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.

**This podcast originally appeared on Psychcentral as, “Podcast: Why Do We Procrastinate?”

Show Highlights:

[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?

Listen as Our Hosts Talk About Procrastination. Finally.

“I’m a procrastinator on different things. When it comes to writing my book? Procrastinate. When it comes to going to dinner? Early.” ~ Gabe Howard

About The Psych Central Show Podcast Hosts

Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders. In addition to hosting The Psych Central Show, Gabe is an associate editor for He also runs an online Facebook community, The Positive Depression/Bipolar Happy Place, and invites you to join.



Vincent M. Wales is a former suicide prevention counselor who lives with persistent depressive disorder. In addition to co-hosting The Psych Central Show, Vincent is the author of several award-winning novels and the creator of costumed hero Dynamistress. Visit his websites at and



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