Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress: A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed [NOOK Book]

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How often do you think to yourself "So much to do and so little time"? Rita Emmett can not give you more minutes in an hour or more hours in a day, but she does offer help with the "so much to do" part. The key is not time management but "stuff" management--all those things to do, people to see, commitments and obligations to fulfill. And mismanaging all that to-do stuff is ...
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Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress: A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed

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Overview


How often do you think to yourself "So much to do and so little time"? Rita Emmett can not give you more minutes in an hour or more hours in a day, but she does offer help with the "so much to do" part. The key is not time management but "stuff" management--all those things to do, people to see, commitments and obligations to fulfill. And mismanaging all that to-do stuff is what leads to stress.



We often have little control over the demands made upon us, yet we can control our reaction or response. That's where the management of stress must start. Stress is neither good nor bad: your response to it is what can be harmful. In Rita Emmett's signature style that combines quick, easy-to-digest tips and infectious good humor, Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress gives readers positive ways to handle stress; examines how stress impacts our physical, mental, and emotional health; how to clarify your values and prioritize activities based on what is important. Spending time doing things that are incongruent with your values makes you feel frustrated and stressed out. Striving for perfection, being overly competitive, and job insecurity are some of the other reasons you feel overburdened and overwhelmed. Rita Emmett draws on the stories of many people who have e-mailed or written her or spoken to her after her seminars; readers will identify not only with their problems but can find common ground in Rita's strategies that have worked for them.
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Publishers Weekly

Emmett makes effective use of her cheerful, Midwestern motherly tone and relaxed speaking style to convey the practical insights and tips in her resource. While the stress-busting thesis may not seem especially revolutionary, Emmett's approach to proactive boundaries in everyday life is a refreshingly tangible self-help initiative. Emmett acknowledges the challenges posed by the audio format for such an action-oriented title. She implores listeners who are driving to plan on listening to key portions of the last disk later in order to complete the critical list-making exercises. While such suggestions should help consumers get more lasting benefits from the content, the publisher could have included a bonus CD featuring downloadable versions of Emmett's extra-credit time-management activities. A Walker & Co. hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 17). (Jan.)

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“A mantra of excellence over perfectionism drives many of the book’s lessons, and work sheets and the author’s fresh voice make this slender volume a quick and thoughtful read.” —Publishers Weekly

“In her new book, Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress, author Rita Emmett names time as our biggest tormentor and ‘busyness’ our great curse. ‘Time management doesn’t mean running around like a nut doing 20 things at once,’ she writes. ‘True time management means actually spending as much of your time as you can doing those things you want to do.’ She acknowledges that we need to make time for gainful employment but advocates giving equal priority to such things as family, good books, ice skating, and lazy Sundays.”—Body+Soul magazine

“If you feel frazzled, frantic or frustrated, this is an excellent book to help you turn your life around so you can start finding joy in every moment.”—Barbara De Angelis, PhD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, How Did I Get Here?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802719768
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 792,961
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.12 (h) x 0.50 (d)
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Rita Emmett leads productivity and self-improvement workshops. She is author of The Clutter-Busting Handbook, The Procrastinating Child and The Procrastinator's Handbook. She has appeared on "Talk of the Town" and the "Today Show" and has been featured in Time, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, and Parents.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2009

    Managing Your Time to Reduce Your Stress

    Excellent Audiotape - Listened to while driving to and from work. Already putting the ideas to work. Have listened to the tape 2 times because there are so many practical ideas to use.

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