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

Spotify badge Apple Podcasts badge YouTube badge

✍️ Enjoy the podcast? Do your good deed for the day and leave a 5-star review here :)

🎙 About The Episode

Picture this: you’re sitting at your desk, ready to conquer that important task that you’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, we’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 we’ll learn in today’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 Bishop’s University (2010-2015). Dr Fuschia’s interest stretch from self-regulation — exploring how we manage our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors — 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


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

🔗 Connect with Professor Fuschia

| 🐦 Twitter | 👥 LinkedIn | 📘 Facebook | 📕 Book

🔊 Episode Transcript

Download the episode transcript

🧰 Resources mentioned

⭐️ Leave a Review

If you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and let us know in your review who you want to see next on the podcast. Thanks!

You can also Tweet us on @AliAbdaal and tell us what lessons you learnt from the episode so we can thank you personally for tuning in 🙏🙏

5 1 vote
Rate This Article
Notify of

0 Thoughts on this post
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments