The Smart Guide to Managing Stress
By Bryan E. Robinson
Dr. Robinson provides a detailed roadmap to understanding the nature of mild to severe stresses, the many sources of internal and external stress and effective processes to deal successfully with them all. This book should be by the bedside of everyone.
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., Author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
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
Praise for The Smart Guide to Managing Stress
This guide for managing stress gives us powerful tools for navigating anxiety and reactivity. With great clarity and warmth, Bryan Robinson opens us to the possibility of living with an increasing sense of balance, happiness, and ease. This book is an accomplishment! It will be deeply helpful to many.
Tara Brach, Ph.D., Author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
Using easy-to-understand language, this practical book can help virtually anyone to become less stressed. Chock full of useful examples and exercises, it provides insight into the many causes of stress in modern life and offers wide-ranging solutions based on the latest research and clinical practices. Rather than just provide a few techniques, Dr. Robinson helps us deal more effectively with all aspects of our lives, showing us how to be happier, healthier, and more content, regardless of our circumstances.
Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School and author of the The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems
Bryan Robinson’s Guide offers many helpful and creative suggestions for living more sanely—and even thriving—in the midst of the ever-escalating pressures of 21st Century life. He is truly a Doctor of Calm!
Sharon Salzberg, Ph.D., Author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, a 28-Day Program
A rich and thorough guide—the insights on workaholism, addiction, and stress offer especially valuable insights for getting our most critical and insidious risk factors under control.
Martin Rossman, M.D., Author of The Worry Solution: Using Breakthrough Brain Science to Turn Stress and Anxiety into Confidence and Happiness
The Smart Guide to Managing Stress is sure to become another best-seller for Bryan Robinson. Readers will love the special features, and Robinson is always the master who can create a step-by-step approach to life-changing actions.
Joy Miller, Ph.D., CEO of Joy Miller & Associates, Counseling and Wellness, and author and motivational speaker
The Smart Guide to Managing Stress is sure to become the go-to-source for busy individuals seeking a healthier, more productive and contented life. Dr. Robinson provides an eye-opening and thoughtful 360 degree view on how stress impacts every facet of one’s life. So, if you’re looking to recharge your batteries and live a life free from stress, pick up your copy today.
Chuck Runyon, Co-founder & CEO of Anytime Fitness and coauthor of Working Out Sucks
This simple yet profound guide takes the stress out of managing stress, offering clear information and concrete advice on how to have a calmer, more peaceful life.
Kristin Neff, Ph.D., Author of Self Compassion
The Smart Guide to Managing Stress is an outstanding and exhaustive “must-read” resource for anyone trying to deal more effectively with stress. It provides thorough review of the research and gives excellent and easy-to-follow advice on managing stress.
Andrew Newberg, M.D., Coauthor of How God Changes Your Brain