self help links
Life can be tough, exciting, complicated, challenging and full of questions, great and small. It's helpful to share and face those challenges, and simply give things a try. This is a very small starter selection of links and resources. I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations. If you are an author or expert who would like to join the self help central network then drop me a line.
Work and wellbeing are starting to come together increasingly in the same breath, which is very much a positive development. We spend much of our lives at work, surrounded by complex relationships and challenging situations. Staying positive in the workplace doesn't always feel our natural state of being!
The words 'time management' are enough to put many people into a coma, but the feeling of having enough time to get through your work and leave on time is pretty wonderful. Last year I left my office job and now work freelance at home. I don't miss all the meetings, but without the structure of office life I realised my time management skills were non existent. 2010 is the year I get organised and to start I've simply drawn up a weekly planner, inspired by the simple (free) to-do list website http://teuxdeux.com/.
And there are many good reasons why David Allen's book Getting Things Done remains the bestselling book on organisation years after publication. If you email inbox contains more than 50 emails then read this book. If you write a new 'To Do' list every day and end up copying half of the list from the previous day more often than not then read this book. And if you procrastinate... yes, read this book. If you don't do any of these things then I will try very hard not to be terribly jealous of you.
What colour is your parachute?
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