The Now Habit
Written By: Neil Fiore
Read By: Neil Fiore
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Publisher’s Summary: Learn how to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free play! One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated.
Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. 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.
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The Now Habit: Neil Fiore
Audio Book Summary
Habits are behaviors that have developed through repetition over time. Doing so many times is done automatically
Neil Fiore’s work addresses the problem of procreastination, which actually began not as a problem but as a measure of self-regulation to avoid stress by postponing activities, over time, this habit became a negative habit Which hinders our productivity and depletes our performance. It is in itself, a vicious circle from which it is difficult to leave, but not impossible according to Fiore.
Mindfulness, as the author explains, is the most powerful way of changing habits. It is an approach, it is based on consistent care. It is a training and a practice that serves to change the habits.Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges by paying attention purposely, in the present moment and without judging, to the unfolding of the experience that takes place moment by moment. It consists of three essential parts.
The first is about how habits are formed and why it can sometimes be difficult to change them.
The second, proposes practices of mindfulness and guided meditations to help free you from unhealthy habits.
The third is about the application of mindfulness.
With this scheme mindfulness can be applied to any activity. Some of the steps to achieve mindfulness are:
Establish an intention. Toso begins by delineating what he wants to achieve and identifying what he wants to achieve. Some recommendations are:
• Discern what is important in your life
• Identify habits that prevent you from living the important thing
• Align at all times by thoughts and actions The second step is to establish body facilitators
• Relax the body and mind
• Cultivate a sense of tranquility and well-being.
The third is to cultivate attitudes of mindfulness. What part of the benevolence towards oneself and the acceptance of what is happening in our surroundings.
The fourth is to take advantage of the power of attention, in which it is advisable to keep anchors to pay attention such as body sensations, visualizations or objects. The art of focusing attention causes you to be aware at all times, you have the possibility to choose how to respond to what you are experiencing.
The fifth is about disengaging from beliefs that hold habits. One begins by observing one’s own thoughts from the outside in the most objective way possible, in this way, we can detach the emotions from the thoughts.
On the other hand, Surfing the waves is a method to overcome intense emotions, Accept that everything happens, the things that worry or torment us are not eternal. In conclusion, The Habit of now will allow you to think of yourself as a productive person, feel and act in such a way.