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A NEW WAY TO THINK ABOUT STRESS AND RESILIENCE

Nearly every day you’ll hear people complain that they’re stressed—about their job, their boss, their partner, their children. We’ve become conditioned to thinking that my stress is caused by other people and events, but think for a moment: can you get rid of all of these people and events from your life? You can’t, and that makes stress a constant feature. You’ve also made yourself a victim, with your unhappiness dictated entirely by others.

This is the basic idea of managing stress: that it is a part of life that you have to learn to control and cope with. But what if this approach is a mistake? In this book we’ll show you that it is indeed just a myth: stress isn’t something you have to learn ...

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