The Procrastination Workbook: Your Personalized Program for Breaking Free from the Patterns That Hold You Back

Author(s): KNAUS W

Personal Development

Procrastination is a near-universal trait, at its most troublesome when it holds someone back from doing well in school, adds a frustrating dimension to personal relationships, or closes off the road to professional fulfillment with an endless series of detours and roadblocks.

Based on over thirty years of clinical experience and research, this new workbook distills the essence of the best insights and the most effective techniques to help readers identify the root causes of their problem and find workable solutions for overcoming them. Best-selling author William Knaus begins by providing self-assessment exercises that help readers discover why they procrastinate and identify their procrastination style. Readers go on to learn how to change the underlying mechanisms that reinforce their procrastination and to tailor an individualized plan for counteracting it at work, at home, at school, in their relationships or anywhere else it occurs. Throughout, engaging exercises and an array of tips and techniques keep readers motivated to get to the root of their problem and overcome it. 


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“Best book ever written on the topic. A must read not only for those struggling with procrastination but also for anyone interested in improving their efficiency and effectiveness.”—Sam Klarreich, Ph.D., President, The Berkeley Center for Effectiveness, Toronto

“Bill Knaus has produced a real winner with The Procrastination Workbook. As he notes, most procrastinators live with a mañana illusion: ‘No Problem, I can do it later.’ Unfortunately, the truth is quite different. Needless delays lead to many problems including underachievement, interpersonal concflict, and personal guilt and distress. Fortunately, this workbook presents a very clear and helpful plan for its readers. Knowledge about procrastination is coupled with exercised to help the procrastinator move forward in small steps, which add up to big changes.”—Howard Kassinove, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Psychology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

“This book vigorously shows how to enjoy your life with less stress, strain, and greater gain—provided you unprocrastinatingly read it!”—Arnold A Lazarus, Ph.D., ABPP, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Rutgers University, and coauthor, The Sixty-Minute Shrink

“It is refreshing to have a scholar and practitioner well familiar with the causes and consequences of procrastination to provide us with a useful workbook. This book will truly assist any person who wants to change.”—Joseph R. Ferrari, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, and author, Procrastination and Task Avoidance


William J. Knaus, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with over thirty years of clinical experience and research specializing in procrastination and it's treatments. He lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

General Fields

  • : 9781572242951
  • : New Harbinger Publications
  • : New Harbinger
  • : January 2002
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : KNAUS W
  • : Paperback
  • : 158.1
  • : V