Preventing Procrastination In Our Lives Part 2

RAFT Team, March 7, 2022

Do you struggle with procrastination? Join the RAFT team as we dive deeper into S.M.A.C.K., a procrastination prevention tool designed by clinical psychologist and Procrastination Coach, Dr. Christine Li.

Episode Time Codes

00:00 Intro
00:27 Esteniolla introduces the topic and the guest, Dr. Christine Li.
01:19 Dr.Christine Li reintroduces herself to listeners and shares her journey to becoming a Procrastination Coach.
03:30 Dr. Christine Li shares how she relates to her work personally.
05:45 Q&A: What is a working definition of procrastination for us to discuss? Are there atypical procrastination patterns?
09:55 Q&A: What are the top characteristics of procrastination?
11:12 Key Lesson: Procrastination is any thought/feeling/belief system that complicates getting to the finished line.
12:30 Q&A: Can you walk us through S.M.A.C.K.? Simplicity. Mindfulness. Anxiety-Reduction. Communication. Kindness to self.
14:20 Explantation of Simplicity.
15:20 Explantation of Mindfulness.
16:40 Explantation of Anxiety-Reduction.
19:00 Explantation of Communication.
20:22 Explantation of Kindness to self.
22:15 Esteniolla shares an example of how she used S.M.A.C.K. to stop procrastinating in her preparation for this RAFT podcast episode.
24:55 Debrief and discussion of the shared example.
25:55 Discussion on whether one should start with a lighter task or the heaviest task when trying to prevent procrastination.
28:10 Key Lesson: We can learn to make heavy tasks light or, at least, feel light.
30:45 Q&A: What about the advocate who is overwhelmed and is facing a tight deadline at work so they procrastinate? How does should this advocate use S.M.A.C.K.?
34:24 Q&A: When is S.M.A.C.K. not enough? When does one realize that struggles with procrastination are a symptom of a much bigger issue (ex. dysfunction in the workplace)?
37:30 Q&A: At the time of this recording, Valentine's Day is a week away and many people, like myself, have procrastinated preparations for the holiday. What do you have to say to them?
38:57 Key Lesson: Keep it SIMPLE.
40:45 Dr. Christine Li shares how listeners can be in touch and stay connected to her work.
42:23 Outro