John sets up a timetable with which to finish his dissertation. He keeps his committee members abreast of his progress and makes note of each of their suggestions in order to follow them. John also plans a weekend away with his wife and child at the end of each major goal he sets for himself. He stays in touch with his stress level and does things proactively to make sure he has time with God, gets enough sleep, eats well, and keeps a balance in his life.
Pitfalls to Avoid: