19 Books About Overcoming Procrastination In The Years to Come

Procrastination is rarely merely from “laziness”.

Unless you are one of the 1% of the population that never puts off tasks when they should not, there are great books on how to overcome procrastination.

1. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

Eat that Frog is one of the new classic books on procrastination and shows the reader how to organize their days to accomplish critical tasks efficiently and effectively.

This book is both concise and powerful and presents the reader with simple principles and exercises to help boost productivity and accomplish long-term goals. It includes motivational tactics that are not revolutionary but are written in a fun and interactive way to help the reader be engaged.

2. How to Stop Procrastinating by Steve Scott

How to Stop Procrastinating is the ultimate guide to creating good habits to defeat procrastination. It approaches procrastination in all of its different aspects.

This book gives the entire approach to creating anti-procrastination habits and even helps you avoid being overwhelmed by too many ideas.

3. Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change by Timothy A. Pychyl

This book offers a concise explanation and guide to why people procrastinate and what they can do to stop. It contains humor and is an easy and entertaining way to learn some practical tips for making a positive change.

This procrastination book focuses on creating habits to make your life easier, such as recording your thoughts and ideas as they come to mind.

4. The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done by Piers Steel

In this book about procrastination, Dr. Piers Steel uses psychology, research, biology, and self-help tools to help his readers stop making excuses and start living their best life.

This book provides the reader with tools and motivations to help get them past the bad habit of procrastination. It also relays the message that procrastination is not about perfectionism, rather it has more to do with being impulsive.

5. The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Dr. Neil Fiore

The Now Habit is a book about reducing stress and anxiety by getting the stuff that matters done and then moving on to the things in life that you enjoy.

6. Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden

This book talks about five permissions that allow us to do our best work without stress and in a timely manner. It teaches readers how to eliminate, automate, delegate, consolidate, and procrastinate properly.

7. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

This book explains how to master the art of Deep Work so you can achieve great results. It explains why having a Deep Work ethic will produce great benefits and how to transform your habits to support the skill of Deep Work.

This well-written book is useful from the start and might be a great book for you.

8. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

This book does not focus on getting more accomplished in less time, rather, it focuses on only doing the things that matter. The author offers a systematic discipline for figuring out what is essential and eliminating the things that are not so you can leave all of your brain power for the things that truly matter.

9. Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh Macleod

The author of this book offers realistic advice based on personal experiences and professional expertise. He makes strong points about creativity and success.

10. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

David Allen’s book on productivity is not strictly about procrastination, but it is primarily about systematizing your life and accomplishing as much as possible from your efforts. This is the core of productivity and one of the best solutions to procrastination.

11. The Science of Overcoming Procrastination by Patrick King

This book is not simply about procrastination. It gives lots of great tips for focus, productivity, procrastination, and getting things accomplished, and uses information from years of practice and research to communicate how to be a high performer and achieve long-term goals quickly.

This book contains more than enough great tips to make it a worthwhile read, whether you are a newcomer to productivity or a master.

12. The Procrastination Cure: 21 Proven Tactics For Conquering Your Inner Procrastinator, Mastering Your Time, And Boosting Your Productivity! by Damon Zahariades

“The Procrastination Cure” is a complete guide to overcoming procrastination. It offers useful information stemming from the author’s personal experiences and is definitely a helpful book for readers who are looking for a personal and inside perspective on overcoming procrastination.

13. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkamnp

This book focuses on time management and shows how everyone has the same amount of time each week. It gives great advice and includes case studies of people who seem to have it all and how they manage their time to do it.

14. 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman

This book shows readers how to sort through daily clutter and distractions to focus on important things that are the top priorities in life.

This concise procrastination book stems from years of personal experience and well-tested principles. It offers short stories to help the reader remember the tips.

15. The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson

A way of thinking that allows the reader to make decisions every day that will lead to success is described in the book Slight Edge. The book is an easy and encouraging read that emphasizes the importance of repeating mini-disciplines and taking small and increasing steps.

16. Do It Today: Overcome Procrastination, Improve Productivity, and Achieve More Meaningful Things by Darius Foroux

This book offers strategies for overcoming procrastination and helps you improve your productivity without sacrificing your health and well-being. The book is divided into three major sections: part one covers how to overcome procrastination, part two covers improving productivity through effective time management, and part three discusses the power of compounding.

17. 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs by Kevin Kruse

Kevin Kruse sheds light on the success habits of successful people, including effective time management.

18. The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey embarked on a yearlong experiment to find out which practices improved his productivity. He reveals the top 25 practices that are often counterintuitive to what we generally believe about improving productivity.

19. Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff

Here is another book that reveals counterintuitive findings about the practices that make people successful. Jon Acuff’s book encourages readers to embrace their imperfect attempts, celebrate their mistakes, and have fun while doing anything.


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