Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change

Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change

by Timothy A. Pychyl

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Overview

The revised edition of the self-published hit, offering powerful strategies to end procrastination.
 
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399168123
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 268,371
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Timothy A. Pychyl Ph.D. is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa. Researching and writing about procrastination since 1995, Pychyl has garnered an international reputation for his scholarship and a global audience for his iProcrastinate podcasts and his popular Don’t Delay blog with Psychology Today (www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay). Visit him online at: procrastination.ca.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    …………………………………………………………………………………..       v
Introduction   …………………………………………………………………………………………….      

Chapter 1 - What is procrastination? Why does it matter?      ……………………..      

Chapter 2 – Is procrastination really a problem? What are the costs of
                              procrastinating? ………………………………………………………………..    

Chapter 3 – What’s the most important thing we need to know
                              about procrastination? ………………………………………………………    

Chapter 4 – Why we won’t feel like it tomorrow  ………………………………………..     

Chapter 5 – Excuses & Self-deception: How our thinking contributes to
                              our procrastination ……………………………………………………………   

Chapter 6 – The power of getting started ……………………………………………………      

Chapter 7 – Why getting started isn’t the whole solution ……………………………..     

Chapter 8 – Willpower, willpower, if we only had the willpower …………………….   

Chapter 9 – What’s bred in the bone: Personality and procrastination …………     

Chapter 10 – Cyberslacking on the procrastination superhighway ……………….     

Concluding Thoughts — On the road of self-change        ………………………………………

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"Don’t be mislead by the concise size (100 pages) of this book. Timothy Pychyl has been helping people change their put-it-off mindsets for twenty years. Each page has been carefully thought out to hold readers’ attention as he tells us how to get about doing what we need to do in order to make our lives more productive and fulfilling. Laced with cartoons to keep readers laughing as they learn, the guidance is wise, down-to-earth, and easy to embrace."
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Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! The author claimed this to be a concise book and yet it was full of both explanations of why people procrastination and great suggestions, strategies, and ideas to take concrete action to avoid procrastination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book because it has straightforward, practical advice that is easy to implement.