Mindfulness: Key for Pushing Past Procrastination

From the Show: HER
Summary:Push past those emotions and get your work done.
Air Date: 4/28/16
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.
Mindfulness: Key for Pushing Past Procrastination
"I know, I know. I need to take care of the dishes. After this kitten video. Okay, maybe after this kitten video and the next one."

It's okay. Kitten videos are way more fun than doing dishes. A lot of things are pretty fantastic when you don't want to tackle that to-do list. But, those tasks aren't going to take care of themselves.

That feeling of not wanting to do something that needs to be done is a visceral reaction. You must be mindful, regulate your emotions, and get your work done. It takes conscious effort to recognize what's happening and push past it.

Listen in as Tim Pychyl, PhD, discusses why you get a case of the "don't want to" and how to still get things done.