Hey everyone, how are you?
Today is going to be another day of writing and research. As I try and get through the amount of stuff that I have to do.
The writing that I am doing never seems to be ending. My dyslexia means that it takes me longer to do one piece of writing than it would someone who is not dyslexic. And it can become frustrating. But there is nothing that I can do except to get on with it, as no one else is going to do it for me. Today, I need to get on with the new PhD proposal. I found an interesting article yesterday, that I read and wrote notes on. And that is going to be the only thing that I focus on today. Yesterday, I gave myself too much to do and it became overwhelming. To the point that it started to affect my mental health, which is fragile anyway. I think that if I just focus on one thing then I can do it and do it well, rather than fretting over all the other things that need to be done.
I need to get some more research done, then I can start planning out the proposal. I have a clearer idea of what I want to research and I can see some holes in the area that I can potentially fill with research. I need to dig out my masters material still and read through it. It is on top of a bookshelf, under a pile of books. I also need to go back to studentships that are on offer and see what they require for the proposal so I can tailor it to what they require. Each university wants something slightly different. So, first, I will write a generic one then change it where necessary to incorporate that particular university. I will also send it off to a friend to proof read and make changes that I have missed.
Before, I get on with the writing, which will be in the afternoon. I will first get on with some more reading. I did this yesterday and it helped me to relax a little. And I found it a nice way to start the day. I don’t know yet if I will read the fiction or the non-fiction book. The non-fiction book is bigger, but has short and easy chapters. I want to finish both books in the upcoming week. I’m really glad that I have got my reading bug back, as towards the end of last year I slowed down my reading and I missed it. So, it feels so good to be reading properly again.
Thank you for reading and I hope that you have a good day.