Dec. 27, 2020

Overcoming End-of-the-Year Blues

Overcoming End-of-the-Year Blues

t’s getting close to the end of the year. In normal years, this is a time when everyone says their accomplishments. In which case, if you didn’t feel like you did that much or didn’t meet your goals, you can feel like a failure. This is how I felt a couple of years ago when I didn’t publish any first author papers.

Maybe it’s different this year because of COVID. It may even be worse because of COVID. But if you’re feeling down, I got the podcast for you.

In this week’s episode, I talk about how to bounce back from feeling bad about not accomplishing as much as you planned to in past year. 

Specifically I go over:

  • What is an academic depression or end-of-the year-blues
  • Things to do to overcome one including:
  • Writing a “Ta Da” list
  • Recognizing that you are much more than your career
  • The types of people you need to surround yourself with
  • Adjusting your goals so they are more realistic and being easier on yourself
  • How to reframe your thinking
  • The importance of music and changing your physiology
  • And MORE!
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