How I Build My Endurance Muscle

A PhD is probably the longest single project one individual is continuously responsible for. Thus, building your endurance muscle is important for PhD success. Three things that have helped me build my endurance muscle are:

  • Running long distances – I learnt to make and implement a plan to get better.
  • Meditation – I learnt to be comfortable with myself and my thoughts and feelings.
  • Fasting – I learnt how to be comfortable postponing gratification. I also realised how strong the connection between my feelings and eating.