Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman on overcoming procrastination and how to trick yourself into a flow state

Oliver Burkeman is a Guardian writer based in New York. He writes the weekly psychology-based column This Column Will Change Your Life. He is also the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.

In this interview, we cover:

  • Oliver’s tips for parenting in the age of COVID
  • Oliver’s personal method for time management
  • How Oliver decides which projects to prioritise
  • Oliver’s personal Kanban system to planning his time
  • How to overcome procrastination using self-talk
  • Strategies for overcoming writer’s block
  • How Oliver trick’s his brain into getting into flow
  • How Oliver find’s new ideas for his columns every single week
  • Oliver’s go-to sources for inspiration and information

Get Oliver’s book The Antidote, follow him on Twitter @oliverburkeman, and check out Oliver’s column for The Guardian.