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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Are you a chronic procrastinator? A new book could help you fix that today

At the very least, you will find yourself procrastinating a lot less, promises author Nils Salzgeber.

books Updated: Dec 17, 2017 15:56 IST
Annona Dutt
Annona Dutt
Hindustan Times
Salzgeber’s tips draw from his own life. The first step, he says, is admitting you do it and determining when you do.
Salzgeber’s tips draw from his own life. The first step, he says, is admitting you do it and determining when you do.
Book: Stop Procrastinating
  • Author: Nils Salzgeber
  • eBook: Rs 200

Are you the kind of person who seriously wants to get all their work done on time, be more disciplined, exercise regularly, eat healthily and wake up early?

And, when you are unable to follow through, do you drown in self-guilt?

If you’ve identified yourself as a chronic procrastinator, Nils Salzgeber’s book offers help. The author, along with his brother Jonas, runs the popular self-improvement web site NJLifehacks. The advice in their book may not eliminate your tendency to procrastinate completely, but Salzgeber assures you that you will find yourself procrastinating a lot less. And, even when you do, you will no longer feel terribly guilty about it and beat yourself over it. You will not be as stressed and the best part, you will actually enjoy your leisure time without feeling like you should be getting some work done.

Salzgeber’s tips to handle procrastination come from his own life. His first step is admitting to it and realising when you do it. Readers are encouraged to keep a log of all the activities done, excuses made, and rationalisations dreamed up. The process helps users see patterns that form and better tackle the issue.

The book also has practical steps that you can incorporate into your daily schedule - lowering your standards (hurrah!) and focusing on the next step, rather than the thousand steps to come .

The book includes more than 20 science-based strategies designed to help you overcome laziness, free yourself from unnecessary guilt, and get things done whether you feel like it or not. It is also aimed at teaching you how to programme your unconscious mind to act in a way you like.

First Published: Dec 16, 2017 19:03 IST

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