We expect that you have accessed this website because you’d like to know more about procrastination or that you’re trying to solve the procrastination puzzle in your own life. If this is the case, we invite you to check out Tim’s recent series on the Waking Up app .
Tim created this series for Waking Up in 2023, and it provides the most up-to-date concise summary of why we procrastinate as well as evidence-based strategies for change. A great benefit of the series being part of the Waking Up app is that the resources that you may need to facilitate change in your life are provided in the app by some of the best meditation teachers, scientists, psychologists/psychotherapists and philosophers in the world. Tim’s series Solving the Procrastination Puzzle will help point you in the direction of strategies and resources that will help you stop procrastinating if that is your goal.
Please note that Tim receives no compensation or gain from your use of the Waking Up app. Tim was an active user of the app before he was invited to create the series, and he still uses the app daily. We invite you to explore it simply because it’s an excellent resource for personal development. Accessing the Waking Up app from the link above provides you one month free access to the app; more than enough time to listen to the series by Tim and to explore other resources on the app. You can decide if any further investment on your part is worth it (and please note that the folks at Waking Up make the app available free for anyone who can’t afford it. As they say, “please don’t let money be the reason why someone doesn’t join Waking Up”).
Finally, now that Tim has retired from university life, procrastination.ca has transformed from being an active academic research group to a repository of information related to Tim’s research, archived podcasts, blog posts and other resources. Some of these resources are provided with links below.
Deep Dive host, Ali Abdaal, interviews Dr. Pychyl about How to Solve Procrastination Note that this is a long interview on YouTube, but very comprehensive in terms of a variety of ideas related to procrastination. Check out Ali’s new book, Feel-Good Productivity: How to do more of what matters to you (Celadon Books/Macmillan, 2023)
Prof. Pychyl joined Dr. Michael Wahl (Memorial University) host of the Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle radio show to discuss the impact of procrastination on health and well-being.
The Rebound Talks – The Science Behind Why You Procrastinate. YouTube Video Interview
SIMPLEFAMILIES – Procrastination. Host, Denaye Barahona Ph.D., writes, “Procrastination has been on my mind lately, so I invited an expert, Dr. Tim Pychyl, to dissect and explain the many examples I could list in my life where I find myself delaying tasks that feel important. I was fascinated to learn that not all my delays are considered procrastination, how mindfulness relates to procrastinating, and what my 6-year old daughter thinks about this topic. Listen to hear my interview with Tim (and my little girl!).
Flourish with Floriana – Procrastination, Health and Well-Being
Maryann Jacobson, MS, RD, interviewed Dr. Pychyl – Stop Procrastinating