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Learn How to Live Stress-Free!

The do’s and don’ts to avoid stress

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Language:  English
This book is for everyone – from an individual who needs to effectively manage their own stress to a manager who has to deal quickly with any stress-related problems at work.
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This book written by a leading authority on stress, provides a no-nonsense, practical approach to managing stress, both at work and home.

Recommended by doctors for their patients, this book is for everyone - from an individual who needs to effectively manage their personal stress, to a manager who has to deal quickly with any work stress problems at work.

You will discover practical answers to the many questions you may have on how to manage stress in order to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Full of proven tips and strategies, this book will leave you feeling confident that you can handle stress in a way that will not only deal with the effects of excessive pressure on personal performance and relationships, but also with the root cause.

Read the book from cover to cover, or dip into it when you have a stress-related problem that needs solving quickly! Its aim is to deliver instant answers to your questions.

This is your easy-to-follow, insider’s guide to equip you with all the tools to live stress-free.

  1. Step One
    1. How Stressed Are You?
    2. Frequent Misconceptions
    3. Definition of Stress
    4. The Mechanics of Stress
    5. Physical, Emotional and Behavioural Effects of Stress
    6. What causes you stress at home and at work?
  2. Step Two
    1. The Individual Nature of Stress
    2. The Relevance of Stress to Behaviour Types
    3. Levels of Stress in Changes in Lifestyle
    4. Holmes-Rahe Life Changes Scale (1967)
    5. Stress Inducing Situations
  3. Step Three
    1. Recognition and Management of Stress in your Team
    2. Causes of Work-Related Stress in Your Organisation
    3. Effects of Employee Stress on the Organisation
    4. Preventing and Managing Stress in the Team
    5. The Relationship Between Work and Home-Related Stress
    6. Working With an Individual to Identify the Problem
    7. Is the Problem Stress?
    8. Self-Reported Stress
    9. Stress-Related Absence Management
    10. ‘Return-to-Work’ Interviews
    11. Conduct a Return to Work Interview
    12. Conduct an Appraisal Interview
    13. Improve Your Management Style
    14. Organisational Stress Management Initiatives
  4. Step Four
    1. Positive Action Against Stress – Building Resilience for Busy Executives
    2. How to Deal With Your Personal Stress
    3. Modification of Behaviour
    4. Be More Assertive
    5. Improve Your Time Management
    6. Keep a Stress Diary
    7. Manage Type-A Behaviour in Others
    8. Indulge in Humour and Laughter
    9. Take ‘Time Out’
    10. Travel With Less Stress
    11. Utilising External Help
    12. Development of a Healthy Lifestyle
    13. A Healthy Diet
    14. Regular Exercise
    15. Stretch and Do Useful Exercises at Work
    16. Relaxation
    17. Relax Quickly – Everyday!
    18. Get Uninterrupted and Sufficient Sleep
    19. Increasing Leisure Time and Taking Up Hobbies
    20. Modifying Our Perspective
    21. Positive Thinking & Self Talk
  5. Quick Fixes
    1. Coping With Stressful Situations
About the Author

Carole Spiers