Increasing performance and wellbeing (and avoiding burnout) in academia: Lessons from elite sports

Increasing performance and wellbeing (and avoiding burnout) in academia: Lessons from elite sports

 

Speaker: Henrik Herrebrøden, psychologist, author and PhD student at UiO http://www.henrikh.no/

 

Background: Many PhDs and Postdocs say they often feel inefficient and struggle to stay focused throughout an entire workday. Furthermore, statistics show that many early-career researchers experience burnout and mental problems, which has been associated with their high workload.

These challenges - maintaining focus and managing a high workload - are something elite athletes need to be experts at, if they want to win.

Better yet: many of their everyday habits can be adopted in academia.

 

Specific topics covered in this seminar:

 

1) "Periodization": How can we structure our (cognitive) workload to be more efficient and have more energy throughout the workday?

2) Focus strategies: How do we stay focused on the task at hand instead of the many distractions (both within our own minds as well as our surroundings)?

 

Date: 24th May’22 (Tuesday)

Venue: U215 (Physical Seminar /Workshop)

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

 

On behalf of,
Yashwant Yadav
Academic Committee, SoDoC
Published 3. May 2022 - 13:10 - Updated 3. May 2022 - 13:24