This book has changed my whole attitude to stress (in its many forms) and my general wellbeing has improved (especially around work). Skipping the science and getting straight to the advice doesn’t work. She also hung copies of the poster, in both English and Spanish, on the bulletin boards in the housekeepers’ lounges. 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I trust you to pay the most attention to the science and stories that fit your life right now. — The average housekeeper’s blood pressure, waist-to-hip ratio, and body weight were exactly what you’d expect to find if she were truly sedentary.   Even if the techniques I was teaching for stress reduction—such as physical exercise, meditation, and social connection—were truly helpful, was I undermining their benefit by delivering them alongside the message that stress is toxic? Its too soon to tell if I'll live longer as a result but i definitely feel it will make a difference. It looks like WhatsApp is not installed on your phone. She proposed to inform you about the upside of stress and does it thoroughly. This is one of the best self-help/popular science type books I’ve read in a while, and I read a lot of them! They hand you a pill and say, “This will help,” so you believe them. 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Somehow this book managed to make me feel more stressed and not in a good way. .prsubswidget-asin-content{padding-left:15px;padding-right:10px}.prsubswidget-asin-brand{display:block}.prsubswidget-asin-title{cursor:pointer;display:block}.prsubswidget-review-count{display:inline-table;vertical-align:text-top}#prsubswidget .a-icon-prime{margin-top:6px}.prsubswidget-asin-grid-column:not(:last-child){border-right:1px solid #DDD}#prsubswidget .a-carousel-col.a-carousel-center{margin:0 10px}#prsubswidget-title{margin-top:10px;margin-left:10px}#prsubswidget-title>div{width:100%}#prsubswidget .a-carousel-card{min-width:280px}   Throughout the book, we’ll also consider how the science of stress and mindsets can help you support the people, communities, and organizations you care about. A strategy that allows you to overcome public-speaking anxiety or better handle family conflict may not be the one that best helps you deal with financial problems or manage grief. 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As a leader in the field of "science help," McGonigal is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success. Another example of a belief with long-reaching impact has to do with trust. This reaction—Is that even possible?—is a familiar one to researchers who study mindsets. Seeing the science behind these ideas can help you consider them and how they might apply to your own experiences. Five years ago, I would have chosen A without a moment’s hesitation. In contrast, 60 percent of those with a more cynical view on human nature had died. Fantastic book (I have it both on Kindle and audio CD) and it is full of psychological insight. So, rather than try to offer a narrow and manageable definition of stress, I’m willing to keep the meaning broad. During military survival training, a higher growth index is associated with greater focus, less dissociation, and superior problem-solving skills, as well as fewer post-traumatic stress symptoms afterward. Sometimes we make big mistakes with our judgments about a 'friend' or 'enemy'. 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