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Real Calm. Handle stress and take back control

  • ID: 3973459
  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Is stress running your life? You′re not alone. In a world driven by ever–changing technology, economic uncertainty and mounting personal responsibilities, stress affects virtually all of us. But is it possible to achieve a state of calm amidst the tumult of life?


Achieving a calm state is more about doing something, rather than thinking your way out of it. Armed with the best experts and latest research, Psychologies magazine will help you to regain control so you can handle the challenges of every day – and enjoy life too. Real Calm will help you to:

  • Identify what life looks like when you′re calm
  • Pinpoint the stressors affecting you right now
  • Develop a plan to take care of yourself
  • Give yourself permission to let go of stress
  • Change how you react to what goes on around you

This book will teach you the skills, techniques and practices to guide yourself out of stress into feeling a sense of real calm.

"In our busy lives, creating calmness for ourselves is important. This book is a fantastic guide to exploring what calm means in your life and is full of practical actions to try."

–Vanessa King, Author of The 10 Keys to Happier Living

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Foreword by Suzy Greaves, Editor, Psychologies v

Introduction 1

1: What Does Real Calm Mean to You? 7

CHAPTER 1: Defining real calm 9

TA K E T H E T E S T : What does real calm mean to you? 25

CHAPTER 2 : Why do you want to be calm? 31

TA K E T H E T E S T : How does lack of calm affect your life? 48

CHAPTER 3 : How does real calm really feel? 55

2: What’s Stopping You From Feeling Calm? 69

CHAPTER 4: What’s at the root of your stress? 71

TA K E T H E T E S T: What is really stressing you out? 86

CHAPTER 5: Understanding your mind: when to seek help 93

TA K E T H E T E S T : How do you handle stress? 108

CHAPTER 6: Stress triggers 113

3: How Can You Be Calm? 129

CHAPTER 7: Can you learn to be calm? 131

CHAPTER 8: Living your own version of calm 145

CHAPTER 9: Calm boosters 157

CHAPTER 10: Keep calm and carry on every day 177

What Next ? 191

About Psychologies 193


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