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Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices to Stop Procrastination

Procrastination is a huge problem for many people, and can eat away at both productivity and self-esteem.

Even people with good time management skills can waste a great deal of time struggling with procrastination. But there is hope! This topic will help you understand the most common causes of procrastination, and identify your own biggest procrastination challenges. You will then learn practical strategies for overcoming procrastination through two main channels: 1. By overcoming the obstacles that get in the way of you completing a task, and 2. Building up your strength and ability to tackle even the toughest assignments. You will learn how to identify the right strategies for your particular needs, and to become more productive by reducing wasted time. This topic is critical for anyone who has trouble getting started or finishing projects, tasks and assignments.

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Introduction

  • Negative Impacts of Procrastination

Why We Procrastinate

  • Most Common Reasons
  • Identifying Your Problem

How to Stop Procrastinating by Reducing the Obstacles

  • "Change Your State" Solutions
  • "Fighting Back" - Counteracting Your Assumptions
  • Exploring Your Resistance
  • Tricks for Making Them Smaller
  • Scheduling in Prime Time
  • Making It Fun

Overcoming Procrastination by Increasing Your Strength

  • Remind Yourself of Strengths
  • Start With What You're Best at
  • Make a Plan
  • Create Lists of Resources
  • Focus on the "Why"
  • Get Some Inspiration
  • Create Incentives
  • Support Partner

Next Steps for Becoming a "Do It Now-Er"

  • How to Choose the Right Strategies for You
  • Getting Support
  • Making a Plan for Your Next Steps
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This course was last revised on February 15, 2017.

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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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Maryann Murphy, MSW, CPO®

Maryann Murphy, MSW, CPO®

Maryann Murphy, MSW, Professional Organizer

  • Certified Professional Organizer®; full-time organizing and time management business more than 10 years
  • Author of time management book STOP Wasting Your Precious Time: 60 Easy Strategies for Eliminating Your Biggest Time Wasters at Work
  • Conduct regular seminars and workshops on time management, downsizing, public speaking, organizing and overcoming procrastination. Creator of two “28 Day Success” coaching programs on time and paper management
  • Master’s degree in social work; B.A. degree in psychology; certificate as Specialist in Chronic Disorganization
  • Golden Circle member of National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) - past director of Professional Development, instructor for New Organizer workshops, past Co-Chair of national Special Interest Group; immediate past president, National Speakers Association New England chapter; Distinguished Toastmaster, Toastmasters international
  • Former clinical social worker/behavior therapist working with adults to improve productivity and reduce stress. Developed and managed workshop programs for 10 years for adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Ran U.S. Census for 3 counties, 250,000 residents as local census office manager
  • Can be contacted at [email protected], (508) 292-6706, on Twitter®: @MMurphyMSW or on her website: www.MaryannMurphy.com
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Product ID: 399783
Published 2017, 2018
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