The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 5, 2007 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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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. Fioreís 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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Contents

FROM PROCRASTINATOR TO PRODUCER
THE NOW HABIT
EXPECT A MIRACULOUS CHANGE
WARNING SIGNS OF PROCRASTINATION
A POSITIVE VIEW OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT
OURSELVES
PROCRASTINATION IS REWARDING
KNOWING HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME
REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY
HOW TO USE THE UNSCHEDULE
ADJUSTING YOUR UNSCHEDULE
USING MORE OF YOUR BRAIN
ITS ONLY YOUR FIRST DRAFT
LEARNING TO FOCUS
FOCUSING EXERCISE
RELAXATION EXERCISE

THE PROCRASTINATION LOG
THE FIRST MAJOR STEP OUT OF PROCRASTINATION
COUNTERPRODUCTIVE MESSAGES
THE POWER OF CHOICE
FIVE SELFSTATEMENTS THAT DISTINGUISH PROCRASTINATORS FROM PRODUCERS
THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY
THE PULL METHOD OF SELFMOTIVATION
FROM GUILTFREE PLAY TO QUALITY WORK
THREE MAJOR BLOCKS
THREEDIMENSIONAL THINKING AND THE REVERSE CALENDAR
THE WORK OF WORRYING
PERSISTENT STARTING
EVEN PRODUCERS NEED A SYSTEM
INCORPORATING FLOW STATES INTO YOUR PROGRAM
PLANNED SETBACKS
RESILIENCE AND HARDINESS
CONTROLLING DISTRACTIONS
MENTAL REHEARSAL AND PREPROGRAMMING
EFFECTIVE GOALSETTING
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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About the author (2007)

Neil Fiore, Ph.D., guides managers, executives, and their employees to new levels of peak performance. Drawing from his experience as a lieutenant with the 101st Airborne Division, a manager with Johnson & Johnson, a statistical analyst for Shell Oil, and a psychologist and career counselor at the University of California, Berkeley, Fiore brings practical tools for life and work to his seminar participants. He holds a doctorate in psychology and a B.S. degree in economics.

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