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By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on November 08, 2018 in Don't Delay
Sleep quality is related to many important health outcomes, but this recent study shows that it’s also related to wasting time at work, at least for those low in self-control.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 21, 2018 in How To Do Life
Procrastination is merely the symptom. The cure must address its cause.
By Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in The Psychological Pundit
Are you hassled for being a procrastinator? Perhaps you can use it to your advantage, with a few tweaks. Procrastination could be productive.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on May 07, 2018 in Science of Choice
Indulging in the desired future ignores possible obstacles and therefore masks the necessity to act.
By John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT on November 01, 2018 in Intimacy, A Path Toward Spirituality
Many of us are driven by perfectionism but don't understand why. These subtle forces keep us spinning our wheels and staying stuck.
By Tim Bono Ph.D. on October 30, 2018 in When Likes Aren't Enough
What can students do to prevent procrastination? A licensed child psychologist and her son, a recent college graduate, discuss strategies to curb this problem.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 24, 2018 in How To Do Life
30 ideas on work, procrastination, learning, and emotions.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on October 23, 2018 in Stretching Theory
Do you waste precious time making small decisions? A few simple decision rules can make life easier.
By Gustavo Razzetti on October 19, 2018 in The Adaptive Mind
How can you become more productive? By doing fewer things—and doing them right.
By Mridu Khullar Relph on October 12, 2018 in Culturally Incorrect
Success simply means that your hits are greater (in size or number) than your misses. But that doesn't mean that you won't have misses.
By Mridu Khullar Relph on October 11, 2018 in Culturally Incorrect
When we go to the gym, we all understand that growth will involve pain. When we sit down to write, we forget that all growth—mental and emotional included—involves pain, too.
By Gustavo Razzetti on September 21, 2018 in The Adaptive Mind
Do you feel stuck trying to adopt a new habit or changing some behaviors? Find an accountability partner to help achieve your goals.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on September 06, 2018 in Don't Delay
An update on the most recent research exploring the relation between ADHD and procrastination.
By Vineel Maharaj on September 03, 2018 in Beyond the Psychology Major
Ever feel like life is out of your control? Here are some useful ideas.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on September 01, 2018 in Fixing Families
Those who are emotionally driven often struggle with procrastination and anxiety, and over time with depression and low self-esteem. Here's how to take more control of your life.
By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on August 28, 2018 in Tracking Wonder
These simple steps can change distractions from a productivity killer to a creativity booster.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on August 26, 2018 in Don't Delay
Using fMRI, researchers reveal brain differences related to action control and procrastination. Not surprisingly, it’s all about emotion.
By John Sean Doyle on August 24, 2018 in Luminous Things
Getting things done is not the most glamorous of well-being strategies, or the most exciting or complete. But sometimes it's what we need to give ourselves a boost.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on August 20, 2018 in Don't Delay
Unable to resist cravings, we believe we’re weak-willed and that more effort is required. It's not. The key is understanding how we mis-regulate, not under-regulate, ourselves.
By Mary C. Lamia Ph.D. on August 15, 2018 in Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings
The behavior of people with a motivational style that differs from your own can be annoying and trigger anger.
By Ugo Uche on August 15, 2018 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
Young adults diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome often struggle with chronic anxiety. As a result, they can exhibit symptoms of habitual procrastination.
By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on August 15, 2018 in How to Be Yourself
Why is it so easy to delay a task, but so hard to get started? Learn about why we procrastinate and the solutions to get back on track.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 08, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
Are you an early bird or a night owl? When do you tackle the most challenging tasks? Here is how to strategize your personal productivity.
By Atalanta Beaumont on August 03, 2018 in Handy Hints for Humans
Don't follow Teresa May! Conquer procrastination.
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on June 15, 2018 in Emotional Nourishment
Repeatedly doing what you should do or what you like to do can come at a great cost; especially if long-term consequences are not considered.
By Yellowlees Douglas Ph.D. on May 11, 2018 in How Writing Works
Sweating over a writing deadline? Relax; you've got company: Nearly everyone who writes.
By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on May 11, 2018 in The Social Thinker
Do you have a goal? This simple tip can double your chances of success.
By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on April 02, 2018 in The Social Thinker
Most people look for a “good stopping place” to stop for the day, but research suggests you should look for a “bad stopping place” to keep your momentum going
By Amy Cooper Hakim Ph.D. on March 07, 2018 in Working With Difficult People
Do You Procrastinate? Heed this advice to break your bad habit.
By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on March 06, 2018 in Home Base
Having trouble getting started with a meditation practice? Maybe your perfectionism is getting in the way. Here's how to let go of your fear of failure and dive right in.
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on February 28, 2018 in Emotional Nourishment
Engaging in mindless living is not thinking about what you want out of life. If this is you, move your psychological compass NOW in the direction of where you want to be going.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in How To Do Life
What might actually help.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 15, 2018 in How To Do Life
Managing your time well and avoiding procrastination usually requires a combination of the psychological and tactical.
By Bence Nanay Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Psychology Tomorrow
"Know thyself" seems like common, even silly advice. However, it also might prevent people from embracing change in their lives.
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