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, over committing, 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 Maria Gardiner

CampusDateTimeRoom
TownsvilleMonday 25 November 20191:00pm to 4:00pmTBC
CairnsWednesday 27 November 20191:00pm to 4:00pmTBC

Please note that this workshop is not suitable to video link. You can purchase the eBook from their website.

Registrations open 6 weeks prior to the workshop date via CareerHub. (Staff are welcome however only HDR Candidates need to register)

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