Keeping calm and carrying on
As the end of another working week approaches, I thought I'd take a minute to reflect! This week has been busy, but more stressful then anything! Laboratory work always takes longer than I expect and I'm increasingly aware of time passing by and the need to get down to writing!
I also have to learn how to use a new program for data analysis, so this has made me feel slightly apprehensive! I want to take time to learn how to use the program, but at the same time I just want to have a look at the data to find out what I need to do with my protocol so that I can get on with preparing samples while learning about the program.
A few times this week, I've felt that strange feeling of almost something stuck in your throat when you feel the stress rising! I've tried to remain calm and focused and tackle this by trying to get things done rather then worrying about how long they take or what time I have left.
So, my focus at the moment is to stay on task and keep calm! If anyone has any further suggestions on how to remain calm to stay productive - please provide them!
Hope you've all had a good and productive week!