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Struggling to get started? Depressed by your constant delaying? Well, good news! Because in today’s update, I’ve gathered 15 of the very best books on procrastination in one place.
Note: I’ve limited this list strictly to books specifically about and/or focussed on helping you stop procrastinating so…
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The 15 Best Books on Procrastination
Why these books on procrastination? The best books on procrastination below are the top picks from my master database, ranked by a combination of Goodreads rating, the number of Goodreads reviews and first publication date. The goal is to give a good balance of what’s most loved, what’s most popular and what’s delivered timelessly relevant advice.
- The War of Art (2003), Steven Pressfield (Summary)
Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
168 pages. Rated 4.0 over 54,200 reviews on Goodreads.
- Do the Work (2011), Steven Pressfield (Summary)
112 pages. Rated 4.0 over 15,300 reviews on Goodreads.
- The Now Habit (1988), Neil A. Fiore (Summary)
A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
206 pages. Rated 3.9 over 13,500 reviews on Goodreads.
- Procrastination (1982), Jane B. Burka
Why You Do It, What To Do About It
240 pages. Rated 3.9 over 1,300 reviews on Goodreads.
- The End of Procrastination (2013), Petr Ludwig
How to Stop Postponing and Live a Fulfilled Life
272 pages. Rated 4.1 over 1,800 reviews on Goodreads.
- The Procrastination Equation (2010), Piers Steel
How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done
320 pages. Rated 3.8 over 1,700 reviews on Goodreads.
- The 7 Secrets of the Prolific (2011), Hillary Rettig
The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block
188 pages. Rated 3.9 over 400 reviews on Goodreads.
- The Art of Procrastination (2012), John R. Perry
A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing
112 pages. Rated 3.7 over 2,600 reviews on Goodreads.
- Solving the Procrastination Puzzle (2013), Timothy A. Pychyl
A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change
128 pages. Rated 3.7 over 2,600 reviews on Goodreads.
- The Procrastinator’s Handbook (2000), Rita Emmett
Mastering the Art of Doing It Now
240 pages. Rated 3.6 over 600 reviews on Goodreads.
- Stop Procrastinating (2017), Nils Salzgeber
A Simple Guide to Hacking Laziness, Building Self Discipline, and Overcoming Procrastination
165 pages. Rated 4.2 over 200 reviews on Goodreads.
- Wait (2012), Frank Partnoy (Summary)
The Art and Science of Delay
290 pages. Rated 3.6 over 1,500 reviews on Goodreads.
- Procrastinate on Purpose (2015), Rory Vaden (Summary)
5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time
236 pages. Rated 3.9 over 800 reviews on Goodreads.
- 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits (2013), S.J. Scott
How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Results in Your Life
91 pages. Rated 3.7 over 1,100 reviews on Goodreads.
- The More You Do The Better You Feel (2015), David Parker
How to Overcome Procrastination and Live a Happier Life
231 pages. Rated 4.0 over 100 reviews on Goodreads.
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