The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play! A comprehensive plan to overcome the causes of procrastination by balancing your life and achieving optimal performance is now in a new edition for the 21st century! Procrastination hurts. Have you found yourself avoiding work to surf the net, answer emails, and search for some fun in your life? Have you then found that the undone work weighs even more heavily on you, and guilty feelings take all the fun out of your leisure time? But rather than learning a lesson from this type of experience, we often repeat the cycle of procrastination, self-criticism, stress, and more procrastination. Then procrastination can become a routine negative habit that needs to be replaced with The Now Habit. Neil Fiore outlines a simple plan to help you deal more efficiently with large and small tasks in The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play (Tarcher/Penguin; $14.95; April 5, 2007). His techniques have helped tens of thousands busy people get things done more quickly, without the anxiety and stress brought on by failure to meet pressing deadlines. This revised, redesigned edition of his 1989 classic includes a new introduction and a section that offers methods to understand and deal with the complex role that technology plays in procrastination today. An invaluable tool for business people, small business owners, students, homemakers, and professionals, this book will help you achieve your goals more rapidly be they large, complex challenges or small but essential tasks of everyday life and work. Step by step, Fiore reveals numerous tested strategies for ridding your life of procrastination. You’ll learn to: use the symptoms of procrastination to trigger the cure; overcome the perfectionism and fear of failure that lie behind procrastination;give your brain positive statements about work that stop self-sabotaging negative statements; make your worry work for you; use the Unschedule time-management techniques to insure more guilt-free play, a more balanced life, and more focused, high-quality work; accomplish more in less time through efficient flow-state work styles; assist the procrastinators in your life to overcome their problems. Whether the task ahead of you is a corporate merger, spring cleaning, or your writing project, Dr. Fiore’s methods will help you get started more quickly and complete the task with greater joy and guilt-free play. More about the author: Neil Fiore, Ph.D., guides managers, executives, and their employees to new levels of peak performance. 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, Dr. Fiore brings practical tools for life and work to his seminar participants. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a doctorate in psychology.