The end of the PhD looms. If you were to do it all again, what would you do differently?
Where would you send and spend your focus?
What would you drop from your task lists?
What would you keep exactly the same?
How would you develop yourself?
What would you read?
When would you do it?
How would you work?
And why – why would you make the changes you’d make and keep the same the things you wouldn’t?
You’re not going to do another PhD (probably!). You won’t get to go around again. Experience and hindsight really are great teachers though. It’s not pointless to think about how you would approach the PhD again even though you (probably!) never will.
It’s just one way of asking yourself, “What have I learned from all of this?”