The Psychology of Procrastination: Understand Your Habits, Find Motivation, and Get Things Done (Paperback)
Understand your procrastination and break through to productivity
Many different factors can trigger procrastination. The good news is, you're not lazy or undisciplined, and you can achieve real productivity. Discover the psychological factors that drive your procrastination habits and unlock the secrets to overcoming them. With this research-based approach, you can learn to stop procrastinating, finish projects, and accomplish your goals.
Begin by unpacking the common thought processes and emotional roadblocks that trap you in cycles of problematic behavior. Apply that awareness to each step of getting things done, using practical evidence-based techniques that address the root causes of procrastination and time management problems. When you are empowered to work along with your brain, rather than against it, you'll be able to take control and create lasting change.
This empowering choice in psychology books helps you:
- Examine core issues—Look at possible mental health issues that often exacerbate procrastination, like low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and others.
- Succeed step-by-step—Work through procrastination one step at a time: prioritize, find motivation, overcome avoidance, get started, focus, follow through, and finish.
- Get perspective—Explore real-life anecdotes of people struggling with procrastination to gain insight into how it works in your life—and help you identify its causes.
About the Author
DR. HAYDEN FINCH is a licensed clinical psychologist, behavior change expert, and CEO and founder of Master Your Mental Health, an educational platform that helps people learn actionable skills to turn self-doubt into self-confidence. She also founded the Arkansas Center for High Functioning Anxiety, a clinic offering research-based therapy to help anxious and overwhelmed high-achievers discover self-acceptance, confidence, and fulfillment.
“Imagine having a conversation with an expert psychologist who can help you quit procrastinating. Dr. Hayden Finch's engaging book, The Psychology of Procrastination, is packed with helpful, science-based tips and strategies to enable you to stop putting things off once and for all.” —David Susman, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health Advocate (davidsusman.com)
“Thank you Dr. Finch for a delightful and practical must-read full of stories, tips, quizzes, and information for anyone considering breaking up with procrastination for good. Don’t put this one off!” —Dr. Zoe Shaw, Licensed Psychotherapist and Author of A Year of Self-Care
“This book is for anyone looking to improve their planning, motivation, and productivity. Dr. Finch's expertise in behavior change shines through real-life examples and practical strategies. She makes behavioral science easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. A beneficial resource for students, professionals, parents, and clinicians alike.” —Kathryn Esquer, PsyD, MBA, Founder of the Teletherapist Network