“I am also sharing with you some issues I encountered as a PhD student and what solutions and tools I have discovered and that I am using, with “Explore PhD Life“.
I realized that doing a PhD is an initiation journey! We all encounter fairly similar difficulties. It’s hard to organize, to find balance between professional and personal life, to feel legitimate and competent.
Yet, when you ask around, it is difficult to get answers on how to deal with such difficulties. Even speaking to postdocs and researchers who seem to be successful, no one could give me the keys I was looking for. I was particularly surprised to see certain researchers, whom I saw very confident and efficient in their work, revealing a huge imposter syndrome! SoI got scared: and if this feeling does not improve after completing my PhD?!
It made me realize that my impostor syndrome was not going to disappear on its own when I will be done with the thesis. I still have it after graduating for my License, and even after completing my MSc. So I had to find keys right now. I found myself learning on personal development and looking for solutions that are brought rather in the field of entrepreneurship. I am now applying those tips and tools to my thesis. So I would like to share them with you, hoping that it could give you some avenues to explore.”