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

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Hachette Books, Apr 2, 2007 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
A practical, tested program to overcome procrastination by achieving set goals, managing time, enlisting support, and handling stress.
A must have for anyone who puts things off until tomororw. 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. Wise, effective, and easy-to-use, 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. Burka and Yuen even provide tips on living and working with the procrastinators you may know.
 

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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.
-Mia

Contents

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PART ONE UNDERSTANDING PROCRASTINATION
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
PART TWO OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION
Epilogue
APPENDIX B A Short List of Techniques for Managing Procrastination
Index

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Jane B. Burka, PhD is a psychologist specializing in individual psychotherapy with young adults, adults, and seniors. She practices in North Oakland, California. Lenora M. Yuen, PhD is a psychologist and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. They have conducted workshops and seminars for corporate and public groups nationwide.

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