Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bare usefull tool

David Weekly shares his experience about how he builds his company.
  1. Put bare usefull tool into users' hand.
  2. Assume they want to help you.
  3. Listen to them.
  4. Find out how and why they are using the tool?
  5. Find out what sort of language are they using to describe how they use the tool.
  6. Find out how they present the tool to someone.
  7. Help them say it in their own language.
David Weekly of PBWiki
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Monday, November 3, 2008

5 ways to mental wellbeing

Five ways to mental wellbeing

1. Connect
With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

2. Be active
Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

3. Take notice
Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the World around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.

4. Keep learning
Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

5. Give
Do something nice for a friend or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself and your happiness, as linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

Sense from:
Executive Summary
Government Office for Science, United Kingdom
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