Need help with tackling procrastination?

Overview: Studyology is a program delivered here at Flinders to help students who struggle with procrastination. The post provides a quick description of the program, when it is running and how to RSVP. Reading time ~ 2.5 minutes.

Procrastination (putting off the things we need to do) is experienced by most of us. It can happen with our studies (e.g. leaving assignments to the last minute) but it can affect many other areas of our life as well (putting off doctors appointments, delaying paying bills).

It is so common that I generally encourage everyone to develop strategies to help get their work done in a timely fashion.

It is true to say however that some people struggle more with procrastination than others. If you think this might be you, Studyology might be a Flinders program worth looking into.

Studyology is a 5 x 1 hour program delivered over 5 weeks, in which I teach psychological strategies to help reduce procrastination behaviour. The strategies taught are taken from a model of therapy known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and are consistent with what the science says is an important factor in procrastination, namely emotional self-regulation.

Studyology is running live twice this year. The first one kicks off on the 28th April. It will run for 5 weeks (28th April, 5th May, 12th May, 19th May 26th May) for an hour, from 10am to 11am. It will be delivered online via Collaborate so regardless of what campus you study on, you can attend!

To register your interest in attending, email me – from your student email address and include your student number. That is all it takes to RSVP!

Some students feel a bit embarrassed that they need to attend a session on procrastination, but remember, all of us need to develop strategies to stay on top of our workload. This might just be what you need to do to kick-start those strategies for yourself.

If you want to get a feel for what the sessions involve, you can actually access a recorded version of the program starting here. The benefit of doing it live versus pre-recorded sessions is you get the interaction with other students who are tackling a similar challenge to you.

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