Do you need a push to get things done? Try this self-reflection exercise

We all need a helping hand from time to time to get things done. Be it writing a manuscript, reading literature, preparing a presentation or grading exams – starting is the hardest part, especially when you’re not feeling motivated. Without going into detail about why you’re not motivated at the…

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Co-writing – creating shared experiences and supportive environments

Many doctoral students face feelings of loneliness during their doctoral studies. This issue might have been even further exacerbated by the social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. I hear about doctoral students that have been left to their own devices during lock down, with no support from their supervisor…

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“I’ll do it tomorrow” – procrastination in doctoral studies

While talking to doctoral students about self-leadership the other day, one student brought up the topic of procrastination. As this is an important topic, that many struggle with, especially during remote work, I thought a blog post would be in order. What makes procrastination so prevalent in academia? The academic…

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