Doing your viva prep might mean that you need more space or time than you currently have. You already have a busy life and now there’s one more thing to do. It’s only for a limited time but it could feel like a lot.
Thankfully, taken together, all of the tasks you might do to get ready for the viva don’t amount to much. Making space to do them means, depending on how busy you are, just finding a little room:
- Breathe. Remember that many, many people have had their viva and have got ready for it. You can too.
- Plan. Think ahead. Explore when you need to start and sketch out when you will do certain things.
- Get help. There are many people around you who can give you support. Ask!
- Do a little work, often. You don’t need to spend hours at a time. Small tasks build up how ready you are.
Thinking ahead and planning can create the space and environment you need to do the work as stress-free as possible. You’re busy, but only a little space is needed to get your prep done.