Yes, it might sound crazy, but IT IS possible to give the brain a rest. All you need is a scrub, soap and a couple of hundred dishes to wash. And taraaaaaaaaaa. The miracle happened. Let me explain. We started the work at the wildlife rescue center this week, as Frank already reported. After the … More Giving the brain a rest…
One of the wonderful bits about my current volunteer work is that I am doing hands-on research (again). And this time, not with the idea of developing or testing a theory as it is often the case in academia, but with the humble and simple goal of improving people’s lives while ensuring the long-term conservation … More New insights into job downgrading…hands-on research again!
Have you ever felt that there is never time to learn new things that could make your work better…but that are not extremely urgent? That it is faster to do things “the old way” since learning the “new way” will take too much time? Do you tell yourself “I will do it in summer when … More New insights into job downgrading…the blessing of having time to learn new things
The other day I realized what it is to be on the other side of the fence. In this case, in the shoes of the research assistants that have been working with me over the years. And this is the insight: the grass IS greener!! At least in some respects. Let me explain. Over the … More New insights into job downgrading: The blessing of having time for fast turnarounds
One of the largest frustrations of my current job as an academic and I guess that as a professor is the permanent feeling of not having enough time; of constantly being behind deadlines; of not being able to devote time to individual projects; of ending the working day with the sensation that I have been … More New Insights into Job Downgrading. The Blessing of Having Time to Answer Emails