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Cure Your Procrastination: What Are You Waiting For?

From the Show: HER
Summary: "I work best under pressure." Is there truth to this statement or does it just perpetuate anxiety and stress?
Air Date: 1/16/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Timothy A. Pychyl, PhD
Timothy PychylThe Director of the Centre for Initiatives in Education and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), Tim has earned an international reputation for his research on procrastination (procrastination.ca).

His most recent book is Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change (Tarcher/Penguin, 2013). In addition to his scholarly writing, he writes the popular "Don't Delay" blog for Psychology Today and produces the iProcrastinate podcast available through iTunes. Tim's research interests complement his passion for teaching where understanding human motivation is key. He has won numerous teaching awards including a 3M National Teaching Fellowship from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association's Teaching Excellence Award, and the University Medal for Distinguished Teaching at Carleton University. Most recently he was recognized with a Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs Faculty Mentor award.
Cure Your Procrastination: What Are You Waiting For?
"I work best under pressure" is the typical response of a procrastinator. Is there truth to this statement, or does it just perpetuate anxiety and stress?

Why do you sabotage rour own best intentions?

Psychology Today reports that everyone procrastinates at times, but 20 percent of people chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions—which, unfortunately, are increasingly available.

Procrastination in large part reflects your continual struggle with self-control and motivation as well as your inability to accurately predict how long something is going to take to do and what mood you are going to be in while doing it.

Author of, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle, Dr. Timothy A. Pychyl, PhD, shares how you overcome and eliminate procrastination from your life -- with minimal effort. Based on current psychological research and supplemented with clear strategies for change, his concise guide will help you finally break free from self-destructive ideas and habits and move into freedom and accomplishment.

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