I got started on the audio book and then swapped over to the physical copy when it arrived today. So far so impressed, it is just so good! I love that the four theme has continued so it feels familiar to the first book The 4 Pillar Plan but moves the reader on to thinking specifically about stress and how to combat it in the incredibly stressful world we live in. Love the first section on purpose and have just finished the section on friendships which has been my favourite so far. Already so many actionable tips that I think will make a difference for me. Well done Dr Chatterjee, a brilliant second book. So good in fact I bought 5 for friends and family gifts for after Christmas gifts. Can I do five reviews that are all five stars?!
I’m a big fan of Dr Chatterjee, I love his podcast which I listen to regularly. What he teaches us in his latest book is not really rocket science, but we all need educating/reminding in an accessible non patronising and non complicated way about how to take better care of ourselves both physically & mentally. This book does this perfectly. The words are right, the pictures break it up nicely too. I found it inspiring and can (sadly) think of many people close to me who would benefit from having a copy of it. Highly recommend this to basically everyone, even if you think you aren’t suffering from stress.
Dr Chatterfjee has written another brilliant, non condescending, essential read - ‘ The Stress Solution’. If you’re a human reading this, then you will benefit from this enormously. Stress is an epidemic in our lives that affects our health (both mental and physical). The book is laid out in clear sections and the advice and steps are very doable with great background science. I particularly like that it’s not overwhelming, it’s all doable, all small steps that add up to a big difference. Thanks to Dr Chaterjee’s first book ‘The Four Pillar Plan’ I was able to reduce my medication for a chronic condition to the minimum. I have slept better, exercised in different ways and that’s had a positive overall effect on my daily life. These books are something of a health bible in our house. The Stress Solution focuses more on our mental and emotional health and again is laid out well, easy to follow steps and suggestions. I love the section on reframing your day and on taking some social media breaks. The benefit to taking some social media breaks is astonishing. I’ve found that we lose our identity somewhat on social media and taking breaks is really calming, it actually gives you brain space and more energy to use in new ways. For me, Dr Chatterjee’s more holistic and lifestyle approach is one I favour. I don’t want to take a pill and put meds into my body if I can, instead, implelemnt small lifestyle changes. These books, I feel, are a proper, solid investment into long term health. What could be more important? If we don’t function well, then every area of our lives are impacted negatively. I bought my copy for about the price of a prescription ... as a result of the advice, I’m on less medication and now take less prescriptions.... so I’m saving money too!!
Couldn’t wait to start reading this book that arrived Xmas eve I ordered it in July having read the first book The 4 Pillars. I’m already quite a way into the book and can honestly say it’s as good as the first book. It’s full of useful and very practical tips to implement and scientific/medical research that’s so easy to read and understand . I absolutely recommend it and will be recommending it to family and friends as I did Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s first book.
What a treat to receive my book just a few days after Christmas. I have to say that once I started reading it I couldn't stop and ended up reading it from cover to cover. But this is a book that will take more than a couple of days to appreciate. It explains so much about why we feel the way we do and how we can progress in life by doing something positive to correct and remould our lives. What I found most interesting was that before reading the book I never considered myself to feeling "stressed" but without realising it my life has become dominated by unimportant issues such as internet, Facebook, lack of time....Dr Chattergee made me far more aware of what was going on and realising this means that I have to acknowledge it and then decide to change it - the joy of the book is that there are things we can all do that cost nothing but our effort to change the things that do not enrich our lives. I am going to go back to the beginning of the book today and reread a section and then put into practice a couple of the ideas. Dr Chattergee states that it is important to do things slowly and in a manageable way. I totally agree that small regular an focused efforts that repeat can then become habit and you can see the changes.....a powerful book and one that every Dr's surgery should have in their waiting rooms!!
If only all doctors were as forward thinking as Dr Chattergee…….thank you....A* !
This is a great second book by the author and I started reading it already and absolutely loved it! the structure is simple and info is easy to digest and implement. Thank you for this amazing book! I would definitely recommend it to anyone, if you take care of yourself, this is a must have and must read!
I’ve listened to the audio book as I simply couldn’t wait and having looked at the hard copy book I’m also delighted with that. The photos and images are beautiful. Both formats are simply brilliant and complimentary! Jam packed with so much advice as to how to deal with the inevitable stresses of modern day living. This makes for a perfect New Year présent but it also ideal for any time of the year when you might need words of comfort and advice about dealing with stress which affects almost all of us. Thank you so much Dr Chatterjee!
Having battled stress and anxiety for years I was sceptical about whether this book could live up to its title. I was wrong. You are guided through simple, well-explained steps to reduce stress on four fronts; including prompts to identify and make time for the things that bring you joy, and the things that give you fulfillment. I drew up an action plan after reading the book to capture in one place what exactly I need to do differently; and these daily changes are already starting to have an impact. I now feel optimistic about reducing stress for the first time.
This is a very sensible easy to read beautiful book. And I know if the information and reset tips are adopted stress levels will drop....if you use them that is!😊 So often in life we read a book like this, because we’re stressed, maybe even start, then we allow life to get in the way and stop.....which is a shame.....been there done that.....and that is why this book giving 4 simple steps to reset is so important.....Congratulations on another winner!.....I recommend you buy!....even if your not stressed, this is life enhancing! Thank you 🙏