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Stress proof your life (52 Brilliant Ideas) Kindle Edition
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I got the book more out of curiosity than real need, but it's already clear to me that it has some great positives. It's well laid out, with an active TOC and links back to the TOC from each idea/chapter, so it's easy to navigate just to the tips you think will help you most. I jumped straight to the tip on dealing with procrastination, that being a huge issue for me, and it gave me a very workable way of hurdling the procrastination barrier. I was keen to put that into practice straight away, but stopped to read the next idea, which is for all those people who spend time agonising over "where are my keys?" "did I switch the iron off?" and so on. A lovely quote from that section: "Not surprisingly, you can't retrieve memories of today because your mind was actually living in tomorrow." I enjoyed the wry observation even though I didn't really get anything new from the chapter, having recently finished "Moonwalking with Einstein", which addresses memory issues in much more depth.
Don't give yourself extra stress trying to absorb the whole book at once. Just take one idea at a time, and begin with the ones you think you most need.
It is very well-written and full of creative, positive suggestions for ways to create sanctuary and lower stress.
It lends itself well to reading a little bit at a time--I have it on my iPod touch and have been reading it at odd moments, waiting in line somewhere etc.
I'm really enjoying it and getting a lot from it.
The writing was unprofessional and sort of magazine style "jokey." Like this author is trying to sell her ideas to a young, inattentive audience - who I might add - wouldn't be stressed enough as young teens to need a book on de-stressing. That was kind of irritating right off the bat. How can I take savvy advice from a person who writes like this?
The tips also seemed very contrived. One tip was to take a bath.....
I mean, c'mon. I think it's pretty much common sense that nice bath will relax anyone. She also writes that you should delegate a majority of your tasks. I don't know about all of you, but I don't have an army of people waiting in the wings to do all my work for me.
I chalk it up to a cultural disconnect here.