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HBR Guide to Managaging Stress at Work

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HBR Guide to Managing Stress at WorkHBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work
By Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review
Retail Price $19.95
Amazon Price: $15.19

Book Description: 

Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and short-tempered at work—and at home? Then you may have too much stress in your life. Stress is a serious problem that impacts not only your mental and physical health, but also your loved ones and your organization. So what can you do to address it?

The HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work will help you find a sustainable solution. It will help you reach the goal of getting on an even keel—and staying there. You’ll learn how to:

• Harness stress so it spurs, not hinders, productivity
• Create realistic and manageable routines
• Aim for progress, not perfection
• Make the case for a flexible schedule
• Ease the physical tension of spending too much time at your computer
• Renew yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally


I thought this book would be a bit dry, but I was pleasantly surprised. While it delves into how to get rid of stress and live a longer more productive life, it is written in an interesting manner. The book covers the possible health risks associated with stress and simple techniques to overcome or control workplace stress. It is well written and easy to follow. While written for those who are experiencing stress at work, the techniques can easily be applied to one’s personal life as well.

~Reviewed by David H.

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