Yet another month is over and time for my monthly review.
It can be very easy to get caught up with caring too much about what other people think particularly in the world of social media. It can also be to easy to get caught up in arguments and grievances about things that really don't matter. If you find this happening to you then perhaps you might find help in "The subtle art of not giving a F*ck".
The new academic year is fast approaching and my first clinical supervising day in Exeter is just 3 weeks away. Over the last few days I have been pondering how I can help students to plan what they will be doing in their appointments. In practice we get so used to doing things in a certain routine that most appts don't need active planning. But at the start of your career you don't have the luxury of having repeated something hundreds of times and therefore everything you are doing feels new. Critical stages may occasionally get missed but also just as importantly it is easy to lose a lot of time with inefficient ordering of the many processes being carried out.
Dr Chris Harper