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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This book is about using REBT to combat procrastination. REBT rational emotive behavioral therapy was the first type of cognitive therapy invented, some say the most procraxtination type. The authors of this book seem to write like they speak and it did not seem to help the book. The writing also comes across as overckming bit caustic.
I didn’t think the authors described rational emotive behavioral therapy well in this book. Despite the poor writing there is a significant amount of useful information for ove This book is about using REBT to combat procrastination.
Despite the poor writing there is a significant amount of useful information for overcoming procrastination in this book. It is still worth checking out. People interested in using REBT as an antidote to procrastination might be better served by another book with the same title by Windy Dryden. Almost all of the same information, but better written, better organized and shorter. May 09, Annie rated it it was amazing.
This book helped change my life for the better. Need a refresher after all these years so currently rereading it. Jan 19, Joe rated it it was amazing. This is a brilliant book giving a number of practical solutions to dealing with procrastination. Rather than review the book I will summarise some of the key concepts.
Realise that if it has happened then it must h This is a brilliant book giving a number of practical solutions to dealing with procrastination. Realise that if it has happened then it must have happened and should happen so visualise feeling having less emotionally strong emotions and reactions. Try and feel instead that while I don’t like this, this is the way of the world and I am chosing to do this and will feel better when it is done 3 role playing – what would batman or Jordan Belfort do 4 overcome the compulsive desire for entertainment by looking at the long term pros and cons of task vs TV and how you will feel with the task done vs watching the programme with yet less time for the task 5 work with friends or a parter and both study or go to the gym but maintain the ability to work alone and and not always need someone 6 focus on the positive.
Blown your diet after 8 weeks? Focus on the positive meals eaten not the 1 failure. Do not merely defer indefinitely 8 keep a daily check log of progress.
You don’t want to break that excellent record so don’t. Then give up or continue if you are on a roll 13 give yourself a reward for completion – chocolate or holiday dependent on the task The book goes in to a lot more detail on picking the right method for the right task and for your particular reason for procrastinating. The authors – two established doctors of psychiatry who pioneered the “Rational-Emotive Technique” of dealing with and changing behavior – have a clumsy, ham-fisted way of getting their ideas across in this book.
The ideas presented are basic; and the many examples of generic patients suffering conveniently generic problems can get tiresome. The ideas, The authors – two established doctors of psychiatry who pioneered the “Rational-Emotive Technique” of dealing with and changing behavior – have a clumsy, ham-fisted way of getting their ideas across in this book. The ideas, themes and suggestions will probably seem mostly familiar to you, but having it all laid out and connected does help quite a bit to put things into perspective.
There is lots of repetition; I often felt that the authors were trying to beat simple concepts into my head like I was a five-year-old. But, as annoying as that was, I think it helped drive some key concepts home. Simple ideas are all-too-easy to brush aside “Yeah, of course I know that. I don’t have to think about that stuff. I have to say that this book helped me more than I initially thought it would, and I’m glad I read it. Even if it was written in the manner of a stuffy doctor trying very hard to seem human.
But maybe that was just me.
To be fair though, this was written in the ’70s. Maybe the author was totally hip back then, and i’m the square. All things considered, though, I would imagine there are better written books out there on this subject, probably even based on the knowledge and techniques of procrxstination authors of this one.
I don’t have any suggestions, but I’m sure you can find a gook book easily enough.
I would give it a shot before delving into this one. But if you DO happen to pick this one up Jan 15, J. I’m currently on my iPhone so this review will be short. The book is not the best thing ever, but if it’s the first self help book of this type that you’ve read as in my caseit’s a nice way to break the ice per say, and start te wheels turning on fighting the war against procrastination.
I recommend it for anyone who wants to be more of a productive, timely person once again, such as myself. I apologize fo any spelling errors. Typing on this thing is a pain. It is my second reading. It provides alvert same principles of RET found in the rest of Ellis’ books.
The focus is on procrastination and the specific examples are helpful. I bought this as procrastinatuon new book from the bookstore and have been reading it after one of our dogs chewed on it years ago.
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He is generally considered to be one of the originators of the cognitive revolutionary paradigm shift in psychotherapy and the founder of cognitive-behavioral therapies. Based on a professional survey of USA and Canadian psychologists, he was considered as the second most influential psychotherapist in history Carl Rogers ranked first in the survey; Sigmund Freud was ranked third.
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