Order this book if you feel stressed, over-whelmed or out of balance in your life. And do it before you end up at the doctor, because as they say, it is no longer what you are eating, but what is eating you, that causes stress, burn-out and medical conditions. This Get Smart! Book will help you make a smart choice. Chock full of inspirational quotes, journaling assignments, and self awareness exercises. This is the only book on stress management you will need to read.
Excerpt: What is Life Balance? - Balance could be defined as having a strong personal foundation, an appropriate level of stimulation in each life area, and knowing your limits. Each person will have an individual definition of balance; based on their life unique situation. However being balanced does imply making conscious choices and having more control over your life. Alan Loy McGinnis, in his book, The Balanced Life, I have discovered that highly effective people are not so much brilliant as they are balanced. In other words, balanced people are not workaholics. Stephen Covey also discusses this concept in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Equal energy is devoted to both work and family. Balanced people do not buy into the myth of having it all. In fact, they realize that to find their unique balance, some things will have to be sacrificed at one time or another. Balanced people do not let areas of their life negatively impact the other parts of their life. Obviously you cannot honor family and career if one or the other is consuming too much of your time and energy. Balance, by the way is ever-changing. As your personal needs, wants, and desires change, your sense of what is important changes, and thus you make appropriate life changes.
Excerpt: How Attraction Works - 41. Stretch Your Spirit - There is a reason for every circumstance. You can learn to stretch your spiritual muscles to transcend obstacles/stress. Ninety percent of stress is spiritual (relationships, values, and purpose in life), which is all the more reason to exercise your soul muscles to deal with the big and small challenges you encounter in life. When you stretch and go beyond your comfort zone, you find your courage zone.