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From Doom Scrolling to Netflix Binges: Unpacking the History & Science of Procrastination

podcast May 4, 2023


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Have you ever caught yourself waiting until the last minute to complete a task, even though you know you should have started sooner? We all have! But if you haven’t please teach me your ways. 

But have you ever wondered WHY we procrastinate? Is it really just a sign of laziness or poor time management skills? In this episode of we uncover the surprising history and science of procrastination including helpful tips helpful tips on how to overcome procrastination.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • The definition of procrastination and how it differs from laziness
  • The history of procrastination, from ancient Greek philosophers to modern-day psychology
  • The surprising science behind procrastination, including how our brains are wired to prioritize short-term rewards over long-term goals
  • The 6  procrastinator styles

 Overall, this episode is a must-listen for anyone who has ever struggled with procrastination.So, whether you’re a chronic procrastinator or just curious about the science behind it, this episode is a must-listen!

Timestamps:

  • Introduction: 0:00-2:14
  • The Definition of Procrastination: 2:14-6:00
  • The History of Procrastination: 6:00-12:25
  • The Science of Procrastination: 12:25-18:58
  • The Negative Effects of Procrastination: 18:58-21:20
  • Tips to Overcome Procrastination: 21:20-30:00

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The episode was researched and scripted by host Latoya Coleman (Toya From Harlem).

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