Mindfulness… what does it mean to me?

You might have read in a previous post that I’ve started looking into mindfulness a little recently. 

Yes I know, my job isn’t the most stressful thing in the world and in the grand scheme of things I’m not that busy and not that important. But that doesn’t matter. I still, every now and again, get myself stressed out… and it just ain’t worth it.

So I’ve started thinking a little more mindfulness-ly. I’m not saying that I’m a master at the techniques, nor do I rely on it to get me through the day. But I do feel that it has helped. So here’s how and why… 

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Leave Your Mark

Another book review so soon I hear you cry! (Or not, who knows…) but this is a book I couldn’t not review (You can see last week’s review here).

Land your dream job. Kill it in your career. Rock social media.

The delight that is Leave Your Mark was one of the best books that I have read. Now there’s a bold opening line but bear with me and I’ll tell you why. But first, a little run down of what it’s all about.

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PR Today 

I’ve finally got my hands on my own copy of PR Today – The Authoritative Guide to Public Relations, by Trevor Morris and Simon Goldsworthy. It’s the book that I have had permanently checked out of the library, using it for assignments and background reading. So with a copy in hand I simply had to review one of my favourite PR books!

“Whether you’re a student of public relations, someone who hopes to break into one of today’s most popular growth industries or someone who wants or needs to understand PR better, this book is for you”.

PR Today (4)The book covers all aspects of PR from celebrity to government, fashion to corporate communications. With detailed information on in each section, each chapter has a topic introduced, explained and summed up perfectly.

Breaking it down by chapter style, the introduction briefly sets out the next topic, giving you a quick overview of what’s to come. I have found this very useful to track down information and to save skim reading pages and pages when looking for a specific piece of information.

It also gives simple learning objectives to guide your understanding. I enjoy going back to these at the end of the chapter and seeing what I have understood. 

Among the detailed information are little tasks or tips learn more actively. These make you think more about what the topic is really about – it’s great to see a book make you think rather than just telling you what you need to know.

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