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How to thrive as a researcher, through and beyond the pandemic - A crucial mental health guide
R Upskill A scholarly learning platform with the largest collection of researcher-focused programs developed by top academic experts.
Putting your well-being first makes you a happier person and a better researcher. This specially curated course helps you understand the pressures of research work and offers advice on how to cope with the many challenges that life throws at you.
What you learn
Why it’s important to focus on your mental health and overall well-being
How to take stock of your current situation, reorient your priorities, and grow
Understand some common stressors you will be faced with as a researcher
How to effectively deal with these stressors and thrive in this environment
Develop new habits and learn good practices to manage your mental health
Where to find free resources to help you positively shift your mindset
While it is necessary that you work hard and give your research the persistent efforts it needs, it is equally important for you to be aware of and focus on your own physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Moreover, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting inordinate strain on your mental health and overall well-being, you might find yourself more stressed than usual, as you take on new challenges in your work and personal lives.
This course has been created to help you take care of yourself more deliberately, and live a little differently! The modules in this course will help you develop a better understanding of why it is important for you to manage your mental health during your research journey. It describes issues like the impostor syndrome, an over-competitive work environment, and a lack of a work-life balance, and outlines the ways by which you can successfully deal with and thrive in this environment.