Real Calm

Real Calm : Handle stress and take back control

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Let Psychologies Magazine show you the path to a calmer, happier life Real Calm is your guide to getting rid of stress for good. The unrelenting demands of everyday life never stop, and stress is a natural byproduct of modern life; you cannot change that, but you can change your response. Psychologies Magazine, the leading magazine for intelligent people, explores stress, calm and the spectrum in between to show you how to cope. Packed with tips, ideas and expert insight, this book draws on cutting edge global research to help you understand your brain's response to stress and build real calm into your everyday life. What does life look like when you're calm? What are the obstacles standing in your way? How is stress affecting you right now? Let the experts guide you to the answers you need, and start living better today. Everyone knows that stress is bad for your health, relationships, productivity and quality of life but how can we avoid it? The answer is we can't we can only temper our response, use the stress as a tool or make it go away. This book shows you how, with clear, helpful advice and a real-world focus on the little things that have a great impact on your day-to-day.
* Explore what real calm means to you * Learn what's standing between you and your peace of mind * Identify your stressors and develop a self-care plan * Deal with the big things, and let the little things go Motivational, inspirational and highly practical, Real Calm is your roadmap to a happier, healthier, calmer you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 133 x 198 x 13mm | 228g
  • Capstone Publishing Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0857086669
  • 9780857086662
  • 230,866

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Is stress running your life? You're not alone. In a world driven by ever-changing technology, economic uncertainty and mounting personal responsibilities, stress affects virtually all of us. But is it possible to achieve a state of calm amidst the tumult of life?


Achieving a calm state is more about doing something, rather than thinking your way out of it. Armed with the best experts and latest research, Psychologies magazine will help you to regain control so you can handle the challenges of every day - and enjoy life too. Real Calm will help you to: Identify what life looks like when you're calm Pinpoint the stressors affecting you right now Develop a plan to take care of yourself Give yourself permission to let go of stress Change how you react to what goes on around you

This book will teach you the skills, techniques and practices to guide yourself out of stress into feeling a sense of real calm.

"In our busy lives, creating calmness for ourselves is important. This book is a fantastic guide to exploring what calm means in your life and is full of practical actions to try."

-Vanessa King, Author of The 10 Keys to Happier Living
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Table of contents

Foreword by Suzy Greaves, Editor, Psychologies v Introduction 1 1: What Does Real Calm Mean to You? 7 CHAPTER 1: Defining real calm 9 TA K E T H E T E S T : What does real calm mean to you? 25 CHAPTER 2 : Why do you want to be calm? 31 TA K E T H E T E S T : How does lack of calm affect your life? 48 CHAPTER 3 : How does real calm really feel? 55 2: What s Stopping You From Feeling Calm? 69 CHAPTER 4: What s at the root of your stress? 71 TA K E T H E T E S T: What is really stressing you out? 86 CHAPTER 5: Understanding your mind: when to seek help 93 TA K E T H E T E S T : How do you handle stress? 108 CHAPTER 6: Stress triggers 113 3: How Can You Be Calm? 129 CHAPTER 7: Can you learn to be calm? 131 CHAPTER 8: Living your own version of calm 145 CHAPTER 9: Calm boosters 157 CHAPTER 10: Keep calm and carry on every day 177 What Next ? 191 About Psychologies 193 REFERENCES 195
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About Psychologies Magazine

Psychologies is the leading magazine for intelligent people, covering work, personal development and lifestyle issues. Psychologies exists to help its readers learn about and understand themselves and what they really want, doing this through training programmes, live and webinar events and the magazine itself. Gathering the latest, most compelling thinking and translating it into practical and accessible wisdom, Psychologies cover a range of topics to help readers reach their happiest and most fulfilled selves.
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