This month has been a funny one. At times I have not felt like I have been doing much but this reflection process helps to make me realise I have in fact done rather a lot during the last few weeks. In October I have:
This book has been really interesting and it has definitely improved my understanding of many points in the field of organisation and critical thinking however it is a bit of a strange book overall. At 16 hours long it is by far the longest audiobook I have listened to this year yet there doesn't seem to be a unified overall theme other than "understanding the brain". This means that I am left with multiple interesting snippets of information or quotes and it has definitely helped to shift my mindset but I was expecting it to present some kind of system like in getting things done or productivity ninja but that isn't here.
I have mentioned recently that I am much more mindful of my diet now than I was in recent years. This shift in my eating habits has been a slow, steady change over many months. I was influenced significantly by my wife's research into this field, various books I have read, things learnt from visiting a few food festivals and building on each little positive experience and benefit felt from testing out different options. But the final tipping point that really helped me consciously adopt this lifestyle was the act of filling out a diet diary.
Dr Chris Harper