Don't waste your cognitive resources. A way to stay productive and sane? Keep your cognitive energies focused on major tasks and limit excess decision making. Experts warn about "" and I reduced mine but "outsourcing" extraneous decisions like what to have for dinner, tabling non-critical decisions, and doing important dissertation things early in the day. Another trick? Creating your day's schedule the night before so you can hit the ground running without having to waste time/energy deciding what to work on first.
Keeping motivated when doing a dissertation or thesis - YouTube
‘’Doing an anthropology dissertation is great for allowing you to use your own creativity and actually apply your knowledge rather than simply learning from others. It is a fantastic way of building confidence for any future career as it gives you the opportunity to expand on something independently and looks great on the CV!’' – Genevieve Bigger
Doing a dissertation (2012-13) - Manchester Business School
1. All single honours philosophy students must submit a dissertation in philosophy.
2. Joint honours students must decide in which of their subjects to submit a dissertation. Joint honours students doing a dissertation (or equivalent independent work) in their other subject may not do a dissertation in philosophy.
3. Dissertations in philosophy must be submitted during the senior year.
4. The dissertation counts as one 20-credit course. The student must choose the semester in which he or she submits the dissertation. A single honours student undertaking the dissertation must take two lecture courses during the term of the dissertation, and three in the other (there is no analogous constraint on joint honours students).
However, that typically takes much longer than doing a dissertation