What is procrastination? Procrastination is the act of unnecessarily postponing actions, decisions, or plans. Have you ever seen any adult who has not indulged in procrastination? Well, there are numerous people out there who find it extremely difficult to break their routine of procrastination. In fact, you might be one of them. It often makes you wonder about your inability to keep true to your plans and schedules. These books on procrastination will help students in keeping up with their plans and saying no to procrastination.

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

Eat That Frog! has been translated into 23 languages and it offers some amazing 21 actionable ways to say goodbye to procrastination and be more productive. This is a must-read book. It is one of those books that focuses mainly on your procrastination and not on changing your habits. The author has penned down a few simple facts and approaches on how to work through your day which also includes various practices that you can use for your goals to become more organized.

2. How to Stop Procrastinating: A Simple Guide to Mastering Difficult Tasks and Breaking the Procrastination Habit by S.J. Scott

This book is amazing for procrastination as it focuses on two major things; how to stop procrastinating and how to deal with those difficult tasks that lead to procrastination. The author has stated numerous real-life stories for its readers, which they will be able to relate with and take inspiration from. The tips mentioned in this book are tried and tested by the author himself, so they are guaranteed to work. A must-read book.

3. Solving the Procrastination Puzzle by Timothy Pychyl

This book is procrastination friendly as it’s practical and short. In fact, this book can be read only in one or two sittings which is enough to learn the few important factors about procrastination. In this book, the author has stated three important lessons; how to focus on getting started, how your mind is a reason giving machine and lastly how it’s all about short-term mood repair. These are some important lessons that you will learn about procrastination and how to overcome it.

4. Getting Things Done by David Allen

Getting Things Done is a book which will guide you about how to organize your life. This book will also help you tame that anxiety that never seems to go away. The book consists of unusual approaches to being productive as the author goes on to explain how to improve your productivity by learning how to relax and quit worrying daily. The author, David, explains how getting your mind off your work makes you more productive and how you will be able to think better, focus more and create a schedule for all your goals and priorities. This book is an amazing read because it will surely change the way you approach your responsibilities.

5. The Now Habit by Neil Fiore

The Now Habit is a self-help book which contains all the tips, strategies and tricks to understand why we procrastinate so much and how to overcome this. Many people think that procrastination is a sign of laziness but the author, Fiore, thinks that it’s a sign of anxiety. He pens down to provide practical solutions in order to overcome procrastination and helps its readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. This book is a great read.

6. The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal

This book is one of the best reads on Willpower. Because procrastination is a willpower issue and how it has an effect on our life. The author, Kelly, offers one of the best crash courses on everything which we need to know about building self-discipline and how self-discipline goes a long way and what difference it makes in one’s life. There are so many strategies in this book that will come in handy as you go on to read this amazing book. A must-read book.

Other than Six books on procrastination for students, you can also read Five Types of Procrastinators: What type are you?

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Natasha Irshad holds a degree in Marketing & Management from University of London. She is interested in writing about education and pop culture.

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