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How to thrive as a researcher, through and beyond the pandemic - A crucial mental health guide

What you will learn?

  1. Why it’s important to focus on your mental health and overall well-being
  2. How to take stock of your current situation, reorient your priorities, and grow
  3. Understand some common stressors you will be faced with as a researcher
  4. How to effectively deal with these stressors and thrive in this environment
  5. Develop new habits and learn good practices to manage your mental health
  6. Where to find free resources to help you positively shift your mindset


Course Description

While it is necessary that you work hard and give your research the persistent efforts it needs, it is equally important for you to be aware of and focus on your own physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Moreover, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting inordinate strain on your mental health and overall well-being, you might find yourself more stressed than usual, as you take on new challenges in your work and personal lives.

This course has been created to help you take care of yourself more deliberately, and live a little differently! The modules in this course will help you develop a better understanding of why it is important for you to manage your mental health during your research journey. It describes issues like the impostor syndrome, an over-competitive work environment, and a lack of a work-life balance, and outlines the ways by which you can successfully deal with and thrive in this environment.


What topics will be covered?

Lecture 1: Introduction to the course

Lecture 2: The research journey – an overview

Lecture 3: Some of the common issues faced by researchers

Lecture 4: Tips to help you thrive amidst these challenges

Lecture 5: Free resources and more

Lecture 6: Concluding the course


Your Instructor


Aayati Sengupta
Aayati Sengupta

Aayati has been passionate about mental health from an early age, trying to understand what it means to live a meaningful life. Her personal experiences, along with conversations with mental health practitioners and teachers of mindfulness and well-being have kept her engaged with the question of what it means to live well. Her work at Editage Insights has led her to converse with and listen to researchers about their joys, struggles and motivations. Curious, Aayati has tried different methods in a bid to practice, and not just think about how to cultivate wellbeing. She completed her M.A. in Comparative Literature from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.


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