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Publisher's Summary

Meditation makes you more productive because it lets you earn back time. For each minute you spend meditating, you'll earn around nine minutes back, as Chris Bailey - author of The Productivity Project and Hyperfocus - will show in this candid and counterintuitive guide to the productivity benefits of meditation.

How to Train Your Mind digs deep into the practical, tactical benefits of a meditation practice - and how to integrate a meditation ritual into your own life. In addition to calming your mind and allowing you to slow down in an overanxious world, research shows that meditation can de-stimulate your mind so you can think more clearly, procrastinate less, and be more effective at everything you do - at work and at home.

Featuring guided meditations designed to fit into your busy, unpredictable schedule, How to Train Your Mind is the ideal guide for anyone looking to improve productivity without sacrificing time. While much has been written about the spiritual and intangible benefits of meditation, as far as our productivity is concerned, meditation is in a league all its own. 

©2020 Chris Bailey (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator and Performer

Chris Bailey is a productivity expert and the international bestselling author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project—which have been published in 20 languages. Chris writes about productivity at his website, A Life of Productivity (https://alifeofproductivity.com/), and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process. To date, Chris has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York, the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, GQ, TED, Fortune, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. TED Talks said that Chris "might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet." Recently, Fast Company called him a "productivity mastermind."

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Started Listening By Accident

Honestly, I am only half way thru "How to Train Your Mind" but I HAD to stop long enough to write this review. This book was an "Accident" From choosing it, to listening to it. It is FAR, FAR from the kind of book I have ever read or listened to in my 52 years.
Although I have dabbled in meditation before, especially when all my three daughters were in the teenage years at the same time and I was a single mother. (It was either meditation or alcohol....Ahem... Ummmm... Okay. Okay,,,,It was meditation AND alcohol. Less one, than the other. But thats a whole different kind of review)
When the author and narrator, Chris Bailey started speaking, I new within seconds that there was some mistake. But it was only another few seconds that hesitation had me hovering over the stop button. Before I even fully understood what the subject matter was it was Chris Baileys voice that first caught my attention. I immediately felt like he was a caring and trusted friend who was sitting down across from me as we were having a conversation. He didn't sound like he was READING a book, He sounded like he was TALKING to me.
That lead me to listen more carefully and the subject matter was interesting. As I am not working anymore due to a disability any kind of 'productivity" is not much of a concern or need in my life at this point but everything he was saying wasn't JUST about productivity. However, he does tie it together and shows how and why productivity is a benefit from meditation.
Additionally, besides the intimate and awesome narration (5 PLUS stars) and the interesting and informative subject matter what compelled me to continue listening was his informative yet simple APPROACH to teaching the subject.
I have mentioned to people who have had certain complaints about their lives to try meditation as a solution. The common reaction I get is only varied by the intensity, From eye rolling and psssht "oh I don't believe in that ' New Age Crap'" ....to " I have tried but I don't seem to be able to do 'IT'...whatever 'IT' is." To which I can understand. So when the author had the first easy and very short guided meditation, and taught about the constant intrusion of thoughts while attempting meditation and how to get passed it couldn't STOP listening. The author really does teach you HOW. He teaches with small easy steps and I mean small baby steps that isn't forced or uncomfortable. The Author has a very very easy manner in which he reads his book. It's as if he didn't write the book first but rather just started talking and informing and THEN transcripted it into a book. You will know what I mean when you start listening. It is the ONLY audible book I have ever heard like this, (out of hundreds) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
As I mentioned I'm not done with the book but since I understand a little bit about the subject matter I also understand a little about the all encompassing benefits of what he is teaching here.
I am excited to continue with the book.I'd like to learn more about how our thoughts, most of which we are totally unaware of, effect our lives. I think in this day and age most people understand that our thoughts become actions become habits become a way of life. I am excited to continue with his practical, simple and gentle approach in training my brain.
I would recommend this book to any and every one.







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Good Read and Practice

Simple, practical and encouraging content. Excellent for meditation and mindfulness starter. Love the practice sessions.

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Awesome audiobook

Love it. My first time even learning about meditation. Will definitely make it an habit.

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Fantastic Listen

what a fantastic Listen! I highly recommend this audiobook. Great for a newbie or someone needing a reminder on how and why meditate!

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Excellent book

Enjoyed it! Got me started on meditation. Valuable suggestions and tips. For anyone skeptical about meditating, worth a listen.

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the best book on meditation I've ever read

this is one of the few books I wish never ended. meditation makes so much sense now. perfect narration. practical and right to the point. absolutely loved it.

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Habit Tracking 🤍

This was a great find, I’m glad I gave it an opportunity. I absolutely loved the walking meditation strategy. Thank you.

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Short and simple

I have just started the journey towards a healthier, happier self. This book was easy, short and informative. I give it 5 stars.

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Good source of motivation to start meditating

Picked it up on a whim, and found it engaging and inspiring. It really took good advantage of the audiobook format, weaving short meditations in with the text.

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A pleasure to listen to

One of the best narrated books I’ve read. Lot’s of good insight into how to build a meditation practice and experience the benefits of it.

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