How to eliminate
time stress

1-day live virtual course

Why join a course on eliminating time-stress and staying productive? 

Today’s fast-paced and complex research environments place a high demand on individual performance and output. The requirements and what an individual could do or would like to achieve are endless, the time however that everyone has available is limited. The traditional strategy of trying to ‘get-it-all-done’ and squeeze ever more tasks into one’s hours often leads to overwhelm and stress. What is needed is a new approach to ‘time’, that enables focused progress on important activities, while increasing joy, contentment and satisfaction.

What you learn? 

How to mindfully decide on and organise your activities. Learn to re-think how you think about time and what you want to achieve. Set the stage and adopt new habits that help you to be highly productive while maintaining peace of mind. Making time for enjoyable personal experiences.

Who benefits most? 

Researchers who feel under pressure, stressed and overwhelmed. Those who are exhausted from trying too many things and dissatisfied with what they achieve. Everyone who likes constructive input on how to re-organise their time, establish beneficial habits and experience more joy.

What topics do we cover? 

You’ll discover how you think about time and how that relates to your feeling of stress and overwhelm. You’ll consider your values and what is important to you. You’ll learn how to identify focus areas and your most important activities and you’ll use these to work on your top priorities every day. You’ll understand why your mornings matter and how these can positively influence your days. You’ll set up a responsive and adaptive system for how you spend your time that includes activities that you enjoy doing.  

How is it taught? 

This 1-day course is taught live via video-conferencing allowing you to attend also from remote locations. It includes live presentations from our presenter, Bärbel Tress, group discussions, short exercises, quizzes, and ample time for your specific questions.

How to book? 

You can book the course for your team, your graduate programme, or a group of scientists from your or related institutes. Get in touch with us and discuss when would be the ideal time to arrange this course for you. If you get a group of enthusiastic researchers together, we take care of everything else!

Contact us to discuss this further at or ask for a free Zoom call! 

About the Instructor

Bärbel Tress (PhD) is an enthusiastic Research Career and Science Communication Expert, a former Journal Editor with Elsevier, and a former book series editor with Springer. She is helping academics for 15+ years successfully complete and supervise PhD projects, apply for jobs in academia, and manage their time and themselves. She is a graduate of Heidelberg University (D), obtained a PhD in Landscape Ecology from Roskilde University (DK), and worked for a decade as a researcher and lecturer at universities in Roskilde (DK), Wageningen (NL), and Aberdeen (UK). She’s also the co-editor of the Smart Academics Blog.

Bärbel Tress


Researchers, postdocs, PhD candidates






1 day (9 am – 4:30 pm)


Dr. Bärbel Tress


Live online

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