For anything you were stuck on during your PhD, reflect:
- What was the problem? Why was it a problem and why was it worth solving?
- What were you stuck on? What caused the issue? What was the stickiest point?
- How did you get unstuck? What helped? What did you realise?
- What was the outcome? How did this help you? And why does any of this stand out to you now?
Being stuck doesn’t feel great. Getting past it is a sign that you have learned, developed, grown. You know more, you can do more.
Positive signs for the viva.