It’s almost the end of February.

You’re probably wondering where the year has gone. It feels like Christmas was only yesterday.

But rather than get down about how time is slipping away, use this opportunity to check in with your own progress. Conduct a mini PhD check-up.

Ask yourself whether you’re meeting your own expectations and goals. Then ask yourself whether those expectations and goals are realistic. Check in with yourself and ask yourself what’s working, what isn’t, what you’ve done well and what you haven’t.

That way, you can address any problems early on, reward good practice and shift your course a little to make sure you end up where you want to be later in the year.

Good luck and have a great weekend.