Get a Life!

Get a Life! : Creating a Successful Work-Life Balance

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Is work taking over your life? Is your life interfering with your success at work? Work-life balance is ever-evolving and can be hard to find and maintain, especially as your career develops and circumstances change. Get A Life! is a highly practical handbook to help you do just that.

Written by experienced coach, counsellor and wellbeing consultant Rick Hughes, this book covers everything from assessing your own needs, delegation and workload management and the myths of perfectionism, to managing and investing in relationships at work and at home, considering professional and personal development, and creativity and self-worth. With a wealth of advice, case studies and useful action plans founded in over 25 years of real-world experience, Get A Life! will help you find the balance that works for you, now.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 13mm | 290g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1789662001
  • 9781789662009

Table of contents

Chapter - 00: Introduction;
Chapter - 01: Personal development;
Chapter - 02: People;
Chapter - 03: Professional issues;
Chapter - 04: Productivity and performance;
Chapter - 05: Psychological and physical wellbeing;
Chapter - 06: Practical factors;
Chapter - 07: Pulling it all together;
Chapter - 08: Appendix;
Chapter - 09: Index
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"As a workplace wellbeing practitioner this is a fantastic book to help guide thinking and practical tools to manage workplace pressures. As an employee this has tips and ideas to enable us all to develop skills to perform at our best both at home and at work and better navigate the ever-complex world of work. A superb book for individuals and organisations alike."--Dr Judith Grant, Director of Health & Wellbeing, MACE group "It is great to see a publication that explores such an interesting and engaging topic as work-life balance - one might even call it 'brave' as this area is so personal and diverse, with a variety of meanings depending on where we are in our life. I think the content is well structured, engaging and practical and so I think all readers will benefit from this book."--Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director Compliance & Sustainability, Royal Mail Group - Honorary Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham "I'm delighted to fully endorse this well written book on a very important topic - our work life balance. Rick Hughes has expertly accessed this topic with humour, insight and useful calls to action. His case studies provide the reader with a rich seam of experience which magnifies and illustrates the key messages of the book. If the reader is looking for a book which is highly practical, superbly written and reaches the part that others can't reach, then search no further!"--Andrew Kinder, Professional Head of Mental Health Services, Optima Health "Rick Hughes' years of experience as a psychological counsellor have given him deep insights into what matters to people and what makes for a fulfilling life, both at work and home. This book provides us with access to these insights in an easily digestible and relatable way. He emphasizes the importance of good relationships and communication and provides multiple case studies based in his experience. I can highly recommend this as a read that will help you reflect and put into practice some simple things that will improve your work-life harmony."--David Roomes, Chief Medical Officer, Rolls-Royce
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About Rick Hughes

Rick Hughes (MBACP, MPhil, DipC, DipM) is Head of Service for the University of Aberdeen Counselling Service and former Lead Advisor: Workplace for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has been a Wellbeing Consultant, Workplace Counsellor, Coach, Employee Support trouble-shooter and writer for over 25 years, providing support, counsel or guidance for thousands of individuals.
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