Monday, March 3, 2008

"Mind Tools" for the Busy Parent

Theme for the week:

Parents: Achieving balance in one's life

I found a nifty site this morning. Mind Tools has many useful pages for the busy parent. The site is geared toward the career builder, but it also has the potential to help parents.

One can find helpful information about stress management, time management, memory improvement skills, problem solving skills (if they aren't fully developed already!), project management (useful for blogging, maybe?), information and communication skills, and practical creativity.

Examples of specific pages:

Under the time management heading there is a page for Effective Scheduling.

Under the stress management check out the Burnout Self-Test.

Hope you find this website helpful. A drawback to this site is that one could be tempted to spend too much time at Mind Tools. A paid membership is encouraged, but there seems to be plenty of free information offered.


Marla said...

Hmmm....I will have to check this out. I went through a time where I read lots of books on the subject. Then, I just realized in our life we have to schedule way less. I mean...if someone looked at our calendar they would think we have no life. As far as M and me go there is nothing on there except doctor appointments. We get up and see how the day is going and then plan things last minute. Part of me hates it and part of me is kind of learning to appreciate this "living in the moment" sort of life. I am not sure yet. I used to have a full calendar. Balance is a very good issue. I can't wait to see what else you come up with for the week.

Casdok said...

Sounds interesting - will have a look!

Elissa - Managing Autism said...

I think some "mind tools" will be perfect for me!
Thanks Julie xx