Why Are You Always Cleaning?

From the Show: HER
Summary: Why are you always cleaning?
Air Date: 2/25/16
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Tim Pychyl, PhD
Tim PychylDr. Tim Pychyl is the Director of the Centre for Initiatives in Education and Associate Professor of Psychology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Tim and his students have been researching procrastination for the past 20 years (procrastination.ca).

He is the author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change (Tarcher/Penguin, 2013) and co-editor of Procrastination, Health and Well-Being (Elsevier, in press). A professor passionate about teaching, Tim is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and he is a 3M National Teaching Fellow.
Why Are You Always Cleaning?
You have plenty of other things to do. Yet, you're still cleaning instead of working on those other things.

"I really want a clean house." "I've been meaning to go through my closet anyway." "It will only take a minute for me to wash those last few dishes."

You get engrossed in cleaning and reorganizing, and you don't get to the tasks that are actually pressing. Why is that?

Listen in as Tim Pychyl, PhD, discusses why you're so busy cleaning and not getting to other (more important) things.