Stress Less. Achieve More: Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life

Stress Less. Achieve More: Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life

Stress Less. Achieve More: Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life

Stress Less. Achieve More: Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life

Synopsis

With greater workplace demands comes greater stress--and it's taking a toll on our productivity and well-being.

The standard recommendations are to exercise, meditate, eat better. But who has time for yoga poses amid nonstop meetings and pressing deadlines? Stress reduction becomes one more thing to do!

Executive coach and psychotherapist Aimee Bernstein offers a more effective and realistic approach: embrace the pressure. See it as an energy source. Tap into its flow to accomplish more while feeling calm and centered. It's a counterintuitive message that frenzied professionals can actually use.

Stress Less. Achieve More. delivers relief for the overwhelmed. Part training manual, part spiritual guide, the book uncovers a total mental/physical/emotional formula to:

Stop reacting defensively • Retrain natural responses to stress triggers • Resolve conflicts harmoniously • Energize fatigued teammates • Relax in difficult situations

In today's overbooked world, pressure is almost impossible to avoid. But with the tips, techniques, and exercises in Stress Less. Achieve More., you can turn it into your ally--and thrive under even the most demanding circumstances.

Excerpt

The next message you need is always right where you are.

— Ram Dass, American spiritual leader and author

It’s Humanitarian Day at the United Nations. As the seats in the General Assembly fill up, the excitement is palpable. Onto the stage steps Beyoncé, dressed in an elegant long white sequined dress. With the symbol of the United Nations behind her, she stops center stage and waits for the music to begin. the pressure must be enormous, yet she is so centered and upright, she doesn’t display it. She begins to sing “I Was Here,” a song that encourages people to use their lives for the common good. Behind her, a video shows people from around the world. For a moment her hand rests on her heart. the camera immediately pans to members of the audience, who are clearly touched by her presence and words.

The music builds; her energy intensifies, embracing the far reaches of the hall. Her arm naturally rises to align with her center and then sweeps across her body in a semicircle. Behind her, a video of rescue efforts plays; the emotion builds, then the audience rises. Beyoncé arches . . .

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