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Do It Now: Overcoming Procrastination

Written by: Fuschia Sirois, The Great Courses
Narrated by: Fuschia Sirois
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Procrastination is an almost universal human experience. While many people attribute procrastination to laziness or a lack of drive, our real motivations to push back and delay important activities and decisions are more complicated than personal weakness. The truth is that humans are well-adapted for basic survival, but they are not so great at managing the stresses and expectations of modern life without a little help.

If our own minds so often work against us, how can we get things done without the stress and last-minute panic so common in our hectic 21st-century lives? You’ll learn how in Do It Now: Overcoming Procrastination, taught by Fuschia Sirois, PhD. In 10 lectures, Dr. Sirois will help you better understand the way your mind works and how to overcome the bad habits that are holding you back. Using the latest scientific research on procrastination, Dr. Sirois will give you the insight and guidance you need to set and meet goals, manage your time better, design an environment that will help you succeed, and much more.

Best of all, Dr. Sirois makes it clear that procrastination is a natural impulse for most people - sometimes, it can even be beneficial. She encourages you not only to work toward better time management but also to get rid of the burden of guilt and internal pressure that so often accompanies this very common behavior. While the tendency to delay the things we need to do is a deep-rooted habit, you will be able to apply and re-apply the strategies and tools you will acquire in this course for the rest of your life.

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Just amazing and I got it in right time

I am thankful to the author and Audible for this project and it is really have great insight and advice that I am looking for many years.

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a life changing book,if you re-listen & apply it.

♦𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙨. .
i wish i had found this book before! but remember that you can't just expect to listen once & change your life,sure it will be an eureka moment.

♦𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙨
but for long term changes application & habit making is necessary. I've been listening to it nearly everyday on wireless earbuds whenever i do other tasks & feel like I'm procrastinating/even if I'm not but i have time. because listening once means you forget.

but repetition makes it for a habit. plus i also summarize key points.

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for ones that criticize it's just theory & not applicable, they need to re-listen & comprehend bit more closely. & summarize the applicable points.

♦𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝
it's not just theory but proven research & experimentation which can only be done after practical application.& it's given so you understand why it happens. as for it having nothing new, what we need is what's accurate & proven regardless of whether it's new or old than drowning in a bunch of YouTube videos being confused as to which is correct.

♦𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙩𝙮 𝙫𝙨 𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚
& sometimes in search of something new we forget that things might sound simple & they might be old but they could still be effective.

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i do agree that there's something this book could have added, which is rewirimg strategies like meghana dixits book you matter (which would be my next go to source).

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JUST DO IT solution to Procrastination

she explained well on the reasons, philosophy and scientific evidence on why we procrastinate. i liked the last chapter 20th one as a solution to all the reasons explained till 19th chapter. simple and straightforward JUST DO IT. I Will start right away

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More academic research paper than practical guide

This book is good only if you are looking for a research backed theory of how procrastination is defined, why people procrastinate and what are its negative effects. Very limited scope as a practical guide on how you can overcome procastination.

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read it if you worry that you are a procrastinator

excellent listen for those who are new to neuroscience or procrastination. the audiobook really helped define the word precisely and cited ample studies as example backing every fact. there is also a lot of focus on understanding the root cause of procrastination and ways to tackle it.

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A Short & Comprehensible study on Procrastination

It is an excellent study to learn what counts as procrastination, the science behind it, and methods to overcome it.

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A nice book, ample examples and studies

Book was good with enough studies and actionable itmes. A good connect with the reader was a little Miss though

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Good one!

Interesting and informative. I liked it. Learnt that procrastination is not an enemy but need to be put on place.

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It's really effective

The information provided is very valuable. Thanks to the writer for putting efforts in bringing this information.

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Good overview of procrastination and it's sources

nicely articulated on sources and psychological reasons on procrastination and how to avoid the common pitfalls

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