Theresa Francis-Cheung

Stress: The Lazy Person’s Guide!

There are hundreds of books on stress and stress management, so why read Stress: The Lazy Person's Guide!? Because it's the only lazy guide!

In other words, it promises that you won't have to plough through pages and pages of interesting — but often useless — information. You'll simply get what you need: a quick and easy guide to using your stress to your advantage.

Theresa Francis-Cheung doesn't endorse the 'stress is bad for you and must be avoided at all costs' mantra. Instead, she shows you that you can't — and indeed shouldn't — avoid stress: you just need how to handle it instead.

Stress: The Lazy Person's Guide! doesn't promise you a complete oasis of calm and contentment when you've finished reading it, but you will get close to being an expert on keeping your cool when the tension mounts.

The Lazy Person's Guide! is a series of popular, cheerful yet thoroughly grounded, practical and authoritative books on various health issues and conditions. Other titles in the series include Beating Overeating, Detox, Exercise, Improving Your Memory, Midlife, Quitting Smoking and Self-esteem.

Other books by Theresa Francis-Cheung include Self-esteem: The Lazy Person's Guide! and Worry: The Root of All Evil.
Stress: The Lazy Person's Guide!: Table of Contents

— The many faces of stress
— A state of alert
— Can you cope?
— Calming the body and mind
— Eating to beat stress
— Keeping fit — Thinking errors
— Stress management secrets
— Addressing specific stresses
— Natural therapies
— I can't go on like thisThe last word …
111 printed pages
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Gill Books
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  • Soliloquios Literariosshared an impression6 years ago
    👍Worth reading


  • Soliloquios Literarioshas quoted6 years ago
    The key issue here is how you adapt to that change or how you perceive an event. If you can adjust well to the circumstances in your life, stress isn’t a problem. It is when you can’t adjust, or don’t want to adjust, that stress causes problems. In short, it’s when stress becomes distress that you start to feel you can’t cope.
  • Soliloquios Literarioshas quoted6 years ago
    Relationships are all about give and take. If a relationship is not making you feel good, and you have tried compromise and communication, consider what changes you should make. We could discuss this at length, but at the end of the day you have a choice: you can avoid the person who makes you feel bad about yourself. Or you can change your attitude towards that person, if you can’t avoid them, by reminding yourself that no-one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Other people do not make you feel bad unless you allow them to make you feel bad.
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