What was that book again?

I really should have seen this coming! After Keith emailed me to ask if I could put all the websites referenced in How To Do Everything and Be Happy in a convenient place, reader Kim dropped me a line and asked me to remind her about one of the books I recommended. Here then are all the books that got a mention – no matter how brief (and I’d particularly like to draw your attention to the item at the top of the list).

‘How To Eat Loads And Stay Slim’ by Della Galton & Peter Jones

How To Eat Loads and Stay Slim isn’t a diet book. Not in the traditional sense.

It’s  a mixture of hard science (eg. how hunger really works), quick ‘cheats’ (eg. how to make zero fat chips), psychological techniques (eg. why focusing on your food as you eat is really important), ingenious strategies (eg. how to cut down on sugar without going cold turkey), and easy peasy recipes (eg. Peter’s roast potato & egg smashup breakfast or Della’s apple ginger clafouti) – all served up in an easy-to-digest, humourous read from authors who’ve been where you are now.

Each of thought provoking, scientifically-provable, idea has a STAR RATING. There are fifty four stars available. You get one just for buying the book! Collect enough and you’ll steadily increase your chances of being able to eat loads AND stay slim. Collect enough stars (thirty or more would be a good target to have) and we personally guarantee that a slim figure, coupled with a healthy but satiated appetite, are yours for the taking. No dieting required.

Available from amazon 

‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen

Is your workload overwhelming? Does it just keep mounting up while your stress levels reach fever pitch? In Getting Things Done David Allen teaches you how to keep a clear head, relax and organise your thoughts while implementing the methods that he has introduced at organisations like Microsoft, Lockheed and the US Department of Justice: Learn the ‘do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it’ principle to empty your in-tray. Handle e-mail, paperwork and unexpected demands in a system of self-management. Plan and progress projects. Reasses goals and stay focused. Apply the two minute rule when deciding what to do now and what to defer. Overcome feelings of anxiety and being overwhelmed. With clear and specific methods and advice, David Allen’s tried and trusted formula for business efficiency could transform the way you operate and your experience of work.

Available from amazon (.co.uk | .com)

‘Tired but Wired’ by Nerina Ramlakhan

Following the methods of the Nerina Ramlakhan’s Sleep Toolkit, developed from her huge experience in the field, will help to overcome sleep problems and give the energy for the fulfilling life that you want and a new balance in your life. The Sleep Toolkit is a proven success, which has already worked for thousands of people (from executives who feel burnt-out to mothers struggling with the demands of a job and children) with hectic lives. Overturning the myth that you need 8 hours of sleep every night, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan says that you really need fewer hours of quality restorative sleep and she leads the reader, through practical and accessible steps, towards changing their lifestyle to find better quality sleep, more vitality and an inner equilibrium that is physically and emotionally revitalising. Tired But Wired describes the science behind sleep and how to find your natural sleep rhythms and provides the Sleep Toolkit Programme that anyone can use, adjusting it for your own lifestyle, needs and personality to provide all the essential habits and routines you need for brilliant sleep.

Available from amazon (.co.uk | .com)

‘Work Less Earn More’ by Jennifer White

A proven 10–step program for unlocking your potential to live and work on your own terms. Tired of holding your breath, waiting for exactly the right moment to arrive before you can start living the life you really want? When will it be safe for you to stop working so hard and feeling stressed out, burnt out, and generally dissatisfied with life? When you get married? Promoted? When your kids finish school? When you pay off your mortgage? When you retire? It s time to stop waiting and start living. As renowned success coach Jennifer White proves in this amazing book: You can have it all more time, more money, and more fun on your own terms starting today! Based on White s popular courses and seminars through which she has helped thousands of people nationwide live more fulfilling and productive lives, Work Less, Make More(TM) is an easy–to–follow 10–step program for overcoming your fears, unblocking your passions, channeling your energies, and managing your time more efficiently so that you can: ∗ Fearlessly take more risks ∗ Do the kind of work that really makes you happy ∗ Achieve success on your own terms ∗ Enjoy the freedom of being your own boss ∗ Have more fulfilling relationships ∗ Put the passion back in your life and work A complete design for living and working, Work Less, Make More is the key that will unlock your potential for living life to its fullest.

Available from amazon (.co.uk | .com)

‘What to Say When You Talk to Your Self’ by Shad Helmstetter

You don’t have to be crazy to talk to yourself! We all talk to ourselves all of thetime, usually without realising it. And most of what we tell ourselves is negative, counterproductive and damaging, preventing us from enjoying a fulfilled and successful life. Shad Helmsetter’s simple but profound techniques, based on an understanding of the processes of the human brain, have enabled thousands of people to get back in control of their lives. By learning how to talk to yourself in new ways, you will notice a dramatic improvement in all areas of your life. You will feel better and accomplish more. It will help you achieve more at work and at home, lose weight, overcome fears, stop smoking and become more confident. And it works. Shad Helmsetter, Ph.D, is a bestselling author of many personal growth books, and the leading authority in the field of Self-Talk.

Available from amazon (.co.uk | .com)

’59 Seconds’ by Professor Richard Wiseman

Whether you’re looking to be more decisive in your life, find a new job orsimply be happier, the chances are that this book has the ‘magic bullet’ you need.

Available from amazon (.co.uk | .com)

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