This is a guest post from Ciara Kelly, a Doctoral Researcher in the Institute of Work Psychology

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As researchers our job demands that we maintain focus on our long-term outputs despite few meaningful milestones.

This can present challenges to the best of us, and the following scenarios (or some variation thereof) may be familiar to you:

Scenario 1: The cursor blinks accusingly. You nibble on your third Anxiety Muffin of the day. You’ve exhausted the entire internet of cat pictures and you have 3 tutorials to teach this afternoon. The Word document open in front of you boasts 17 words. They are some damn fine words, obviously, but you concede that the editors of *insert your favourite journal here* might possibly want a little more. The answer to your problem is clear. Muffin number four. Read the rest of this entry »