Synopses & Reviews
Procrastination is a near-universal trait, at its most troublesome when it holds someone back from doing well in school, adds a frustrating dimension to personal relationships, or closes off the road to professional fulfillment with an endless series of detours and roadblocks.
Based on over thirty years of clinical experience and research, this workbook distills the essence of the best insights and the most effective techniques to help you identify the root causes of your procrastination problem and find workable solutions for overcoming it. Best-selling author William Knaus begins by providing self-assessment exercises that help you discover why you procrastinate and identify your procrastination style. The book explains how to change the underlying mechanisms that reinforce your procrastination and helps you tailor an individualized plan for counteracting it at work, at home, at school, in your relationships, or anywhere else it occurs. Throughout, engaging exercises and an array of tips and techniques keep you motivated to get to the root of your problem and overcome it.
“Best book ever written on the topic. A must read not only for those struggling with procrastination but also for anyone interested in improving their efficiency and effectiveness.”
—Sam Klarreich, Ph.D., President, The Berkeley Center for Effectiveness, Toronto
“Bill Knaus has produced a real winner with The Procrastination Workbook. As he notes, most procrastinators live with a mañana illusion: ‘No Problem, I can do it later.’ Unfortunately, the truth is quite different. Needless delays lead to many problems including underachievement, interpersonal concflict, and personal guilt and distress. Fortunately, this workbook presents a very clear and helpful plan for its readers. Knowledge about procrastination is coupled with exercised to help the procrastinator move forward in small steps, which add up to big changes.”
—Howard Kassinove, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Psychology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
“This book vigorously shows how to enjoy your life with less stress, strain, and greater gain—provided you unprocrastinatingly read it!”
—Arnold A Lazarus, Ph.D., ABPP, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Rutgers University, and coauthor, The Sixty-Minute Shrink
“It is refreshing to have a scholar and practitioner well familiar with the causes and consequences of procrastination to provide us with a useful workbook. This book will truly assist any person who wants to change.”
—Joseph R. Ferrari, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, and author, Procrastination and Task Avoidance
At its worst, procrastination can sabotage personal relationships and impede professional progress. The Procrastination Workbook distills the most effective techniques available to help readers identify why they put things off and find solutions. Based on 30 years of research, the book offers a plan for counteracting this undesirable trait at work, home, or school. Quizzes, worksheets, and tips make the process engaging and fun.
A researcher with thirty years of studying procrastination under his belt helps chronic procrastinators break the cycle of avoidance, explaining how to counteract this trait at work, home, or school. Original.
Based on 30 years of research, this workbook offers a plan for counteracting procrastination at work, home, or school. Quizzes, worksheets, and tips make the process engaging and fun.
About the Author
William J. Knaus, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with more than thirty years of clinical experience and research specializing in procrastination and its treatments. As a preeminent expert in this area, Knaus has conducted scores of workshops and groups for procrastinators, has been a gues on Good Morning America, and has been interviewed for articles in U.S. News and World Report, Self, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. Knaus is former Director of Training at the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Do It Now! and Overcoming Procrastination with Albert Ellis.
Foreword author, Albert Ellis, Ph.D., is the founder of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, which ahs affiliated centers around the world. He has written more than 50 books and 700 articles, including the best-selling Overcoming Procrastination, A Guide For Rational Living, and How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable About Anything—Yes, Anything. He is currently the President of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City.
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