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DO YOU WANT TO REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY? THEN YOU SHOULD READ THESE BOOKS

DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF AND IT’S ALL SMALL STUFF.

  1. DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF AND IT’S ALL SMALL STUFF.

This book was written by Richard Carlson. The famous quote from author is “stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.” This book has sold over 25 million copies since 1997 when the original was published.

This book gives advice on how to lead a happier life. It shows how to relax yourself from tensions and make u you to do self help. There are so many things through which you can be happy with. This philosophy has touched multiple generations.

Some of the quotes in this book are

  • “Effective listening is more than simply avoiding the bad habit of interrupting others while they are speaking or finishing their sentences. It’s being content to listen to the entire thought of someone rather than waiting impatiently for your chance to respond.”
  • “When we judge or criticize another person it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.”
  • “Thinking of someone to love each day keeps your resentment away.”
  • “Choose to be kind over being right and you will be right everytime.”

FEELING GOOD: THE NEW MOOD THERAPY.

  1. FEELING GOOD: THE NEW MOOD THERAPY.

This book was written by David D. Burns. It says how to deal with the mood swings, how to handle criticism and negative emotions. This book gives excellent ways to control anxiety. It teaches us cognitive therapy techniques to control emotions.

Some of the points explained in this book are

  • Achievements can bring you satisfaction but not happiness.
  • Much everyday anger results when we confuse our own personal wants with general moral codes.
  • Most important is , nobody could love or relate to you. It would be impossible to feel love for someone who are perfect and know it all.
  • Labeling yourself is not only self-defeating, it’s irrational. Yourself cannot be equated with any one thing you do. Your life is complex and ever changing flow of thoughts, emotions and actions. To put it in another way, you are more like a river than a statue. Stop defining yourself with negative labels.

WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU TALK TO YOURSELF.

  1. WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU TALK TO YOURSELF.

This book was written by Dr. Shad Helmstetter. It is an important self help book that every person should read at some point. This book teaches us to stop unwanted thinking. Erase negative thoughts and develop positive thoughts. It deals with how we talk to ourselves.

Some of the quotes in this book are

  • The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice.
  • A lot of people lived rich lives because someone who cared took the time to listen.
  • Mastering one’s future must surely start with managing one’s self. And if we could accomplish that, we could manage and master at least apart of what we call life.
  • Success ultimately is up to the individual. It isn’t the pen-it’s the writer; it isn’t the road-it’s the runner that counts.
  • You will become what you think about most; your success will depend on your programming-what you accept from others, and what you say when you talk to yourself.

GETTING THINGS DONE: THE ART OF STRESS FREE PRODUCTIVITY.

  1. GETTING THINGS DONE: THE ART OF STRESS FREE PRODUCTIVITY.

The author of this book is David Allen. This book describes time management and methods to get things done in an easy way. It is often referred to as GTD. It shows the well being of human mindset. It is literally managing and balancing your work with personal life.

Some of the quotes in this book are

  • If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.
  • You can do anything but not everything.
  • You don’t actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it. When enough of the right action steps have been taken, some situation will have been created that matches your initial picture of the outcome closely enough that you can call it done.
  • Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax.
  • Use your mind to think about things, rather than think of them. You want to be adding value as you think about projects and people, not simply reminding yourself they exist.
  • Anxiety is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation, and action.

THE RELAXATION RESPONSE

  1. THE RELAXATION RESPONSE.

This is a book written in 1975 by Herbert Benson, a Harvard physician. This book really teaches how to reduce depression and calm down your mind through relaxation. It is connected with response and reaction it means to show the difference of how relaxation works.

Some of the important points in the book are

  • One way to whether hibernation is occurring is to measure the body’s rectal temperature. During hibernation this temperature decreases. Hibernating do not appear in people with meditation.
  • You will learn that evoking the relaxation response is extremely simple if you follow a very short set of instructions which incorporate four essential elements. One is a quiet environment, second is a mental device such as a word or a phrase which should be repeated in a specific fashion over and over again. Third is the adoption of passive attitude, which is perhaps the most important of the elements and the fourth is a comfortable position.
  • Kneeling, swaying or sitting in a crossed legged position are believed to have evolved to prevent falling asleep. You should be comfortable and relaxed.
  • Sit down alone in silence. Lower your head, shut your eyes, breathe out gently, and imagine yourself looking into your own heart.
  • If you wish to acquire recollection by practicing this holy exercise, remember to make use of a very brief means of ridding yourself of various distracting thoughts. This is that you say no to them when they come to you during prayer.

 

 

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