Creativity Being bored now and then is great for your brain.

Why being bored is beneficial for your PhD

Our brains are in constant overdrive: always busy. During your day-to-day tasks, but also during your REM sleep, which will help you process your day. On top of that, there are endless external stimuli from your emails, social media, your apps, all resulting in a brain out of balance. The…

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motivation/inspiration Do you dare to ask for help or do you struggle as many PhD students do.

Do you dare to ask for help?

Vraagverlegenheid, a great Dutch word that entails the following according to Researchers of the University of Leiden: a person experiencing possible obstacles and reluctance when asking for help. Many PhD students suffer from this ‘not daring to ask syndrome’ and have the idea that I should be able to do…

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