iProcrastinate Podcast
Why we procrastinate and what we can do about it.
 

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: 5:52 PM

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: 10:50 PM

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: 1:57 AM

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: 2:59 PM

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: 10:54 PM

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: 5:12 PM

Commit to Win is the title of Dr. Heidi Reeder's new book, where she explains how to harness the four elements of commitment to reach our goals. In this podcast, Heidi summarizes key points from her research.

Heidi is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Boise State University where she specializes in the study of gendered behavior and identity, theories of commitment, as well as friendships between men and women. You will find that Heidi connects all of these topics together from a social-psychological perspective to better understand commitment as an aspect of psychological attachment. Heidi has a lot to offer here as we think through commitment in relation to our goal pusuits. She even summarizes all of this research in a "commitment formula" that you can use to explore your own commitment.

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

Direct download: Commitment_in_Goal_Pursuit.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23 PM

An interview with Dr. Joel Anderson, philosopher, researcher and lecturer Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands. Joel explains the research that has come out of the Utrecht research group - Promoting Effective Intentions: Volitional Scaffolding, Implementation Intentions, and Bedtime Procrastination -  on bedtime procrastination. He introduces us to notions of volitional systems, extended will, and how we can nudge ourselves towards our goals. You will find lots in this interview while learning how we can take advantage of our better selves to work past our more difficult moments of procrastination.  You'll learn about the role of self knowledge in self regulation, and most importantly what might work for you.

A reference I promised in the podcast today related to event segmentation theory:

Judah, G., Gardner, B., & and Aunger, R. (2013). Forming a flossing habit: An exploratory study of the psychological determinants of habit formation. British Journal of Health Psychology, 18, 338–353.

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

Direct download: Bedtime_Procrastination.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:45 PM

Meditation and procrastination? Ah, maybe tomorrow you say. When you do get a minute, check out this conversation with Tony Stubblebine from lift.do.  Tony and his team have added new free resources on how to meditate at lift.do/meditation. We talk about why they have done this, and then we launch into a wide-ranging conversation about the relation between meditation and procrastination. Along the way, you'll learn lots of things to help you start or stay with a meditation practice. It makes a difference.

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

Direct download: Lift_Mindfulness.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32 PM

Can you imagine experimenting for a year on how to be most productive? Well, Christopher Bailey is doing just that with his ayearofproductivity.com project. Chris contacted me to talk about procrastination. He agreed to make the interview into a podcast, so I got to turn the table on him and interview him about his project as well. So, this podcast is a mixture of my thoughts on procrastination in answer to Chris as well as my questions to Chris about productivity. It's a long interview and a good one, I think.

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

Direct download: A_Year_of_Productivity.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08 PM