I'm on the cusp of that transition between PhD student and PhD candidate, and here's some insight gained
  1. Sure you may be reading a book a day, but read fun fiction too!
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  2. Evernote and Mendeley are your friends. I repeat Evernote and Mendeley are your friends.
  3. Read outside as often as possible
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  4. There is no shame in taking to the drink to help you get through. A little whiskey at night = sleep
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  5. Have a big fun thing lined up to celebrate when you're done. Tattoo, party with friends, camping trip. Whatever floats your boat, but it will help you get through
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