June 24, 2013
Conscious Calm by Laura Maciuika is a self-help book that explains how to reduce stress. Most people think stress is caused by outside circumstances. While that is partly true, how your mind reacts to those stressors is what causes the feeling of stress. Therefore, stress is mostly internal. This book teaches you how to internally manage stress so that it becomes less overpowering and so that you are better able to deal with life’s unavoidable stressors.
This book explains how to have more control of your thoughts and emotions so that you can reduce your stress level when it begins to rise. To gain power over your mind takes certain skills, and this book teaches them to you.
First, the book provides an explanation of exactly what stress is. Then each chapter explains methods for gaining an awareness of your stress and decreasing it. Each chapter builds upon the one before. There are exercises at the end of the chapters that will help you evaluate your life based on the chapter topics.
This book provides valuable techniques that anyone can learn and do well to lower the stress they feel. It is a well-written and organized book. It is practical and resourceful, because there are actual remedies for getting to the source of the stress and expelling it. The last chapter helps you to begin to implement the conscious calm techniques in your life.
This is a deep book that deals with the root problem of stress. If you are seeking a true solution to the anxiety and stress you feel, you will benefit from this book and will enjoy the reading. Feeling less stress, no matter what your life circumstances are, is well worth the small investment. You can get your copy of Conscious Calm here. Enjoy!
June 1, 2013
Brain Fog and Stress: Better Brain Health by Managing Stress Now is a book written by an expert on stress’ impact on the brain and how to deal with stress to improve brain health. The author discusses all aspects of stress and how it affects the brain. The author tells us that not all stress is bad; some is a necessary part of life. But most people stress over things that aren’t life-threatening, which negatively affects the brain and the person’s happiness.
Stress not only affects the brain, it also affects other aspects of health as well. The author discusses this and it’s quite eye-opening how much stress affects us. The author talks substantially about brain fog, which involves a lot of different symptoms that a good majority of the population has. But not to worry, because the author tells you different practical ways that you can manage stress to live a more peaceful life.
Lastly, the author provides a 5-week plan for getting to the bottom of your stress and turning your life around. There is also a final chapter that provides 20 stress help tips. This book has substantial information in it that many will find helpful. There are also references and resources with links, and further reading suggestions.
I recommend this book to everyone who wants to learn more about stress and how it affects you, and how to tackle stress and change your life for the better. You will learn a lot from this book. You can get your own copy here. I’m sure you will find it beneficial.
May 25, 2013
How to Relax – Mind Body & Soul is a self-help book for people who are uptight and could use some tips on how to let go of stress and relax. This book is for everyone, since we all need to relax sometimes. The book is written with calming language that makes it relaxing just to read. It is a helpful and informative book.
This book covers the following topics: external and internal stressors, taking control of your stress problem, self-awareness, putting yourself first, living in the present, quieting your inner voice, relaxing the body, sleeping, eating, taking vitamins, exercising, breathing, drinking water, meditating, being mindful, getting a massage, doing Reiki, Yoga, and Tai Chi, performing progressive muscle relaxation, and various relaxation techniques – both physical and mental.
The book is short and to-the-point. It gives you a way to discover what you need to do to relax and what relaxation techniques you can try to find the ones that work for you. I recommend this book to everyone, since most of us could benefit from relaxing more. Plus, the book is informative and a good guide to decreasing stress.
Get your copy of How to Relax and you will be glad you did.