With all the stress you have in your life, don't you wish it were good for you? Well, guess what? It can be. All you have to do is discover the level of stress that's right for you and embrace it. Easier said than done, right? It can be easier than you ever imagined.
In Optimal Stress, physician and celebrated stress-management strategist Carol Scott shows you a new way to view, organize, and shape your world and develop healthy responses to the stressors and demands in your life. She gives you the tools that will help you identify the symptoms of stress, recognize its triggers, and sort through your stressors to distinguish the ones that serve your goals from the ones that get in your way.
Drawing on the personal stories of scores of women of all ages and walks of life as well as on her own experience with stress-related illness, Dr. Scott combines the latest in medical research with the realities of modern life. She helps you design the stress-management program that works for you.
Stress is not a feeling or a condition. It is a complex cause-and-effect process designed to help you adapt to changing surroundings and events. Dr. Scott shows you how to take advantage of its positive aspects, minimize its negative effects, and find the stress balance that works best for you.
If you're one of the many women juggling the issues and demands of self, home, family, health, and the workplace, stress is one of the most important emotional and physical problems you face every day. The reality is that life can often be hectic, tough, demanding, mind-numbing, and energy-sapping. You can't avoid many situations and events, but you can learn to embrace them and use them in creating a specific plan. The key lies in understanding what stress is and transforming harmful reactions into healthy responses.
Optimal Stress offers a new way to view, organize, and shape your world so that you have a healthy response to any stressor or demand in your life. Its approach helps you develop a crucial understanding of what stress is, what it is not, and, most important, how to find the right stress-health balance for you.
You'll gain a clear understanding of the three key principles that govern the way you experience stress, recognize the negative stressors that are most harmful to you, and learn how to:
Distinguish the biological, behavioral, psychological, and emotional components of stress
Recognize, identify, and cope with the symptoms of stress
Measure your risk for stress-related illness
Cope with the unique impact of stress on women and reduce it
Understand how both good and bad stress can work for you
Develop self-care strategies to nurture and defend yourself against harmful stress
Learn how to relax at home or work in ten minutes or less
Don't let stress overwhelm you. Discover Optimal Stress and regain balance in your life.
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