So to any fellow PhD students current or former…I’ve been struggling. I just completed my first semester and I hit a wall with my mental health. Something I tried to explain to my advisor after he sent me an email saying he was unsatisfied and disappointed with my performance. So I’m taking steps to rectify this and am asking and begging for suggestions from people who have or are going through it.
I already scheduled a meeting with the university’s psychologist for counseling…but beyond that I’m not sure what to do. I’ve never run into this problem. Not only am I unmotivated unmotivated, but doing any of my research, even the simplest things, feels just like slogging through muck and takes me forever. I even fell a bit behind in classes, which is highly unusual for me. I’m not sure if it’s just a funk or start of more long term depression. But it’s frustrating fo know there is a problem and know you have to do something but nothing you try, if you even can force yourself outta bed that day, works…so yeah.
Figured why not cry to the internet about it and see what they say. XD
Cause just don’t want to feel alone right now.