tress is a major cause of disease and mental health issues. It has been proven to raise the levels of cortisol, which can make you feel depressed and anxious. Chronic stress can also lead to an increase in blood pressure and heart rate, as well as numerous other medical problems. The best way to combat this is by decreasing your stress response to daily stimuli. This can be done in a number of ways: with meditation, exercise, or just taking the time for yourself. Here are some of the best books on stress-free life that will help you do just that!
Best Books on Stress-Free Life: THE LIST
1. Stress-Proof | By Mithu Storoni
Discover simple, science-based strategies for beating stress at its own game
When’s the best time to exercise – and how much is too much? Which foods fortify the brain, and which do the opposite? How can we use music, movement, and motivation to boost our rational brain and keep our cool no matter what life throws our way?
Short bursts of stress are an inevitable part of modern life. But how much is too much? Research is uncovering the delicate balance that can turn a brief stressful episode into systemic overload, eventually leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other chronic health issues.
This practical and groundbreaking guide reveals seven paths to fighting the effects of stress – to strengthen our natural defenses so that our minds remain sharp, and our bodies resilient, no matter what life throws at us.
Each chapter examines a common stress agent – including inflammation, an out-of-sync body clock, cortisol levels, and emotional triggers – and presents simple ways to minimize its harmful effects with changes in diet, exercise, and other daily habits – including surprising hacks involving music, eye movements, body temperature, daily routine, and more. Translating cutting-edge scientific findings into clear and simple advice, Stress-Proof is the ultimate user’s guide for body, mind, and well-being.
2. Unwind! | By Michael Olphin
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 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.
3. The Stress-Free You | By Elizabeth O’Brien
Stressors are everywhere. Each and every day, we run into situations that constantly test us, rob us of our patience, strip us of our sanity, impact our focus, and cause us to lose control of our days. Although stress can be challenging, it can also be easy to handle if you have a system to deal with it. This system would knock out these stressors, shut down your anxiety, and curb fear so you can take back control of your life.
Inside The Stress-Free You: How to Live Stress-Free and Feel Great Every Day, Starting Today is an easy-to-implement system that you can use today to knock out the stressors in your life one by one.
You’ll discover why a little stress is good for you, why your body becomes “overloaded” with chronic stress, how to assess your stress level and take definite action steps to tame the wild beast of stress, how simple meditation and such gentle exercises as yoga and Tai Chi can help you beat stress, stress management tips you can use at work, school and home to relieve stress nearly instantly, how the simple act of sleep (when done properly!) works as a great stress-buster, and more.
Get your copy of The Stress-Free You: How to Live Stress-Free and Feel Great Every Day, Starting Today, and begin knocking out your daily stressors today!
4. The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living | By Amit Sood
Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day’s worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you’re trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren’t sure how to find peace?
In this book Amit Sood, MD, MSc, a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind’s instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life. The book is based on the highly popular stress management program offered at Mayo Clinic that Dr. Sood developed after two decades of work with tens of thousands of people.
Drawing on groundbreaking brain research, Dr. Sood helps you understand the brain’s two modes and how an imbalance between them produces unwanted stress. From this basis you learn skills that will help you:
- Develop deep and sustained attention
- Practice gratitude, compassion, and acceptance
- Live a meaningful life
- Cultivate nurturing relationships
- Achieve your highest potential
All of these concepts are weaved into a practical and fun journey that has been tested in numerous scientific studies, with consistently positive results. Take the first step to discover greater peace and joy for you and your loved ones.
5. Stress Free for Good | By Frederic Luskin
Ten Minutes to Learn One Minute to Practice Ten Seconds to Work
Imagine if you could . . .
- Radically reduce stress
- Increase your physical vitality
- Improve your quality of life
Now you can. We live in an age of stress. Each day at work and at home as we struggle to take care of the basics, constant stress significantly affects our ability to lead healthy and happy lives. We struggle with stomach pain, headaches, mood swings, fatigue, depression, high blood pressure, and even heart failure. Not only does stress damage our physical and emotional well-being, but our relationships and productivity suffer as well. What, if anything, can we do to stop this cycle?
There is a multitude of books, magazine features, TV programs, videotapes, meditation classes, and seminars, all aimed at stopping stress. But until now there has never been a scientifically based program that not only starts working within seconds but also creates a foundation to help remove stress and the symptoms associated with it from your life for good.
Dr. Fred Luskin and Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier spent years at the Stanford University School of Medicine developing ten proven skills for eliminating the stress, anxiety, and pain that occur in daily life. Delivering skills that have been honed and tested among a diverse group of Americans, Stress Free for Good is easy to use and starts working immediately. Offering more than just the promise of breaking even and eliminating daily stress, these ten skills provide a foundation for living a healthier and happier life. This is not only a practical and accessible guide to conquering the stress in our lives once and for all, it is also the last stress aid you will ever need.
6. Lightly | By Francine Jay
Do you ever feel like life is weighing you down? Like the stuff in your home, the to-dos in your schedule, the worries in your heart are too much? Make “lightly” your mantra, one lovely little word to live by, and transform your life.
There’s no shortage of decluttering books on the market but Lightly is different. It goes beyond decluttering – far beyond – to uplift your thoughts, your actions, every moment and aspect of your life.
Learn how to lighten:
- Your stuff: create a serene space with your favorite things
- Your step: consume less and live in harmony with the Earth
- Your stress: be less busy and breeze through your days
- Your spirit: clear emotional baggage from your mind and heart
Lightly is like a recipe book for minimalism, designed so you can dip into it anytime for advice and inspiration. Whether you want to clear out a closet, free up some time, or get rid of nagging guilt, you can listen to the relevant section for the help you need.
What’s more, Lightly is a complete philosophy of life. When you’re tempted by an impulse purchase, trying to resist a chocolate donut, or struggling to say no to another obligation, all you have to remember is one word – “lightly” – to boost your resolve and make beautiful choices. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
With this book, Francine Jay makes minimalism more doable and delightful than ever. In just minutes a day, you can cast off the weight, and glide through life more lightly and gracefully.
7. Fearless Thinking | By Purandar a Amin
Yes, you can live stress-free!
Whether you want to (1) remove stress from your life, (2) handle difficult circumstances with ease, or (3) learn to think fearlessly, this book will get you there.
Are you tired of being bogged down with emotional pain?
Learn to live freely and lightly. Untie those internal knots and discover a way of living that will nourish body, mind, and spirit. Grow to understand your fears and worries, your desires and needs, from a totally new perspective, one that can have you facing life boldly, with inner peace and calm confidence.
Stress-free living is within your grasp!
I’ll show you how to address the root of your stress – your thinking. No, stress isn’t caused by your circumstances or the actions of others; it’s caused by how you think about them! Most of our problems in life stem from simple errors of thinking that lead to mistaken actions that, in turn, cause us problems. You can prevent these problems, however, by changing how you think. Really! It’s that easy…and that hard.
Because we’ve been conditioned from infancy to think in ways that are totally different from what I will show you, you may find this change a bit difficult to grasp at first. That’s the hard part, but I have made the process as painless as possible by providing incredibly simple exercises that will assist you in shifting your thinking. Each new concept is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions for mental exercises you can practice in your own home.
Discover energy you never knew you had!
Nobody understands energy, not even the greatest scientists, but we have learned a little about working with it over the centuries. With my help, you’ll discover untapped reservoirs of internal and external energy and learn how they can be used to benefit yourself and others.
What will you learn about fearless thinking?
- How breathing can help you
- How to practice healthy detachment, attachment, surrender, and self-awareness in day-to-day small situations.
- Four elements of your mind.
- The dual nature of life is to turn around every conceivable situation in your favor.
- Mental conditioning and its effect on our lives.
You will also discover:
- Positive, negative, and neutral energy; how it affects your life.
- The infinite nature of your mind.
- What’s behind the belief in reincarnation?
- What you can do with your ego?
Lay your fears to rest for good.
Discover a fresh way to look at the things that cause you anxiety, fear, or downright panic. Gain fresh insight into the source of future fears, past fears, imaginative fears, relational fears, in short – any fear you can imagine. Even more valuable, learn a simple strategy that can destroy them all.
Know the joy of finding balance in your life
The concept of equanimity will help you deal with life’s seeming dichotomies. Ever wonder how good and evil can coexist in the world? I’ll explain a way to view these contradictions that can help bring together the opposite sides of your personality – and the world around you –into an integrated whole.
Discover fearless thinking today: click the BUY NOW button!
8. Stress Relief for Life | By Mike Ronsisvalle
Stress-related ailments cost companies over $200 billion a year in increased absenteeism, tardiness, and the loss of talented workers. Over 90 percent of all visits to the family doctor are for reasons related to stress. Chronic stress is one of the major contributors to marital discord and spiritual disconnection. In short, stress dramatically affects our financial health, physical health, our relationships, and faith.
This book will help you de-stress now! Within its pages you will learn:
Why you are stressing out
The only way to truly relax
The connection between your thoughts and feelings of stress
How to make important lifestyle changes that will insulate you from stress in the future
How to start a stress-reducing exercise routine
How to build relationships that will help you de-stress
How to create a less hectic schedule
Most importantly, Stress Relief for Life will help you build a personalized system for managing stress that you can implement in any stressful situation, relationship, or environment.
This fully revised and updated second edition includes new audio downloads, new meditations, and extensive chapter revisions to help you manage stress and start living a healthier, happier life.
9. The Upside of Stress | By Kelly McGonigal
10. Stress Management for Dummies | By Allen Elkin
In this timeless novel, a wise monk from India uses charming parables to unveil the proverbial recipe for a life-changing cup of tea. The word “TEA” serves as an acronym, leading the characters and readers one letter at a time down a path of self-discovery to eliminate frustrations and guide them to live a life free of stress. Everyone is seeking relief from stress. We see medical experts and receive expensive medication and therapies. We change jobs, careers, and even spouses. We take exotic vacations, but stress returns when we do. Could it be, while we have concentrated on every possible factor around us, we really need to better understand what is within us? In TEA, you’ll understand why we experience stress, and why everything this world offers will only increase it. Ranjit’s TEA is simple, yet profound. It will change the way you think about life. TEA touches its readers, regardless of background, profession, religion, age, or gender. It is a beautifully-woven tale with a message that provides comfort in our changing world. Prepare to eliminate stress from your life…forever.
11. 10 Tips on How to Live a Stress-FREE Life! | By Jean Dancy
Though it may not seem like it, happiness really is a choice. However, living a peaceful, stress-free life isn’t an arbitrary destination where one ends up without effort. No. It takes practice and I am here to make it easy for you.
With this book you will learn how to:
Start your mornings peacefully
Make yourself a priority
Transcend the stress of traffic
Live life on purpose
This is a simple book…filled with quick nutritious snacks
that will help you live a healthier and happier life.
Choose to be happy. Choose to be peaceful. Choose to be stress-free!
12. 90 Days to Stress-free Living | By C. Norman Shealy
Experts will tell you that good health is your natural state, but stress can upset the balance between your genetic health code and your social environment. To return to your natural state of health, take the Personal Stress Assessment Test and identify your specific problem areas. Then start the day-by-day health plan with a variety of exercises–both at-home workouts and at-your-work quick de-stressors, designed to transform your life in only 90 days. The techniques for diet and relaxation are simple and original, introducing you to a new, enjoyable way to remove stress-building foods and activities and replace them with ways to eat and work in peace and calm even in the midst of people who are notorious for driving you crazy. Take control. No matter if you’ve spent years building up habits that produce stress, you can turn your mind and body into an oasis of calm in minutes a day.
13. Stress Free Kids | By Lori Lite
Stress management solutions for you and your children!
Kids today are more stressed, overwhelmed, and struggling with anxiety than ever before. Children are not born with the coping strategies needed to navigate today’s increasing demands of technology, bullying, academics, and family dynamics. You yourself might wonder how your own stressed-out lifestyle is affecting your children. Based on Lori Lite’s award-winning series, Stress-Free Kids provides relaxation techniques you can use to free your child from stress.
Lite shows you how to apply breathing, visualizations, affirmations, and muscle relaxation exercises effortlessly throughout the day. These parenting solutions to everyday stressors will reduce worries and anxiety while increasing self-esteem. You and your children will gain freedom as you live a more joy-filled life with less stress.
With this complete resource as your guide, your family will create your own collection of stress-free moments that add up to peace and confidence–for you and your children.
14. Live the Let-God Life | By Joseph Prince
Are You Overwhelmed by Stress, Worry, and Anxiety?
Unending daily to-do lists. The frantic pace of modern living. The race to stay relevant in the face of disruption. The very real threat of superbugs and terror in our everyday lives… It’s not hard to see why so many people today are experiencing stress, worry, and anxiety attacks.
Unfortunately, these aren’t simply innocent states of emotion-they can insidiously develop into chronic depression and psychosomatic illnesses, and lead to destructive behaviors. But here’s the good news: While stress is depleting and debilitating, it can be defeated and driven from your life.
In LIVE THE LET-GO LIFE, Joseph Prince shows you how to beat the stress and anxieties that come with the everyday demands and pressures of modern living. Discover how you were not designed by God to live under stress, but called to live a life of rest. You will learn how to let go of stress and see His grace flow unabated in the worry-free areas of your life.
15. Stress Free Mind | By Subha Malik
Are you fed up with your stressful thoughts? Are Struggling with stress in your day-to-day life?
Do you want to kick out stress from your life? Well, we all experience the occasional stress of our day-to-day life. But if you always feel stressed, then you need to closely monitor how these stressful thoughts are adversely impacting your life.
The simple answer is to practice helpful stress management techniques that cause your mind to relax to feel inner peace and pleasure. By following these stress reduction techniques, you’ll be able to lead a stress-free and happy life. And also, how to calm your mind, relax your body and minimize your stress levels. That’s what you’ll learn in Stress-Free Mind.
Get Now:: Stress-Free Mind — A Simple Stress Management Guide For Reducing Stress Calming Your Mind and Living A Happy Life
The ultimate goal of this book is pretty simple: It will teach you what is stress, what are its major causes, effects? And finally, give you some really helpful stress coping strategies to calm your mind and relax your body.
WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR
This book is for all individuals, both male and female living stressful life, feeling problems in their personal and professional lives, and experiencing physical & psychological symptoms caused by stress, no matter what their source of stress is. Inside you will find you are going to find a well-research and really helpful information to get rid of stress & anxiety. All you need is to start slow and try more than one stress coping strategies to find the best fit for you.
An Overview Of What You Will Find Inside:
- 25 Facts About Stress You Should Know
- Three Types Of Stress
- 11 Common Causes of Stress
- 10 Things To Know About Stress
- 15 Ways To Relax Your Mind
- 6 Ways To Relax Your Body
- 8 Common Stress Management Strategies
- The 4 As Of Stress Management
On the whole Stress-Free Mind is full of stress reduction strategies and exercises that will have an instant, helpful impact on your mind and body to distress them. These strategies are well researched and proven to have positive effects both on your mind and body to lower the levels of stress.
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16. The Art of Stress-Free Living | By Brian Ramos
Reprogram your life from the inside out to become stress- and disease-free.
Do you feel like stress is affecting who you really are? Maybe, it’s even causing problems in your relationships or in your business. It’s time to craft your life into something better.
Simple changes in your lifestyle will allow you to deal with any stressor in a healthy and balanced way. It will leave you in the right state of body, mind, and spirit to enhance your connection to others, enrich your life, and empower your business efforts. With a conscious and powerful approach to health and wellness, you can discover how to let your best version show up consistently no matter what the circumstance.
In The Art of Stress-Free Living, neuroscientist and yoga master Dr. Ramos teaches you how to:
- Reprogram your DNA naturally to react to stress and life with confidence and power
- Learn the secret about the stress that changes everything in your life
- Avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, mental illness, and neurodegenerative diseases, all linked to a lifetime of uncontrollable stress
- Deal with stress while still leaving enough in the tank for the activities and people you love
- Develop practices and habits that you can use throughout your day – even at work – to reduce long-term stress effects and keep your relationships thriving and intact
Life is your canvas and you can make it what you want. Awaken the master artist inside you and begin to create a greater reality for yourself.
Praise for the book:
“Explaining what goes on in our brain and body when we are stressed is not an easy task. Dr. Ramos does an excellent job by also explaining what we can do about it in steps that we all can take.” (Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., Alfred E. Mirsky Professor of Neuroendocrinology and Stress at The Rockefeller University and author of The End of Stress as We Know It and The Hostage Brain)
“As a professional athlete, I can relate to a life full of stress, pressure, and expectations. In this book, Dr. Ramos takes the time to explain what stress really is and provides strategies to help relax your mind and minimize stress in your life. I really enjoyed his natural solutions to deal with stress, focusing on nutrition, meditation, and body awareness.
I have had the chance to work with nutritionists, trainers, and therapists throughout my career to take care of my body and physical health, but the mind is a whole different story. I have dealt with insomnia and extreme fatigue due to stress and pressure. This book has helped me focus on the mind side of it all.
Dr. Ramos offers strategies and an easy meditation program to help you become more aware and focused on yourself to better relax and recover. I have just pointed out a part of the book that really had an impact in my journey, but Dr. Ramos offers a bigger picture with many more strategies that can impact many people with different needs.” (Xavier Ouellet, defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League)
18. Stress Free, Sorrow Free and Peaceful Life | By Er. B. C. Sahoo
With the rise of globalization and consumerism culture, most of the people on this earth are suffering from stress. Spiritualism has lost its role in contemporary life. No doubt, everybody wants peace in their life and no one knows how. A million ways to get peace are being suggested and sold while the true cure is being overlooked. Only knowledge can provide true peace to us. This rational and concise approach is unique and the knowledge in this format is not available anywhere in the world i.e. scientific knowledge on how to live happily, peacefully, and stress-free in whatever profession and in whatever social strata one is. The knowledge covers all 5 aspects of life:(i) Body (ii) Mind (iii) Relations (friends & family) (iv) Money (V) GodThis knowledge eradicates sorrow and bestows a peaceful & happy life on you. This authentic solution is scientific, logical, and easy to apply to create a sorrow-free life.
19. The Seven Secrets of a Stress Free Life | By Randal Johnson
Eliminate Stress Permanently and Effortlessly!
The Seven Secrets contained in these pages embody a unique paradigm. In this book, you will learn that you don’t need to change your external circumstances to eliminate your stress. Because stress is created in the mind, the solution to stress is also found in the mind. What does this mean for you?
●No goal setting!
●No more doing the things that cause MORE stress!
As you learn and adopt the Seven Secrets, your stress will begin to dissolve without any effort on your part. Your journey through the Seven Secrets will build hope and confidence that a new day is dawning in your life. With a mind free of stress, you will discover your true self—a self you love and want to be.
Final Thoughts on the Best Books on Stress-Free Life
Stress is a part of life. But, there are ways to live a more stress-free life. Stress doesn’t always have to be negative. Sometimes stress can be motivating or motivating in the right way. It just depends on how you look at it and how you manage your time, body, mind, and self-talk. Here are some of the best books on stress-free life to live a more stress-free life that will help you balance all these aspects for better mental health.
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