Managing Stress: Keeping Calm under Fire

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Managing Stress offers useful alternatives that help reduce stress, including how to let it flow into more productive responses. This guide offers tips for learning how to say no, and provides the author's tested way to respond to stress by using the CALM approach: C—Change the things you can; A—Accept the things you can't change; L—Let go; M—Manage your lifestyle.

Stress is a major factor affecting both the professional and personal lives of most managers today. A ...

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Overview

Managing Stress offers useful alternatives that help reduce stress, including how to let it flow into more productive responses. This guide offers tips for learning how to say no, and provides the author's tested way to respond to stress by using the CALM approach: C—Change the things you can; A—Accept the things you can't change; L—Let go; M—Manage your lifestyle.

Stress is a major factor affecting both the professional and personal lives of most managers today. A great prescription for reducing stress, this guide provides the author's CALM acronym for coping with stress, offers tips to help stress victims learn to say no, and includes step-by-step guidelines for applying the techniques to life. Part of the Briefcase Books series.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781556238550
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Series: Briefcase Books Series
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.29 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Assess Your Stress 1
What Causes Stress 1
Understanding Stress 21
Symptoms of Stress 32
The CALM Model 35
Ch. 2 The C of CALM: Change the Situation 41
Prevent the Stress 41
Seven Empowering Questions 43
Confront the Stressor 53
Ask for Help 59
Manage Your Time 62
Learn to Say No 73
Take a Break 77
Anticipate Stressors and Prepare for Them 79
Ch. 3 The A of CALM: Accept What Can't Be Changed 82
Change Your Thinking 84
Don't Worry 98
Handle Your Anger 102
Don't Make It Worse 107
Ch. 4 The L of CALM: Let Go 111
Holding On 111
Adding On 124
Why Let Go? 125
Type A Behavior 130
Type B Behavior 143
Ch. 5 The M of CALM: Manage Your Lifestyle 146
Negative Coping Strategies 147
Positive Lifestyle Behaviors 148
Diet Makes a Difference 152
Exercise: Who Needs It? 155
Relaxation 159
Support 170
Laughter 173
Sleep 175
Endnotes 178
Bibliography 180
Index 185
About the Author 189
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