The Now Habit : A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-free Play Paperback
by Neil Fiore
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
- Publication Date: 30/01/2007
- Category: Popular psychology
- ISBN: 9781585425525
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Review by auntieknickers
Some seminarians I visited were all reading this book and since procrastination has always been one of my problems I read it too. The main point seems, in retrospect, to allow oneself to have some fun as a reward for getting the scutwork done.
Review by porch_reader
How do you overcome procrastination? It may seem counterintuitive to start with play, but that is what Neil Fiore recommends. If you approach a task feeling like you "have to" do it, you'll be naturally resistant. But if you put guilt-free play onto your "un-schedule" first, and then freely make the choice to start a task in the remaining time, procrastination may become a thing of the past. I read a lot of time management books (usually while procrastinating), and this one reiterates much common advice. Break tasks into small pieces. Just get started. But Fiore is unusual in his focus on the importance of play. He advocates being realistic about how much time you actually have for project-based work, setting realistic goals, and making sure you make time for enjoyable activities too. It was somewhat serendipitous that I finished this one right before finals week!