Work-in-progress: the Little Challenges book
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TABLE OF CONTENTS (first draft)
A note to the reader
Introduction: Meeting 'The Coach'
CHAPTER 1 - The problem with being human
CHAPTER 2 - When life's just a bit too hard: skills for impossible days
How control works
CHAPTER 3 - Escaping the quicksand: skills for getting unstuck
Today vs to-do lists
The next right step
The power of ten
Switching off and on again
CHAPTER 4 - "Who am I anyway?": skills for self-awareness
Heroes and villains
The big energy give-away
CHAPTER 5 - "AAAAAAARGH!": skills for resilience
Three little words
The joy of not-doing
Accepting what is
CHAPTER 6 - Smoothing the path: skills for making life a little easier
The routine safety net
Boring but important
CHAPTER 7 - The social animal: skills for being with others
Letting you be you and me be me
CHAPTER 8 - Less is more: skills for simple clarity
Conscious social media
Bright line rules
Ways to create mental space
CHAPTER 9 - Delight: skills for enjoying life more
Telling new stories
Meaning over happiness
CHAPTER 10 - Steady progress: skills for growth
The mistake diary
Beyond the personal
CHAPTER 11 - Future flourishing: skills for getting the best out of yourself
The Dilbert Principle
Deciding what you want
Conclusion: The most important thing....
Suggestions for further reading
BACK COVER COPY (first draft)
Do you feel overwhelmed by things to do and people who need you?
Do you struggle to find time and energy for the things you love?
Do you ever find yourself wishing you could just run away from it all?
Little Challenges contains over 40 practical ways to help you feel better, get more done and start enjoying life. Based on ideas from neuroscience, behavioural psychology and philosophy, this book will help you understand yourself better and offer simple, gentle steps towards the life you want.
After a dramatic midlife breakdown, Katie Elliott realised that she couldn’t go on living as she had. She started studying to find out why some people thrive whilst others struggle. A few months later, having experimented using everything she learned, she found herself diagnosis- and medication-free for the first time in her adult life. More than that, she was happier, fitter and more productive than ever before.
In Little Challenges, Katie shares the simple writing technique which saved her life, along with all of the information and ideas that helped her to start thriving.
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