We see self-management as a journey towards finding or maintaining meaning and purpose in life. It is an ongoing process that you approach from your own perspective, to fit with your life, aims and needs. For this reason, reflecting on what does and does not work for you is a large part of MyLifeTool.
There is no end point to this tool. It is designed to help you reflect on your journey, so it is important that you take time to come back to each tool you work through to see how you are progressing on your journey.
The introduction booklet contains some tools to help you think about how you can get the most out of this tool.
The scrapbook is a tool to help you think about what is important to you, what you value and what you want to achieve. Being creative can also help you to cope with your condition.
To support you to reflect, scrapbooking is part of MyLifeTool. It is a creative space that can help you to think about and reflect on your experiences. If you don't have a copy of MyLifeTool, a blank book will make a perfect scrapbook. You can work on your scrapbook as little or as often as you like but we recommend coming back to it at least once a week. It is a chance for you to sit down and take stock of what has been going on for you. It can be used as a space for you to do something creative, fun, calming or whatever you want. You might even try out new things. You can include anything you like. Things like... poems, drawings, photographs, paintings, scribbles, collages, stories, images from magazines... the list is endless. You might like to use it like a diary. If you like to create things, like crafts, woodwork, cookery or music, why not take a photo of what you have created and add that to your scrapbook.