The Now Habbit - Book Review
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying GuiltFree Play - Neil Fiore PhD
You can think about this excellent book in several different ways – as a time-management guide, as a kind of fl ow-state manual, as therapeutic self-help for anxiety and stress, or as a way to just rethink how you’re using your mind and your energy when it comes to tackling work and a big to-do list.
Fiore’s approach is very NLP compatible; he sees procrastination both as a symptom and as an attempted solution to deal with boredom or overwhelm. He works with emotional state, with internal dialogue (especially with ‘shoulds’, ‘oughts’ and ‘can’ts’) and with re-training attention to focus more on pleasure and play.
It’s a kindly book and not the usual, mechanistic ‘pull yourself together’ approach which tends to lead to people labelling themselves as lazy and worse. He cheerfully has what he calls ‘a positive view of the human spirit’ and his tools like the ‘Unschedule’ and the ‘In the Zone’ exercises are designed to support and encourage and to create momentum and personal miracles.
Paperback 224 pages £10.99 516081