It About Time?
How to stop putting things off
and get on with your life
of Andrea Perry's book
written by a reader from Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA on www.amazon.com
my great privilege and honour to introduce THE best book on
a subject of procrastination, something I never would have thought
I would have the opportunity to do on Amazon.com. The book introduces
the model of the Action Spiral and is filled with many great
ideas. The author is a therapist, and her insight into procrastination
is thorough, written in a charming way. I have read other books
on the subject and found this one the most helpful book of all,
a classic that will remain in my book collection.
Review written by Geoff Pelham
- BACP accredited counsellor
often have you despaired in supervision, over the client student
or supervisee you wish would "just get on with it"?
This book provides a new and useful diagnostic tool to help
identify where and how one has become struck, and a wealth of
strategies to overcome entrenched patterns of procrastination.
Perry's open and conversational style puts Isn't It About
Time? in the same genre as Families and How to Survive
Them (Skinner and Cleese), in that it conveys complex concepts
accessibly, and should appeal to counsellors, student support
services and the self-help market.
is a frustrating habit both for the person concerned and those
around them, including counsellors, whose challenge remains
to stay alongside and not enter the complexities of the struggle.
The habit may arise from the absence of crucial developmental
"permissions" from our early care-givers, or later,
following trauma. As a life-stratergy, procrastination undermines
self-confidence, the ability to be effective thus create satisfaction,
and can lead to depression and anxiety. It is powerfully linked
to the ability to trust oneself, or not. If someone else broke
promises to us, as we do when we continually put things off,
who wouldn't become cynical?
point appealed to Janet, who felt inspired to give up smoking,
a long term goal. Two months later, however, when she admitted
to having started again, a clearer pattern emerged, symptomatic
of the wider issues she brought to counselling. Her difficulties
lay not in initiating new projects but in sustaining her original
intent, and developing her capacity to be reliable.
book provides many examples of how to strengthen the ability
to complete each stage of any action, immediate or long-term.
It made me think, laugh and get on with this review!