What would your life look like without procrastination? According to the latest scientific research, you’d be less stressed, more productive, healthier, and statistically live longer.
A global bestseller, The End of Procrastination offers science-based, practical tools to overcome postponement and live a fulfilled life. The book provides everything you need to change how you manage your time, pick priorities, and tackle your daily tasks. This easy-to-read guide will show you that long-term satisfaction is something you can attain and the eight simple tools will help you get started right away.
The book will help you to:
- Develop a sense of purpose and lead a happier, more fulfilled life.
- Uncover how motivation works and how to gain the right type of motivation.
- Learn to enjoy our work, feel less stressed, and focus more.
- Avoid becoming a goal junkie and create your personal vision.
- Organize your daily life, set priorities, and actually finish things.
- Build new positive habits and end bad ones.
- Cope with decision paralysis and become an everyday hero.
Based on the latest research, The End of Procrastination summarizes over 120 scientific studies to create a step-by-step program supported by illustrations that will work as a long-term reminder of the book’s contents. By understanding why procrastination happens and how your brain responds to motivation and self-discipline, the book provides readers with the knowledge to conquer procrastination once and for all.
Ludwig's deceptively simple debut provides marvelous tips for increasing productivity. Explaining that motivation, discipline, and objectivity form a recipe for success in setting and reaching goals, Ludwig demonstrates that there are multiple types of motivation, and the one that most people turn to extrinsic motivation (rewards and punishments) is far from the most effective. Instead, in Ludwig's estimation, intrinsic motivation motivation driven by a meaningful personal vision provides the true key to success. To help readers redirect their efforts toward understanding and then pursuing their true passions, he provides a trove of practical techniques for pushing past procrastination, most notably the "habit-list," a daily accounting of desired actions to build discipline. Ludwig instructs readers to lay out their tasks, give each task a concrete and pleasant name, take breaks to replenish cognitive resources, and make a habit of creating a "to-do today" list. Because many procrastinators are paralyzed by a fear of failure, Ludwig reminds readers that failure is positive, as it puts one's mind in the "learning zone" where one can question previously held assumptions. He also includes a step-by-step guide (here dubbed the "hamster-restart") to follow when one inevitably trips up. In a firm yet empathetic tone, Ludwig provides realistic, achievable steps to overcoming procrastination.