Give your brain a break!

Have you noticed that you are having trouble concentrating, that you have headaches after a day’s work or that you feel exhausted during your free time? Your brain might be telling you to take a break. Expert, creative, independent work requires concentration, self-regulation, and recovery. All of these are tools…

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How much is enough? Unreasonable tasks and intent to leave academia

This is a Research Highlight, where I present published research on doctoral student wellbeing. In this Research Highlight I focus on an article by Bramlage, Julmi, Pereira and Jackenkroll (2021) on unreasonable tasks and intent to leave academia. I’ve written about reasons for leaving academia in a previous Research Highlight….

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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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Impostor syndrome, belongingness and wellbeing in academia

This is a Research Highlight, where I present published research on doctoral student wellbeing. A recent article by Sverdlik, Hall and McAlpine examined the effect of integration into the scholarly community and perceptions of self-worth on the wellbeing of doctoral students. So, in essence, they were looking at impostor syndrome…

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