I’ve come across many free resources on the net that I’m just busting to share with you. I have used each of these a lot and guarantee they are high quality resources put together by absolutely incredible people and institutions.
Here’s 5 of the best:
This is a 5-20minute online show that’s released every Tuesday. Really high production values, incredibly motivating content and hair to die for! But be warned- Marie is peppy, so peppy that there will be some who find it too much. For most though, her weekly shows are uplifyting and inspiriring. Topics range from personal development, business to health. She also has the occasional amazing guest. You can find her on her website or through Youtube
This was recently recommended to me and I’m nearly finished. This is incredible. Do yourself a favour and check it out. It’s a highly interactive online learning module on how to change your thinking using cognitive behavioural therapy. It explains how your thoughts change your feelings and behavior, helps you to spot warped thinking and correct it and other useful stuff. It includes diagnositics for depression and anxiety and is put together by the Australian National University. Such high quality.
This website and app was developed by a team of psychologists and is based around mindfulness. With daily mindfulness exercises that can range from 5-20 minutes (you get to choose) as well as a course that takes you from beginner to master of mindfulness. Each mindfulness meditation is narrated by a soothing Australian male voice. Daily use is recommended. I find when I do a few days in a row, the calmness that I experience spills over into my entire life. I’m just a much calmer person.
I was so excited when I first discovered My Fitness Pal. I’d been paying a fortune to track my food through Weight Watchers and there was no real analysis done of my intake. My Fitness Pal changes that. A free resource that allows you search for calorie content (it even allows you to scan the product barcode), you create a daily food diary. It has the ability to analyse your daily intake and compare it to recommended levels of such nutrients as sugar, saturated fat, trans fat, protein, overall caloric intake. It also allows you to create a profile include current weight, heiht and level of activity along with your health goals to calculate a suggested calorie goal. If it’s more motivating for you, you can link up with other friends to encourage and motivate each other.
(this link will download the book, google it for more information)
This is a free e-book that was funded by Beyond Blue for rural communities who could not get appropriate access to mental health practitioners. It looks at various self-help strategies for anxiety and depression, as well as stress, insomnia, grief, relationship violence and substance abuse. Put together by a very well regarded advisory group, is downloadable from the internet and you can work through it at your own pace.
Honestly, I could come up with so many more, but I thought I’d concentrate on these 5- might need to create a Part 2 at a later date. Have you come across incredible free resources? Tell me about them in the comments.