Best Books on Procrastination: Build Good Habits

Procrastination is a fancy word. Nowadays, many teachers, trainers, and management gurus are using this word and taking a whole lecture on it. So ultimately it is trending. There are many quotes, videos, articles, and self-help books on procrastination available in the market.

If you type the word ‘Procrastination’ in Google, you will find 2,32,00,000 results in 0.43 seconds. Some says ‘Procrastination is a time thief’, and other says ‘Procrastination is a perfectionist’s sign.’ So, only you can decide which fundamental is suitable for you! If you ask me, I will say that if you are thinking that you never procrastinate, you actually procrastinating the sense of procrastination!

Anyways, let’s not make it more complicated. Today, I am going to brief you about some best books on procrastination. After an extensive research and analyzing the book ratings, I’ve shortlisted some best books on overcoming procrastination list.

1) The War of Art

2) Eat That Frog!

3) The Now Habit

4) 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits

5) Procrastination

Know these books before you start reading them…

1) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Author: Steven Pressfield

Published in: 2002

If you want to improve yourself, just keep all the self-help books aside and read this first. In this book, you will find all the success stories of great personalities and few strategies to stop procrastination.

You must have read many books on procrastination, but this book will wake you up and motivate you to take actions. It explains the real issues a person may face and gave practical and logical solutions regarding them. So try this quick and easy to read book and finish your unfinished tasks.

2) Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Author: Brian Tracy

Published in: 2001

Brian Tracy gave 21 practical principles to stop procrastination including his own set of logics and few formulas. He used the metaphor ‘Eat That Frog!’ because he wanted to convey the message that the person should eat the ugliest frog first! That is, he/she should do and complete the most difficult task first.

This book provides core principles of productivity. It will help you to organize your life events and will encourage to accomplish more in less time. The author wants you to concentrate on planning before you move towards your goal. The book is short and to-the-point.

3) The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

Author: Neil Fiore

Published in: 1988

This book is revolutionary. It offers a full proof plan to lower the stress and save the time. There are no such philosophies in the book and no bookish or irrelevant knowledge. There is a sensible and fair approach to stop procrastination.

The book offers definition and reasons for procrastination, as well as covers few topics like how we procrastinate and how we can talk to ourselves! So ultimately, this is an absorbing book without any illogical jargons like the other books have!

4) 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits: How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Results in Your Life

Author: S.J. Scott

Published in: 2014

This is an extraordinary ‘stop procrastinating’ book with all the new fundamentals. It teaches how you can avoid procrastination and eliminate bad habits of yours. The logic is simple – you just need to develop an ‘anti-procrastination mindset.’ You will find various ideas to overcome your laziness.

This book also provides few steps to guide so that you can find out and vanish those lazy feelings. Here you will also be able to learn, why all such strategies work! So mainly, with the help of this book, you just don’t understand the root cause of your procrastination, but also get some strategical answers to overcome them.

5) Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It

Author: Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen

Published in: 1983

Whether you are a student or a scientist, employee or employer, homemaker or a business tycoon, this book is effective to everyone. The chapters of this book are very interesting. It covers two parts – One is ‘Understanding Procrastination, ’ and the other one is ‘Overcoming Procrastination.’

You will also find some interesting facts about the relation of your brain and procrastination as well as a research of 25 years of the same. So, try this dynamic psychological book on procrastination and get rid of your bad habits.

There are many other selling books on procrastination other than these, but these five books are highly recommended. The purpose of all the psychologists, trainers, and motivational speakers are clear; all philosophies want to convey the message that, when there is a hill to climb, you have to climb it sooner or later. Waiting and postponing it will not make it smaller. It will just create tension. So always do your task when it needs to be done, then success and happiness will be yours!