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Bounce! Conversations with Larry Weeks


Interviews w/ authors, entrepreneurs, athletes and others on resilience, getting on or getting over life’s set ups and setbacks.

On the podcast Larry has in-depth conversations with notable people from a variety of fields and occupations; professors, entrepreneurs, athletes, physicians, etc, to get their stories or research on how to deal with or prepare for life’s challenges, stumbles, and stings. If research exists on how people bounce back, he talks about it. If there are physical practices, proven psychologies or philosophies that can help people build personal foundations before the storms come, he digs into it.

Jun 23, 2023

“You can delegate the activity but not the responsibility; you can share the praise but not the blame. the most finite, limited resource in our lives is time.” - Dr. Tim Pychl 

Larry speaks with Professor Tim Pychyl about the impact procrastination has on our well-being. This isn't about managing or optimizing a to-do list; procrastination affects the whole of your life. 

Tim is a retired psychology professor whose research focused on understanding why we can become our own worst enemy through procrastination. In addition to journal publications and co-edited scholarly books, including Procrastination, Health & Well-Being, and Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings, Tim wrote the brief and accessible Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change. An award-winning teacher, Tim has shared his passion for learning through his iProcrastinate podcast and blog on Psychology Today. 

In this episode, we delve into a variety of topics, including:

  • On teaching and the importance of presence
  • Defining and qualifying  procrastination 
  • How procrastination differs from normal delay
  • Rational and irrational delay
  • On self-regulation failure
  • Future self-theory 
  • Getting started
  • Strategies/tactics
  • Priming the pump and the five-minute rule
  • Recognizing avoidance when it appears
  • Procrastination and depression
  • Acceptance and self-compassion
  • On ego depletion theory and replication
  • On extended will 

Enjoy!

For show notes and more, visit larryweeks.com