Books

There are countless books available in the market on anxiety and stress management. Here is a list of some very good books on stress management:

#1 Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress: A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed – by Rita Emmett

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This book covers much more than stress management. The author says that time management is not the key problem. The main problem is the stuff management; managing the tasks that we do, the people we see, we do for people to see, obligations and commitments, etc. Mismanaging these tasks lead to stress. The author has suggested a number of techniques to handle these stresses.

#2 Monkey Mind: A Memoir on Anxiety – by Daniel Smith

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The book is very insightful and informative. It is also written in a funny tone so you will enjoy reading it. The author shares his nervousness in issues like sex, work, air travel, death, etc. He has tried to find out its causes, and find out a cure for it.

#3 Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence – by Rick Hanson

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The author is a neuropsychologist. He has come up with a simple method of building new neural structures that is full of happiness, confidence, love and peace.

#4 Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases and Coping – Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.

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The author believes that people develop stress because their bodies are designed to take in the constant modern-day life stresses, for example, sitting in traffic jams, texting, etc. The book is about stress, the diseases related to it and ways to cope up with it.

#5 Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mid to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness – John Kabat-Zinn, M.D.

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Constant stress undermines our health and makes us vulnerable to depression, anxiety, and disease. This book is based on the mindfulness-based stress reduction program that is taught at the University at Massachusetts Medical Center.