9 Best Books on Procrastination

9 Best Books on Procrastination

Following are the 9 best books on procrastination.

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choices made for him by circumstance. — Hunter S. Thompson

1. Eat That Frog –By Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog
Eat That Frog

There’s an old saying: if you eat a live frog first thing each morning, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you’ll do all day. Using eat that frog as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also the one that might have the greatest positive impact on your life, Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day. You’ll not only get more done faster, but get the right things done.

In his trademark high-energy style, acclaimed speaker and bestselling author Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective personal time management: decision, discipline, and determination.

2. The Now Habit –By Neil Fiore

The Now Habit
The Now Habit

This book provides strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism.

3. The Power of Now –By Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now
The Power of Now

The book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.

Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, “the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.”

4. Deep Work –By Cal Newport

Deep Work
Deep Work

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way.

DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

5. The Procrastination Equation –By Piers Steel

9 Best Books on Procrastination
The Procrastination Equation

Using a mix of psychology, evolutionary biology, self-help, and more than a decade of research, Dr. Piers Steel, the world’s foremost authority on procrastination, offers a tried and true method helping us to identify, understand, and break free of our self-destructive bad habits and create more positive lives for ourselves.

6. Procrastination –By Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen

9 Best Books on Procrastination
Procrastination

A must have for anyone who puts things off until tomorrow. 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.

7. Solving the Procrastinating Puzzle –By Timothy A. Pychyl

9 Best Books on Procrastination
Solving the Procrastinating Puzzle

Why do we sabotage our own best intentions? How can we eliminate procrastination from our lives for good? Based on current psychological research and supplemented with clear strategies for change, this concise guide will help readers finally break free from self-destructive ideas and habits, and move into freedom and accomplishment. With numerous practical tips for change, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle brings clarity and scientific studies—and a touch of humor!—to the quest for successfully achieving goals. This accessible guide is perfect for entrepreneurs, parents, students, and anyone who wants to get unstuck, stop delaying, and start living their most inspired life.

8. Stop Procrastinating –By Nils Salzgeber

9 Best Books on Procrastination
Stop Procrastinating

In this no-fluff and action-oriented book, you’ll discover the real reason behind your procrastination (there’s only one!) and you’ll find potent tools to help you overcome procrastination for good. 

Whether you’re a failing student, aspiring entrepreneur, stay-at-home mom, or just someone who’s constantly struggling for motivation – know that by following the information in Stop Procrastinating, you can overcome procrastination. 

More importantly, you can finally realize your potential, go after your dreams, and enjoy life without constantly feeling guilty or stressed out. 

9. Getting Things Done –By David Allen

9 Best Books on Procrastination
Getting Things Done

In today’s world, yesterday’s methods just don’t work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen’s premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential.

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

Thanks for reading! This was my list on the 9 best books on procrastination.

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