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Procrastination Books

This board is for book reviews. Put the book name in the Subject, then say what you think of it in the body of the message. Others can add comments if they've read the book, too.

The EasyCalm System by Jon Mercer Free 27 minute coach sesson podcast


 I found this podcast and found it wonderful. Also confirms my conculsion on attitude of acceptance. Sit back and relax, he is really a good.

Jon Mercer has taught this method one-on-one for years   he made a  video coaching series designed to  Stop Anxiety and Panic Attacks which works for pracratination as well.Watch the complete first session from the Easycalm Video Series right now for FREE site below.

The monk who sold his Ferrari


I just finished reading this great book! I cannot believe it was sitting in my studio for 3 or 4 years without moving from page 20. It's such a good one!

I could make a small summary of the book... but I found someone else who already did a better job at it. The summary is quite good in itself, but I really recommend you to get the book and five it a try:

DO IT NOW - Book & Clock

HELLO ALL- I just wanted to let you know about my new book ..DO IT NOW-Book & Clock Set. Its the perfect thing for Procrastinators.... 


TV show: _Intervention_ on A&E

Intervention is not a book, but a TV show on A&E, but this is a review, and so "Procrastination Books" seemed the closest forum fit.

I've seen two episodes of this show. They are about serious drug addicts. The family hires the show to guide the intervention, ending in the person choosing or not to go to a detox facility.

It's an interesting show, but i mention it because i see myself, and in some sense, us, in these addicts.

Managing Thought: How Do Your Thoughts Rule Your World? by Mary J. Lore

I read about this book on a blog and based on that one entry I went on and ordered it:

Monkey mind has been SERIOUSLY messing with me lately...and since the IRS was bery bery good to me this year I thought I'd spring for a copy. Has anyone read this book? If so, what are your thoughts? (pun unintended)

Procrastination: Ten Things To Know

I couldn't figure out how to post this to the "Articles" section - I hope it's OK to include here.  I thought the article had some interesting and insightful information, especially about health effects. It is from Psychology Today, 23 August 2003.

There are many ways to avoid success in life, but the most
sure-fire just might be procrastination. Procrastinators sabotage
themselves. They put obstacles in their own path. They actually choose
paths that hurt their performance.

Put off Procrastination

Found this PDF article- 7 "modules" acutally to "put off procrastination" and thought I would share since I didn't notice it when I was looking through the book forum before. It references as sources many of the authors reviewed here.


Cute little web app.:

It's a web-based to-do list that you edit to show your own list.  It shows you one task at a time, and when you complete it it moves on to the next task.  At the end is a reassuring "all done".  Really simple and deceptively effective.  I'm going to try it at work next.


Best wishes,


A good write-up on the "One Day at a Time" task list

This guy doesn't use the term MITs but it's the same concept.


"Microbursts" by Cheryl Miller

"Microbursts" from the Cheryl Miller healthy living website.

Awesome.  NOT  A   BOOK !!

Just a short article -- a  few paragraphs to read online ... and change your outlook.

It's not on her main site anymore, but here's a cached copy:

It's a few paragraphs of writing that have really HELPED me.

"Do It Tomorrow - and other secrets of time management" by Mark Forster

This book was discussed in another thread (I'm move it over here). I ordered the book from amazon in the UK, and it just arrived today. Will report back after I've had a chance to read it!


Cute new productivity tool

OK, you guys know that I'm a sucker for time-wasting new productivity tools (is that an oxymoron?), but check this out - from Leo at Zen Habits.  On a designated break of course, not NOW lol.


Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life: Henry Cloud, John Townsend

This book was highly recommended to me and I'm finding it very enlightening.  It's not specifically about procrastination, but it addresses a lot of resistance issues that many of us struggle with.   It is written from a Christian standpoint with lots of Bible quotes and whatnot, so if you're not into that, this book might not be for you.  But if you're ok with the religion part, it's an excellent book. 


Cool new tool!

Now you guys know that I like to experiment with different time management tools, to the point that it's a form of procrastination for me.  But this one is truly awesome.  The basic product is free although they plan to have some fee based content in the future. 

It only takes a few minutes to set up your projects and tasks, then you enter in the time you spend on each task as you go through your day. 

"Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life" - Hayes


check out this web site (on a designated break!)

you know how I love messing around with new productivity tools !



How to Stop worrying and Start Living - Dale Carnegie

Wow, I bought this book because I tend to suffer from pretty serious anxiety episodes. And my procrastination is closely related to most of them. All that time spent worrying about something is time I spend NOT working on it. I was very surprised to start reading this book and find out that starting with the first chapter (Live in "day-tight compartments") what helped me with worry also significantly helps with my procrastination.

Here is an excerpt that I found particularly useful:

You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought by Peter McWilliams

This is an older book - 1988 - but reading the back really caught my interest.  There are alot of quotes - which I love and it is from the series Life 101.  The cover says a book for people with any life threatening illness  including life.  My procrastination is really effecting my health so that resonated as well.  Has anyone read this?  Did it help?

Zen to Done by Leo Babauta

Has anyone read this book?  I'm wondering if it's worth buying or if it's just a rehash of blog posts.  I love the Zen Habits blog. 


Software recommendation

This is a great little tool for making lists and outlines.  I used it for a while for my GTD project lists and I'm going back to it now, because it really helped keep all my little lists organized and updated. 

It's also great for organizing written reports, and probably papers too for you college students.

It's not a free product but it's inexpensive and there is a free trial so check it out.  (in your free time, not NOW lol)


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