The Worrier's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination: Breaking Free from the Anxiety That Holds You Back

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New Harbinger Publications, Jan 1, 2011 - Self-Help - 176 pages
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Break the Bonds of Anxiety-Driven Procrastination

You know that postponing things you need to do can result in negative consequences-overdue bills, unhappy supervisors, disappointed friends and romantic partners, and feelings of guilt or dread-but something inside keeps you from taking action. For many of us, that something is anxiety-fear of failure, firmly entrenched perfectionism, or even fear of success. With The Worrier's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, you'll develop the skills you need to understand and conquer the anxiety that lies at the root of your chronic avoidance. These proven skills for overcoming procrastination will help you to work productively, enjoy guilt-free leisure time, and free yourself from the anxiety that holds you back.

Use this effective program to:

•Identify the specific reasons behind your procrastination
•Eradicate the negative thinking patterns that fuel anxiety
•Set goals for boosting your productivity and improving time management
•Make the commitment to change your habits for good
 

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Part 1
5
Part 2
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Part 3
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Part 4
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Pamela S. Wiegartz, Ph.D., was an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she taught courses on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and directed the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) clinic for over a decade. She is a certified fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and serves on the scientific advisory board of OCD Chicago. Wiegartz is also actively involved in clinical research and is a cognitive behavioral consultant on grant-funded projects related to perinatal depression management and self-care. A licensed clinical psychologist, she maintains a practice dedicated to treating individuals with anxiety disorders in the greater Boston area. She is coauthor of 10 Simple Solutions to Worry. Visit her online at www.anxietyandocdtreatment.com.

Kevin L. Gyoerkoe, Psy.D., is codirector of the Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center, a clinic specializing in treating anxiety with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). He is an assistant professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he teaches courses on CBT. Gyoerkoe is certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and serves on the scientific advisory board of OCD Chicago. He is coauthor of 10 Simple Solutions to Worry.

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