Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could get some advice from those who are doing/have done, a PhD. Mine is in Humanities so I don't need to go to labs or anything - it's fully reearch based and I can do it all off campus.
I'm doing it part-time, but am even finding it VERY difficul to find study time. When I do, it is very focused as I'm quite organised, but I don't think I am doing nearly the right amount.
I work Monday and Tuesday, I have a 3 year old who goes to kindy Wednesday and Thursday and I have a 12 month old who is very difficult. I like to study in the mornings - getting up just before five but it's a gamble as my one year old is NOT a good sleeper and sometimes gets up then too and I can't study. I find it really hard to get focused at night time.
In a few months I will put the youngest into care for a day so can get some stuff done. I can't afford to work fewer than two days a week.
So, how did you do it? How many hours did you devote to your studies per week (I know this will vary at different stages)? Do I just need to be tougher on myself and focus at night time? Stressing out a bit about whether I can do this.......