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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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"Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have written an invaluable guide for overcoming problems with procrastination in the context of worry and anxiety. The book teaches readers to understand why they put off tasks and provides them with effective, step-by-step strategies for dealing with procrastination and overcoming anxiety and perfectionism, which often contribute to procrastination. I highly recommend this book for anyone whose anxiety prevents them from getting things done. Don’t put it off—read this book now!"
—Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, professor in the department of psychology at Ryerson University and author of When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough and The Anti-Anxiety Workbook

"Problems associated with chronic procrastination have been largely overlooked in self-help literature. Drawing upon the latest findings from clinical research, Pamela Wiegartz and Kevin Gyoerkoe provide practical tools to help people make timely decisions and stop putting important aspects of their life on hold."
—C. Alec Pollard, PhD, director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and professor of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University

"In a straightforward and practical manner, Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have provided a highly useful set of tools for helping readers overcome the widespread problem of procrastination. Not only do they address the basics of goal setting, motivation, and how to use established cognitive and behavioral methods, they also incorporate newer approaches, such as mindfulness, into this easy-to-read book."
—Cheryl Carmin, PhD, director of the stress and anxiety disorders clinic and the cognitive behavioral therapy program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

"Change your thinking; change your life! Seasoned clinicians Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe bring their extensive expertise from the consulting room into the pages of this clearly written self-help guide. They concisely explain the fundamental thought processes that lead to procrastination, teach the reader how to rationally examine and challenge those thoughts, and then gently but firmly move the reader forward from anxiety and self-doubt to a sense of efficacy and accomplishment!"
—Aaron Nelson, PhD, ABPP, chief of psychology and neuropsychology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School

"No matter what you procrastinate about, The Worrier’s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination will help you gain insight into the habits that hold you back and provide you with real-world practices to overcome them. By learning and following the practices in this book, you’ll be able to experience how wonderful it feels not to be a habitual procrastinator."
—David Haddad, president of Vidacom Corporation in Chicago, IL

From the Publisher

"Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have written an invaluable guide for overcoming problems with procrastination in the context of worry and anxiety. The book teaches readers to understand why they put off tasks and provides them with effective, step-by-step strategies for dealing with procrastination and overcoming anxiety and perfectionism, which often contribute to procrastination. I highly recommend this book for anyone whose anxiety prevents them from getting things done. Don’t put it off—read this book now!"
—Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, professor in the department of psychology at Ryerson University and author of When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough and The Anti-Anxiety Workbook

"Problems associated with chronic procrastination have been largely overlooked in self-help literature. Drawing upon the latest findings from clinical research, Pamela Wiegartz and Kevin Gyoerkoe provide practical tools to help people make timely decisions and stop putting important aspects of their life on hold."
—C. Alec Pollard, PhD, director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and professor of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University

"In a straightforward and practical manner, Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have provided a highly useful set of tools for helping readers overcome the widespread problem of procrastination. Not only do they address the basics of goal setting, motivation, and how to use established cognitive and behavioral methods, they also incorporate newer approaches, such as mindfulness, into this easy-to-read book."
—Cheryl Carmin, PhD, director of the stress and anxiety disorders clinic and the cognitive behavioral therapy program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

"Change your thinking; change your life! Seasoned clinicians Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe bring their extensive expertise from the consulting room into the pages of this clearly written self-help guide. They concisely explain the fundamental thought processes that lead to procrastination, teach the reader how to rationally examine and challenge those thoughts, and then gently but firmly move the reader forward from anxiety and self-doubt to a sense of efficacy and accomplishment!"
—Aaron Nelson, PhD, ABPP, chief of psychology and neuropsychology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School

"No matter what you procrastinate about, The Worrier’s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination will help you gain insight into the habits that hold you back and provide you with real-world practices to overcome them. By learning and following the practices in this book, you’ll be able to experience how wonderful it feels not to be a habitual procrastinator."
—David Haddad, president of Vidacom Corporation in Chicago, IL

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572248717
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 937,996
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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