iProcrastinate Podcast
Why we procrastinate and what we can do about it.
 
Active Procrastination: Clarifying the Concept

A chat with Shamarukh Chowdhury about her research on active procrastination. Together, we clarify the concept of procrastination and do a little "myth busting" around the concept of active procrastination; a concept that we call an oxymoron that may be better understood as two types of delay - it's not "procrastination" at all.

Here's an earlier blog post on this topic, and below that are references to the original studies.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/200907/active-procrastination-thoughts-oxymorons

Relevant research references:

Chu, A. H. C., & Choi, J. N. (2005). Rethinking procrastination: positive effects of “active” procrastination behaviour on attitudes and performance. The Journal of Social Psychology, 145(3), 245-264.

Choi, J. N., & Moran, S. V. (2009). Why not procrastinate? Development and validation of a new active procrastination scale. Journal of Social Psychology, 149 (2), 195-211.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Active_Procrastination_Myth.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

An interview with the psychologist Dr. Frédérick Dionne about Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Frédérick references the following website for more information: Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

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Direct download: Acceptance_and_Commitment_Therapy.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

I don't feel like it! I don't want to!

Some reflections on what to do when you don't feel like doing what you know you should be doing.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: I_dont_feel_like_it.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

Not All Delay is Procrastination

An interview with Mohsen Haghbin about his doctoral research that defined six types of delay, only two of which are procrastination. This is an important new series of studies that help us conceptualize delay in our lives.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Types_of_Delay.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EDT

Procrastination and Media Use as Escapism

An interview with Sarah Kohler (University of Muenster, Germany) on media use, escapism and procrastination. Sarah presents the results of one of her studies and explains how media provides escape in our lives. She argues that some of this escape, but not all, may be considered procrastination. Given the ubiquity of media in our lives, this is an important topic to consider.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Escapism.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

Imagine your future self

An interview with Eve-Marie Blouin-Hudon (Carleton University) about her research on how imagining future self through guided meditation can decrease procrastination.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Imagining_Future_Self.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT

Procrastinators can still get to heaven

An interview with Dr. Clarry Lay (Emeritus, York University) author of Procrastinators (and Others) Can Still Get to Heaven: A Guide to Directed Everyday Living. We discuss the importance of goals, identifying prescribed behaviors to meet these goals and the centrality of our obligation to the scheduling of these behaviors in order to fulfill our potential.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Directed_Everyday_Living.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Cleaning to Procrastinate

Do you ever clean the house, a desk, your garage, whatever instead of doing a more important task? You're not alone. One of our latest research projects helps us understand why we make this choice.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Cleaning_to_procrastinate.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

Progress Not Perfection

Progress Not Perfection (PNP) is the name of a podcast hosted by Alen Standish. PNP is an audio podcast where Alen talks with others about perfectionism, procrastination, shame, anxiety and self-judgement as they try to overcome challenges such as eating disorders, reaching ideal health, meeting lifelong goals, creating works of art or becoming entrepreneurs. In this episode of iProcrastinate, I'm sharing an interview that I did with Alen. If you're new to either podcast, it's a great place to start.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Progress_Not_Perfection.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Future Self

Procrastinating today means more work later. Ah, but that's future self's problem, right? Oops, future self is still me, and that's one reason why we consider procrastination a self-defeating strategy. In this episode, I interview Eve-Marie Blouin-Hudon about her research relating present self to future self, the notion of self-continuity and how imaging future self might help us procrastinate less.

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The closing song is by singer, songwriter Matt Weidinger - check him out at mattweidinger.com

Direct download: Future_Self.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT