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Sharing Garden

Sharing Garden

In the Sharing Garden, there gathered people from all around the world. When they felt that they were suffering from the emotional flu some time in their lives, they sought help, complied with proper treatment, changed their thinking style, and exercised physically; they eventually recovered. These people were sitting around the tree and sharing their pathways to the recovery of the flu. Depressed Little Prince joined the discussion, learned the experiences, and gained insights.

Troubled Man

Troubled Man was trapped amidst problems every day. Different kinds of unsolvable problems pound upon his mind:

“What should I do?”

“How can I deal with it?”

“Is there any solution?”

“Could this problem be solved?”

“When will the trouble end?”

Problem Solving

Undesirable Ways of Problem-solving
Repetition Endless hesitations or worthless efforts when facing problems until time runs out, and these problems in the end are dealt with in haste by substandard means.
Decision by Attrition Making a decision by wearing down people’s defence on their own opinions. Fatigued and fed-up, you are no longer able to think clearly.
Wrong Compromises Upon disputes, it is best to find a middle ground which settles all parties while conceding some part of their original views or goals. However, unwise compromises in practice may produce no-win solutions.
Hidden Agenda A “hidden agenda” refers to the situation where one or more of the people at a meeting have an issue or feeling which they see as relevant to the group’s discussions, but which they do not state openly. Its influence may puzzle or frustrate the rest of the group
Six Steps to Problem-solving
Step 1 Define the problem
Step 2 Brainstorm possible solutions
Step 3 Evaluate the possible solutions
Step 4 Choose the best solution
Step 5 Make plans to implement the solution
Step 6 Implement the plans

Time Management

Time management
Ever wonder how you got yourself so much work that you cannot possibly finish? You are probably not fully utilizing your time nor are you setting your priorities right. Time-management boils down to organize yourself and your resources so as to get your tasks done reasonably quickly and successfully. It’s time to start your time-management system.
1. List your tasks and activities
2. Set a timetable
3. Prioritize your tasks and activities
4. Review your timetable
Time-Management Strategies
Strategy 1 Expect the unexpected
Strategy 2 Keep records of important things
Strategy 3 Start on new tasks ASAP
Strategy 4 Work out a reminder system
Strategy 5 Make a daily cross-out list
Strategy 6 Reward yourself for tackling the unrewarding tasks


Montgomery, B. & Evans, L. (1993). (2nd ed.). You and stress. Melbourne: Viking O’Neil.

Hawton, K. & Kirk, J. (1989). Problem-solving. In K. Hawton, P. Salkovskis, J. Kirk & D. M. Clark. (ed.), Cognitive behaviour therapy for psychiatric problems: A practicalg guide, (pp. 406-426). Oxford: Oxford University Press.