Stress is all around us—at work, at home, online ... you name it. The problem is that we don’t have the time to figure out how to deal with stress in the now, and then we stress out about not being able to deal with our stress: a vicious circle.
If you flip through this book you will see that there are hundreds of fast, effective, and easy tips and tools designed specifically to be used in the now. Why so many? Because you are unique, so there is no such thing as a one-size fits all tool for stress relief.What works for one person may not work for someone else.
The book’s foundation is the LIGHTEN Model, and the tools suggested are organized around the areas of your life that need to be nurtured in order to achieve long-term stress relief: Livelihood (career), Imagination, Genius (unconscious mind), Health,Time, Environment, and Network (relationships). If you are stressed about hitting your sales quota, take a look at the Livelihood or Time chapter. Worried about that next presentation? The Imagination chapter has some great techniques. Anxious about your next doctor’s appointment? Check out the Genius or Health chapter. Meeting your in-laws? The Network chapter is the place to go.
The intent of this book is that you keep it handy for whenever or wherever you need it: that important meeting/presentation, that difficult conversation you need to have, the multiple priorities all needing your attention right now, or anything else that stresses you out when shit happens.
If you just have a couple minutes to spare to get some quick-and-easy stress relief, this book is for you.
Note: please contact the author if you would like the original source of his statistics or specific tools and techniques discussed.
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