3 unexpected books to fight procrastination

Marc Lou
Marc Lou May 25th, 2022

If you are a serial procrastinator, you've probably tried the “best tips to overcome procrastination” without success.

Understanding why we delay things that matter is complex and requires more than a few “how-to” bullet points.

This article will help you broaden your horizons to find the root of procrastination and beat it once and for all.

  1. 1. The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield
  2. 2. Why We Sleep? By Matthew Walker
  3. 3. Indistractable by Nir Eyal

1. The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield • 195 pages

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

This short non-fiction book highlights the forms of resistance faced by artists, entrepreneurs, and others who are trying to break through creative barriers.

Why read it?

Some people are highly productive while others barely get something done.

What's the difference? Efficient people accept and embrace procrastination.

You are not a procrastinator, the human brain is.

The War Of Art will help you tame your mind to get something done.

2. Why We Sleep? By Matthew Walker • 419 pages

Why We Sleep? By Matthew Walker

This science book provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being.

Why read it?

To get things done during the day, we consume our limited willpower.

Sleeping recharges the willpower bank to go through the next day.

Wouldn't it be great to wake up at 100% every day?

The book will help you fix your sleep. You'll be amazed by how your productivity grows when you're fully charged.

PS: You might be tired but you don't realize it. Put your sleep to the test with this article.

3. Indistractable by Nir Eyal • 290 pages

Indistractable by Nir Eyal

This book provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention.

Why read it?

We live in a world where our attention is constantly challenged by technology.

Yet, we can't live without it. So we must learn how to tame it to get the best of it.

Final thoughts

Everybody experiences procrastination.

The first step to overcoming it is finding the root.

Then you must shield yourself with techniques and rules.

Turning tasks into a game is a great way the be productive. If you want to get something done today, check out Habits Garden.

Until next time, ping me on Twitter.

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"Procrastination is the thief of time."