How to Keep Going Through Tough Times: Finding your “Grit” and Keeping It
Date and time
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 & Friday, 15 May 2020
Female students (from the 4th semester) and female PhD students
Maximum 12 participants
WiNS Adlershof (Women in Natural Sciences)
Especially in the final stages of your degree (for example in writing your thesis or dissertation) there are recurring moments or prolonged phases in which doubts and insecurities about one’s project, professional future or even one’s self come up. These experiences can not only delay the progress of the project – up to the point at which one’s ready to temporarily give up – but also require a lot of strength and discipline in order to resume any kind of working rhythm. However, these crises are important parts of the working process, as they offer the chance to reflect both on one’s project as well as on one’s own personality. Thus, it is vital to find a constructive way of dealing with these periods in order to be conscious of one’s strengths and resources – and, ultimately, to activate your “grit”.
This workshop focuses on the question of how to deal with times of crisis and strengthens participants’ personal resources for getting through these times. The underlying idea is that consciously using one’s own resources gives rise to increased resilience, which can then be actively drawn on in times of crisis. Using approaches from positive psychology, participants will turn their attention to their strengths, will learn Angela Duckworth’s “GRIT” principle of resilience, and will acquire various methods for holding onto their goals in tough times.