So today finds me stressed over money. Specifically the money that I don’t have and the debt that I do have. This is a new area for me since I’ve never had “debt” before that I didn’t have the money right away to pay off. So among this stress I am leaning more heavily on this book that I’ve been reading called “meQuilibrium – 14 Days to Cooler, Calmer, and Happier” by Jan Bruce, Andrew Shatte, Ph.D., Adam Perlman, M.D., M.P.H.
As you can guess from the title the book takes you through 14 days of building your ability to deal with stress through changing the way that you see stress and then learning how to change your thinking and mental state. What it doesn’t offer is “quick fixes” that will only help for a little while. It first helps you identify what is causing your stress and then helps you identify the different tactics that will help you to deal with your specific brand of stress. I am roughly on day 7 and have found this book very helpful.
Now, instead of thinking “oh man, I need a vacation to get away from all of this stress” I’m thinking “What are the emotions that are causing me to feel stress and how do I deal with them head on?” In the introduction there was one particular sentence that struck me as being very insightful – “Because you actually can’t annihilate stress. It’s not possible; stress is an undeniable factor generated by busy, modern lives. But you can learn to manage it peacefully – and you don’t need to radically change your life to do so.”
Are you ready to live a life that isn’t ruled by stress? Check out this book here!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.