Hybrid Pedagogy’s Jesse Stommel and our very own Charlotte Frost rethink academic life and writing productivity in this on-going series of hints, tips and hacks.
STAY FOCUSED. Don’t have too many hobbies. And to be clear, an “academic project” that is not leading to fruitful production (in the classroom or as a publication) is actually a hobby. Cut the majority of those out of your life. And, if necessary, stamp them out violently, because the longer you let them linger, the more energy they will take from your real academic work…Does the idea of ditching all your hobbies and pastimes fill you with horror and make academia sound like a mountain you just don’t want to climb? Try this tip on for size instead.