However much of your PhD is left, whatever 2020 did to you, take what you’ve got – of your research, your thesis and yourself – and build on it.
Find what’s good and do more good.
Find what’s hindering you and steer away from it.
Find what you need to help you get to submission, to the viva and beyond.
If your viva is this year, even if it’s months and months away, just reflect, “What could I do to help myself be ready?” Tuck those thoughts away, and come back to them when it’s time to prepare.
One more time, survive means “manage to keep going in difficult circumstances“.
My wish for you for 2021: Keep Going.