On the weekend I read an interesting article by Jason Fox. It was about the way self sabotage can creep into our lives without us really being aware of it. Do any of these sound familiar to you?
We have stories that sabotage our own work: leaving things to the last minute (I work better under pressure; I have my best ideas at the last minute).
We have a specific notion of how things need to be in order for the work to begin: I need to get ……… before I can get started or I just need to set up my (work area, desk top, font/layout, file saving) and then I can get to work.
Saying yes to too many things, too often, almost inevitably results in substandard work for some of your subjects. Organising and setting priorities can stop time slipping by without notice.
Do you set yourself up to work in circumstances that are uncomfortable or have too many distractions? Are you up all night on the phone or the internet and not getting enough sleep? Are you forgetting to eat well, resulting in a body (your very important hardware) that is not performing at full capacity?
Jason presents some steps for finding your solutions:
Fox, J 2016, ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’, Blog post, 17 April, accessed 15 May 2016, <http://www.drjasonfox.com/read/sabotage>.
This page has some tools for helping to prioritise and organise your time, as well as more video tips for studying.
The 23rd April, 2016 marked the celebration of 400 years of since the death of the world famous William Shakespeare.
This amazing playwright wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets.
His works have been translated into over 80 languages.
He has contributed over 1,000 words to the English language, many sayings and some absolutely cracking insults.
He also invented words that just didn't catch the attention of the general public. You can read about some of them here.
Mr William Shakespeares Comedies, histories & tragedies, published according to the true original copies, also known as the First Folio, was published in 1623, 8 years after Shakespeare’s death.
The NSW State Library has the only known copy of the First Folio held in Australia.
To commemorate this important year, The library has a digital copy of this folio available on its website for your viewing pleasure. See the plays as they were written here.
Shakespeare has many fans, and actors speak fondly of their opportunities to play some of the great roles such as Hamlet. Watch Prince Charles show us how much he would like to play this part.
We are learning how to ask questions and use research processes to meet and understand the challenges and opportunities ahead of us.
Not sure where to start your research? Looking for research tips and strategies to point you in the right direction?
What's Linda reading?
Linda is currently reading:
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood