Procrastination Expert: How To Get Over The Procrastination Trap – Professor Fuschia M. Sirois

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๐ŸŽ™ About The Episode

Picture this: you’re sitting at your desk, ready to conquer that important task that youโ€™ve been meaning to get around. But somehow you find ourself falling into the rabbit hole of Youtube videos or with a sudden urge to clean your house. Yep, weโ€™ve all been caught by that monster of procrastination. Although procrastination is such a common problem, we still have lots of misperceptions about it. We tend to think that procrastination is a time-management issue. But – as weโ€™ll learn in todayโ€™s episode – procrastination is actually a little more complex. By understanding the psychology nature of what procrastination is and why we procrastinate, we might be in a better place to reduce or even overcome procrastination.

My guest today is Dr. Fuschia Sirois, professor of psychology at Durham University. Before she came to the UK, Fuschia was a Canada Research Chair and the Co-ordinator of the multidisciplinary Psychological Health and Well-being Research cluster at Bishopโ€™s University (2010-2015). Dr Fuschia’s interest stretch from self-regulation โ€” exploring how we manage our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors โ€” to their impact on our health and wellbeing. Above all, Dr Fuschia is probably most well-known for her work on procrastination. Her recent book explores what procrastination is, why we procrastinate, and what we can do about it. What I really admire about about Fuschia is that she believes in the power of psychological science as a tool to improve lives, and she has an uncanny ability to communicate these complex ideas in a way that is both engaging and easily comprehensible. Her work’s been features in many news outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the BBC. I hope you enjoy the conversation!

Season 6 Episode 12

Intro

Why procrastination is a problem

Are you a procrastinator?

Cultural differences

Is procrastination a time management issue?

The emotional causes of procrastination

Is motivation the answer?

What is discipline?

Techniques for beating procrastination

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