Don’t make big resolutions for this year. Don’t set impossible goals for yourself.
Don’t put that on yourself, particularly if you’re finishing your PhD and your viva will be between now and December 31st.
Instead, try one thing. Every day, when you’re fully awake, before you start your work or leisure, just ask yourself: “What can I do today to make tomorrow better?”
It can be tiny. It could be a one-off. It could be the start of a habit. It could be by yourself or involve others. It could be the start of an activity or finishing something.
“What can I do today to make tomorrow better?”
Then do it.
All the best for 2024 and my particular best wishes if you’re working towards your viva. What can you do in the coming weeks and months to make that day better?