2 Minutes Or Less

Retrain Your Brain to Reclaim Your Time, Spaces, and Life... 2 Minutes at a Time!

Author: Lynn Reding

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530227679

Category:

Page: 102

View: 4847

Whether you are the CEO of a company, student entering college, small business owner, empty-nester, or homemaker, you will find value in these pages. The guiding principle in this book is very simple to follow. Some of the ideas will resonate with you, but more importantly, they will prompt you to think about your schedule, spaces, and what you value. This book could be the inspiration you need to establish a simple, yet life changing habit that will give you more time to do what you really enjoy. Lynn Reding brings her years of experience as a professional organizer to you as she offers her insight into ways you can more easily manage your time and spaces. Follow the simple principles in "2 Minutes Or Less" and you WILL reduce stress. Many of her clients say that this approach has changed their lives by helping them get their smallest tasks done immediately and painlessly. Simplify your life when you learn to: * Make the most out of even a few seconds * Use simple technology to your advantage * Apply Lynn's "clean as you go" principle The rewards can be immediate, transforming, and permanent.

Too Fast to Think

How to Reclaim Your Creativity in a Hyper-connected Work Culture

Author: Chris Lewis

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 074947887X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 2359

Our lives are getting faster and faster. We are engulfed in constant distraction from email, social media and our 'always on' work culture. We are too busy, too overloaded with information and too focused on analytical left-brain thinking processes to be creative. Too Fast to Think exposes how our current work practices, media culture and education systems are detrimental to innovation. The speed and noise of modern life is undermining the clarity and quiet that is essential to power individual thought. Our best ideas are often generated when we are free to think diffusely, in an uninterrupted environment, which is why moments of inspiration so often occur in places completely separate to our offices. To reclaim creativity, Too Fast to Think teaches you how to retrain your brain into allowing creative ideas to emerge, before they are shut down by interruption, distraction or the self-doubt of your over-rational brain. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to maximize their creative potential, as well as that of their team. Supported by cutting-edge research from the University of the Arts London and insightful interviews with business leaders, academics, artists, politicians and psychologists, Chris Lewis takes a holistic approach to explain the 8 crucial traits that are inherently linked to creation and innovation.

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga

Reclaiming Your Body

Author: David Emerson,Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945334

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 184

View: 3818

Survivors of trauma—whether abuse, accidents, or war—can end up profoundly wounded, betrayed by their bodies that failed to get them to safety and that are a source of pain. In order to fully heal from trauma, a connection must be made with oneself, including one’s body. The trauma-sensitive yoga described in this book moves beyond traditional talk therapies that focus on the mind, by bringing the body actively into the healing process. This allows trauma survivors to cultivate a more positive relationship to their body through gentle breath, mindfulness, and movement practices. Overcoming Trauma through Yoga is a book for survivors, clinicians, and yoga instructors who are interested in mind/body healing. It introduces trauma-sensitive yoga, a modified approach to yoga developed in collaboration between yoga teachers and clinicians at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, led by yoga teacher David Emerson, along with medical doctor Bessel van der Kolk. The book begins with an in-depth description of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including a description of how trauma is held in the body and the need for body-based treatment. It offers a brief history of yoga, describes various styles of yoga commonly found in Western practice, and identifies four key themes of trauma-sensitive yoga. Chair-based exercises are described that can be incorporated into individual or group therapy, targeting specific treatment goals, and modifications are offered for mat-based yoga classes. Each exercise includes trauma-sensitive language to introduce the practice, as well as photographs to illustrate the poses. The practices have been offered to a wide range of individuals and groups, including men and women, teens, returning veterans, and others. Rounded out by valuable quotes and case stories, the book presents mindfulness, breathing, and yoga exercises that can be used by home practitioners, yoga teachers, and therapists as a way to cultivate awareness, tolerance, and an increased acceptance of the self. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The 5 Second Rule

Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

Author: Mel Robbins

Publisher: Savio Republic

ISBN: 1682612392

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 6636

Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? Using the science habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a "push moment." Then, she'll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self. It take just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do, you'll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel's TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world's largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement. In The 5 Second Rule, you'll discover it takes just five seconds to: Become confident Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt Beat fear and uncertainty Stop worrying and feel happier Share your ideas with courage The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back. The secret isn't knowing what to do—it's knowing how to make yourself do it. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

Creative Confidence

Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

Author: Tom Kelley,David Kelley

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0385349378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2549

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford d.school, and with many of the world's top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems. It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

The Courage to Teach

Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life

Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119414113

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1140

Wisdom that's been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for two decades The Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well. Over the last 20 years, the book has helped countless educators reignite their passion, redirect their practice, and deal with the many pressures that accompany their vital work. Enriched by a new Foreword from Diana Chapman Walsh, the book builds on a simple premise: good teaching can never be reduced to technique. Good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher, that core of self where intellect, emotion, and spirit converge—enabling 'live encounters' between teachers, students, and subjects that are the key to deep and lasting learning. Good teachers love learners, learning, and the teaching life in a way that builds trust with students and colleagues, animates their daily practice, and keeps them coming back tomorrow. Reclaim your own vision and purpose against the threat of burn-out Understand why good teaching cannot be reduced to technique alone Explore and practice the relational traits that good teachers have in common Learn how to forge learning connections with your students and "teach across the gap" Whether used for personal study, book club exploration, or professional development, The Courage to Teach is rich with time-honored wisdom, and contemporary clarity about the ancient arts of teaching and learning.

Discipline & Punish

The Birth of the Prison

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307819299

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 9330

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

Mindful Work

How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out

Author: David Gelles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544227220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9147

Explains how such mindfulness practices as meditation and yoga have helped lower stress and increase mental focus for employees, and offers real-world examples of how mindfulness has benefited large corporations.

Hardwiring Happiness

The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0385347324

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 2283

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from good ones. You can change this. Life isn’t easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad and ignore the good makes us worried, irritated, and stressed, instead of confident, secure, and happy. But each day is filled with opportunities to build inner strengths and Dr. Rick Hanson, an acclaimed clinical psychologist, shows what you can do to override the brain’s default pessimism. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. You’ll learn to see through the lies your brain tells you. Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain—counterbalancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, you can transform your brain into a refuge and power center of calm and happiness. You can hardwire in happiness.

Time Management from the Inside Out

The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule--and Your Life

Author: Julie Morgenstern

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805075909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 9606

A best-selling expert on time management offers an updated and expanded guide for those who cannot keep up in today's endlessly busy business world, identifying the psychological attitudes and styles that contribute to chronic lack of control, and offering a program to help. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Lifehacker

88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day

Author: Gina Trapani

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 0470050659

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 8977

Redefine your personal productivity by tweaking, modding, mashing up, and repurposing Web apps, desktop software, and common everyday objects. The 88 "life hacks" –– clever shortcuts and lesser–known, faster ways to complete a task –– in this book are some of the best in Lifehacker.com′s online archive. Every chapter describes an overarching lifehacker principle, then segues into several concrete applications. Each hack includes a step–by–step how–to for setting up and using the solution with cross–platform software, detailed screen shots, and sidebars with additional tips. Order your copy today and increase your productivity!

The Off Switch

Leave on time, relax your mind but still get more done

Author: Professor Mark Cropley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 075355156X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 9016

'At a time when we are paying a heavy price for the collective delusion that being plugged in 24/7 is an express elevator to the top, The Off Switch reminds us that there is an alternative. Mark Cropley shows that intentionally switching off from work is not only essential for our well-being, it also allows for the unwinding and renewal that help us perform at our best when we switch back on.' Arianna Huffington Work better not longer– learn how to be more productive by switching off from work in the evenings, worrying less and facing the new working day fresh, full of energy and ambition. Work is a big part of our lives, but it's easier than ever to let it take over. Laptops, tablets and smartphones that are supposed to free us from the office actually bind us to it. If you've ever felt stressed as you checked your work email in the evenings, or found yourself unable to sleep worrying about tomorrow's meeting, then this is the book for you! Learning to flick THE OFF-SWITCH when you leave work is essential– not only for your sanity but also for your job. If you can learn to relax and rest effectively when you’re not at work, you can then get more done when you’re in the office. It’s a win-win solution! In this unique book, Professor Mark Cropley, a world expert in how we recover from the working day, blends engaging real-life case studies, clinical expertise and evidence-based techniques to provide a complete guide for how to switch off better – get more enjoyment from your free time, and still get more done.

Stop Snoring The Easy Way

And the real reasons you need to

Author: Mike Dilkes,Alexander Adams

Publisher: Seven Dials

ISBN: 1409176215

Category: Self-Help

Page: 80

View: 9914

Stop Snoring the Easy Way & the Real Reasons You Need To will give you back control of your life, and explain why stopping snoring is not just desirable - it is essential. Dr Mike Dilkes has spent years developing this simple 5-minute exercise. His tried and tested method will cure your snore and... -Boost your mood -Strengthen your relationships -Improve your performance at work -Save you money -Make you look and feel younger -Reduce your risk of developing sleep apnea (a common disorder associated with impotence, loss of concentration, poor memory, diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure and heart attacks) Snoring is no joke, and a lack of restful sleep can seriously damage your health and relationships! So join the army of people taking small steps each and every day to Stop Snoring the easy way!

Overcoming Fear with Mindfulness

Author: Deborah Ward

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 184709287X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 1442

Fear evolved as a survival technique but can easily take over our lives. Based on the latest neuroscientific research, this book examines why some people are more hardwired than others to experience fear and anxiety, and shows how to use the skills of mindfulness to promote detachment and peace, and to take control of your life in a relaxed way. It also includes coping strategies for the highly sensitive person. Topi include: • Triggers of anxiety and fear • Understanding stress • Recognising physical signs of fear and the mind-body connection • Understanding your personality and temperament • Mindful eating, mindful walking • Meditation and yoga • Journaling • Mindful relationships • Creativity, work and dreams - reach your true potential

Bored and Brilliant

How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self

Author: Manoush Zomorodi

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250124964

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 9147

"Bored and Brilliant shows the fascinating side of boredom. Manoush Zomorodi investigates cutting-edge research as well as compelling (and often funny) real-life examples to demonstrate that boredom is actually a crucial tool for making our lives happier, more productive, and more creative. What’s more, the book is crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out – deleting the Two Dots app, for instance, or having a photo-free day, or taking a 'fakecation'." —Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project "Bored and Brilliant is full of easy steps to make each day more effective and every life more intentional. Manoush’s mix of personal stories, neuroscience, and data will convince you that boredom is actually a gift." —Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better It’s time to move “doing nothing” to the top of your to-do list. In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, creator of WNYC’s popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process. Grounding the book in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of “mind wandering” what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all—Manoush includes practical steps you can take to ease the nonstop busyness and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in your work and life. The outcome is mind-blowing. Unplug and read on.

The World Health Report 2008

Primary Health Care : Now More Than Ever

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241563737

Category: Medical

Page: 119

View: 3420

Provides information on medical care and health care policy from around the world.

Human Development Report 1994

Author: United Nations Development Programme

Publisher: Human Development Report

ISBN: 0195091701

Category: Developing countries

Page: 226

View: 8692

Expounds a new concept of human security- one that focuses on the security of people in their homes, in their jobs, in their communities and in their environment.

How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty

And Say Yes to More Time, More Joy, and What Matters Most to You

Author: Patti Breitman,Connie Hatch

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767907191

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 4938

"To this book I say yes, yes, yes!" —from the Foreword by Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Find more time and energy for the things you love to do—learn to say no without feeling guilty! The simple word "no" is often the most difficult to say. Yet anyone can develop the skills to say no with confidence, kindness, and peace of mind. And the benefits are enormous. You'll spend less time doing things you don't want to do with people you don't want to see, and move closer to your own priorities and passions. How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty shows you: The five simple techniques that will help you say no with finesse in nearly any situation How to apply two basic principles to minimize guilt about saying no and reduce the likelihood of personal conflicts In addition, authors Patti Breitman and Connie Hatch provide specific language and practical strategies for defending your boundaries against life's many intrusions and distractions, including: Demanding friends and family members Unwelcome invitations, dates, and romantic entanglements Requests for money, whether from friends, relatives, organizations, or panhandlers Unreasonable assignments at work Pushy people who ask for too many favors Junk mail, annoying phone calls, and buddies with something to sell High-maintenance people And much more Ultimately, "no" can be one of the most positive words in your vocabulary. Whether you crave more family time, more time for yourself, or more time to pursue a dream, saying no frees up room for the "yeses" in your life. From the Trade Paperback edition.