I've seen a slew of articles recently about getting re-started after the motivational dip of the holidays, some of which I've posted on the Graduate School Reading Room facebook group. Other favourites include this thesiswhisperer blog post. If you need a whole book to help you re-start your motivational motor, David Allen's classic guide to Getting Things Done is available in the Library both in hard copy and as an e-book (available on campus). Various techniques, such as the Pomodoro Technique and the Autofocus system seem to work for a lot of people. Or if you need some peer support to help you get started on a productive 2011 you could come along to the Thesis Forum in the Library on Tuesday 25th January to discuss motivation and the thesis-writing process. Whatever method, or combination of methods, you use to get writing, here's hoping you all have a productive and successful 2011!
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