Forrest is joined by bestselling author Oliver Burkeman for an exploration of what’s really at stake in what we call “time management”. The post Being Well Podcast: Time Management for Mortals with Oliver Burkeman appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson. We’ve all experienced that frustrating feeling of knowing that we should be doing something, and yet struggling to take action. Join Forrest and Dr. Rick on this episode of the Being Well Podcast as they explore how we can overcome avoidance and procrastination, unlock our motivation, and cultivate a “pursuit mindset.” They discuss intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, why extrinsic motivations aren’t such a bad thing, and how we can use our important values to set better goals and shape our behavior. You’ll learn why procrastination is based on fear, how to orient toward pursuit and see yourself as an agent of change, and the key role “getting good at liking” plays in this process. LISTEN WATCH Key Topics: 0:00: Introduction 2:05: Intrinsic vs. external motivation 10:00: Identifying your intrinsic or “noncontingent” motivations 15:00: Self-determination theory (SDT) 19:35: Pursuit and prey orientation 28:25: The psychological function of procrastination 35:35: Learning what you like, and focusing on it 42:25: Meaning, purpose, pleasure, and satisfaction 46:20: Recap Support the Podcast We’re now on Patreon! If you’d like to support the Being Well podcast, follow this link. Sponsors: Get 15% off OneSkin with the code BEINGWELL at   Go to and use code BEINGWELL to save $100 on a Brio Air Purifier. Finally get that project off the ground with Squarespace! Head to for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch use coupon code BEINGWELL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit for 10% off your first month! Want to sleep better? Try the Calm app! Visit for 40% off a premium subscription. Connect with the show: Subscribe on iTunes Follow Forrest on YouTube Follow us on Instagram Follow Forrest on Instagram Follow Rick on Facebook Follow Forrest on Facebook Visit Forrest’s website The post Being Well Podcast: Overcoming Procrastination: Unleashing Motivation and Creating a Pursuit Mindset appeared first on Dr. Rick Hanson.

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