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Guilt and stress are nasty bedfellows to procrastination and this book is helping me to decrease their frequency. It will take consistency but the tips and insights here are helping me to make solid progress.
Two things really stuck with me and separate this book from so many.
1. The quote: "...the mind and the body are inextricably linked, meaning that the health and wellbeing of the one directly impact the health and wellbeing of the other."
2. You can use procrastination to your advantage, and it will give you the edge you need to break free and finally accomplish your goals.
This is worth the the read and the work to break free of procrastination.
Procrastination is surely the biggest problem for most of us. According to the researchers, procrastinators may feel more anxiety about the potential negative effects of an action and be less able to filter out interfering emotions and distractions. The good news is that it is possible to shrink the amygdala and improve brain connectivity ( and consecutively stop procrastinating!) through all the wise tips that the author patiently collected during his years of research about the topic.
In Procrastination WTF" Malcolm Johansson offers a complete toolkit for overcoming procrastination. In his words, the book is "chock-full of operational tactics."
I think the single most important approach presented in this book is to commit ourselves to do only a "mini step" toward the task that we've been avoiding. Surprisingly the motivation this book gave me is still working, probably due to the right amount of commitment that the author suggests (differently from the others pushing you to the excess since the beginning, a method that will give you an initial boost but then...you know!
For those who want to get started immediately with overcoming procrastination, simply starting from discovering what you really need to make the first steps, this book is the right tool!
I like the way this helpful & well-organized book pulled together all the reasons for procrastination into one neat package! Two of the several components mentioned in the beginning of the book (and expanded upon later) reminded me that eating well and breaking down a complex task into small components is key. I had not really thought about how complex my current task is so I didn't realize what was stopping me. Last year I accomplished a major project (moving) and had totally forgotten how I used the particular skills described in this book. Eating well ia one important contribution to overcoming procrastination and I particularly liked the way it was described here. I also found the book highly readable and the examples given of overcoming various types of procrastination colorful & descriptive.
I've had a problem with procrastination for some time so I could easily identify with the causes of procrastination mentioned within the book. It's true that the fear of failure can erode one's interest and confidence in handling projects one wishes to accomplish and this is something which has been affecting me all along. Sometimes, the difficulty of overcoming obstacles can be another stumbling block. Thanks to the author, I have found that creating a vision board and the fifteen minute method can be useful in pushing me to achieve my goals. Last but not least, I think the book is very well organized and written with proficiency.
Procrastinating or beating around the bush is a universal problem among all with consciousness, human and other than human. The thing about this book is though: Who wants to admit the reality of Selective Procrastination on things one does not like to do? Especially boring, rote chores that need doing like cleaning, earning a living at a job one does not like and the like. When one can become decisive and deal with everything in a decisive, non-procrastinating way, that is one can get somewhere for real, that is what this book shows. It is a very basic, yet necessary message for all, including and especially me. I get it.
This has to be one of the finest books on how to take charge of your life and defeat procrastination. Johansson gives valuable tips on time management and helps the reader understand what they're doing and why!
As any procrastinator knows, time management is not the only problem, not entirely. Johansson details the root of our tendencies to procrastinate while providing a step-by-step framework to guide us towards the achiever mindset. My favorite part about the book was Ch. 4 where the author took a deeper look at our environment and how that has a major impact on how we utilize or waste our time.
This book would be great for you if you want to get more things done and maximize your time.
Like most people, Procrastination is one of my biggest problem and I was always on the hunt for good books hoping to learn something new that would help me fight this problem. And this book was one of the best I've ever read on the topic.
Short and Concise, the author talked about 4 major factors that makes us procrastinate, factors that most of us are not even aware of. He talked about Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Environmental factors that affects our desire to Procrastinate. Most books I've read focuses only on the emotional and mental aspect and reading about physical factors like lack of sleep and poor health had me pausing every now and then and think "Now that makes sense."
If you are someone frequently wasting your time, this book would definitely give you these new "aha!" moments on things that you can change to help cure your Procrastinating and will help you asses how much changes should you do with your daily routine and finally start attaining the goals you always wanted to achieve.
This book is the most helpful book on dealing with the bad habit of procrastination that I have read. It has made a positive impact on my life since I have started applying what I read. I was at the point where procrastination was ruining my life and mental health. This book is actionable and I appreciate how brief and to the point it is. I’m still struggling a little but this has been an easy reference to get back on track.
A great book, with practical and easy-to-apply advice and tips that help you overcome procrastination. A must-read for anyone who is a professional procrastinator and wants to overcome this unwanted habit. Really good also to learn about time management. I found this very useful!
This book is a short simple read but make no mistake, it packs plenty of information about becoming more productive and wasting less time. I especially found the second to the last chapter very helpful with lots of important tips. Looking forward to reading more books by this author, cheers.