Many would agree that Procrastination can be dangerous in a world where time has proven to be the most important currency. On our lifestyle engagement this weekend, we seek to prepare you for the coming days, weeks, months, or even years of your existence because, as they say, a stitch in time saves nine. Let us walk you through this journey of fixing your inability to stick to tasks at the set time and complete them as planned. In this article, we share our five most sought-after Book-fix for stalling and how they can help you navigate this stressful world; One page at a time.
Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
Nothing Revolutionary here, just a set of steps to navigate tasks daily. Highlights the need for micro planning, biting in little bits, being your motivation, identifying your constraints, and leveraging your talents.
“After a long time, I finally picked up a self-help book that I have been wanting to read for years.
For a pro who’s amazing at procrastination, I have been procrastinating doing the same but this time I had to pick it up and actually read the physical copy so that I get the maximum benefit out of it”, says Reading Tamishly, a user on goodreads.com
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal
A book review by Jack Yang on Medium explained;
According to McGonigal, there are three types of willpower.
The Won’t, Will, and Which types.
It is pertinent to learn to navigate through the three types of power.
We can never escape our primitive instincts, but the key to willpower is to have them work for you instead of trying to fight against them.
To exert control, you should tap into the ‘want power’ and consider your long-term desires rather than get stuck at the moment.
The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter by Michael D. Watkins
This International bestseller offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of taking on a new role — no matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions, also addresses today’s increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face more frequent changes and steeper expectations when they start their new jobs-Harvard Business Review.
Essentialism, by Greg McKeown
With a 4.5 Star rating on Shortform, they believe we try to do too much, yet when someone makes a request, we say yes without thinking. We feel we have to do it all. But because we’re going in so many directions, we make little progress in any of them. Yet most of these activities are trivial. As Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism, puts it, we’re majoring in minor activities.
The way out of this trap is to practice essentialism: “Do less but better.” McKeown explains how you can distinguish the vital few from the trivial, then eliminate the nonessentials and make your optimum contribution in your life and work.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
If there were ever any self-help books on dealing with habits and building a formidable mindset to conquer procrastination, I would recommend this book first.
According to Ali Abdal(Medical Doctor and famous productivity Youtuber), this book helped me understand how habits are formed and what we can do to build long-lasting chains of cues, cravings, responses, and rewards to create systems that will help us achieve our goals.