Procrastination is not automatic

Translated chapter summaries from The Beck Diet Solution, 2007, Judith S. Beck, Oxmoor House

Chapter 1

  • Cognitive therapy is a psychological treatment that will help you successfully reduce excess clutter and keep it away.
  • The way you think about time, procrastination, and planning affects your behavior and how you feel emotionally.
  • Certain ways of thinking make it difficult to follow a plan and to maintain clutter reduction.
  • The Beck [organization] solution takes you through a six week process to change sabotaging thoughts (that cause you to stray from your plan) to helpful thinking (that will lead to success).

Chapter 2

Procrastination is not automatic.  You can learn how to take control.

– Many situations trigger thoughts about procrastinating, but there are techniques that you can learn to avoid or minimize these triggers.

– When you encounter a trigger, your thoughts determine whether you act in a productive way that strengthens your resistance muscle or an unproductive way that strengthens your giving in muscle.

– Responding to your sabotaging thoughts is a skill that you can use for your lifetime to reduce clutter permanently.


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