23 Anti-Procrastination Habits: How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Results in Your Life

LEARN:: How to Stop Procrastinating and Forever Eliminate Your Lazy Habits 
Do you struggle with completing projects or specific tasks? We’d all like to get things done and become more productive. But what often happens is we put off important tasks and let them slip through the cracks. The end result? We get overwhelmed by the amount of things to do. In other words, “procrastination” causes you to feel stressed when you’re not completing tasks in a systematic manner. 

The solution is simple: Develop an “anti-procrastination mindset” where you take action on a daily basis and NEVER get overwhelmed by your to-do list. 

RIGHT NOW:: Develop “Anti-Procrastination Habits” to Get Immediate Results 
It’s not that hard to stop procrastinating. Really, all you have to do is form the same habits used by countless successful people and make them part of your routine. While these people often have the same fears and limitations as you, they’re able to take consistent action because they’ve trained themselves to do so. 

In the book “23 Anti-Procrastination Habits”, you will discover a catalog of ideas to help you overcome procrastination on a daily basis. Whereas many books provide a simple list of tips, you’ll learn why a specific strategy works, what limiting belief it eliminates and how it can be immediately applied to your life. In short, you will learn the root causes of your procrastination and how to overcome them. 

DOWNLOAD:: 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits – How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Results in Your Life 
23 Anti-Procrastination Habits” contains a step-by-step blueprint of how to identify and conquer those lazy feelings. You will learn how to:
Single-handle your way to overcoming the overwhelm. (APH #8)
Identify what’s REALLY important in your life and then happily ignore everthing else. (APH #1) 
Say “NO” to pointless tasks without angering your boss, friends or loved ones. (APH #11)
Start your day by completing your most important projects. (APH #13) 
Take action on a task — even when you’re not in the mood to do it. (APH #17)
Break down VERY challenging projects into an easy-to-follow blueprint. (APH #5) 
Organize your life so you’re not buried in paperwork or your to-do list. (APH #4)
Complete daily tasks, quickly and easily with a simple time-management technique. (APH #15) 
Get motivated when you don’t feel like working on a goal. (APH #20)
You don’t have to be controlled by procrastination. You can overcome it by forming a few habits that spur you into taking action.

How to Date Men When You Hate Men

Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions
By Briallen Hopper

As Fisher’s memoir proves, romantic partnerships aren’t the only life-altering relationships built on love. And in Briallen Hopper’s first collection of essays, Hard to Love, she takes a deep dive into many essential but far less glamorized types of relationships: found families, platonic friendships, emotional connections with inanimate objects, fandom (you’ll never look at the classic Ted Dansen-helmed sitcom “Cheers” or its theme song the same way ever again) and the hard-won beauty of learning to love yourself. And yes, Hopper even spares some ink to cover marriage and romance, but as a whole, this is a refreshing collection that probes the expanse of the human heart.

Love Understood

Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions
By Briallen Hopper

As Fisher’s memoir proves, romantic partnerships aren’t the only life-altering relationships built on love. And in Briallen Hopper’s first collection of essays, Hard to Love, she takes a deep dive into many essential but far less glamorized types of relationships: found families, platonic friendships, emotional connections with inanimate objects, fandom (you’ll never look at the classic Ted Dansen-helmed sitcom “Cheers” or its theme song the same way ever again) and the hard-won beauty of learning to love yourself. And yes, Hopper even spares some ink to cover marriage and romance, but as a whole, this is a refreshing collection that probes the expanse of the human heart.

Hard to Love

Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions

By Briallen Hopper

As Fisher’s memoir proves, romantic partnerships aren’t the only life-altering relationships built on love. And in Briallen Hopper’s first collection of essays, Hard to Love, she takes a deep dive into many essential but far less glamorized types of relationships: found families, platonic friendships, emotional connections with inanimate objects, fandom (you’ll never look at the classic Ted Dansen-helmed sitcom “Cheers” or its theme song the same way ever again) and the hard-won beauty of learning to love yourself. And yes, Hopper even spares some ink to cover marriage and romance, but as a whole, this is a refreshing collection that probes the expanse of the human heart.

How to be Loved

How to be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship

By Eva Hagberg Fisher

Eva Hagberg Fisher built a career writing about architecture in her 20s, but her raw and honest debut memoir, How to be Loved, is quite a departure from chronicling design and the hottest goings-on in New York real estate. Fisher doesn’t sugarcoat her journey from a confused social climber who was struggling with addiction to a person who discovers, for the first time in her young life, true friendship with Allison, an older woman in her recovery group. Fisher confesses to being selfish and withholding for most of her early adult life, seeing her relationships with men and women as means to an end, whether that end be social status, housing when she was jobless or artistic fulfillment. But when Fisher was diagnosed with a brain tumor, it was Allison, steadily coping with her own cancer diagnosis, who gently but persistently loved and cared for her. Allison showed Fisher a way to engage with another person to an extent she didn’t know was possible, which in turn helped prepare her for her relationship with her current husband. Grab a box of tissues for this one and have your best friend on speed dial. You’ll definitely want to call them after you turn the last page. 

BECOMING NICOLE

The Transformation of an American Family
by Amy Ellis Nutt

KIRKUS REVIEW

How a politically conservative middle-class family defended their transgender daughter against bigotry and won a groundbreaking legal victory affirming gender identity.

Although the state of Maine—home to the subjects of this book, the Maines family—was one of the early states to pass a law “creating domestic partnerships for same-sex couples,” the civil rights of transsexuals opened new territory. The issue that led to the lawsuit was the decision by the Orono school board to exclude the Maines’ transgender daughter, Nicole, from using the girls’ bathroom after she entered fifth grade—a response to pressure by the Christian Civic League of Maine. More than five years later, the case was finally resolved at the level of Maine’s Supreme Court. Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post health and science writer Nutt (Shadows Bright as Glass: The Remarkable Story of One Man’s Journey from Brain Trauma to Artistic Triumph, 2011, etc.) weaves together a multilayered narrative, which begins with the private adoption of identical twin boys, Jonas and Wyatt. At age 3, the twins were sociable, lively, and healthy, but Wyatt had begun to exhibit problems with his gender identity. He told his father, “Daddy, I hate my penis,” and had begun to show an interest in girls’ clothing and toys. The author chronicles the steady evolution of Wyatt’s conviction that he was really a girl and the evolving dynamic this created within the family. Nutt reports on medical opinion that gender is established physiologically within the brain and is a matter of heredity. This is especially fascinating in the case of identical twins raised together, only one of whom is transgendered. What is clear in this gripping account is the strength of the emotional bond within the family as Wyatt became Nicole, a bond that deepened as the stakes increased and pressure mounted.

A timely, significant examination of the distinction between sexual affinity and sexual identity.

THE BOLD WORLD


A Memoir of Family and Transformation
by Jodie Patterson

KIRKUS REVIEW

In her poignant debut memoir, entrepreneur and social activist Patterson unfolds her familial lineage of women who wrestled with marriage either through divorces or in their rejection of the institution altogether, often opting for “partnership without laws.”

As a slight-framed African-American girl who attended mostly white private schools, the author’s own coming-of-age in 1970s Manhattan was fraught with challenges. The virtual opposite of her turbulent sister Ramona, Patterson searched for her identity while navigating the 1980s world of music and style at nightclubs and in college, continually encouraged by her father to be courageous and resilient and to embrace her blackness. Adulthood forced her to choose between a career in publishing and a temporary gig at a strip club. “As sexist as stripping for money sounds,” she writes, “I was dictating my own worth.” Yet her greatest trial as a woman and a mother would arrive with the birth of her third child, Penelope, and the ensuing challenge of “living with a reality that has turned me upside down.” As a toddler, Penelope experienced a radical, unconventional “declaration of self,” telling her mother, “I am a boy.” Patterson openly shares details from those early years, which were fraught with so many strong emotions, including guilt, confusion, and fear that Penelope would be robbed of the “uncomplicated freedom” of so-called normalcy. After months of soul-searching and discussions with her extended family, who were unconditionally accepting, the author came to terms with the reality that Penelope would now be known as Penel, her son. These revelations and developments did not occur, however, without bearing the brunt of societal intolerance, cruelty, and questioning of Patterson as a mother. “The world is unkind to people it doesn’t understand—to those who don’t live by its rules,” she writes. The author’s journey of familial love and fearless motherhood will particularly resonate with parents of transgender children and anyone who has struggled to be loved or accepted.

An emotionally saturated memoir: dynamic, moving, and colorful.

BOOK REVIEW: ODD ONE OUT BY NIC STONE

Courtney Cooper and Jupiter Sanchez (Coop & Jupe!) have been next-door neighbors and best friends since they were seven-years-old. She’s his partner-in-crime and other half. But lately, Cooper can’t ignore he might want something more than friendship from Jupiter.

When Rae Chin moves to town she can’t believe how lucky she is to find Coop and Jupe. Being the new kid is usually synonymous with pariah, but around these two, she finally feels like she belongs. She’s so grateful she wants to kiss him…and her.

Jupiter has always liked girls. But when Rae starts dating Cooper, Jupe realizes that the only girl she ever really imagined by his side was her.

One story. Three sides. No easy answers.

Review:

Courtney and Jupiter have been best friends since they were kids. Courtney is in love with Jupiter but Jupiter is a lesbian. Then we enter the new girl Rae who is attracted to them both. Whew, chile. This book is geared for a younger audience but these kids were going through it like adults at times.  They had so many conflicted feelings, trying to find who they really are and what they like. This was a good coming of age story so to speak.

I really liked Courtney in this story. He had a good head on his shoulders and he was very caring. Rae was too wishy washy for me and too into her head at times. The whole I can’t believe they both want to be my friends started to get on my nerves. Jupiter was cool and we would be friends in real life. I loved all the work she did in the community because she really wanted to make a difference.   

So after reading and loving Dear Martin by this author I couldn’t wait to read this book. It’s a complete 180 and a more light hearted read. I enjoyed the story and  I like that the author is able to switch things up. I also learned some new terms in LGBTQ community. Stone has a lot of promise and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

four-stars

THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET BY YARA ZGHEIB

Book’s Review received a review copy from NetGalley and voluntarily provided an honest review. This does not affect the opinion of the book or the content of the review

Review:

The book is about Anna who is anorexic and is in treatment facility. Anna is a professional dancer in Paris. Maintaining a certain weight is crucial. Anna leaves Paris and comes to the States with her husband, Matthias and that’s when things take a turn for the worse.

I really felt bad for Anna in this story. She left her family, her job, and everything she knew. Once in the States things don’t work out as planned and that’s when the depression sets in. This book was told in Anna’s point of view but I would have loved to get Matthias point of view as well. I loved how he never gave up on Anna. Even when Anna was doing her best to drive him away. I did like that the story was told in past and present and you could see everything build up.

I normally don’t read books like this but it was such a good story. I felt for each and every girl at Swann Street. I celebrated their milestones with them and motivated them when they had setbacks as well. I wanted them all to get better and beat their demons. I loved the direct care staff as well. It really felt like I was in the story as I read and I’m glad I took a chance with this book!

four-stars

Mapping the World Book

Review by Umar A., age 10, Central New Jersey Mensa

Every day, people around the world use maps. Whether it is an airplane pilot or businessman, housewife or museum group, maps have always and will continue to provide useful information for all.

Mapping the World talks about the uses of maps, as well as how to differentiate between the type of map projection and type of map.

In this series, we travel to the past and learn about historical mapmakers, from Claudius Ptolemy (who stated the idea that the Earth is at the center of the universe) to Gerardus Mercator (who created one of the most widely used map projections) and more. This series goes into tremendous detail on the cartographer’s life and maps. We then journey to the present era to learn about map projections and the diverse types of maps used today. You might ask, “What is the difference between the two? They sound the same to me.” No map projection is perfect, because you cannot really flatten a sphere into a rectangle. An uncolored projection could be used in many ways. We could use it for population concentration, highways, land elevation, and so many other things!

For example, we could make a topographic map of the U.S., which shows land elevation. We could make it a colorful map that shows the amount of pollution in different areas, or it could be a population map, or it could even be a map that shows the 50 states, their capitals and borders! Our last step in this amazing excursion is the near future, where we see some hypothetical solutions as to what maps will be used for. Currently, we are working on better virtual map technology.

Now, scientists have been able to put maps on phones. Back in the early 1900s, people had to lug a lot of maps around to find your way from place to place, or just keep asking for directions. Now, all the information is on a phone or global positioning system (GPS). It is amazing how much maps have changed technology and the world in this century.

The Mapping the World 8-book set goes into amazing levels of detail. It is a long read, but it gives an immense range and amount of information that you would not find in any other book or series on maps. The flowing way the chapters and books are organized makes it easy to link passages from different books in this series together. Mapping the World is a treasure box, filled with the seeds of cartography. Collect and plant them, and you soon will have the fruits of cartography, beneficial to those who want to be cartographers. Use this series to the utmost, then the fruits of mapping will be sweet for all who endeavor to succeed in cartography.

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