Saturday, July 4, 2009

MANAGE YOUR TIME TO REDUCE YOUR STRESS: A Handbook For The Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed

This book has eight chapters of no-nonsense advice, strategies and goal setting. I like it because it is simple to read and practical to use.

Stress is in the mind of each one of us. It is not a single event or situation, but how we interpret the event or the situation. An event that is stress producing for you, may be enjoyable for me. It's all a matter of how you look at it.

Emmett includes the following three questions we should ask ourselves regularly, just to take our stress temperature:
1. Do I work long hours because I'm passionate about my work or because I am afraid not to?
2. Right now, is my work exhausting or exhilarating?
3. Do I have some source of joy in my life?

"Burnout often happens when your stress, work, or frustration is greater than the reward, success, or appreciation you receive." Emmett says.

This book is filled with ideas that work, that's why I like it. What do you think?

Hear my interview with Rita Emmett on INSIDE THE WRITER'S CAFE, broadcast by, click on this link. Also all shows are available as a free download from I-Tunes.

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