First year mathematics PhD student here, and I'm wondering what these next few years are going to be like and how to get the most out of my research opportunities and contribute something valuable to the math community. I was wondering where to find information about research as a process and good (preferably empirically-supported) research practices or habits for PhD students in general.
Technically this question is cognitive in nature about how and why researchers do certain practices and which are best for max'ing out productivity. I'm also looking for information about PhD student experiences as a group.
Wasn't sure where or with what tags to post this on here.