The Procrastinator’s Mind Why We Procrastinate and How to Overcome It?

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Stop Procrastination, Step by Step

We all have a will to survive. Because of this will to survive, we have a natural tendency to love safety and fear danger. However, for the love of safety, we start loving comfort and pleasure and, for the fear of danger, we start fearing effort and pain. So, instead of loving safety and fearing danger, we extend into loving pleasure and easiness and fearing pain and toughness, both emotional and physical.

The Procrastinator’s Mind empathizes with procrastinators and seeks to understand the behavior of procrastination within their reality without judging them. The author gets to the core of the psychology of procrastination and provides practices and solutions that are proven to stop procrastination and inspire the journey toward discipline.

The author takes a more personal and familiar approach that affects the reader’s whole life and sense of self-respect and not just preach more productivity at work. The book delves deeply into subjects such as self-esteem, fear, emotion, thought, assertiveness, identity, and self-efficacy, and the effects of these subjects on procrastination.

Often when we procrastinate, we have some work that we are running away from, a work that poses a fear in terms of our self-esteem, effort, or ability. During this time, we go on a binge to understand and solve our procrastination. This book intends to help one procrastinate less by building the awareness of the subconscious and conscious processes within a procrastinator.

In this book, you will learn:

1. Why should we work and what happens if we don’t work? It is not about money.

2.a. While fear of failure is a common cause of procrastination, in reality, the fear of failure arises from something inside such as low self-esteem, fear of effort and low self-efficacy.
b. What drives disciplined people to work on time?

3. The origin of low self-esteem, how our low self-esteem leads to procrastination, and how to overcome it?
4. Our fear of effort, how it results in our procrastination, and how to overcome it gradually?
5. How do low self-efficacy and a fear of self-efficacy failure lead to a cycle of procrastination? Relationship between efficacy, motivation, and procrastination.

6. The 5 Myths of Procrastination: In this section, you will learn the common myths and thinking traps of procrastination such as:
a. The psychology of your current-self postponing work to your future-self.
b. How to stop giving into our emotional needs while in the moment?
c. Is procrastination a virtue of creativity?
d. Are procrastinators just lazy?
e. I anyways get stuff done by the last minute, so how does it matter if I procrastinate?

7. The 3 Habitual Reasons for Procrastination
a. Not planning your day and falling into the trap of instant gratification.
b. Being inauthentic and losing control under stress.
c. Giving yourself the reason “Not feeling like doing it”.

8. Challenging your sub-conscious auto-pilot regularly. How love and fear play a role in your sub-conscious reaction?
9. Small improvements compound to a significant result over time.

A comprehensive and practical take on procrastination that enables you to do identify with your own behavior and step towards the change.

Read and Stop Your Procrastination.

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B082RBXL2T

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English

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3136 KB

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Unlimited

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100 pages

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10 thoughts on “The Procrastinator’s Mind Why We Procrastinate and How to Overcome It?

  1. We all are aware of this pandemic going on. Everyone is stuck somewhere in their lives both mentally and physically. This unusual sudden change around us has created a block in our minds. We all had so many plans for 2020, few wanted to get their dream college, some have prepared for their dream job, and many of us have planned their next travel destination. But what we all got is online classes and work from home. Our boundaries are now those four walls of our homes.I remember myself enjoying this work from home thing a lot as I was able to do a lot of other stuff that I was not able to do when I had to go to the office with all that 4 hours of traveling and late-night shifts. Little did I expected that this pandemic will turn me into a procrastinator and this situation that seemed like a blessing, in the beginning, will turn out as a vicious curse.Thankfully I came across this book ‘The Procrastinator’s Mind’ by author Balivada. This is a must-read book for everyone who wants to do a lot with their 24 hours, make a lot of to-do lists, want to achieve bigger goals and success, but somehow fail to achieve all this and at the end of the day is left with all the gloominess and demotivation around themselves.Balivada made sure that his book can be the best self-help guide for all the procrastinators and everyone who want to achieve something in their lives. This book explains to you what exactly procrastination is, how procrastinators behave, the reason for procrastination, and how can we do little improvement in ourselves to come out from procrastination and become more disciplined. Most importantly, this book trashes all the myths attached to procrastination. ‘Procrastinators are just Lazy’ is the biggest myth you will ever believe to be true.This book will tell you how issues such as lack of self-esteem and self-efficiency have a deep impact on your procrastination. These are such minute details about procrastination that we never bother to pay any attention to them. We have seen this, our parents or bosses, they never leave a single chance to curse you for your attitude of delaying your work just by calling you lazy. We do this because we never tried to understand that procrastination has a lot to do with the psychological state of a person, his confidence level, self-esteem, how good he is at work, or his past experiences. Procrastinators don’t procrastinate because they enjoy it, it’s a natural process for them. This book sympathizes with all the procrastinators.This book is very handy and easy to read because firstly it is well researched and the writing style of the Author is suitable for every kind of reader, whether avid, beginner, or occasional. Secondly, all the learnings and teachings have been summarised in tabular formats for easy understanding and applicability.

  2. Procrastination is not about being lazy, it always has an element of fear and anxiety. The book categorizes fear into three core categories: fear of effort, fear of self-efficacy and fear of self-esteem conflict. The author has done brilliantly to put himself into how a procrastinator exactly feels while procrastinating any work.The best way to understand why you procrastinate is actually to understand why disciplined people don’t procrastinate, and that is what the author starts in Chap 2. I especially liked the comparison of disciplined people vs. procrastinators in various scenarios explained in the book. I haven’t seen anything like that anywhere. I liked the discussion that runs between a procrastinator and a disciplined person where the procrastinator asks the disciplined on why he did a particular work beforehand even though there is a lot of time left for the deadline.The topics self-efficacy, future self vs. current self, discussions between disciplined and procrastinator, emotion management from beliefs and compounding of entropy are my favorite. Somewhere in the book, there is this example of how a procrastinator always prefers to fail in effort or planning than to fail in efficacy and talent. So true for a procrastinator. A beautiful book that brings a lot of elements related to procrastination together with hell a lot of research stuff brought together.Must have for reference for procrastinators. I think the book can really help you channel your thought right at the time of your procrastination. Have it handy, and I bet it can really help you organize why you are procrastinating.

  3. Sorry to say, Initially when bought online (Recommended by my colleague), I was not very keen, rather reluctant to read this practical researched oriented book, but somehow picked it up for a casual read. Not too many expectations but this book surprised by the behaviorism science that the author brought in to the book.Awesome book to read this. Really killed the reasons for procrastination.I would look forward to more such titles in the near future.

  4. Would recommend this title to anyone interested in understanding the behavioural aspects of procrastination and practical ways to overcome it. The book is written very crisply and will keep the readers hooked as it explains concepts in very plain language with easy to understand examples. Importantly, the content is very well researched and covers multiple point of views. The learnings are very pragmatic and should be easy to internalise. Would look forward for more such titles.

  5. A summary of highlights of this book1. Very practical analysis of the real-life of a procrastinator.2. Covers each reason for procrastination extensively3. Differentiates between procrastinator and disciplined, never seen this in any other book on procrastination.4. Strong in-depth analysis and solutions on Emotions, feelings influencing moods, energy and action.5. No faff, and straight to the point.5. Short read

  6. In his book, the author not only talks about the problem of procrastination but also burst some age-old myths about procrastination. And he, through his personal experiences provide you with insight into the topic which makes this book more approachable and practical.I am a big procrastinator and this habit of mine always put me in a tight situation but through this book, I understand my problem properly and now I know the actual reasons and the solutions, even applied them in my life and I can see the improvement.What makes a self-help book perfect is when it doesn’t provide absurdity but give you real facts and figures, facts that you can easily apply in your life.Overall, the ultimate solution for the problem of procrastination is to understand the reason behind it and ‘The Procrastinator’s Mind’ helps you in doing so.

  7. “I am very busy doing things I don’t need to do in order to avoid doing anything I am actually supposed to be doing. “Well, that statement probably summarizes my life than anything else. The distractions, the craving for instant gratification and the chronic disorder of postponing things made me a procrastinator who saw his own life goals melting at some point.I realized my trouble somewhere in 2012; I badly wanted to improve on this front and began reading books on procrastination and tried implementing the ideas discussed there. There were good ideas that worked, however, since the mind was not getting tuned the tricks, and the habits that came out of them were not standing the test of time.Honestly, I was not very excited when I saw this book and picked it up for a casual read. Not too many expectations initially but was pleasantly surprised by the amount of mind science that the author brought in to the book.The author begins with the hardest question, “The Psychological Reasons of Procrastination.” Here he discusses how Self-esteem or the lack of it, fear of effort/efficacy, push us into the hole of procrastination. When you do a ruthless analysis of yourself, you would realize that these are the main reasons for procrastination. The author then gives solutions as to how to overcome these problems. These solutions would take time to implement and are incredibly beneficial.The point I like the most in this section is the insight into the custom reward system that we ought to have. We have seen this custom reward system earlier, but the one the author talks about is more meaningful and practical.The author then takes on the myths of procrastination. He speaks about(i) Future self vs. Present self,(ii)Emotions behind procrastination(iii)I won’t miss the deadline so why shouldn’t I procrastinate type of attitude(iv) Procrastinators are creative type attitudeand(v) the myth that Procrastinators are lazy (I loved this the most)Procrastination is not just about being lazy, it has got various elements and that comes out very well in this book. The way he debunks each of the myths stated above is too good.Then the author lists the habitual reasons for procrastination. While giving the solution to these reasons, he speaks about delaying gratification, the importance of being authentic self everywhere, he talks about developing routines and the importance of starting and doing the work — fairly good section with a hefty dose of practical advice.The author then asks us to challenge our auto-pilot behavior and make amends and then proceeds to conclude the book with probably the best advice of the book “The power of small improvements.”It is always essential to keep the needle moving, even if the delta per day is small, the improvement needs to happen, the author brings this out with amazing clarity. The anecdotes and stories he uses here are to the point and crisp. I loved this part.This book also talks about entropy and how things in the world tend to go haywire naturally and why we need to take control of our lives and fight out this entropy/disorderliness. This comes as an underlying theme and it is something that struck a chord with me.To ConcludeA must-read. Not a book to be read in a jiffy. One needs to read this slowly, understand how this links to one’s life, and take action appropriately.I express my sincere thanks to the author for bringing out a gem of a book on a problem that almost everyone faces in his/her life.If you are serious about improving yourself, this book is a must-read.Do read the book you will thank me for the recommendation.

  8. The section on fear of self-efficacy really stuck with me. Yes, we do get afraid of doing that work and showing it in the open because of judgment. Leaving things to the last moment gives the opportunity to blame the situation. Great book… Really killed the reasons for procrastination. Just read this one book.

  9. This book is my #1 recommendation for procrastinators. The book just focuses on why we procrastinate in the first half – the fears and the habits that let it continue. Throughout, there is good simple and practical advice and solutions to start becoming less of a procrastinator everyday.It is a short read but really tight. I think there are a few chapters that I felt I wished there was more to read or more examples, but on the overall it is a very good book. I think this book is like a monk analyzing procrastination in a crystal clear manner.One of the quotations from the book is something like: Everything that we do well in our lives, we have practiced it. But, we still don’t value practice enough. I especially liked the parallel from sportsmen like Rafael Nadal and the rhythmic practice and pre-processes that they follow.One great holistic take on procrastination.

  10. I was skeptical to read this book, but the sample really intrigued me. Most books in this genre typically give advice such as ‘Get up Early, Note down your tasks in a diary and do blah blah’. This book does a lot of justice in helping us understand what are the three core reasons of procrastination for any type of procrastination, simple trivial tasks or difficult anxiety-causing tasks. It goes one level below stuff such as ‘fear of failure’ which we all know.This book is written very simply and is an excellent source of reference for any time you are procrastinating. This short read will help you understand what is going on within you and provides a range of solutions. However, the author also very humbly says that there is always a difference in reading about solving your procrastination and solving your procrastination in reality, just like the difference between reading about a place or watching a video and going there in reality. So, the author provides templates to think and go forward and solve the procrastination.

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