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Table of Contents
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
What You’re Not to Read
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Getting Started with Stress Management
Part II: Mastering the Basics
Part III: The Secrets of Stress-Effective Thinking
Part IV: Managing Your Stress in Real Life
Part V: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1: Stressed Out? Welcome to the Club!
Experiencing a Stress Epidemic?
Understanding Where All This Stress Is Coming From
Struggling in a struggling economy
Getting frazzled at work
Feeling frazzled at home
Piling on new stresses with technology
Dealing with daily hassles (the little things add up)
Looking at the Signs and Symptoms of Stress
Understanding How Stress Can Make You Sick
Understanding how stress can be a pain in the neck (and other places)
Taking stress to heart
Hitting below the belt
Compromising your immune system
The cold facts: Connecting stress and the sniffles
“Not tonight, dear. I have a (stress) headache.”
Stressing Out Your Family
Stress Can Be Good?
Chapter 2: Stress Explained (In Surprisingly Few Pages)
So What Is Stress Anyhow?
“Sorry, but I really need a definition”
Stress causes stress?
How This Whole Stress Thing Got Started
Imagining you’re a cave person
Surviving the modern jungle
Understanding the Signs of Stress
Your body reacts
Your feelings ...