. I listed 20 questions that would probably be asked, and his prompt questions have also been very useful. Tips for answering questions in a meeting A psychiatrist said that the most reliable way of preparing to answer a […]Read more "Week 39"