“If it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done.” – Unknown
We all procrastinate one way or another. Procrastination is among the most pervasive, tenacious, and complex of personal challenges. According to Dr William Knaus, author of “End Procrastination Now!: Get it Done with a Proven Psychological Approach“, procrastination is an automatic problem habit of putting off an important and timely activity until another time. For most of us “later” is the best time to get things done.
The problem of putting off can cause you stress, feeling guilty and angry with yourself for poor discipline. I agree with Dr Knaus is that procrastination or putting off is more than a simple act of avoidance, procrastination involves a process of interconnected perceptions and thoughts, emotions and sensations, and actions.
Procrastination is a serious and costly problem and it affects both our professional and personal life. We know that the affirmations of telling yourself “just get started!” and “just do it” and many of those time-management techniques are not that effective on long term basis.
All behavior or action has a purpose. Some of the reasons why many of us procrastinate is to avoid difficult, boring, complicated or time-consuming tasks. Then there are folks who put off their tasks is because they lack knowledge or skills and are worried they might screw up.
Perfectionism is another cause of procrastination. It can provoke anxious thinking and spur procrastination. You may act as if you believe that you are either a success or a failure based on your ability to meet high performance expectations.
If you don’t think that you have the resources to meet your lofty standards, this belief can cause you to procrastinate.
Indeed, it is truth is we have too much to do and not having enough time to do them all. So, we overcome them by putting off until tomorrow, thinking that we can do it then. The problem with procrastination is it doesn’t actually solve our problems, it creates more problems for us.
So, how stay on track, stay focused, and meet deadlines?
Dr Knaus says that like other problem habits, procrastination has vulnerabilities. So you need to learn to exploit those vulnerabilities by using powerful awareness and action approaches in which you work against procrastination from the inside out.
In his book, you’ll get to find out how to end procrastination where you do reasonable things in a reasonable way within a reasonable time to improve your health and happiness.
“End Procrastination Now!: Get it Done with a Proven Psychological Approach” is about our thoughts, feelings and actions. Author Dr Knaus shows you how to identify the causes of your procrastination and develop positive feelings towards what needs to get done, rather than playing the blame game. He offers practical solutions and effective techniques that can reduce your bad habits, so you can get be more productive.
The three key parts in the book are:
1) The Cognitive Approach.
2) The Emotive Approach
3) The Behavioral Approach
The Cognitive approach is about changing your procrastination thinking through self-awareness. The Emotive Approach is building emotional tolerance and stamina for unpleasant tasks. The Behaviorol Approach is following through to get it done.
Plus building resilience to those negative feelings which keep you away from getting things done.
Get your copy of “End Procrastination Now!: Get it Done with a Proven Psychological Approach” and get rid of this nasty habit of procrastinating. Get it done now.