Stress is a part of life. With the world moving as fast as it seems to today; with no privacy left; with the economic situation, most of us are overloaded. The adrenaline is continually charged. Most of us do not get enough sleep; most of us have no idea of the value and necessity of rest.
This author had it all, worked continually for all of it, and finally just broke down. None of it meant anything and disabling depression set in. With appropriate care, with months of recovery time, the diagnosis was the usual ‘you will need these medicines for the rest of your life.’ That was not, he decided, where he wanted to go, where he wanted to be.
He did not want the medicines, nor the labeling of who he was that comes with it. Thus, he began his work on stress and developed his program for coping with it, in his case, gradually without the medication, until the medicine was no longer necessary.
This is not a book filled with the proverbial ten dollar words of psychobabble. It is down to earth, includes diet and exercise, right thinking, and the importance of how you work with stress in your life, negatively, or pro-actively: accepting it for what it is; allowing it its place; but not allowing it to overwhelm, lead to depression, etc.
The thing I like most about this book is his idea of the old you versus the new you.
How you get to that place is explained fully, and if you are tired of the old you, tired of feeling depressed, out of touch, even out of control, let him take you to the place where you can find the new you. I didn’t just read this book, I worked with it, and his ideas work! Go for the new you. It just might bring joy when you find you under all the stuff that keeps piling on. Once you find you, the rest of the “stuff” falls into its proper place.
The journey he lays out for you is most certainly worth the trip. And don’t most of us need to lose a whole truckload of unnecessary baggage that weighs us down?