In recent years, PhD dropout rates in the US have been as high as 50%. While some of that may be for good reason, I'm sure that a portion of those students left school because they were never taught how to handle and alleviate the psychological stressors of grad school.
Over the last 4 years of my PhD I've been developing a system to help me handle this stress and I was surprised by the simple solution that I found.
I began implementing the system about 6 months ago, and the results have been very exciting. I was able to increase my wellbeing, productivity, motivation, and self-confidence in ways I couldn't foresee. The fact that I have the time to work on HabitU speaks for itself.
Grad school is one of the most amazing opportunities to learn and make discoveries about the world we live in. There is no reason we shouldn't be able to make it a more enjoyable experience. I want to share my system by building a simple and easy to use mobile app.
We are currently in the app development stage, but the more interest there is (i.e., subscribers), the more funding we can get to complete our first beta release. Please spread the word about HabitU to your colleagues and department to help make this happen.