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Stress Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Allen Elkin

ISBN: 978-1-118-61255-2 May 2013 384 Pages


Tired 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.

Introduction 1

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

Index 347

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Introduction- Guided Muscle Relaxation
Guided Muscle Relaxation Script
Introduction - Coping with a Stressful Situation
Coping with a Stressful Situation Script