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Procrastination, Health and Well-being

October 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location:2017 Dunton Tower
Key Contact:Samantha Munro
Contact Phone:Ext. 2042

*This event has been cancelled due to a family emergency. We apologize for any inconvenience.

“I’ll look after my health later”: Procrastination, Health and Well-being

Timothy Pychyl, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, poses on campus December 15, 2015. (Christinne Muschi for Focus Magazine)

Timothy Pychyl, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University

The self-defeating delay of procrastination is more than just the thief of time, it undermines our health and well-being as well. In this talk, Dr. Tim Pychyl will explain why we procrastinate, how it affects our well-being and what we can do to reduce needless delay, particularly around our health goals. To learn more prior to the event, see

This event is part of Healthy Workplace Month. Upon attending this event, you will receive a ballot into the prize draw for a copy of Professor Tim Pychyl’s new book “Procrastination, Health and Well-being” (prize draw will take place that afternoon). You can also download the Healthy Workplace Month Passport and track your participation in Healthy Workplace events and workshops for your chance to win the grand prize – a GoPro!

Dr. Pychyl has recently released a new book: Procrastination, Health and Well-Being. Research on procrastination has grown exponentially in recent years. Studies have revealed that procrastination is an issue of self-regulation failure, and Procrastination Health Well-Being Cover (002)specifically misregulation of emotional states—not simply a time management problem as often presumed. This maladaptive coping strategy is a risk factor not only for poor mental health, but also poor physical health and other aspects of well-being. Procrastination, Health, and Well-Being brings together new and established researchers and theorists who make important connections between procrastination and health.


This event has been cancelled. Our apologies.