How to deal with procrastination - for PhD's



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Do you recognize the feeling of constant pressure or urgency? Pressure of all those tasks breathing down your neck, as you’d rather push them off? And do you still find yourself picking up another task instead of what needs to be done NOW, even though you know it'll bring you a lot of stress?

Welcome to the world of procrastination.

Procrastination isn't necessarily a lack of planning skills or motivation; it's a complex interplay of psychological, emotional, and behavioral factors.

And yes, that's why it's not so easy to break the pattern of procrastination by yourself. In this training, you'll learn to understand and address the deeper layers of procrastination; from the neurological processes that control it to the emotional triggers that fuel it. 

Learn how to change the cycle of procrastination, so you can create space and time for the things that matter to you. Experience what it’s like to feel light weighted and to have some space to breath – it’s really possible! 

This training is for you if you:

  • Are doing a PhD trajectory
  • Experience stress due to procrastination
  • Are curious WHY you procrastinate
  • Want to be more in control over your procrastination

After this course, you will achieve:

  • Insight into your behavioral patterns: When do I procrastinate? How do I procrastinate? Which topics do I procrastinate?
  • Insight in and grip on underlying triggers: Why do you procrastinate?
  • Tools and skills to change your natural tendency to procrastinate.
  • More calmness and lightness in your daily life.


Intake (online, 20 min): You get acquainted with the trainer, and share your expectations and reason to participate. Together you’ll discuss how to incorporate the training into your (busy) schedule. 

Session 1: What is procrastination and what’s the origin?

  • 18 September: 9.30 - 11.30

Session 2 - 4: How to deal with procrastination?

  • Session 2 - 25 September: 9.30 - 11.30
  • Session 3 - 2 October: 9.30 - 11.30
  • Session 4 - 9 October: 9.30 - 11.30

Session 5: Recap session – room for questions and experiences

  • 16 October: 9.30 - 11.30

This training is free of charge. You will receive a certificate after a participation of at least 80%.

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About Susanna Gerritse (Coach)

Susanna Gerritse is a curious one. She studied psychology, did a PhD in statistics, still teaches and love to photograph (birds and latin parties). She wants to understand the people and the world around her, so she observes, analyzes and reads a variety of topics. Susanna knows the life of an academic, she knows the process of doing a PhD and how it (can) influence(s) your (mental) health. Regarding her experience and knowledge she is definitely able to help you with your search.


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