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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