Ep. 58: Dr. Tim Pychyl - Off the Scale and Onto a Treadmill


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Dec 08 2018 52 mins   3

There’s no guarantee you will step on a treadmill right after stepping off a  scale with disappointing number. Goals clash with fears and anxieties resulting in procrastination, which is a common place phenomenon. But by connecting to values and committing to actions, we can treat daily tasks like a workout rather than a race to finish.

On this episode, our guest a professor of psychology, award winning teacher, successful author and a prolific podcaster, Dr. Tim Pychyl, returns to explore strategies for overcoming procrastination and manage emotional reluctance to take on important tasks that have become undesirable. Essentially, by learning ways to overcome procrastination, we can master executive dysfunction and avert frequent encounters with existential crises.

About Tim Pychyl, Ph.D.
Dr. Tim Pychyl is the Director of the Centre for Initiatives in Education and Associate Professor of Psychology at Carleton University, Ottawa. Tim has developed an international reputation for his research on procrastination. In addition to journal articles summarizing his research with his students, Tim has co-edited two books, the most recent of which is Procrastination, Health and Well-Being (2016, Elsevier). He is also author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change (2013, Tarcher/Penguin). You can learn more about his research and access his Psychology Today blog or his iProcrastinate podcast at procrastination.ca.

Tim’s research is complemented by his passion for teaching for which he has won numerous awards including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Ontario Confederation of University Associations Teaching Award and University Medal for Distinguished Teaching. Tim has been an invited speaker across the country working with professors in universities and colleges to enhance teaching and learning.

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