Tim Pychyl on Being a Procrastinator

12/30/2019 https://art19.com/shows/the-one-you-feed/episodes/001c6205-e22e-4c37-a14c-cfc35d98a8ff

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Tim Pychyl is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Carlton University and hosts a podcast called I Procrastinate. We discuss how to go from being a procrastinator to someone who gets things done. 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

In This Interview, Tim Pychyl and I Discuss Being a Procrastinator and…

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
Being a procrastinator 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 are procrastinators we delay getting on with our lives
Being an active member or your own life
The two ways being a procrastinator compromises our health
Stress
Fewer wellness behaviors
Treatment delay “I’ll look after that later”
Being a Procrastinator is a problem of self-regulated behavior
I won’t give in to feel good
Goal Intentions and Implementation intentions
When….then…
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?
Being a Procrastinator
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