Everyone deals with stress, but it’s how we go about dealing with it that matters. While finding a professional to talk to may be the best recourse when times are tough, the next time you find yourself looking for ways to overcome the various stressors that affect your life you can try out one of these books available from your local library:
Hack Your Anxiety by Alicia H. Clark – Weaving together modern neuroscience, case studies, interviews, and personal anecdotes, this guide demonstrates how anxiety can be reclaimed as a potent force for living our best lives.
Stop, Breathe, Chill by Beth Stebner – Presents mindfulness exercises designed to help teens and young adults focus on the present and avoid stressing about the future.
Anxiety Happens by John P. Forsyth & Georg H. Eifert – Offers 52 quick and powerful mindfulness-based strategies to help readers break free from fear, worry, and panic, and cultivate genuine, lasting happiness.
The End of Stress by Don Joseph Goewey – Uses the latest research in neuroscience and neuroplasticity to offer a four-step process to eliminating stress by switching the brain’s auto-pilot from habitual stress and anxiety to a calmer state.
Project You by Aubre Andrus – Shares over 50 ideas for destressing, relaxing, and finding balance, including taking a staycation, playing mood music, starting a nature journal, and practicing good posture.
Modern Mindfulness by Rohan Gunatillake – Covers the basic principles and techniques of mindfulness meditation and presents 60 exercises which show how the practice can be incorporated into daily life.
The Stress Test by Ian Robertson – An eye-opening study of why we react to pressure in the way we do and how to be energized rather than defeated by stress.
The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal – Combining science, stories, and exercises, a respected health psychologist uses cutting-edge discoveries and new research to overturn long-held beliefs about stress, revealing how it can make people stronger, smarter, and happier if they learn how to embrace it.