Just because the viva is serious, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your preparations.
- Buy some nice stationery to write notes on.
- Use bright colours to highlight your thesis.
- Have coffee with friends while you discuss your work.
- Find interesting questions to answer about your thesis.
- Consider unusual ways to summarise your research.
- Host a prep party – a seminar with added cake!
Make your preparations fun and you probably make them easier to spend time on.