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Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done

Discover the emotional root of your procrastination problem and learn which strategies can help you ditch the delay.

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This may come as a surprise, but procrastination actually isn't a time-management problem, it's an emotion-management problem. For many procrastinators, task avoidance becomes a sort of emotional coping mechanism. In this audio and slide presentation, hosted by Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D., learn why procrastination is common among ADHD adults and what you can do to (finally) break this cycle of voluntary delay.

In this audio presentation, Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D. discusses:

  • How impulsivity and procrastination are linked
  • The difference between procrastination and other types of delay
  • Proven strategies to facilitate focus and stay on task
  • How to create an intention-based "if/then" planning strategy
  • How self-compassion and mindfulness can help break the cycle of procrastination

Meet the expert:

Timothy Pychyl, Ph.D., is the director of the Centre for Initiatives in Education and an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa. In addition to teaching, Dr. Pychyl has gained an international reputation for his research on procrastination. He produces the iProcrastinate podcast and writes the Don't Delay blog for Psychology Today. Dr. Pychyl's research is complemented by his passion for teaching, for which he has received numerous awards, including the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship and the University Medal for Distinguished Teaching. For more information, visit www.procrastination.ca.

Audio presentation extras:

  • Slides accompanying the audio
  • Links to web-sites and materials mentioned
  • Related resources from ADDitude
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