Take some time to appreciate the knowledge and help that you have received from your Chairperson, committee members, and others.

It is not always pleasant to write your dissertation, but the process can become less painful when you have an attitude of gratitude.

Remember the encouraging words you have received from your spouse, friends, and colleagues. In some small way they are there for you, if only to offer empathy for the difficulties you are going through. You can communicate your thankfulness and appreciation verbally and in writing to everyone you interact with along the way.

When you tell others ‘thank you’ they will certainly enjoy hearing it, but you will feel uplifted also.

Then the writing gets just a little easier.