April in Japan is a month when the academic year starts. Although the situation in the lab changed slightly, my work just carries on. Here is a wrap up for the month of April.
The scale is 0 to 3 (0 – no progress, 1 – tiny progress, 2 – some progress, 3 – galactic progress).
Let’s get into it:
1. I will learn new research method this year
I have learned how to assign labels and build AIM model for my motion data.
2. I will master one new statistical concept this year
I have learned how to calculate acute to chronic training load ratios, both coupled and uncoupled.
3. I will invest in relationships
This month, I have met a few people. I have manged to send an email, I was dragging about.
One of my collaborators suggested we submit abstract. I have submitted two abstracts for this conference .
4. I will set up a healthy schedule/lifestyle
So-so in this department. Sleep: so-so, eating: busy and still eating sweets, training: missed a lot this month due to some work commitments.
5. I will set up an outreach plan
Posting regularly on Instagram went great this month. I have posted on average two posts a day. I am thinking about challenging myself to posting three posts a day. It is so much fun.
MondayWritingCorner series on Instagram has finished. I did not set up a new batch yet.
I have published three blog posts on this blog this month. So this was good. I have a few posts on a back burner, just been too busy to finish them off. I am thinking about putting some of the posts from this blog on LinkedIn. What do you think?
6. I will come up with (my dream) a job
I have done an initial assessment in one of recruitment companies here in Japan.
7. I will make a plan for the future (20 years)
We have decided, that we want to stay in Japan for a little bit longer. My JSPS scholarship finishes in November though, so I am looking for a new job. I don’t know the language though, so my chances are low.
8. I will dare to start the project which I have always wanted to do, but did not have a chance to realise
No new projects started, but an outside project I have been working on for some time now, has finally moved ahead. We have got it registered in PROSPERO, and got feedback from reviewers on our protocol paper.
9. Postdoc progress
The project is going great. Although I am a little bit behind the schedule.
Summary for the month of April
Learning (points 1 + 2 + 9) = 1 + 1 + 3 = 5
Development (points 3 + 4 + 5) = 3 + 1 +3 = 7
Future (points 6 + 7 + 8) = 1 + 1 + 2 = 4
This totals at 16 (out of 27) for April 2019. This is huge improvement in comparison to the last month when I have scored only 12.