Tim Pychyl is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Carlton University and hosts a podcast called I Procrastinate. His book that we discuss in this episode is on that very topic – it’s called Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change
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In This Interview, Tim Pychyl and I Discuss…
- His book, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change
- How it’s in the getting on in life that makes a life
- That procrastination can be an existential matter
- What he tells his children: I didn’t ask what you want to do or how you feel, I told you it’s time to make your bed.
- When we procrastinate we delay getting on with our lives
- Being an active member or your own life
- The two ways procrastination compromises our health
- Fewer wellness behaviors
- Treatment delay “I’ll look after that later”
- Procrastination being a problem of self-regulated behavior
- I won’t give in to feel good
- Goal Intentions and Implementation intentions
- Giving the monkey something to do
- What’s the next action?
- Keeping it small
- Hacks to work around our irrational thinking
- Motivation and then Action or Action and then Motivation
- The meaning behind our goals
- Meaning and Manageability
- Asking what will this cost me if I put it off?
- Prefer tomorrow over today
- Thinking “I’ll feel like doing it tomorrow”
- Affect forecasting
- Thinking of your future self as a stranger
- Developing empathy for future self
- Self-handicap to preserve self-esteem
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