As you might have gathered already from looking at other parts of this website, I am trying to write a book on Self-improvement and Mental Fitness. I am assembling the chapters as I go on this website.
The purpose of this Index page is to list the intended chapter outline, topics, key points/learning objectives, identify the status of each of the chapters, link to the chapters that can be read, and finally provide a basic ‘keyword’ index that might allow you to find relevant content from the completed chapters.
Essentially it is your easiest way to navigate the content of the book until I have a version that can be read as one document.
Initial drafts are available for the first 7 chapters. I am currently working on Chapter 8 – Process – arguably the most important chapter of the book – Wish me luck! This page was last updated on the 8/03/20.
|1||Introduction||Who am I? What is this book?Why did I write this book? Who is this book for? |
What do I hope you get out of it?
|2||Mental Fitness and Self-improvement – terminology||What is Mental Fitness?|
Is it possible to build Mental Fitness?
Self-improvement as a type of ‘everyday’ Mental Fitness
|3||Is this program evidence-based and what does that actually mean?||What does ‘evidence-based’ mean?|
Why is this an important term for you to understand?
What sources of evidence have influenced my work?
|4||The 7Ps of self-improvement||The better you can describe the self-improvement process, the more effectively you can engage in it||First Draft|
|5||1P – Purpose – why bother self-improving?||Reasons for self-improvement from the mundane to the life-changing?||First Draft|
|6||2P – Psychological and Physical capacities – what things can you self-improve?||The kinds of patterns we see in those who successfully self-improve on a regular basis||First Draft|
|7||3P – Principles – what characterises successful self-improvement||The kinds of patterns we see in those who successfully self-improve on a regular basis||First Draft|
|8||4P – Process – how does one self-improve?||10 concepts to get your head around that will help you engage in self-improvement|
|9||5P – Problems – what can go wrong with a focus on self-improvement?||Self-improvement isn’t all amazing and awesome. What can go wrong with one’s efforts to self-improve?|
|10||6P – Personal plan – creating your own self-improvement plan||Get started on your own journey of self-improvement|
|11||7P – Personal philosophy – making self-improvement a part of your personal philosophy||Could self-improvement become part of your broader road-map for how you live your life?|
|12||Starting points for self-improvement across different life areas||Not sure where to start your self-improvement journey? Try these uncontroversial starting points|
|13||Final words||Review of key concepts|
Where to go if you want to further your self-improvement journey
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