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Defeating Self-Sabotage
Course Description:

Do you find that despite your best efforts to 'work on your thesis' or get your research output going it just does not 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, do not say no often enough, are disorganised or are always 'busy', this seminar will help you to understand why your thesis or research is not 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.


This session will cover:

  • 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

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • recognize your own self-sabotaging behaviours
  • identify strategies you can use to reduce these behaviours
Intended Audience:
Research Staff and PhD students
Target Audience: UCL Research Staff and PG Research students only
30/06/2022 - 30/06/2022  (Enrol between 06/05/2022 and 23/06/2022)

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