978-0-13-969213-0 / 9780139692130

The Working Woman's Guide to Managing Stress


Publisher:Prentice Hall Trade



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Getting married ... buying a home ... career problems ... receiving a promotion ... having a baby ... all of these events cause stress. And working women - who often need to balance family, motherhood, and a variety of other responsibilities - are faced with even more of life's draining stressors. While you can't always control your world, you can influence your response to it. Here's a practical stress-management guide designed specifically to help working women cope with these stressors and start living a happier and healthier life. The Working Woman's Guide to Managing Stress gives you scores of proven-effective stress-reduction techniques that are fast, simple to do, and easy to integrate into your hectic lifestyle. You'll find dozens of natural treatments for stress-related physical problems including headaches, backaches, neck/shoulder discomfort, fatigue, irritability, and insomnia. You'll also discover how to custom-design your own stress-reduction plan; teach yourself to relax with such methods as Progressive Relaxation, Autogenic Training, Affirmations, and Creative Visualization; use the power of Aerobic Exercise and Body Awareness Techniques to help relieve stress, with tips on finding the right exercise program for your specific needs; avoid on the job burnout and design a comfortable, stress-free work environment; and plan a stress-fighting nutritional program, with weekly menu plans and quick-to-prepare recipes. Plus, you get a special section on Mastering the Work-Home Balance that examines the unique problems confronted by single women, married women with and without children, and single mothers ... as well as easy-to-use worksheets, checklists, and otherproven-effective tools. With The Working Woman's Guide to Managing Stress, you'll find hundreds of practical stress-management techniques that are not only easy to do, but also simple to integrate into your busy life.

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