More titles may be available to you. Sign in to see the full collection. Simple, Effective, Immediately UsefulThe first comprehensive strategic system for overcoming the causes and eliminating the effects of procrastination. Techniques to help any busy person get more things done more quickly, without the anxiety and stress brought on by delay and pressing deadlines. If you are a professional, manager, student, entrepreneur, writer, or homemaker, this audio book will help you achieve your goals more rapidly—whether they be large, complex challenges or the small, essential tasks of everyday life and work.
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Fiore's techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism. Read more Read less. Frequently bought together.
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D, co-author of Happiness Awaits You "If procrastination is a major problem in your life - or even a minor problem - this book is well worth a reading. The techniques in this book are mostly psychological, but that does not mean they're not incredibly powerful if used appropriately. Fiore helps you figure out why you are procrastinating and offers concrete exercises and strategies to overcome the most common blocks to getting started. This is a fantastic book. Neil Fiore, Ph. He holds a doctorate in psychology and a B.
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Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. I'll tell you what. This book took me 5 months to get through, because, well- I procrastinate. I'm not even done with the book. My biggest struggle with it, has been just how much planning, thought and analysis he asks for to change the habits.
Thats precisely why I procrastinate. Because I hate planning, thought and analysis. Asking me to, each week, create an 'unschedule' , or the dreaded 'look at your life in 3 days' which by the way took me 3 months to do, or 'do this or do that'.
I mean really, that's not how procrastination works. I think, if you have a therapist, like he was to his clients, it would be an easier habit to dismantle, but the book I procrastinated them all myself. I really should wait until I've finished the book, but I've already seen enough results that I can't procrastinate on this review!
The message, tone and style won't be for everyone, but it works for those of us who need a heart-centered approach. Start reading, notice what resonates, and when a possible option occurs to you, just try it. That's how I have ended up with a system of planning documents that enabled me to make a full stir-fry dinner in the evening in the middle of a work week.
I'm generally too exhausted to cook at night during the week, to the point that food spoils in the fridge because my good intentions to eat healthy just aren't enough. But an affirmation came to me while reading: "When I am crystal clear on the very next step, I can do anything. Doesn't sound like much, but trust me, this is revolutionary in my little corner of the world.
The stir-fry was a successful test case, and now I'm working on other plans and things are starting to shift. I've read a lot of books on procrastination. This one is different. This book is unlike other books on productivity I have read. I had wondered for long why i procrastinated on certain things, even though I knew it was the right thing to do. It didnt make any sense to me. Fast forward a few years and I came across the Now habit. I didnt have much hopes. I figured another book on productivity.
I had tried those things and they had not worked for me. When i picked this book up however, I quickly knew it was different. I knew too quickly that he was right. I was procrastinating because of my intense fear of the judgement of my work. The fear was so intense that i froze. And this showed up in many different areas of my life. I am thankful to have this book to help guide me. I also recommend Mindset by Carol Dweck! I am not where I want to be, however i am working hard. Thank you Neil Fiore!
Don't wait! No matter what review you read or how you slice this book's content, you will gain enough insight to cover the cost, again - no matter what. Buy it. Don't hesitate - buy it.
Or try to find it at the library, even the previous version will do. Steal it from a friend - just get this book asap! At first I hesitated to read the reviews, because "The Now Habit" just sounded so gimmicky to me. I shudder to think that I would have missed out on finally changing something so close to my core that I never realized it was the root of so much anxiety and lower quality of life. After reading reviews, I was well But being cheap and using the super saver option, I was told it would take days to get here.
So I immediately looked it up at the library, and they had a copy! So I raced down to the city library and signed it out. I was alarmed at the publish date Uggg, I had found the previous version.
Weighing the investment of time in reading a version of a self-help book 23 years old , I figured I should probably just read the older version and compare it to the newer version one it arrived. I was absolutely stunned that this book is perfectly timeless. Reading this previous version just enhanced how potent and accurate the concepts are in this book. I found myself thinking I could have had a completely different life if I'd found this book all those years ago.
When the new version arrived, I actually couldn't find any difference. There were probably some edits in there somewhere, but even the names and references in some of the charting tools were the same. So I and you would do perfectly as well finding that older version at the library.
It approaches procrastination for what it is - a symptom of a past experience, an irrational fear, or a variety of other reasons. Finally I've found a book that fixes the real problem. The bad habits just melt away afterwards. I wish I could attach an emotion to my review, to explain how life changing this book was for me. I am a person who deals with concepts and practical wisdom. Dealing with symptoms or gimmicks will never work on me. I need to know what's at the root so that I can change my frame of mind from the ground up.
“The Now Habit” by Neil Fiore (Book Summary)
Alright, according to Neil Fiore, procrastination is a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision. For whatever reason, certain tasks make us feel anxious. Some people get in the habit of shopping, stuffing themselves with food, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, or taking drugs as their prime ways to relieve stress. Similarly, some get in the habit of procrastinating as a way to cope with negative emotions associated with a task or decision. This resistance can be any combination of boredom, frustration, fear, resentment, or any other negative emotion. Resistance makes you feel bad. Since nobody enjoys feeling bad, you use procrastination as a way to relieve the negative emotions.
Review: The Now Habit
Here's a look at his revolutionary book on overcoming procrastination at work and enjoying our free time guilt-free. Note: All parenthetical citations in this article refer to the page numbers in the edition of The Now Habit. If you've climbed out from under a soul-crushing project list , cleaned out and redefined your to-do list , and set firm boundaries between work and play , but you still feel like you aren't handling the weight of broken commitments and unaccomplished work, plain and simple procrastination may be the root of your stress. Many people believe that overcoming procrastination is simple: just work harder.