How mindfulness can help you break unhealthy habits once and for all
THE HERE AND NOW HABIT surpasses procrastination, and it’s not related to scheduling or time management. Therefore, THE HERE AND NOW HABIT focuses on awareness as part of mindfulness – Buddhism – to deal with unhealthy habits and how to overcome them.
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New land here for me with THE HERE AND NOW HABIT as I haven’t practiced mindful meditation, and I’m not interested in Buddhism. However, I’m including meditation in my routine from this day forwards and check how it develops.
I consider these book techniques will suit me better on the go to remain present through quotidian activities because unhealthy habits operate “under the radar.”
I love when authors write about topics as meditation that appear ethereal but through a neuroscience research show how it affects our bodies, specifically the positive brain changes.
The book includes the power of intention, willingness to change, and practice through mindfulness to break unhealthy habits that lead to suffering.
Author Hugh G. Byrne
The Here-and-Now Habit: How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All
Published by New Harbinger Publications, (March 1, 2016)
Bad habits can take a hefty toll on your health and happiness. In The Here-and-Now Habit, mindfulness expert Hugh Byrne provides powerful practices based in mindfulness and neuroscience to help you rewire your brain and finally break the habits that are holding you back from a meaningful life.
Have you found yourself doing something and thinking, Why do I keep doing this? We all have an unhealthy habit—or two, or three. Yours may be as simple as wasting time on the Internet, constantly checking your e-mail, or spending too much time in front of the TV. Or, it may be more serious, like habitual drinking, emotional overeating, constant self-criticism, or chronic worrying. Whatever your harmful habit is—you have the power to break it.
The Here-and-Now-Habit provides proven-effective techniques to help you stop existing on autopilot and start living in the here and now. You’ll learn how to cultivate mindfulness to calm and focus your mind, be aware of thoughts without identifying with them or believing they are true, deal with difficult emotions, and clarify your own intentions regarding unhealthy habits by asking yourself, What do I want? How important is it to me to make this change?
By learning to pay attention to your thoughts and actions in the moment, you’ll discover how to let go of old patterns and create healthier habits and ways of living that will make you feel good about yourself. And when you feel good about you, you can do just about anything.
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