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Real Calm: Handle stress and take back control

Real Calm: Handle stress and take back control

Psychologies Magazine

ISBN: 978-0-857-08667-9 April 2017 Capstone 208 Pages




Let Psychologies Magazine show you the path to a calmer, happier life

Real Calm is your guide to getting rid of stress for good. The unrelenting demands of everyday life never stop, and stress is a natural byproduct of modern life; you cannot change that, but you can change your response. Psychologies Magazine, the leading magazine for intelligent people, explores stress, calm and the spectrum in between to show you how to cope. Packed with tips, ideas and expert insight, this book draws on cutting edge global research to help you understand your brain's response to stress and build real calm into your everyday life. What does life look like when you're calm? What are the obstacles standing in your way? How is stress affecting you right now? Let the experts guide you to the answers you need, and start living better today.

Everyone knows that stress is bad for your health, relationships, productivity and quality of life — but how can we avoid it? The answer is we can't — we can only temper our response, use the stress as a tool or make it go away. This book shows you how, with clear, helpful advice and a real-world focus on the little things that have a great impact on your day-to-day.

  • Explore what real calm means to you
  • Learn what's standing between you and your peace of mind
  • Identify your stressors and develop a self-care plan
  • Deal with the big things, and let the little things go

Motivational, inspirational and highly practical, Real Calm is your roadmap to a happier, healthier, calmer you.

Foreword by Suzy Greaves, Editor, Psychologies v

Introduction 1

1: What Does Real Calm Mean to You? 7

CHAPTER 1: Defining real calm 9

TA K E T H E T E S T : What does real calm mean to you? 25

CHAPTER 2 : Why do you want to be calm? 31

TA K E T H E T E S T : How does lack of calm affect your life? 48

CHAPTER 3 : How does real calm really feel? 55

2: What’s Stopping You From Feeling Calm? 69

CHAPTER 4: What’s at the root of your stress? 71

TA K E T H E T E S T: What is really stressing you out? 86

CHAPTER 5: Understanding your mind: when to seek help 93

TA K E T H E T E S T : How do you handle stress? 108

CHAPTER 6: Stress triggers 113

3: How Can You Be Calm? 129

CHAPTER 7: Can you learn to be calm? 131

CHAPTER 8: Living your own version of calm 145

CHAPTER 9: Calm boosters 157

CHAPTER 10: Keep calm and carry on every day 177

What Next ? 191

About Psychologies 193