Sunday, February 5, 2012

SlantedK Book of the Week

Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress
A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed 

When you read the sub-title about being overwhelmed and over-everythinged, did you feel that this book was written especially for you? It probably was. Here’s the good news. You do not have to accept a life of forever feeling frazzled, frantic and frustrated.

How often do you think to yourself “So much to do and so little time”? Life does not have to be a constant struggle with stress.

We often have little control over the demands made upon us, yet we can control our response. That’s where the management of stress must start.

In this book, you will find quick, simple, easy-to-follow steps that will make sense and help you take back control of your life.

This is a short, easy read that could turn your whole world around. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

An Article From the Chicago Tribune on Rita.

Delayed Gratification 
Why you shouldn't put off reading this column

Chicago Tribune 
By Janet Kidd Stewart 
Special to the Tribune

Laura Tomacic has never been a procrastinator, and it’s a good thing. Her job as program director for the Executives Club of Chicago demands that she coordinate thousands of reservations for top business people, most recently a luncheon with speaker Steve Forbes that drew 1,400 guests. "When I was younger I’d get my weekend homework done by Friday at 6 p.m. so I could watch ‘The Brady Bunch'," she recalls.

Today, panic keeps her from putting things off. "All I can think of are the phone calls I’d get if invitations didn’t go out on time. That’s what’s driving me- complete fear," she laughs. She likes to stay on top of things at home, too, and that can be a problem. Her husband, a mortgage broker, is a confirmed procrastinator, reveling in last-minute travel plans, for example. "If he says he’ll take care of something, I’m constantly checking up on it. I know I drive him nuts." Read the Complete Article

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