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The Procrastination Workbook: Your Personalized Program for Breaking Free from the Patterns That Hold You Back Paperback – November 9, 2002
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“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
From the Publisher
This is the first workbook to help chronic procrastinators overcome this universal and frustrating problem. William Knaus has compiled the best insights and most effective treatment techniques into one clear program, helping readers take the key step of identifying the root causes of their problem and their personal procrastination style, and then learn how to change the underlying mechanisms that reinforce their procrastinations. Step-by-step exercises show readers how to tailor an individualized plan for staying motivated and countering procrastination at work, at home, in school, in relationships, and everywhere else it occurs. Based on over thirty years of clinical experience and research into the cause and treatment of procrastination.
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