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The Smart Guide to Managing Stress (Smart Guide To...)

Bryan Robinson

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Smart Guide to Managing Stress You're holding in your hands the most up-to-date, authoritative guide on stress management Discover the smart way to recognize your stressors and stress-proof your life Do little things set you off more than usual? Have you turned yourself into a pretzel at work? Do you have more on your plate than you can accomplish as the hours in the day seem to shrink? Maybe you're stressed, but you're also smart. And that's why leading authority, Bryan Robinson, wrote The Smart Guide to Managing Stress, for smart people like you. This action-packed book is brimming with chunks of practical tips and exercises on the nature of stress, what you can do to reduce most of it, manage the rest, and live a healthy, productive, stress-free life. Bryan Robinson walks you step-by-step through practical solutions to stress-proof your everyday life. Sprinkled throughout the book, you'll find quizzes, action-oriented exercises, bite-sized tips, real-life stories, stress statistics, highlights from stress research, and the doctor's prescriptions for stress reduction. This common-sense guide-based on the latest scientific findings-gives you simple stress-busting tools and shows you how to apply them. With this comprehensive guide, you'll discover how to: Identify the stressors that flip you out Take and reduce your "stress temperature" Break your stress cycle Relieve work stress, job uncertainty, and Unemployment woes Power down and relax with deep breathing, mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga Tame your worries and fears Handle unreasonable people who stress you out Avoid falling into stressful mind traps Other topics covered in this multi-faceted guide include: Mastering Negative Self-Talk and Standing up to Your "Inner Drill Sergeant" Beefing up Your Resistance to Stress Tracking your Progress as You Move from Being Uptight to Feeling Stress-Free Re-engineering your Brain to Stay Cool under Pressure Becoming Master instead of Slave to Your Electronic Devices Applying the Trifecta of Stress Reduction: Exercise, Sleep, and Good Nutrition Turning Positivity, Optimism, and Self-Compassion into Stress-Busting Tools Distinguishing between Circumstantial Stress Versus Self-Created Stress Saying "No Instead of Yo" to Unreasonable Job Demands.

Smart Guide Publications Inc., 9781937636265, 342pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2012



About the Author

Bryan Robinson is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, a psychotherapist in private practice, and the author of 35 nonfiction books on the topics of stress, self-esteem, self-confidence, and high-performing families, including "Chained to the Desk." His work has won awards from the American Counseling Association; he has contributed to newspapers and publications such as the "Chicago Tribune," " Fast Company," "Forbes," "Marie Claire," "Men s Journal," the "New York Times," "USA Today," and the "Wall Street Journal"; and he has appeared on television programs such as "20/20," the "CBS Early Show," "Good Morning America," and "NBC Nightly News." He lives in Santa Monica, California."