Monday, November 27, 2006

The 6 Styles of Procrastination

book cover, It's About Time: The 6 Styles of Procrastination and How to Overcome Them

I sold some books at a local used bookstore last Saturday - and picked up a number of books from the store's "time management" section. The first one I read was a short book called It's About Time: The 6 Styles of Procrastination and How to Overcome Them, by Dr. Linda Sapadin with Jack Maguire.

As Dr. Sapadin points out, everyone procrastinates sometimes. And as a recovering perfectionist, I was especially interested in her chapter about the perfectionist procrastinator - and much of her advice resonated with me.

Just one example: "When you think about performing a certain task, resist the immediate impulse to think of the best possible way that the task could be performed. Instead, think of several possible ways it could be done, and then choose the one that's most realistic . . ."

1 comment:

Melanie (Stone) Perry said...

hmm. That book certainly piques my interest. I'm SO a procrastinator and a perfectionist... granted, I've had to let go of some of the perfectionist tendencies since I became a parent. lol. :-)