“Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'…into the future.” Whenever I hear these lyrics from the popular song by the Steve Miller Band, I am reminded how fast-paced our lives are, as we try to fit more and more into our daily schedules. From school to work to little league to social activities, it seems our calendars are full from dawn until dusk. In a world in which technology supposedly makes us more productive, this same technology can also adversely impact our level of productivity.
Are you interested in learning how to increase your productivity and thereby lower your stress level at home and in the workplace? Bossard Library is pleased to offer many self-help resources to assist you in maximizing your time so you can spend more hours on those activities that matter most to you.
I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time (Laura Vanderkam)
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast (Laura Vanderkam)
Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style (Carson Tate)
Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive (Edward Hallowell)
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (David Allen)
Better Than Before (Gretchen Rubin)
The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work (Christine Carter)
The Upside of Stress : Why Stress is Good for You, and How to Get Good at it (Kelly McGonigal)
It’s About Time! 10 Smart Strategies to Avoid Time Traps and Invest Yourself Where it Matters (Carolyn Castleberry).
In addition to these titles, Bossard Library is pleased to offer a free online course entitled “Individual Excellence”. The instructors of this online course note that participants will develop career-enhancing skills in a single course that covers twelve popular one-day seminar topics, including goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You'll learn how to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence with financial matters, and how to minimize conflict in your life. You will also develop a fulfilling career plan and improve relationships with co-workers, friends, and family.
For more information on this free online course or in locating these book selections, the staff of Bossard Library is ready to assist you.
Author Carson Tate notes that his book, entitled Work Simply, can be a “tool that supports you as you reclaim your life…and make you more productive, creative – and happy.” It is my hope that all of these tools, available to you through the use of your library card, will be used to enhance the quality of life of you and your family. Take some time out this week to visit Bossard Library – your resource center for information on productivity, time management, and becoming a better you.
Debbie Saunders, Library Director