Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It

Procrastination Why You Do It What To Do About It Based on years of counseling psychologists Jane B Burka and Lenora M Yuen offer a probing sensitive and sometimes humorous look at the problem that troubles everyone Revealing the reasons we put of

  • Title: Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It
  • Author: Jane B. Burka Lenora M. Yuen
  • ISBN: 9780738209562
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Based on years of counseling, psychologists Jane B Burka and Lenora M Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and sometimes humorous look at the problem that troubles everyone Revealing the reasons we put off tasks fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment the authors outline a practical, tested program to overcome procrastination Candid and understandingBased on years of counseling, psychologists Jane B Burka and Lenora M Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and sometimes humorous look at the problem that troubles everyone Revealing the reasons we put off tasks fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment the authors outline a practical, tested program to overcome procrastination Candid and understanding, Procrastination is a must have today for anyone who puts everything off until tomorrow.

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    1. I'll get to this eventuallyUpdate 1/20/2012. Amazing! It changed my life! I'm going to review this right now! 4.5 stars.Update 2/23/2012. So I found that in the 2nd half of the book, there were a lot of exercises that were meant to help you change your procrastinating ways. But I found that instead of doing the exercises then, it was more to my liking to just read about it and decide to do the exercises later. Maybe I need a more powerful intervention.


    2. Written in classic simplified self-help language, but got a lot of good in it. First half is a shattering look at exactly who I am and what I'm afraid of in vast portions of my life. Anxiety sure can suck, and this one slices my wounded psyche up into little pieces and lays them out in bullet points; the "Cycle of Procrastination" bit was enough to put a pit into my stomach from sheer in-the-moment recollection. As everyone else syas, second half is a much vaguer look at working one's way out of [...]


    3. What I like about this book is that it tackles procrastination in two sections: why you're doing it, and what to do about it. The why part is fascinating, especially when you expand beyond your own procrastination and start applying it to other people in your life, especially co-workers. The "what to do about it" part is a little less mind-blowing, although still useful.


    4. Probably one of the most comprehensive overviews of the causes of procrastination that I've read. I think this book does a really good job of demonstrating that procrastination is a complex thing, with many possible causes behind it. I particularly liked the discussion of how some procrastinators have a different relationship with time than non-procrastinators - I've personally found that a lot of my procrastination comes not so much from a reluctance to do a task but from things like vastly und [...]


    5. Positives:- Well grounded book.- Good selection of topics.- Added value to my understanding of procrastination. (!)- Some relations of procrastination are interesting. (e.g. procrastination vs. time, procrastination vs. childhood)- "Living and Working with Procrastinators" chapter is a good contribution imo. Especially the part named "Summary of suggestions for parents".- And very very specifically, i liked this compact definition of happiness:"Happiness comes from living well, according to your [...]


    6. What a tremendous piece of crap this book is. The two authors of this book admit that they have major issues with procrastination themselves and hardly got around to writing the book.The book is made out of 2 parts. Part 1 discusses WHY we procrastinate. All that section does is put the blame on others. "You are procrastinating because your parents.blah blah". If you want an excuse to why you are procrastinating and not feel as bad about it, this book is for you. Just a bunch of excuses.The seco [...]


    7. A dynamic psychological report on procrastination, and what you can do about itApproaching unwelcome tasks with an “I’ll do it tomorrow” mindset is not unusual behavior. The problem is, tomorrow quickly becomes today, so the procrastinator sets a new tomorrow goal. This tomorrow goal eventually becomes a next week goal, then a next month goal, then a next year goal – that is, a never goal. Time runs out for everyone, but it does so far more quickly for procrastinators. If you procrastina [...]


    8. Hmmmmmmmmm, well, I figure I can't really get any worse by reading this book. Typical simple language self-help book. No life changing revelations. States the obvious that procrastinators every where already know and are so good at ignoring. I suppose I hoped this book would crawl inside my brain and radically change my habits. No such luck. The dishes are still in the sink from last night's supperever, I did clean the counter after making a sandwich. Soogress? Maybe.


    9. This book is really helpful. I learned what type of procrastinator I am and gave me ideas on how to overcome it. i learned that I should always be happy about the progress I make toward my goal.


    10. I picked up a book called Procrastination: Why You Do It and What to Do About It at the library, hoping to be either mildly amused or even helped. Neither of these things happened. After dropping to a non-honors English class I was a bit disheartened, having always considered English one of my strongest subjects. I was trying to improve myself academically, but it was no easy task. Then I found this book, and it became an even more difficult task. It was really really boring. I know there shoul [...]


    11. The book consists of two parts: what is procrastination, and how we can overcome it. Overall, the book is clearly organized and insightful, and suggestions from the book are quite reasonable and easy to follow. One main argument from the book is that procrastination has reasons and the reasons always infect other behaviors, too. The authors start with equation of self-worth, ability and performance, which is really what I have in mind. Procrastination comes between ability and performance by deg [...]


    12. Finally got around to reading this volume! I had been putting it off for a long time. Now I know why!Excerpt: From book "Procrastination, why you do it, what to do about it"by Burka & Yuen (1983):" the most important developmental task of each child is to become an autonomous adult Even if your child initially began to procrastinate for other reasons, if you've been nagging him or her about it, he or she may continue to procrastinate to thwart you. This is often the case with adolescent chi [...]


    13. This book is split into two parts: Why and How. The first is a comprehensive description of procrastination and why it is someone might become a procrastinator. Every personality type that get caught in these bad habits is explored, and sometimes I was astounded by the way they were able to describe me (without knowing me, of course). The second part is not nearly as good. Here the authors give a few ideas to try out in order to overcome procrastination, but there isn't enough motivation in the [...]


    14. This book was the first self help book I've read and I ended up enjoying it even thought it took me a while to read. The authors employ a sufficient amount of humor to make me chuckle. The book is well written and easy to understand. I enjoyed the first half more than the second half because the first half sought to explain why people procrastinate. The authors also used many anecdotes that helped me understand their points. I enjoyed the second half too but not as much. It mostly consists of ex [...]


    15. WOW!!!! This book is amazing!! It really goes in depth with the whys and hows of procrastination. I feel like I have a much better understanding of the subject after reading this book. The solutions that the authors provide for procrastination make sense and are easy to implement. I'm really glad I read this book!! *I read the updated 25th Anniversary Edition


    16. I highly recommend this to everyone that procrastinates or is a perfectionist. It's probably been one of the most influential books in my life. I've always been a procrastinator, but after college it got to a whole new level of procrastination. I'm not sure the book really cured me of it entirely, but it has helped me understand why I procrastinate, which is really 90% of the battle I think.


    17. For me, this was a life changing book. While I had already been using quite a few of the procrastination ending techniques before I even found this book (which had helped to remedy my procrastination an extreme amount), it was discovering why I procrastinated that made such a huge difference in my life and to my future. I now know that anytime I want to procrastinate on something I can stop and examine my reason behind it. Once I know which reason it is, I can remedy the situation and get on wit [...]


    18. Definitely a good read about why you will procrastinate. The most important thing about the book is that, you need to know yourself. You need to notice you are procrastinating and why are you procrastinate. What are you feelings when you procrastinate. Only if you understand your feeling, you can tackle the issue.



    19. 是剖析的很透徹沒錯啦! 但是就是讀不入心的書. 花了一星期慢慢地把他讀完, 這也算拖延吧!



    20. If you watched Tim Urban´s TED Talk about procrastination and still thinking about your "instant gratification monkey" and your "panic monster" you should read this book without a doubt.



    21. This book was an eye-opener. The things the authors talk about seem obvious, but for some reason one never think about the problem of procrastination that way. I've been dealing with procrastination since high school. Before that, I could do everything on time and did my house chores too without putting them off. But then high school happened. High school was disruptive in many ways for me, and I developed a habit of putting things off, because I wanted to spend my time differently. Instead of d [...]


    22. Preety poor. If you're reading it in order to reduce your own procrastination, the first half of the book is completely useless to you. If you're reading it to get a better understanding of procrastination, it's basically no good either, as I'll explain now. The first half is skant, based largely on common-sense-isms, is not rigorous, and deals primarily with personal anecdotes rather than an analysis of the research. It uses a lot of phrases like 'tend to' or 'usually', i.e. generalisations rat [...]


    23. If you've ever wanted insight on why you (or someone else) procrastinates, and practical tips for dealing with it, read this book! Although I don't consider myself a significant procrastinator, I still found a lot of value here. For example, perfectionism (guilty) can play a big role in procrastination. Scheduling is discussed, and the authors point out the reality of not having enough time to do everything you expect of yourself. The book also encourages you to be mindful of your inner monologu [...]


    24. I really wish I could rate this audiobook 3.5 starts, but I've rounded up because I believe there's too much vs too little contentPart One - Understanding ProcrastinationThis is a treatise on procrastination. Weighing in at 10 of the total 18 chapters of the physical book, I felt it was unnecessarily long (even when listened to at 1.5x speed), repetitive, and overly academic and complex at times. When I got to chapter 16 of the Audible edition, I was wondering when this part of the audio book wo [...]


    25. Reading this book was a happy surprise, as it was offered by a friend. I would personally probably not buy such a book if it was not the case. Why, because of my stereotype towards books with such titles. I always had an impression that this kind of book would try to convince you by all means that you are not good and here we have a recipe for you. Boy, I was wrong, and fortunately it is not too late.The book finally was a psychology-initiating book for me, introducing me to the unknown yet char [...]


    26. An extremely effective guide to overcoming procrastination one step at a time, first by identifying the underlying psychological, neurological, and emotional motives, and then confronting them piecewise. This is no book of gimmicks, but a practical guide for overcoming procrastination over time, not overnight. The Freedom from Procrastination Code (pg. 152)It is not possible to be perfect.Making an effort is a good thing. It is not a sign of stupidity or weakness.Failure is not dangerous. Failur [...]


    27. I am very thankful to both of authors for writing such a nice book. This book is written by heart for those who are helpless and whose laziness have become their psychological problem. Procrastination occupied my heart bitterly. I am not fully recovered yet, and neither I say, "the book will change one if someone finishes it next week." Isntead, I would say that make sure as this piece of writing has such a power that if one applies given rules, (s)he'll take over on procrastination in a certain [...]


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