Me Time: Over 100 strategies and tricks for gaining guilt-free Me Time
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'Marsdon takes everyday activites such as going to the bathroom or driving in your car and finds a way to turn them into 'me time'. Start yours by reading more than 100 strategies for gaining guilt-free time just for you.'
Review: By Shannon Meyerkort Weekend Notes
'It's practical, it's realistic, it's helpful . It would make a nice gift. It's also funny and doesn't take itself too seriously. That being said it's based on serious research and we can all benefit from having time where we can recharge or be alone or be absent: whatever you need. It's amazing how many of the suggestions are so simple and achieveable, yet I never would have thought of them, and as a mother of three small children I love and need my me time.' Full review at www.weekendnotes.com
We all want more Me Time, but how do we get it … and how do we enjoy it … guilt free?
Sure we all like chocolate, and diamonds are meant to be our best friend, but as life is becoming faster and faster what we really crave is … time ... just a little bit of time to ourselves.
In the 1980s ‘Greed Is Good’ era, Glennys often worked through the night developing marketing strategies for blue chip clients. Years later while catching up with colleagues she saw the direct impact of lives lived fast.
Consequently she took nine months off to talk to a wide range of Australians, both men and women, about their attempts to build a more balanced life ...one that included Me Time.
During the research she uncovered a key barrier to Me Time … guilt. She realised it wasn't enough to just outline some real-life strategies, she needed to explore ways to reduce the guilt.
By reviewing medical literature and talking to experts she uncovered some interesting facts, such as ....
- Couples in workaholic marriages tend to have twice the divorce rate.
- Only 2% of us can truly multi-task effectively.
- People who sit at a desk all day only to go home and plonk themselves on the sofa all night, are subjecting themselves to health risks as insidious as smoking, or over exposure to the sun.
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Part proceeds go to Health research
There are a few ways to buy Me Time.
Buy direct and save: Buy direct from me for $15+postage ($5 for Australian postage or $10 for International postage). To order online from me go to buy direct from me where you can use paypal or your credit card to order a copy. For bulk orders contact me via the contact tab.
The State Library Bookshop. Copies are now available at the WA State Library Bookshop.
Worskshop: Glennys also runs Me Time Workshops, where participants learn 10 strategies for guilt-free Me Time.
Guest Speaker: The audience gains insight into the issue and 5 strategies for guilt-free Me Time. Winner of People's Choice Award for Most Popular Paper at the Australian Market Research Society (WA) State Conference 2013.
To ePublish or not to ePublish
10 questions to ask yourself before considering ePublishing.
‘I thought it was wonderful and I am very impressed with your research. I learnt heaps and I’m a published eBook author’ Marlene Rattigan editor.
If venturing into ePublishing and being bombarded with words like e-platforms, e-marketing and e-contracts has you hankering for simpler times of inkwells and town criers don’t panic.
This book outlines 10 questions to consider before you find yourself waist deep in the ePublishing River. It marries Glennys’s personal experience of publishing three books, with 20+years spent helping organisations develop marketing strategies.
Glennys approached her own venture into ePublishing like any other research project. Consequently after nine months of writing festivals and workshops across Australia, copious emails, and discussions with e-publishers she made her decision. Along the way she uncovered 10 core questions and then pondered what to do with the insights. Rather than leave them festering in the bowels of her filing cabinet she decided to publish them in the hope they might help others, and so the book was born.
Relevant for first time and established authors the book touches on: you the author; your market; reading styles; pricing; marketing and provides some key links to get you started. The book in itself is part of the research process as it contains photos so readers can see how they get treated in an e-platform.
If you’re in Australia it is best to buy the book from Palmer Higgs Books
If you’re overseas it’s best to buy the book from Amazon or Kobobooks
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