Now Habit A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

ISBN-10: 1585425524

ISBN-13: 9781585425525

Edition: 2006

Authors: Neil A. Fiore, Neil Fiore

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Originally published by Tarcher in 1988, The Now Habithas sold more than 58,000 copies, and is as relevant as ever! Author Neil Fiore offers the first comprehensive strategy to overcome the causes of procrastination and to eliminate its deleterious effects. His techniques will help any busy person get more things done more quickly, without the anxiety and stress brought on by failure to meet the workplace's pressing deadlines. This revised, redesigned edition includes a new introduction and a section that provides strategies to understand and deal with the complex role technology plays in procrastination today.
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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Why we procrastinate
Warning signs of procrastination
A positive view of the human spirit
Our worst critic : ourselves
Procrastination is rewarding
How we procrastinate
Knowing how you spend your time
The procrastination log
Creating safety : the first major step out of procrastination
How to talk to yourself
Counterproductive messages
The power of choice
Five self-statements that distinguish procrastinators from producers
Guilt-free play, quality work
The importance of play
The pull method of self-motivation
From guilt-free play to quality work
Overcoming blocks to action
Three major blocks
Tool #1 : three-dimensional thinking and the reverse calendar
Tool #2 : the work of worrying
Tool #3 : persistent starting
The unschedule
Even producers need a system
Reverse psychology
How to use the unschedule
Adjusting your unschedule
Working in the flow state
Using more of your brain
It's only your first draft
Learning to focus
Focusing exercise
Relaxation exercise
Incorporating flow states into your program
Fine-tuning your progress
Planned setbacks
Resilience and hardiness
Concentration : controlling distractions
Mental rehearsal and preprogramming
Effective goal-setting
The procrastinator in your life
Managing people who procrastinate
Commitment vs. Compliance
Focusing on starting vs. Finishing
Getting results or giving criticism
Living with a procrastinator
A last word
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