As you head back to work or school after the busy holiday season, consider gearing up for the new year with resources on relaxation and stress management. The following videos and books are a good way to get you started on a less stressful 2018. You can find them online or at a local bookstore.
“10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing my Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Works: A True Story” by Dan Harris – After having a nationally televised panic attack on “Good Morning America,” Harris knew the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head.
“10 Steps to Mastering Stress: A Lifestyle Approach” by David H. Barlow, Ph.D., Ronald M. Rapee, Ph.D., and Sarah Perini – How to identify causes of your stress, practice calming techniques, and think more realistically to reduce your stressful reactions to daily life events.
“Happy-Go-Yoga: Simple Poses to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Add Joy” by Christine Chen.
“Relaxation Techniques: Reduce Stress and Anxiety and Enhance Well-Being” by Lillian Nejad and Katerina Volny.
“Mindfulness @ Work: Reduce Stress, Live in the Moment, and Be Happier and More Productive at Work” by Anna Black – Short and simple meditations to use throughout the day to strengthen focus and concentration, enhance working relationships and improve empathy.
“8 Keys to Stress Management: Simple and Effective Strategies to Transform Your Experience of Stress” by Elizabeth Anne Scott. – Become aware of your stressors, learn to quickly reverse your stress response.
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