I am PhD student finishing my first year in Computer Vision. While I take my research seriously, I was wondering what I could (or should?) do that is not research. I can think of very different things:
- Studying related subjects that do not directly benefit my PhD as Natural Language Processing;
- Studying completely different subjects that interest me: Finance, Chinese, Management, etc;
- Go to the gym;
- Sleep more;
- Play PC games;
- Watch movies;
- Look for jobs for after my PhD;
So far, I have been focusing on research during the week, and if I'm tired of it during the evenings or the week-end (which is usually the case), I just rest or read a book.
Not sure if this is being lazy or having a good life-work balance, but at least I am still very motivated and things are going not too badly (I am quite close to completing the key experiences of my first paper).
So, what should I do?