Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now

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Da Capo Press, Apr 2, 2007 - Psychology - 240 pages
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Based on their workshops and counseling experience, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and at times humorous look at a problem that affects everyone: students and scientists, secretaries and executives, homemakers and salespeople. Procrastination identifies the reasons we put off tasks—fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment—and their roots in our childhood and adult experiences. The authors offer a practical, tested program to overcome procrastination by achieving set goals, managing time, enlisting support, and handling stress. Burka and Yuen even provide tips on living and working with the procrastinators you may know.

Wise, effective, and easy to use, this new edition shows why for 25 years Procrastination has been an immediate must-have for anyone who puts things off until tomorrow.


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Not useful. the book meanders through a series of long, detailed explanations about why people procrastinate, and why some people procrastinate to a point that is damaging, then falters. Given that ... Read full review

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This book gave me a way better understanding about my way of thinking. Thought I was the only one feeling this way. Already feeling better about myself and how to lessen the amount of stressing I'm doing.


Fear of FailureThe Procrastinator on Trial
Fear of SuccessHello Procrastination Goodbye Success
The Procrastinator in CombatFear of Losing the Battle
The Comfort Zone Fear of Separation and Fear of Intimacy
Do You Know What Time It
Current NeuroscienceThe Big Ideas
Taking Stock A Procrastination Inventory
Setting and Achieving Goals
Learning How to Tell Time
Learning to Say Yes and
Using Your Body to Reduce Procrastination
Tips for Procrastinators with ADD and Executive Dysfunction
Neither Here nor There Procrastination and the CrossCultural
Living and Working with Procrastinators

Procrastination and Your Brain
How You Came to Be a Procrastinator
Looking Ahead to Success
APPENDIX B A Short List of Techniques for Managing Procrastination

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Jane B. Burka, Ph.D. and Lenora M. Yuen, Ph.D. are psychologists who practice in Berkeley and Palo Alto, California, respectively. They have conducted workshops and seminars for corporate and public groups nationwide.

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