Self-Care Challenge (Day 217): Researching

On day 217 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I supported the cognitive dimension of my health by researching.

Whether you read product reviews on Amazon before making a purchase, or scour Google Scholar for outcomes of scientific studies, you’re conducting research. Research is what we do when we explore, analyze, investigate, or search for new information.

What I love about research is that by combining just a few pieces of information, we often discover new ideas and possibilities. It provides an endless source of curiosity, to say the least.

My self-care practice for the day was to conduct research for a project that I’ve been working on for the past several weeks. It’s reached a point where my unrestrained sense of excitement causes me to enter a state of flow for hours at a time nearly every day.

So much so, that I’m having arguments with myself over when to call it a night. I’m noticing that it has become necessary to set limits on my work hours to ensure that I start the next day fully recharged and mentally sharp.

How do you conduct research?

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