In this episode Maria and Maija talk about academic workload. Academics are constantly bombarded with tasks and duties on top of their regular work – sometimes even tasks that are not in any way related to their work. The increasing workload has led to an increase in exhaustion, especially among doctoral students. How could we become better at managing the workload and take care of ourselves? How can supervisors support doctoral students and act as good examples themselves? We asked two Aalto scientists, Assistant Professor Caterina Soldano and University Lecturer Elina Kähkönen, to share their tips on managing time, uncertainty and energy, for young researchers.