Hearing mindset “voice”

Hearing mindset “voice”

In the last week of September, I attended a five-day seminar on psychology in London, which was very inspiring and interesting. The topic of the seminar was more related to the practical exercise of personal development, rather than academic matters. We learnt methods on how to identify a "fixed" mindset (a set of assumptions held [...]

What journaling means to me

What journaling means to me

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of articles and videos on the power of personal narrative – how it contributes to your psychological well-being to look at your past memories and tell a story of your life to others. In a research context, personal storytelling has been widely used for patients with life-threatening diseases. But I’m [...]

Week 140: The upside of a limited social life

Week 140: The upside of a limited social life

During my PhD programme, I’ve gradually become less sociable – and it’s getting worse towards the final year. I know a couple of PhDs who worked in a lab for fixed hours, were very punctual, stopped work at 5:00 p.m. and went out to socialise or watch sport. I am quite the opposite. I work [...]

Being happy in mundane things

Monday was a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and warm temperature. As I walked towards the rail station, the warm sunshine and green leaves of the trees in the wind felt simply wonderful. I don't know why, but I was filled with great happiness. I took some pictures of the sky and the town [...]