2019 postdoc resolutions’ update – August

August update is here. A little bit late, but it’s finally here. As always I will go through 9 categories and try to score them from 0 to 3, where 0 is no progress, 1 is tiny progress, 2 is some progress and 3 is gigantic progress.

1. I will learn a new research method this year

I am focussing on processing data in Qualisys as fast as I can. Then I can process the data in Visual 3D. 

Progress: 2/3.

2. I will master one new statistical concept this year

Nothing to report here this month, mainly doing data processing and writing.

Progress: 0/3.

3. I will invest in relationships

Busy months with goodbyes and networking.

Progress: 2/3.

4. I will set up a healthy schedule/lifestyle

Relatively good month. The end of summer is treating us well in Tokyo. After a few months, I have finally got used to the weather and the summer will finish so soon…   

Overall:  3/3.

5. I will set up an outreach plan

Instagram: I think I have posted every day this month. In September I will do #TheLeveragedPhD challenge again.

Blogs are going slow as I try to put most of my efforts into data processing and writing. 

Progress: 1/3.

6. I will come up with (my dream) a job

I have applied for another job. No reply so far. 

Progress: 3/3.

7. I will make a plan for the future (20 years)

I have started writing a book. I went from hating writing to loving writing. Maybe someone wants to do the same. Watch this space.

Progress: 2/3.

8. I will dare to start the project which I have always wanted to do but did not have a chance to realise

We have published a protocol paper from this project. Well done us! Now, I am working on a full draft of a results’ publication. I thought that it is ready, but then I have read it and it is not ready at all!

Progress: 3/3.   

9. Postdoc progress

Done with data collection. I am processing a lot of data. I have prepared the reports for the first team who took part in my study. I have talked to the team about their results and answered lots of interesting questions.  

Progress: 3/3.

Summary for August

Learning (points 1 + 2 + 9) = 2 + 0 + 3 = 5  

Development (points 3 + 4 + 5) = 2 + 3 + 1 = 6

Future (points 6 + 7 + 8) = 3 + 2 + 3 = 8

This totals at 19 (out of 27) for August 2019. Good month.  

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