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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 counter-intuitive 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 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.

©2021 Chris Bailey (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Amazing content provides deep insight of benefits of meditation and how it improves your ability to think and how it helps reducing stress.

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Life Changing Experience!

I started this Audiobook to improve my focus and help my self handle Stress and Anxiety better. It has been a very good experience for me and I enjoyed the honest approach takes by the Author. Go for it!

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Loved it!

Excellent! Like all his previous books. After trying & failing for years, after finishing all his books, I've started daily meditation. This book helped me understand what Meditation is & what it is not. The term 'an observer of one's thoughts, feelings' became clearer.
A must listen for anyone new (like myself) to the meditation/productivity space.

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Must listen for all

Must for all corporate working executives of all ages, students or just home makers or those retired.

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simple and powerful

making meditation simple and helping to focus in this distracted world is soothing experience

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The narration was impeccable & I loved its content about why you should start meditating.

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Wonderful audiobook by Chris

A fantastic audiobook on meditation and mindfulness and Chris brings out that it is a life skill. He articulates in a simple way that it is all about living the moment- a simple but powerful advice! Thanks Chris!

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Key to live your life fully

Excellent advice for becoming more effective and attain happiness in your life. So simple and at the same time difficult to be a part of your daily schedule. Once mastered there are no bounds for feeling happiness throughout one’s life
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Must Listen for improving mindfulness

Easy to understand and implement the ideas given in this idea book. i loved it.

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A must-read for the stressed mind

This simple audiobook with an unassuming title is the best thing I've listened to in years. The author's clarity of thought, brilliant narration and lucid explanation make this audiobook an excellent introduction to meditation. I've listened to the audiobook several times, and each time I discover little nuggets or wizdom and practical advice on dealing better with life's situations. The chapter on overthinking is truly a masterpiece. I can't thank the author enough for writing this book.

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  • T.D.Willis
  • 17-01-21

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 sorta attempted meditation in the past, especially when my three daughters were in their 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) I never got serious or very good at it.
When the author and narrator, Chris Bailey began speaking I knew within seconds that I had ordered by mistake but it was only another few seconds that hesitation had my fingers 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 an intimate conversation. He didn't sound like he was READING a book, He sounded like he was TALKING to me. I couldn't Stop listening.
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 a concern or need in my life at this point but everything he was saying was still touching something very personal inside of me. It isn't JUST about increasing your productivity. However, he does tie it together and shows how and why productivity is a benefit from the practice of meditation.
Additionally, besides the intimate and awesome narration (5 PLUS stars) and the interesting and informative subject matter that compelled me to continue listening, it was his informative yet simple APPROACH to teaching the subject. It was the easiest and most sensible approach to beginning meditation that I had ever heard.
I have advised people who have 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 honestly I can relate to. So when the author, very early on 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 those. I was hooked. It was that simple and I felt like the dots were already beginning to connect!!!
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. It is so intimate, comfortable and peaceful.
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. While we may understand this concept, we may not know where or how to start in turning this knowledge into something positive and powerful instead of negative and destructive. I am excited to continue with his practical, simple and gentle approach in training my brain.
I would recommend this book to every one.







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  • Igor
  • 26-01-21

Book about benefits of meditation, not on how to meditate

This is book about great benefits of mediation, which are well explained in a very passionate way. However, book doesn’t really teach you how to meditate. Basically, you are waiting all book when author finally stops to talk about benefits of meditation and teach you how to meditate, but this never happens....

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  • 17-01-21

Good Read and Practice

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

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  • Chris
  • 22-01-21

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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  • Marie Love
  • 19-01-21

Awesome audiobook

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-01-21

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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  • Kitalux
  • 20-01-21

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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  • Lorian Schaeffer
  • 20-01-21

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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  • pinks
  • 26-01-21

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-01-21

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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  • Clement John Cuthbert
  • 17-09-21

repetitive and not very interesting

I found it extremely repetitive, and a felt like I was having dejavu. it might make a good drinking game if you take a drink every time he says meditation, focus or mind but you would be totally hammered in the first five minutes.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-08-21

Thoughts on slowing down

I listened to this on double speed while doing gardening which clearly shows that I needed to hear something like this. I am trying to slow down and meditate and when I focus on my breath I have to think of this book and then I am getting irritated that the author called the wind pipe (trachea) “oesophagus” (which is the food pipe) twice. But overall worth a listen although I enjoyed the voice more on double speed than during the guided meditations for which I obviously slowed down.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-08-21

Eye Opening

Eye opening, worth exploring if you desire greater productivity in all areas of your life

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  • Mr White
  • 13-06-22

Loved it. Better than expected

It is shocking that nobody has put these points across before and so well. The entire book is so understandable and relatable.

I feel I have invested my time very well with this one

Yes I called it a book. (In joke)

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  • Alan
  • 29-08-21

Good book for a beginner like me

My first book on this topic so did not have any thing to compare with but I ended up listening to most of it one Sunday morning was not bored at all and how going to try.
Has a well spoken and calming voice

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  • Elina Heininen
  • 26-09-22

Happy accident

Good narrator. I didn't know this was a meditation book (I just wanted to train my mind, since it's such a mess), but my therapy homework for this week is to start meditating, so this was perfect. I tried a little walking meditation and it seems to be the jam for me. Might do it every day when I get back from work (I'm already home). Just have to find good sounds to drown out the traffic and other ambient noise.

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  • Mike
  • 19-08-22

How to train your mind.

Wonderfully written, very useful. The author keeps your attention and his knowledge of the subject is profound.

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  • Raymond Jankowski
  • 12-08-22

Noise !

This is just noise ! Save your credits not worth a moment of your time .ok

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-07-22

Very nice and informative

Simple but still do not feel disappointed. I’m happy I listened to this just to remind me of why meditation is so good for so many people.

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  • Robert Murphy
  • 25-06-22

Fantastic book

I’ve been practicing meditation a lot over the last few months and this book surprisingly gave me more motivation to go deeper. I wasn’t expecting this to be about meditation and encourage everyone to try it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-09-22

Great content

Well thought out content presented in an easy to listen to and easy to follow format. Chris Bailey has a engaging manner and takes us through very simple steps to achieve effective productivity through the process of meditating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-07-22

Well read, easy listen!

Gave me a new insight to meditation & it’s benefits along with easy to follow 2 min meditation practices.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-06-22

TITLE MISLEADING BUT ULTIMATELY WORTH LISTENING TO

I am a seasoned meditator but when Audible only shows you the main title and not the subtitle, I had no idea I was purchasing an audiobook on meditation and mindfulness.
Forgetting this, and managing to get through Chapters 1 & 2, I found the remainder of the audiobook to be most worthwhile.
For those beginning or considering a meditation practice, I think you’ll find this a 5 star audiobook. The content is well researched and well written.

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  • Yuli
  • 09-11-21

Must read if you are looking to be more productive

This is the first book I have listened to that unpacks the benefits of meditation from productivity perspective. I love it so much that I read it twice. Since reading this book, I have been consistently meditating for the past two weeks. I find myself more focused, less distracted, and more aware of my present and thoughts. I would highly recommend reading this book, and I love the 2 min guided meditation included in each chapter. if you are looking to gain at least 9 min focus back, this is a book to read.

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  • MickFromOz
  • 04-10-21

very impressive

Very impressive book, but the words needed for this review are not so good :)