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Gabe Howard  &  Vincent M. Wales 


Aug 10, 2017

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales finally tackle a topic they'd been putting off: procrastination. Pretty much everyone puts off doing distasteful tasks, but procrastination can cause a multitude of problems for us, including harming our health. During this show, you'll learn some surprising (and some not-so-surprising) facts about procrastination, including just how many people self-identify as procrastinators, and several of the most common excuses given for procrastinating. You'll also learn what the major reasons behind procrastination really are and [spoiler alert] that you can, in fact, stop procrastinating.



[2:15] - What are some things NOT responsible for procrastination?

[2:50] - How many people self-identify as chronic procrastinators?

[3:47] - What are some things that ARE responsible for procrastination?

[4:33] - What are some common excuses given for procrastinating?

[10:14] - What are some negative effects of procrastination?

[11:56] - What can we do to stop procrastinating?