Unfuck Your Stress: Using Science to Cope with Distress and Embrace Excitement
by Dr. Faith G. Harper Author
Transform your overwhelm
Stressed? Hell yeah, you are. It's part of living in this modern world. But you don't deserve to feel like you're constantly being chased by your monstrous, growing list of responsibilities—or, worse, like you have to say no to positive opportunities because you just can't take another thing. Dr. Faith G. Harper, author of bestselling books like Unfuck Your Brain, Unfuck Your Boundaries, and Coping Skills, is here to help. Stress isn't inherently bad for us, she points out, although our stress responses can really harm us over time if they get out of hand. She offers strategies for coping with intense feelings and overwhelm in the moment and for shifting our perspective, habits, and self-talk in the longer term to transform distress into helpful motivation, excitement, and action. She also walks us through understanding our physiological stress response and what happens when it turns into chronic stress and adrenal fatigue. The book is full of practical advice for understanding and managing your own stress response so that you can find solid ground and feel excited and engaged with your life again.
The book grew out of a zine that was excerpted from Dr. Faith's book Unf*ck Your Body. Zine description: Stressed? Yeah, you are. Capitalism pretty much demands it. But you don't deserve to feel like you're constantly being chased by your monstrous, growing list of responsibilities, or, worse, like you have to say no to positive opportunities because you just can't take another thing. Dr. Faith offers here a brief intervention, explaining what stress actually is, how it isn't necessarily bad for you, and what exactly happens to your body when it gets out of hand. Symptoms of chronic stress and adrenal fatigue are paired with advice for talking with your doctor about what is going on with you. She follows this with some practical exercises for understanding and managing your own stress response, so that you can get yourself out of the quagmire of constant, mounting distress and feel excited and engaged with your life again.
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