Tertiary Catalogue

Series: Wellbeing Essentials


Criticism and Failure

Criticism and Failure

Chapter 1: Embracing Failure Choose to see failure as a sign of you reaching the edge of your comfort zone. Fight against perfectionism, which just makes you miserable. Try deliberate imperfection. You could actively seek out low-risk experiences...Show More
Emotions versus Evidence

Emotions versus Evidence

Chapter 1: Keep a sense of perspective We catastrophise: if something goes slightly wrong, we assume everything’s gone terribly wrong. We project disasters in our future. Try to keep perspective and recall previous occasions when you...Show More
Getting Stuff Done

Getting Stuff Done

Chapter 1: You don't have to 'feel like it' We tell ourselves that we need to be in the right mindset to work, but actually that makes it harder. Focus instead on taking some physical actions – and the ‘motivated’ mindset will usually...Show More
Happiness Habits

Happiness Habits

Chapter 1: Gratitude It’s all too easy to get acclimatised to the good things in life, and focus only on the bad things. Think about what you’re grateful for – you can even try writing them down. Don’t forget the tiny things! Chapter 2:...Show More
Inside Your Head

Inside Your Head

Chapter 1: Don't compare your insides to other people's outsides We only have access to our own inner monologue of worry and self-criticism but nobody else’s. Resist comparing your insides with other people’s outsides – remember that social...Show More
Personal Wellbeing for Managers

Personal Wellbeing for Managers

Chapter 1: Don't spread the anxiety virus Emotions are contagious, anxiety especially. Anxiety will get in the way of productivity, so communicate urgency calmly, and be careful not to spread anxiety. Chapter 2: Show your vulnerabilities Showing...Show More
Planning

Planning

Chapter 1: Celebrate Small Accomplishments Focusing on big distant goals mean satisfaction is rare and short-lived. Instead, break work into smaller accomplishments, and keep a list to mark off each small win. Chapter 2: Perils of...Show More
Practical Wellbeing

Practical Wellbeing

Chapter 1: Mult-tasking Multi-tasking isn’t a thing. It just means failing to do any one thing properly. Switching between tasks has an interruption cost, it takes longer to get back to focus. Focus on one task at a time, until it is complete,...Show More
Team Wellbeing for Managers

Team Wellbeing for Managers

Chapter 1: Reward people like grown-ups Reward people the way you’d like to be rewarded. The best awards tend to be non-physical, like praise and respect. An opportunity to work on a challenging project can be a highly motivating...Show More
Workplace Generations

Workplace Generations

Chapter 1: Don't believe the myths Don’t expect everyone to conform to their generational stereotypes. Just because you’re a digital native, it doesn’t mean you’ll be fast to adopt new technology, and vice versa. Most people want the same...Show More