How to Overcome Procrastination

FEBRUARY 8, 2017

“We sift through the world of science, studies, data and theories to uncover what we know about procrastination and to find out if it's possible to conjure a cure,” Stuart Langfield says. While this beautiful video he created won’t provide you with magic solutions to overcome procrastination, it highlights the importance of the neuroplasticity of our brains—that our brains can change—and that “the more plastic your brain is the easier it is to train it to do what you want: to make and break habits.” Tim Pychyl1, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University, mentions that “what we want to do is down regulate the limbic system and strengthen the response of the prefrontal cortex—and mindfulness meditation is a route to that.”

  1. His research in psychology focuses on breaking down procrastination and its relation to personal well-being. You can learn about his research at