Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Date & Time: Thurseday, October 30, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC Point Grey Campus


Putting things off to the last minute? Having a hard time starting a project? Or is it hard to finish and actually put a close to something you are working on? This workshop is here to help you procrastinate less and get more done. Contrary to what most people think, procrastination is not fundamentally a time management problem, which is why just trying to manage your schedule better is limited in effectiveness in changing this pattern of behaviour.

In this workshop you will learn:

– about the factors that drive and maintain procrastination
– about the psychology of avoidance
– a variety of effective, concrete strategies to help you put a major dent in procrastination patterns.

Facilitator: Alex Abdel-Malek, MSW, RCC, is a professional therapist and instructor devoted to understanding how meaningful choices affect our health and wellbeing. In addition to teaching counselling skills at a university level, Alex is a regular contributor to programs and courses at the UBC Life and Career Centre, teaching popular courses such as Overcoming Perfectionism, and Transforming Stress into Strength.

Refreshments: Beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

Facilitator: Alex Abdel-Malek

Ticketing Information: FREE but registration necessary. Open to public but priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Registration will open the week prior to the event.

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