Do you tend to put of doing tasks that are boring, complicated, or unpleasant? Does your procrastination leave you anxious?
The More You Do, The Better You Feel by David Parker teaches us how to identify and break the unhealthy habits that lead to chronic procrastination.
Nonfiction – Self Help, Self-Improvement, Personal Growth
Now, don't hate me, but I used to have to have my essays done and handed in 2 weeks early. I just felt pressure to do so in high school. My brother put his off until it was too late! I was assigned an essay, and I would work at it. Likely, the fact that I was a loner, and didn't go out much, meant that I enjoyed my schoolwork! (My brother had a social life!) Mom would type my essays if they were done early. She was a fabulous secretary and editor for the Rotary Club of Toronto weekly newsletter.
This self-help book is well-written. I'm not sure a procrastinator would get to it, but perhaps an advisor might assist! Or those wanting to change, might use the book as a resource for a self-help group, supporting one another. Parker discusses the reasons for putting things off, "over-analysis leads to paralysis." He has some specific ways and means to get yourself going.
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sort of mini-resume!
This is the basis of the book: to break it down. There are many reasons we avoid tasks, mostly involving fears: failure, success, mediocrity, embarrassment, boredom, resentment of authority; or there is self-loathing, an ego, frustration or anger. Work overload may contribute. Parker gets into this. I think that anytime we use our emotional intelligence to improve our attitudes, habits and/or behaviours, we win. It's about goal setting and wanting change. He writes about the J.O.T. Method™ sort of jotting things down as you go, concentrating on one thing at a time. I highly recommend this book. Don't wait as long as I did to read it!