Detox Your Desk: Declutter Your Life and Mind
March 2008, Capstone
Why does your in-tray just keep growing?
Is it alive?
Written for the time-starved and terminally untidy, Detox Your Desk is the perfect antidote to pressure cooker of the modern office. It's flat out but you still fell like you're not getting anything done. And no wonder. It's hard to do anything meaningful when you're swamped by piles of paperwork and endless 'to do' lists.
Detox Your Desk helps you fight back by purging your system office toxins, so you can take control of the everyday stuff and calmly field whatever lands in your in-tray.
It starts with the physical clearing out of all the rubbish that litters your life and then gives you practical tips to help free up your thinking. Detox Your Desk puts you on a ten-day programme that'll result in a tidy workspace and a clear head. All of the changes are easy. Stick with them over the long term and you'll change the way you work forever, giving you more time and a greater choice in every area of you life.
This you big chance to get on top of your workload and start to enjoy work and life again. You'll soon be the most efficient and effective person you know!
SECTION ONE: ANALYSIS.
Chapter one: Our generation and the way we live today.
Chapter two: The context of your working life.
Chapter three: How we fill our time.
Chapter four: All about you!
Chapter five: Guilt and other problems.
Chapter six: The importance of de-cluttering your mind.
SECTION TWO - METHOD.
Chapter seven: 4 stages of preparation.
Chapter eight: Tools and tips for detoxing.
Chapter nine? Good detox behaviours.
Chapter ten: Being tidy.
Chapter eleven: Final detox thoughts.
Chapter twelve: Ready, steady, go!
SECTION THREE: THE DETOX PROGRAMME.
Chapter thirteen: Day 1.
Chapter fourteen: Day 2.
Chapter fifteen: Day 3.
Chapter sixteen: Day 4.
Chapter seventeen: Day 5.
Chapter eighteen: Day 6.
Chapter nineteen: Day 7.
Chapter twenty: Day 8.
Chapter twenty one: Day 9.
Chapter twenty two: Day 10.
Chapter twenty three: Post detox.
Theo Theobald is a freelance writer and sometime business professional, with a career that includes BBC management and advertising copywriting. He now runs his own company, Shocktactic Limited, writing and lecturing on management., lifestyle and human interaction. He describes himself as tirelessly enthusiastic and endlessly optimistic and admits that this can be 'a bit irritating'.
Cary Cooper, CBE, is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School, and Pro Vice Chancellor of Lancaster University. he is President of the British Association of counseling and Psychotherapy, former President o the British Academy of Management, a Patron of the National Phobic Society and an Ambassador of The Samaritans. He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles. He was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2001 for his contribution to organizational health.