Monday Motivation #2 (5/25/2020)

Three Things to Try This Week

Make Yourself a Star Chart — I’ve attached a simple calendar file that you can modify with your own goals. Draw a star or check mark (or add a sticker!) each time you meet you goal. See how many days in a row you can mark off — but don’t be discouraged by missing a day. Just start again the next day (remember the article from last week, about how to recover from a disastrous day). Remember to focus on small, clear goals and build up step by step to accomplish larger tasks.

More Resources

  • The webinars (live and recorded) from the MSU WorkLife office are great, covering a wide variety of topics that are relevant to our current situation.
  • The College’s website on RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) has several recorded seminars that you can watch in order to complete training requirements; scroll down to the 2019–20 section to find them.
  • The PhD Comics Movies are **free** to watch during the pandemic. These funny-but-true depictions of graduate school life might be a great reward to “earn” by filling in your star chart!



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Katy Luchini Colbry

Katy Luchini Colbry

wanted to send a few supportive emails to her students, but ended up with a weekly blog. Follow along to see how long it takes her to run out of stories….