Frustrated, frayed, frazzled, and fatigued. That's how most women feel every day. Motivational speaker and life coach Sue Augustine goes beyond the typical relaxation exercises for stress relief to give readers powerful tools based on biblical principles to achieve balance in body, mind, and spirit. Vibrant health and a strong sense of well-being is possible! Readers willFrustrated, frayed, frazzled, and fatigued. That's how most women feel every day. Motivational speaker and life coach Sue Augustine goes beyond the typical relaxation exercises for stress relief to give readers powerful tools based on biblical principles to achieve balance in body, mind, and spirit. Vibrant health and a strong sense of well-being is possible! Readers will discover how to... recognize the signs of approaching or experiencing burnout recharge their batteries attain inner calm regardless of circumstances get along with (almost) everyone break the stress cycle once and for all Refreshingly down-to-earth and informative, Sanity Secrets for Stressed-Out Women offers simple lifestyle, attitude, and behavioral changes that will help readers feel better and achieve more than they ever thought possible....
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Sanity Secrets for Stressed-Out Women Reviews
This book begins with the quote: “Some mornings it seems hardly worth the effort to take the cat off your face,” and I could tell it was the book for me! Sue Augustine approaches stress-reduction with practicality and a sense of humor, and I found many useful tips in this book. She certainly hit the old stand-bys (eat right, exercise…) which I usually find singularly unhelpful. That is, when I am stressed out, I don’t have time to exercise and cook, so I tend to do fast food and skip workouts. Thus, when I hear these recommendations, I just think, “Come on! Give me something I can use…”However, her book is designed for people like you and I – people who may be so stressed, they can’t read an entire book: we need relief and we need it now! She organized the book around 25 “secrets” to reduce stress, with one chapter covering each secret. This way, you can skip right to the chapter that makes sense for you, whether it be “simplify your life” or “celebrate the joys of aging.” If a whole chapter feels like too much, skip to the end of the chapter and read the bulleted list of tips for that topic: you will still get the benefit. In addition, she wrote a number of sections called “the first resort,” in which she points out how to rely on your faith in God to reduce stress, and not as a last resort.The last section of the book provided a new way to look at stress, and was very valuable. Augustine notes that stress is often caused by how we perceive circumstances, and describes a cycle of stress: (1) Event, (2) Thoughts about the event, (3) Self-talk, (4) Emotional response, and (5) Physical response (i.e. stress). Thus, we can interrupt the stress cycle at any point after the event occurs. She offers a formula called “CPR” – Circumstance + Perception = Result. If we challenge our automatic perceptions, manage how we talk to ourselves about events, and give our emotions only the appropriate amount of weight, we can actually reduce our stress even in the same circumstances that normally cause us problems.
Are you overwhelmed and feeling frazzled? If so, Sue Augustine has some powerful words of wisdom that will help you overcome your stress.The first four chapters of this book, help you identify what areas of your life are out of control and how to get back on track. In Chapter Three, Sue describes the various types of stress and how it affects us. There is a checklist at the end of this chapter so that you can self-evaluate your level of stress and anxiety and identify the main sources of agitation in your life.Chapters Five through Ten focus on recognizing the stressors and how to take action and isolate specific areas that you need to improve upon. Sue offers great advice on how to recognize the warning signals, identify what you can and cannot control, and be a creative problem solver.Sue also suggests ways to simplify your life by incorporating healthy practices, learning balance and how to slow down. She talks about the benefits of laughter and rest as well as diet, exercise, thought life and learning contentment.Being an “organizer” by nature, one of my favorite chapters was “Clear Out the Clutter”, where Sue offers solid practical advice on how to take action if you find yourself drowning in “stuff”. This chapter teaches the readers how to set aside 30 minutes a day and work on a de-cluttering system, which essentially reduces stress in the long run.
So far I am LOVING this book! So much practical advice!! It's already helped me to re-prioritize to reduce the stress in my life!! Stay tuned!