Do you struggle to get things done and stay motivated in your research career? Learn how to efficiently set goals and reflect on your work!
Staying motivated and productive while working in the research environment can be quite challenging.
This is mostly because as researchers and academics, we’re trusted with a broad range of responsibilities, from doing research and securing funding, through teaching, developing course material to mentoring others.
And on the top of this, we’ve got to share our research with the world to ensure it reaches beneficiaries that can potentially use it.
This is a lot! It’s extremely easy to get overwhelmed, especially if you don’t have a specific plan on how you can get things done.
As a result, you may lose motivation and your drive to pursue your innovative research. Or even worse, you may burn out, as I explained in my previous article on maintaining sustainable motivation.
As academics and researchers, we’ve to deal with rejection and uncertainty. Even if we give our best, things may not always go exactly as we want.
So how you can ensure you’ll get things done and stay motivated?…