You can ask for a break at any point in the viva. Bathroom breaks, medical-related breaks or for any other reason if you need one.
As well as attending to the need at the time, take sixty seconds in the break:
- Breathe. Release a little tension if you feel any and can.
- Check in. How are you doing? Is there anything you need?
- Note? Will writing something help you before you start back up?
And remember: you’re getting closer to being done. You’re almost there. Not long now.