This set of resources will help you
- overcome negative emotions effectively
- increase your motivation and effort
- improve your social skills, and
- prevent mental health issues
For example, to enhance your motivation, you should occasionally attempt to complete two tasks simultaneously--such as watch a tutorial while entering data. Although sometimes distracting, when people feel they are completing two or more tasks concurrently, their motivation escalates, and their performance often improves.
The following information about personal safety is essential to all research candidates and researchers.
|Essential materials||Content of these materials|
|Imparts key insights on how to prevent cybersecurity breaches. For more information, click this link.|
|Sexual harassment has become an increasingly significant issue at universities. You might feel this issue is not relevant to you. You might perceive yourself as too kind to be a perpetrator or too resilient to be a target. But, these assumptions demonstrate limited awareness of both the complexities and nuances of this issue. So, everyone should read this document.|
Alleviating and preventing mental health problems
During their candidature, some research candidates may experience temporary, or more enduring, problems with mental health. They might, for example, experience periods of intense anxiety, panic, trauma, depression, or anger. Indeed, some research indicates that mental health problems are twice as prevalent in research candidates than in other people of the same age. Here are some resources that could be helpful to these individuals. If you practice the techniques these documents recommend for several weeks, your capacity to enhance your mood and wellbeing escalates.
|Documents to utilise||Content of these documents|
|Presents effective but healthy techniques to alleviate unpleasant emotions, such as anxiety and stress|
|Demonstrates how to identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts--a common source of anxiety, depression, anger, and other mental health problems|
|Reveals how to diminish the effect of unhelpful thoughts|
|Shows you how to improve self-esteem|
|Describes practices that help prevent burnout|
|Offers insights on how to treat insomnia|
Developing social and relationship skills
Social skills are vital in all spheres of life. Even research candidates and researchers who are confident and experienced in social settings can benefit from some additional support and advice occasionally.
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|Reveals how to communicate assertively rather than passively or aggressively|
|Offers some advanced principles on how to refine social skills even further|
|Imparts advice on romantic relationships|