This book got the balance just right. Given you are likely to want to read this if you are feeling under pressure then the last thing you want is something too long or academic as you probably just won't read it. Whereas this book I read in one sitting. So it is concise enough that you actually read it. And it is personal enough, in tone and content, to be accessible and empathetic without being preachy. But equally it is not flippant or too thin on credible content. Much of the advice we probably should know about (e.g. healthy diet, exercise etc) but it's helpful to be reminded and some structure put to it. Other areas I hadn't considered so much so learned new things.
Stress is one of the most spoken about causes of ill health in our 'always connected' modern world, however, there are very few books out there which explain it well. Look no further. “Success without Stress” is an engaging, well written and easy to follow read based on real life experience and backed by evidence. It is logically split into two parts: Understanding what stress is and how it affects us, and a Wellbeing Toolkit comprising practical advice, suggestions and top tips for adopting a lifestyle of healthy habits.
So whether you’re a seasoned professional battling with stress at work, or have a personal interest in it yourself or for a friend or a colleague, read this now and recommend it to everyone you know!
Very good practical guide. This book provides advice on relevant topics to understand and relieve stress from the medical to holistic angle. Some very helpful information and useful links are included. This is a very easy read.
This book is for anyone suffering from the demands of today's 'always on' culture (which let's face it, is most of us). Increasingly social media and email make it increasingly harder to switch off and work constantly encroaches on leisure time. The format of the book allows you assess just how stressed you are, and is organised so that you can dip into different topics, including cutting edge areas such as wearable technology. While the book is aimed at individuals it would also be useful for health professionals, fitness professionals and others, either to use to plan interventions or else as a resource to give to individuals. The book backs up its advice with credible evidence, including links to other resources. And it's all up to date.
The first thing that came to mind whilst reading this book was how useful it would of been whilst I was working in HR as a manager previously, it could be very easily used as a basis for managing stress conversations, as well as useful within a team environment for when the 'going gets tougher'. There are times when we know that employees are likely to experience stress and difficult times, but often the support isn't put in place for them or done at the right times, but this book would be a very easy and supportive tool that could help create a foundation tool to be used by both managers and their direct reports.
So I think it's a fantastic resource for all manager's in how they can help their staff be resilient when confronted with situations that they personally are finding stressful. Our workplaces carry so much stress within them, and this then knocks on to ill health, and performance issues, and this book would be a very good and inexpensive resource to have to hand during those times.
I always enjoy reading Lawrence's books. They're well-written, sincere, and drawn from real-life experiences, which makes them very relatable; as well as a lot easier to digest than thick books full of intimidating sentences. Stress is a serious issue that effects everyone in today's world, and everyone should have a chance to read about it in a way they can understand, empathise with and apply in their daily lives. So if you're stressed out, burnt-out and tired, and want to turn things around - grab this book for a quick, happy and transformative read. It could be the boost you need so badly.
We are operating at a faster pace with higher demands on our minds, energy, families, bodies, time, work etc. This book is a must read as it gives helpful insight into how we can keep ourselves safe from burnout. Whilst we may think we know what causes stress in our lives, how many of us actually stop and sit down to think about it and then more importantly, make a change. In my experience, not enough of us. Give yourself some time out and reflect on yourself and your life by using this well written book as a supportive tool....and then get someone close to you to read it too as I am about to now.
Unlike other 'self-help' or psychology and wellbeing books I read, this one has a simple and clear message delivered without forcing the reader through pages and pages of academic thinking, supporting research and evidence. You read it because it takes you by the hand and leads you through the changes that you need to make and why. The essence of reams and reams of research is distilled and summarised for you in clear, easy to manage and memorable chunks. All you have to do is follow the advice. By the end of your read the new you will feel more in charge and (warning!) you may even find yourself quoting excerpts of the book back at the world.
The subject of Stress is causing more and more concern to everyone. Its a complex subject and there is a lot of information around. I found this book to be widely researched and well written . It covers the whole topic of stress clearly and sensibly and gives good personal examples, which the reader can identify with. I particularly liked the sections on building personal resilience and good habits .
I would recommend this book to my family, friends and colleagues. It would be a brilliant resource to have if you are manager, as it covers work stress also.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, I've *had* to learn how to manage the stress of striving to be a good husband, father and CEO. It hasn't always been easy, and over the years I've developed a variety of patterns for managing stress. I wish, though, I had Lawrence's book when I started. He gives practical advice on a variety of topics. And while I think I enjoy cookies and ice cream a bit more than Lawrence would recommend, I'm thankful that his advice focuses on being helpful, not preachy.