You’ve been through this many times, haven’t you?
You want to finish up that essay, clean up that corner in your room, get through those 5 pesky things on your to-do list…
But you just can’t seem to do it.
Instead, you find yourself scrolling through your Instagram feed, daydreaming or maybe even skimming through this article.
Being an avid procrastinator, I’ve tried tons of time management hacks, downloaded plenty of apps; thinking that there must be a problem with the way I spend my time. But this article by Dr. Timothy Pychyl opened my eyes. It’s not so much about your time management – though that is also important – as it is more about your emotional state when you are about to do something.
Dr. Pychyl has devoted many years of study and research into the area of procrastination, having written a fascinating number of articles and books on it. An Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Dr. Pychyl is also a Director for the Initiatives in Education. I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Pychyl recently and he has shared his insights and tips on tackling procrastination.