DescriptionTired of letting stress have a negative impact on your life? Easy.
It's impossible to get through life without encountering stress. And unfortunately, most of us learn the incorrect ways to cope with it. Thankfully, Stress Management For Dummies gives you trusted, time-tested guidance on teaching your body and mind to properly cope with stress while keeping your sanity intact.
Whether it's love, work, family, or something else that has you in the red zone, this updated edition of Stress Management For Dummies will help you identify the stress triggers in your life and cut them down to size — all without losing your cool.
- Shows you how to use stress in a positive, motivational way instead of letting it negatively affect your life
- Teaches you to retrain your body and mind to react positively to stress
- Helps you overcome common stresses faced in modern life
If you want to manage stress and get back to living a normal life, Stress Management For Dummies has you covered.
Part I: Getting Started with Stress Management 7
Chapter 1: Stressed Out? Welcome to the Club! 9
Chapter 2: Stress Explained (In Surprisingly Few Pages) 23
Chapter 3: Getting Started: Gathering Your Tools 35
Part II: Mastering the Basics 49
Chapter 4: Relaxing Your Body 51
Chapter 5: Quieting Your Mind 73
Chapter 6: Cultivating Mindfulness 97
Chapter 7: Stress-Reducing Organizational Skills 117
Chapter 8: Finding More Time 139
Chapter 9: Eating, Exercising, and Getting Your Zzzs 161
Part III: The Secrets of Stress-Effective Thinking 185
Chapter 10: Understanding How Your Thinking Stresses You Out 187
Chapter 11: Stress-Resilient Values, Goals, and Attitudes 211
Part IV: Managing Your Stress in Real Life 231
Chapter 12: Overcoming Your Anger 233
Chapter 13: Worrying Less 249
Chapter 14: Reducing Interpersonal Stress 271
Chapter 15: De-Stress at Work (And Still Keep Your Job) 295
Chapter 16: Maintaining a Stress-Resilient Lifestyle 315
Part V: The Part of Tens 337
Chapter 17: Ten Habits of Highly Effective Stress Managers 339
Chapter 18: Ten Events That Trigger Stress 343