3 Must Buy Books on Procrastination

This self-published hit is an important read for somebody looking to solve their own procrastination. The main message in this book is that procrastination is a voluntary kind of delay and in order to overcome it one needs to understand why we are reluctant towards the action. The book starts well and suggests that pre-deciding what to do in a situation helps overcome procrastination. However, post that the book goes into a prescriptive mode suggesting that the way to get out of procrastination is to just start the work and depend on one’s will power. Nevertheless, it is an important read to get a key perspective on one’s procrastination.


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This book is a summary of various techniques to overcome procrastination explained in a concise manner. It suggests a lot of techniques and references to overcome procrastination. Some people might find this book to be filled with too much of a browbeat and “do what I say” attitude. However, it packs a lot of punch in this read. The author walks through his own procrastination and suggests measures and practices he used and researched. The writing style is simple and is well worth a reading for any procrastinator.


This is one of the practical books on procrastination with no-nonsense advice. The book really looks at procrastination in the real lens and understands the psychology of procrastination. Most books that claim to help you with overcoming procrastination boil down to: get organized, make a list, put an alarm, install that app, get off your butt and do your work. Unlike those, this book is very helpful. It starts by explaining why people procrastinate. It’s not because we’re lazy, it’s because procrastination rewards us in some ways too. This book is a must read for all procrastinators to understand and make changes psychologically.

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