A book that offers realistic and practical solutions to procrastination relying on tested behavioral tools rather than shaming.
Twenty percent of Americans are chronic "procrastinators” and a study among college students has found that up to 95% have problems associated with procrastination. If that isn't bad enough, research has found that procrastination can adversely affect heart health.
Beyond Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing your Life (FreshLife Coaching), the latest book by certified life coach and sociologist, Renate Reimann, PHD, gets to the root causes of procrastination by helping readers discover their triggers for delaying. She then lays out proven methods for dealing with those triggers. Exercises and checklists personalize each reader's experience. And for those with short attentions spans, she offers quick tricks that can yield immediate results.
Throughout the book Dr. Reimann encourages readers to let go of any guilt they may feel because they sometimes procrastinate. Feeling ashamed only hastens the downward postponement spiral. For similar reasons, she doesn't believe that labels like "procrastinator” are helpful or accurate. When thinking of oneself as a procrastinator, the focus is on one's personality rather than the concrete delay issues which makes it harder to overcome procrastination.
In addition to much discussed practical reasons for procrastination such as time management and organization, and hot button psychological causes for postponement such as fear and anger, Dr. Reimann also dives into socio- cultural explanations of why we procrastinate more than ever. Expectations of always being up to date, endlessly competing at home and abroad and working during and after hours, take their toll. Many of us use procrastination to escape that pressure. Ironically, devices like smartphones that add to our sense of feeling overwhelmed, are also the ones that constantly invite us to procrastinate, checking social media sites, surfing the web and playing games.
Readers will also learn how to: • Reclaim their time • Recognize when they get stuck • Use enjoyable activities to break procrastination • Implement sustainable behaviors that eliminate delays
Beyond Procrastination is an excellent tool for all ages that nurtures while it guides readers toward overcoming delays and achieving their goals.