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How to Change Your Entire Life By Doing Absolutely: 10 Do-Nothing Relaxation Exercises to Calm You Dow

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Nike is wrong. Just do nothing.

Yes, often the key to changing your life isn't in doing more, more, more...but doing absolutely nothing.


How to Change Your Entire Life by Doing Absolutely Nothing clearly, concisely (and even humorously) explains the principle of doing nothing in a mindful way. This is a unique self-help book for lazy-busy people who want to change their live
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by Simon & Schuster (first published December 31st 2002)
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Karmelle
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Self-help books can sometimes be great to read but be jam-packed with real life practical exercises that can require someone to really dedicate their time towards that. Like writing notes, filling in evaluations, and so on. Those are great practices, but this book offers the opposite approach and achieves it best with its small, simple format.

Paging through this book is itself an exercise in tranquility. The exercises given are so simple (hence the 'doing nothing' part) that putting them into p
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Patricia
A good book for people who need to boost their quota of "books read" as it takes about 20 minutes to read it from cover to cover. A good book also for people looking to add meditation into their life without a lot of effort. The 10 do-nothing relaxation exercises are: 1)Wake up and smell the coffee; 2) Shower power; 3) Mellow Yellow; 4) Like attracts like, glee attracts glee; 5) Hear the beat to beat the blues; 6) Listen to sounds for a sounder mind; 7)Smells like relaxation 8)Thought for food; ...more
J Crossley
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a smart little book about mindfulness. The author learns that she can bring peace to her chaotic life by doing "nothing." The "nothing" exercises she presents are really mindfulness exercises. I think that the fun way that this book is presented would bring people to mindfulness that might otherwise be put off by it.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
This book is the antithesis of everything I learned in school. You can’t, I was told, change your life unless you do things. This book dares to say no. Relax. Chill. Just when you are ready to snap, stop and drop everything. Do nothing.

Daring. Brave. I am trying this.
Lauren
Jul 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brain-books
Very silly, but really it takes no time at all to do nothing. It's a nice reminder not to take things so seriously.
Sharon Hall
fantastic little book, light hearted but also very mindful.
Nancy
Feb 07, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If Pema Chodron did booklet-length Shoebox-like greeting cards, this is what it would look like. I read this while stretching my hamstrings so maybe that negated its power.
Jamie
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun-for-me, 2016
I enjoyed this. Some fun ideas, some new concepts to support the idea of mindfulness. I enjoyed researching the Pareto principle afterward.
Bridget
Very short and simple. A good reminder to stay present.
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