Defeating Self-Sabotage

Defeating Self-Sabotage: Getting Your Thesis Finished

Do you find that despite your best efforts to ‘work on your thesis’ or get your research output going it just doesn’t seem to be happening? Does there always seem to be something more urgent, interesting or important to do? Perhaps you are self-sabotaging. If you think you procrastinate, are a perfectionist, don’t say no often enough, are disorganised or are always 'busy', this seminar will help you to understand why your thesis or research isn’t getting done and what you can do about it.

This workshop will help you understand some of the key self-sabotaging behaviours and what you can do about them:

  • procrastination, perfectionism, overcommitting, getting distracted
  • how to recognise if you are self-sabotaging
  • when is it just life getting in the way?
  • identifying what specifically is stopping you from getting your thesis finished
  • what you can do about it
  • what if you know you’re doing it, but that still doesn’t help

Read the Nature article titled ‘Waiting for the motivation fairy’ by ThinkWell’s Hugh Kearns and Maria Gardiner.

Presented by Thinkwell's Hugh Kearns or Maria Gardiner

TownsvilleWednesday 20 June 20181:00pm to 4:00pm134-021
CairnsMonday 18 June 20181:00pm to 4:00pmA1-129
TownsvilleWednesday 28 November 20181:00pm to 4:00pm145-030

Registrations open 6 weeks prior to the workshop date via CareerHub.

For more information visit the Thinkwell website. eBook available for purchase from their website.

Participation in this workshop may be counted in the Elective Component of RD7003 for PhD candidates.