Procrastination has met its match:
A book that offers realistic and practical solutions to
procrastination relying on tested behavioral tools rather than
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.
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