Stress is a silent killer, contributes to disease, is a major cause of depression, and is responsible for many of the ills that rob our quality of life.
It is one thing to recognize the need to slow down, but it is yet another thing to know how to accomplish this when all the things contributing to the stress—jobs, family obligations, social responsibilities, and the like—continue to claim much of our time.
How to Hang Loose in an Uptight World gives practical suggestions for reducing stress no matter how busy your lifestyle or how vast your obligations. In addition to exploring the causes of stress and how stress works on the body and mind, there’s an entire chapter devoted to stress-reduction techniques that require no time investment. Subsequent chapters provide relaxation techniques for one to five minutes and fifteen minutes to an hour, and demonstrate the need for at least a single day of rest.
Perhaps you are feeling completely overwhelmed, or you simply feel you have more obligations than hours in the day to meet them. Maybe you sometimes find yourself angry when you are delayed for reasons beyond your control, or you are impatient with friends and family. Stress manifests in many ways, but Elizabeth Baker’s simple, practical advice will help you identify the causes of stress and put you on the path to a longer and healthier life.