Background - I am doing my PhD in atmospheric physics/photobiology.
Here is a scenario:
- The experiments are complete - the results are far better than expected
- Successfully got the computer program to work properly and have developed another
- Papers are published
- Much of the thesis is drafted
The light at the end of the tunnel is most definitely no longer an oncoming train.
But, at this stage, you just don't feel like working on the thesis, you do other things like cleaning, reading, watching movies - procrastination gets worse, and worse despite the submission deadline coming closer.
The procrastination resulting in more apathy towards the project, despite being fully aware of how much work has been put into the project, how much has been achieved and how little, comparatively, needs to be done.
What strategies are there to overcome this academic-apathy, particularly in this late stage of the thesis?