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This week, Life Training Online is reviewing The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play, by Niel Fiore, the eighth of fifty-two books in the 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks series.

Reviewing The Now Habit this week has been educational in helping me understand why I sometimes procrastinate. Although I don’t think Fiore’s reasons for procrastination always hold true (sometimes I really do just feel like slacking off), for the most part I do think that people will procrastinate because they feel like a victim, feel overwhelmed, or fear failure (or success).

As I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, the Unschedule was for me the gem of the entire book. Since Wednesday, I’ve experimented with incorporating it into my own daily and weekly planning routine and with a little more tweaking I think it will find a permanent place. And I now have an accurate way of determining just how much effective and productive work I’ve accomplished on a daily and weekly basis, which I can then use as a benchmark for further improvements.

If you use procrastination as a tool to find temporary relief from fear or stress, you may want to check out The Now Habit. Even though this book has been written around twenty years ago, Neil Fiore’s ideas are surprisingly unique and relevant. Definitely worth buying!

The Now Habit is the eighth of fifty-two books in Life Training – Online’s series 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks.


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