It’s Time To Take Control

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This article has been reproduced by kind permission of The Mail on Sunday YOU Magazine.

Few women I know have enough time to do everything they have to, plus some for themselves. (Working mothers probably count ‘Me’ time in minutes per week rather than hours per day.) The resulting ‘worry hurry sickness’, as organisational psychologist Professor Cary Cooper of Lancaster University terms it, can affect our health. Most doctors agree stress is a significant factor in problems ranging from insomnia to, at the more serious end, heart disease.

But a new book by personal development expert Michael Heppell, who coaches Davina McCall and Chris Evans, might just help. How To Save An Hour Every Day, which covers pretty well your whole life, starts as it means you to go on, advising ‘Please don’t read this entire book’. His first tip is that we can sift through huge amounts of information in minutes, and decide what’s important and what’s not. ‘Trust your intuition and you’ll quickly see where you need to start.’ Then the clincher: ‘Actually start.’ Read More…