End Procrastination Now!: Get it Done with a Proven Psychological Approach

End Procrastination Now!: Get it Done with a Proven Psychological Approach

by William Knaus Ed.D.

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Overview

Never miss another deadline!

A proven method that defeats procrastination forever by conquering emotions, not time management

Procrastination is a serious and costly problem. And time management isn't the solution. Author William Knaus exposes the deep-rooted emotional and cognitive reasons we procrastinate and provides solutions to overcome it. Where other books offer time-management techniques and organizational tips as superficial fixes that don't work in the long run, End Procrastination Now! goes deeper and shows you a three-pronged approach to get off and to stay off the procrastination treadmill.

End Procrastination Now! provides you with expert advice on how to stay on track, stay focused, and meet deadlines. Psychologist William Knaus outlines a step-by- step plan to get over procrastination by recognizing its causes, building positive feelings towards what needs to get done, and implementing effective solutions that help you cut bad habits to successfully get more done in less time.

You'll learn

  • The natural "causes" for procrastination and how to track and then stop procrastination.
  • New techniques that cut through procrastination barriers that affect work and productivity.
  • To reduce stress caused by procrastination through the unique cognitive, emotional, and behavioral approach.
  • How to build resilience to negative feelings you automatically have towards tasks

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071666084
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 03/08/2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 16.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

William Knaus, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist and an expert in the area of procrastination, depression, and anxiety. He is a pioneer in cognitive revolution in psychotherapy. Author is doing seminar tour for PESI, a national organization that sponsors continuing education for professional groups, such as mental health and medical professionals. Aside from his private practice, numerous consultation assignments include: U.S. Army Post-Doctoral Psychologist Training Programs, Canadian Government, Addiction Research Bureau, Devereux Foundation.
Regional television appearances include Boston, Minneapolis, Baltimore/Washington, New England Cable Network. National radio appearances include the Larry King Show, the Barry Farber Show, the Arlene Francis Show, and the Debbie Nigro Show. Life Series in Psychology, Channel 3, Cape Cod MA.

Table of Contents

Foreword Jon Carlson vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: End Procrastination with a Three-Step Approach xv

Part 1 The Cognitive Approach: Change Procrastination Thinking through Self-Awareness 1

1 Perspectives on Procrastination and Awareness for Change 3

2 Defeat Procrastination Thinking 27

Part 2 The Emotive Approach: Build Emotional Tolerance and Stamina for Unpleasant Tasks 45

3 Flex Your Emotional Muscle to Overcome Procrastination 47

4 How to Handle Stress-Related Procrastination 71

Part 3 The Behavioral Approach: Follow-Through to Get It Done 91

5 Act Decisively 93

6 Powerful Behavioral Techniques to Curb Procrastination 113

7 Applying Techniques to Address Procrastination in the Workplace 143

Appendix: Sample Therapy Script for a Procrastination Scenario 171

Resources 189

Index 199

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