Michael Olpin Sam Bracken Daniel G. Amen
- Title: Unwind!: 7 Principles for a Stress-Free Life
- Author: Michael Olpin Sam Bracken Daniel G. Amen
- ISBN: 9781477819593
- Page: 185
- Format: Paperback
This book by Michael Olpin, a top notch stress expert, and Sam Bracken, a no longer stressed out writer, stands out from other books on stress management in one significant way its whole person approach Unwind is about optimizing your body, heart, mind, and soul, recognizing that any and all of these dimensions of your life affect your anxiety level It helps you getThis book by Michael Olpin, a top notch stress expert, and Sam Bracken, a no longer stressed out writer, stands out from other books on stress management in one significant way its whole person approach Unwind is about optimizing your body, heart, mind, and soul, recognizing that any and all of these dimensions of your life affect your anxiety level It helps you get clear about who you are as well as your priorities and goals The authors show you how to take charge of your life and how to make better choices that will prevent stress in the first place.The authors explore seven key paradigm shifts, from reactive to proactive unmotivated to inspired pressured to prioritized hassled to harmonious anxious to empathic defensive to diverse and tense to tranquil Delving deep into each of these paradigm shifts, readers learn how to prevent most of the daily stresses people typically experience, by getting at the roots of stressors.
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The Japanese have a word: Karōshi (過労死)It translates to "work death"This book asks you to evaluate how stressed out you are in every area of your life. I'm basically off the charts in all. A good wake up call; a reminder that saying no or putting your needs first, simply because of stress you are feeling, is reason enough. I loved and have long been a practitioner of the win-win way of thinking, but never had a word for it, never knew it was a principle I had until I read it on the page.
UNWIND! is what you get when you combine the principles of Stephen R. Covey’s 7 habits with that of mindfulness and stress reduction. Sound good? It is!Authors Michael Olpin and Sam Bracken combine their expertise to craft a quick-read book that gets you into the balance of stress and tranquility. As the opening states, a little stress is healthy, but too much can be catastrophic. The authors use Covey’s already established habits and offer—get ready for it—paradigms! (You thought you we [...]
This book compiles lots of good habits to establish in our lives. Top ways this book has challenged me. 1. Focused breathing. 2. Step back from situations to avoid fight or flight responses. 3. Fight or flight response is for life and death situations not to be sustained for more than a few seconds. 4. It takes 66 days to establish a new habit.
A simple straightforward listing of approaches to thoughts and actions to destress your life. Not just to calm down but to avoid stress by examining its causes.Nothing mindbendingly new, so if you read this type of thing often this is a repeat. But if this is new to you, you will find it very useful, especially the 'workouts' that help you put thought into action.
Great book One of the best books and very helpful to improve the life quality. I need to read multiple times and apply those skills to daily life.
Some pretty good information and tips & tricks. Might be worth a re-read somewhere down the line.
Listening to this book made extremely anxious. I don't know if it was the tone of the narrator or the voice of the author, but honestly it made me feel that my anxiety and my depression were just the result of my poor ability to make better decisions about my life. It didn't help at all. Just made me feel worst. It gave me anxiety that I could not control my anxiety. Like we can actually have total control over those. The examples were the worst. I would frequently question myself: "if those peo [...]
Interesting readGreat book and interesting perspectives on the various stressers we have and ways to cope and eliminate stress. Personal testimonies allow readers a way tonrekate to the information presented. Exercises throughout seem practical and easy enough to try to incorporate into daily routines. Spring 2018 -- goal to achieve reduced stress and make it stick!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with managing stress on their day to day life in particular. While providing a solid conceptual framework for 'the stress response' it gives you tools to manage your own. This book reminds you that, in a largely uncontrollable world and environment, we are in control of our own behaviour and situational responses.
It has become a time in my life that things were getting extreamly stressful. I. Needed some good advise on how to cope.Well, my only criticism about this book. It needed to thoughly explain more in details the suggestions. But over all I would suggest this to a friend.
Repetitive I’m new to this genre of reading, but I don’t think that books are supposed to be THIS repetitive. There is some really useful/helpful info in here, but I kid you not, 3 consecutive chapters said the EXACT same thing.
Great Read This book provides concrete strategies to minimize stress and enhance your life. It provides new ways to look at and manage stress. If you are stressed or function in a stressful environment this could be the book for you.
Well written with some really valuable tipsThis books gives you some really good tips and strategies to reduce stress and undwind. It goes into the "science" of unwinding sligjhty without going overly studious with it.
Wow. Good wake upThis was a surprise that made a difference. Keeps it simple and it worked. Easy read and good stuff per chapter.
Exactly what I need at the right timeReminded me of facts I had forgotten. Taught me strategies to reclaim my calmness. Short and to the point. Must read
Great TipsThis book was well written. The author used real life examples which were relatable. If you take at least one example and apply it I would say the book is worth reading.
Good balanced book If you need a good book to provide an overview of how to systemically address the stressors in your life, this would be a great read.
Good ideas and principalsThis book was very well written, with life examples, quizzes and questions. It's a perfect book to see the techniques and take only what you need.
nice blending of meditation into Covey principles.
For Everyone!This book has taught me a lot about stress itself, and so many other ways to just manage and be better.
Good points on reducing stress. I like that he pulls in some of S Covey's points. Be mindful of doing one thing at a time! A keeper with many notes made in the margins. Ill pass on to my sister.
I was looking for a book on managing stress for a friend, and this was the first one I saw at the library, and so I decided to read it to see if it was worth recommending. It sort of is, and isn't. I never read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, mostly because the cover design is just so awful. (Seriously, I can't trust someone who doesn't have any sense of aesthetics). But from what I can tell, this book is just taking Covey's book and renaming the cha [...]
Nothing new here. If you've read anything on mindfulness, meditation, or cultivating a stress free life, you've heard this all before. Dr. Covey's "7 Principles" is heavily quoted, and the authors make it plain at the outset that this book is directly based on his work. The front cover seems to indicate some sort of connection between Covey and this work beyond mere inspiration and admiration - is there a FranklinCovey method with a series of books?? Furthermore, it is noted that Grand Harbor Pr [...]
Olpin says that there is no such thing as stress; it's just something we make up in our minds. What we consider stress is really the physiological results of our fight-or-flight instinct. We've trained our brains to have that instinct engaged for hours, days, weeks, months, years instead of the few seconds in which it was intended. Our bodies in a sustained fight-or-flight mode can't handle it and over time a person will become sick.Olpin provides steps that he promises will end what we think of [...]
GREAT non-fiction read. This book is so applicable to my life right now. The idea that "real" stress is rare and that everything else is about how we respond to external influences was enlightening to me. It is very logical. I'm really only as stressed as I allow myself to be.Everything else in here was logical and I knew but a refresher is good. I did learn some relaxation techniques that I have already put to use and it always helps me get to sleep.The other thing I liked about the book were t [...]
An application of Stephen Covey's 7 Habits methodology to stress management. There's nothing really wrong with this, but it doesn't result in any surprising revelations that the original source material or other books in this field haven't identified. If you're not familiar with this book's wellsprings, you might find it useful. The Covey executive from whose life most of the examples are drawn sounds like a truly remarkable man.
It's not a bad book. It's just not good if you've read into most of these themes. I found very little fresh. Very little new to get you thinking. Reading it felt more like a chore. I bailed out one third into the book. Unlike me to give up, but I just wasn't enjoying it. It might be a good starting point for someone just starting to read about stress, but otherwise there are better books out there.
Nothing really new, most of the book is a collection of stories and reaction of people to them. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. What should you do in those occasions ? Re-frame your perceptions in terms of a challenge rather then being stressed. Great advice, but nothing that really required a whole book to be conveyed.
Amazing book. Talks deeply about stress; what it is and how to reduce it. Speaks about focus. And the beauty of focusing and being mindful in anything you do. Also speaks about how changing the way you see stuff or changing the lenses you use to look at life will make life much more enjoyable and much less stressful. Really nice book.
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