Breaking the Cycle

I am doing a PhD. Recently I have been feeling pretty unmotivated. I have not been getting much done and this has made me feel guilty. Feeling guilty has made me hate working and hating it has made me even less motivated. It is stupid but it is a downward spiral. I just came back from a holiday though and I'm not going to let this get in the way anymore.

alienSoul alienSoul
3 Responses Jul 9, 2008

I understand you.I feel the same I am preparing my first long piano concert for international competition,and these days ...time for me to start the hard work

I understand.

With a PhD, you have to see it as a job and go in regular hours, five days a week, whether you feel like it or not. That's how I got through mine, even if I felt like I had nothing positive to do in my research. Writers often tell about writing every day, whether you want to or not. That's life -- you can't wait for inspiration to hit you or you won't get stuff done.