• 12 minutes

Why We Procrastinate


Procrastination is a common problem and there are different perspectives on it.

Overcoming procrastination is hard and, while it is also important to take seriously, sometimes humor is needed to overcome the stress that you feel with procrastination. How can you overcome procrastination in your life while keeping a balance between seriousness and humor? What are you procrastinating doing? Why? Knowing the answer to those questions is the first step in the process of overcoming procrastination.

Runtime: 11 minutes



Maryann Murphy, MSW, CPO®

Maryann Murphy, MSW, CPO®

Maryann Murphy, MSW, Professional Organizer

  • Certified Professional Organizer®; full-time organizing and time management business for 11 years
  • Former clinical social worker/behavior therapist working with adults to improve productivity and reduce stress for over 10 years
  • Author of STOP Wasting Your Precious Time: 60 Easy Strategies for Eliminating Your Biggest Time Wasters at Work, available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon
  • Professional speaker, conducting regular seminars, workshops, and webinars on time management, downsizing, organizing, and overcoming procrastination; creator of two “28 Day Success” coaching programs on time & paper management
  • Past president, National Speakers Association New England chapter; award-winning speaker and Distinguished Toastmaster, Toastmasters international
  • Golden Circle member of National Association of Productivity and Professional Organizing (NAPO), director of professional development, instructor for new organizer workshops, co-chair of national special interest group
  • Ran U.S. Census for three counties, 250,000 residents as a local census office manager
  • Master’s degree in social work; B.A. degree in psychology, certificate as specialist in chronic disorganization
  • Can be contacted at 508-292-6706, [email protected], on Twitter® @MMurphyMSW, or

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