Sinopsis

Why we procrastinate and what we can do about it.

Episodios

  • The Power of Habit: An Interview with Charles Duhigg

    The Power of Habit: An Interview with Charles Duhigg

    22/01/2014 Duración: 29min

    A short interview with the New York Times journalist and author, Charles Duhigg, about habits and procrastination. As in his book, Charles distills a wealth of information about habits based on the latest research in this brief discussion. Charles also has some important things to say about how to find alternatives to the procrastination habit. If you want to know more about habits, read The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business. Want to learn more about procrastination? procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

  • The A+ Club: Helping kids to set and meet their own learning goals

    The A+ Club: Helping kids to set and meet their own learning goals

    15/01/2014

    An interview with Michael Bromley from school4schools.com  He designed and runs the A+ club where tutors encourage students to reflect on their responsibilities, needs and goals, and then the tutors help them stay on track and get it done.  The focus of our discussion was how to help students with the procrastination that is still possible when they set goals. Our conversation was wide ranging but focused on strategies for more effective academic goal pursuit. I know students and their parents will find points of engagement. Want to learn more? procrastination.ca The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

  • To-Do Lists: The Power and Peril of a Plan

    To-Do Lists: The Power and Peril of a Plan

    19/12/2013 Duración: 52min

    Advantages, disadvantages and "best practices" for to-do lists. I use one constantly. It's not a cure-all for procrastination or for making goal pursuit more successful, but this simple tool is worth talking about. It's worth trying if you haven't really embraced the power of a plan. Want to learn more? Check out procrastination.ca Like the closing song? Me too. It's by Singer, Songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

  • Fine-tuning an Implementation Intention

    Fine-tuning an Implementation Intention

    10/11/2013 Duración: 39min

    Learn why making implementation intentions within specific events is more effective. Incredible, but true, I've finally returned to the microphone. In this episode, I explain how I beat my own potential procrastination today and got this podcast recorded and posted. I also present an answer to a listener's question about goal commitment. Spur me on to do more soon by emailing your feedback to tpychyl@gmail.com. Want to learn more? Check out procrastination.ca Like the closing song? Me too. It's by Singer, Songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

  • A Procrastination Workshop

    A Procrastination Workshop

    24/06/2013 Duración: 01h07min

    Here's an interview with Jeffrey Robinson from Student Learning Serrvices at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Jeffrey provides thoughtful reflections on how he helps students develop their own sense of agency and reduce procrastination. We discuss so much that will interest anyone who struggles with procrastination; it's certainly not limited to a campus setting or the workshops that Jeffrey offers.  Are you new to this podcast? Check out procrastination.ca The podcast ends with the song "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger.

  • Need a Lift? Dont we all?

    Need a Lift? Don't we all?

    21/06/2013 Duración: 01h02min

    "Build better habits. Change your life" - This is the motto on the homepage for Lift. Lift is a new tool (online and as an app) that helps you to develop new habits and to achieve your goals. In this podcast, I interview the CEO and co-founder of Lift, Tony Stubblebine. New to the podcast? Learn more about procrastination at procrastination.ca The podcast closes with a song entitled "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger. Check out this musician (call it procrastination ;-)

  • QA Procrastination  Happiness

    Q&A Procrastination & Happiness

    12/06/2013 Duración: 01h09min

    Dr. Pychyl is interviewed by podcaster and blogger, Evan Brand of notjustpaleo.com. Evan reaches out to health experts, entrepeneurs and doctors about health and wellness. Today, we discuss procrastination, goal pursuit and their relation to happiness. New to the podcast? Check out procrastination.ca I close the podcast with a song entitled, "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger. Check him out!

  • A Graduate Student beats her Procrastination Challenge

    A Graduate Student beats her Procrastination Challenge

    10/05/2013 Duración: 01h09min

    Anxiety, inertia, boredom . . . a graduate student provides insight into her challenges and her successful strategies for staying focused and getting her work done. This is an engaging interview with a graduate student who explains how she manages her own liabilities while harnessing her motivation to succeed. My comments highlight how research and theory support this very good approach to self-regulation. If you're new to the podcast, check out procrastination.ca for more information about our research group. I close the podcast with a song entitled "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger. 

  • Self-Compassion, Stress and Procrastination

    Self-Compassion, Stress and Procrastination

    25/02/2013 Duración: 51min

    An interview with Dr. Fuschia Sirois about how self-compassion plays a role in the relation between procrastination and stress. Self-compassion involves taking a kind, compassionate and accepting stance towards oneself in instances of suffering due to forces beyond one's control as well as when suffering is due to personal failings. Dr. Sirois' latest research has shown that measures of procrastination are negatively related to self-compassion. In other words, procrastinators are less self-compassionate. Most importantly, this research suggests that lower levels of self-compassion may explain some of the stress experienced by procrastinators - stress that has been shown to increase illness and decrease well-being. Her research also suggests that interventions that promote self-compassion could be very helpful. In this podcast, Dr. Sirois explains her research and interprets these findings for us. If you want to learn more about procrastination, visit procrastination.ca  I close the podcast with a song entitle

  • 20 Tips to Reduce Procrastination

    20 Tips to Reduce Procrastination

    17/01/2013 Duración: 01h11min

    Let's start the new year right with 20 tips to help us reduce procrastination. In this interview with Angela Baker (Massey University, New Zealand), we walk through a list together discussing these 20 key strategies. Angela comments on each in relation to some of her work as a counselor, and I discuss many in relation to research. It was a delightful interview that crossed the world (a Wednesday afternoon for me and Thursday morning for Angela!). I think that this will be a podcast that you might listen to more than once if you're struggling with procrastination, particularly academic procrastination. These strategies can make a difference. If you want to learn more about procrastination, visit procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. I close the podcast with a song entitled "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger. 

  • Key strategies to procrastinate less

    Key strategies to procrastinate less

    06/12/2012 Duración: 55min

    Looking for an overview of how to stop procrastinating? Got an hour? In this podcast, Dr. Pychyl walks through the major factors related to our procrastination as well as strategies to overcome issues such as lack of commitment, defeatist attitude, weak intentions, distractions and low energy. It's a good podcast to end 2012, as we look ahead to the resolutions we'll make for the new year! If you want to learn more about procrastination, visit procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. I close the podcast with a song entitled "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger. 

  • The Willpower Instinct

    The Willpower Instinct

    19/09/2012 Duración: 55min

    An interview with award-winning professor and best-selling author Dr. Kelly McGonigal. In this interview, Dr. McGonigal explains her teaching and writing about willpower, with a particular focus on her latest book, The Willpower Instinct: How self-control works, why it matters, and what you can do to get more of it. What a joy it was to interview Kelly. She is thoughtful, articulate and precise in her explanations. I know this is an interview that you'll enjoy and review. She brings a different perspective to our understanding of procrastination and self-control.  If you want to learn more about procrastination, visit procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. I close the podcast with a song entitled "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger. 

  • Fear, competence  autonomy in the prediction of procrastination

    Fear, competence & autonomy in the prediction of procrastination

    18/07/2012 Duración: 57min

    An interview with Mohsen Haghbin (Carleton University) about his most recent publication relating fear of failure and procrastination. I had interviewed Mohsen in 2010 when he helped Adam McCaffrey finish the study, but I wanted to do this again with the published paper, because the final analyses revealed some interesting findings about what affects the apparent relation between fear of failure and procrastination. Mohsen explains that whether or not fear of failure is related to procrastination depends on whether we feel competent and whether we feel a sense of autonomy (choice) with the task at hand. If you like research, you'll get a good understanding of Mohsen's study. If you're seeking to understand why fear sometimes results in procrastination yet at other times fuels motivation, you'll find some of the answer in this study - it depends on other factors! If you want to learn more about procrastination, visit procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastinat

  • Backsliding and Weakness of Will

    Backsliding and Weakness of Will

    18/06/2012 Duración: 01h08min

    An interview with Dr. Alfred Mele, the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, and author of Backsliding: Understanding Weakness of Will. I've been looking forward to this interview for quite awhile, as I have read most of Al's books up to this point (he has 7 other books focused on topics such as human agency, motivation, free will and self-deception), and his work speaks directly to the weakness of will we commonly call procrastination. He's a brilliant scholar, prolific writer and an important philosopher who helps us understand why we act contrary to our better judgment. I know you'll enjoy the interview, as he draws on everyday examples from our lives to explain the concepts. If you want to learn more about procrastination, visit procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. I close the podcast with a song entitled "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger. 

  • The Art  Science of Personal Productivity

    The Art & Science of Personal Productivity

    29/05/2012 Duración: 58min

    An interview with Max Leibman author of Higher Process: The Art & Science of Personal Productivity. Max helps us consider what we really know about the science of time management and how to be more productive. If you want to learn more about procrastination, visit procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. I close the podcast with a song entitled "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger. 

  • Changepower!

    Changepower!

    01/05/2012 Duración: 44min

    ChangePower! - 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success - that's the title to Meg Selig's new book, and in this podcast I interview Meg to learn how we can develop changepower. This is a great conversation about habits and habit change. We all have lots to learn from Meg. You can read her Psychology Today Blog - Changepower - or you can learn more about her book.  If you want to learn more about procrastination, visit procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. I close the podcast with a song entitled "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger. 

  • Computers and Procrastination: The Peril and the Promise

    Computers and Procrastination: The Peril and the Promise

    10/04/2012 Duración: 01h09min

    "There seems to be something about computer technology and Internet connectivity that distracts us, that tempts us towards procrastination." This is the opening line of a paper co-authored by my guest today, Nick Breems. Nick is an assistant professor of Computer Science at Dordt College (Iowa) and a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Salford (Manchester, England). In this podcast, Nick brings his focus to the intersection of philosophy and computer science in a discussion of computers and procrastination. It's a wide-ranging and fascinating discussion. I enjoyed the chat immensely, and I think you'll find it thought provoking. Nick provides a few concrete examples of things we can do to minimize procrastination while online or working on our computers. If you want to learn more about procrastination, visit procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. I close the podcast with a song entitled "Procrastination" by Matt Weidinger.

  • Procrastination, thinking  aging

    Procrastination, thinking & aging

    28/03/2012 Duración: 50min

    Dr. William (Bill) McCown discusses his latest research projects - each is fascinating. Bill is a researcher, clinical psychologist and university administrator. He has been doing research on procrastination for over 25 years, and he has lots to offer in this podcast. We discuss what procrastinators think about, how procrastination affects the elderly and the analysis of textual data in procrastination research. Our conversation is wide ranging including issues related to development, cognition, personality and clinical outcomes. Bill grounds his research in everyday examples and offers some clear strategies for change.  If you want to learn more about procrastination, check out procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle.

  • Turn it bright side up!

    Turn it "bright side up!"

    14/02/2012 Duración: 46min

    Bright Side Up is the title of a new book by Amy Spencer. In this podcast, I interview Amy who explains that you don't need to reinvent your whole life to be happier - you just need to turn it "bright side up!" Our conversation focuses on the why and what of her latest writing project. We touch on many topics in positive psychology including optimism and happiness. I know you'll find it interesting and useful as Amy has lots of practical examples from her book. If you want to learn more about Bright Side Up: 100 Ways to be Happier Right Now, check out brightsideup.com or learn more about Amy at amyspencer.com   To learn more about procrastination, check out our Procrastination Research Group at procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle. The closing song, Procrastination, is by Matt Weidinger. Enjoy!

  • Getting started in 2012

    Getting started in 2012

    12/01/2012 Duración: 01h02min

    Procrastinating? Me too. Today, I talk about the "art of living" and how we're like all other people, some other people and no other person. I do this by reading and responding to listeners' emails. Lots of ground covered as we think about the doings, and "not doings," of our lives. If you want to learn more about procrastination, check out procrastination.ca or The Procrastinator's Digest: A Concise Guide to Solving the Procrastination Puzzle.

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