The simple guide to reducing stress and boosting your happiness from leading Positive Psychologist, Dr Samantha Boardman.
Forgetting your password, spilling coffee on your white shirt, missing your train - as our lives begin to return to normal and our days become busier, the challenges of daily life can easily build up and overwhelm us. But after 20 years of treating patients at the brink of burn-out, leading psychiatrist Dr Samantha Boardman has discovered the secret for how to combat micro-stressors and turn full days into more fulfilling days.
In Ready for Anything, she explains that the key is to cultivate our vitality, the positive feeling of being alive and the energy that lies at the heart of a good day. The three ways we can do this are:
- Meaningfully connecting with others
- Engaging in challenging experiences
- Contributing to something beyond ourselves
Research shows that these three things boost our happiness more than when we focus inwards, which is why calling a friend rather than scrolling through social media or by going for a jog rather than spending an evening on the sofa, will make you feel more energized, happy and able to take on what life throws at you.
So whether you feel stressed-out or stuck in a rut, this book will show you the best ways to truly recharge, de-stress and revolutionize the way you approach self-care.