Series

Self-care for researchers

As a researcher there is a lot you need to deal with, not to mention balancing your research with the demands of your personal life. Often, in the struggle to navigate academic life, researchers neglect themselves. One thing you can do to manage your own physical and mental well-being is practice self-care. In this series we bring you a set of posts that talk about self-care in academia and how you can go about taking care of yourself.

Part 01

Who do you have the longest, actually a lifelong, relationship with? Yourself! This Valentine’s Day, we would like you to be your own valentine and take care of yourself, to feel more confident…

Part 02

We may get so accustomed to the presence of stress, anxiety, and self-doubt that some subtle, yet telling, changes in our thought patterns and daily…

Part 03

Self-care is a rather broad concept and if you’ve never consciously focused on yourself, it might be difficult for you to know how to practice it. Did you know that there are several types of self…

Part 04

If you’ve not practiced self-care from an early age, you may find it difficult to practice. After all, it is more than just a checklist with boxes to be ticked off. Here are some apps that’ll help…

Part 05

Scientific laboratories expose researchers to a potentially hazardous environment. Along with safety measures undertaken by laboratories, individual researchers also…

Part 06

Whether working in a wet-lab or a dry-lab, scientists need to be aware about the risk of Repititive Strain Injury (RSI). Sabrina Pei Qin discusses the ways that researchers can avoid RSI and…

Part 07

We asked four researchers how they dealt with life as an international/overseas researcher and asked…