In a very interesting book by Debbie Mandel titled Addicted To Stress – A Woman’s 7-Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity In Life – the present day working mother will find herself staring at that large uncomforting magnifying mirror but one which provides some solution to the stressful life that she is living now managing her career, family, house chores and her never ending to-do list.

Debbie says, “Women today carry massive responsibilities of family, household and career… When you find yourself rushing from activity to activity, doing chore after chore, with no personal time for yourself, the problem isn’t the external worked that’s landing on your doorstep; rather, it’s your own need to constantly open that door and welcome stress into your life!”

Well, many of such mentions seem all too familiar, when I was growing up I used to watch time pass; now I have to literally hold on to that ever supersonically fleeting time. The hours in the day are still the same it is only that we have packed in too much in doing our best to squeeze as much as we can out of a minute.

And as Mandel points out that once we start loving our to-do lists and living in future, we get addicted to stress.
In this book you’ll read about the various scenarios and tests on whether you are addicted to stress or not. Some you may agree with some you may not, but even if you have a few of the variety of emotions and symptoms mentioned in this book it is worth a read and you’ll find yourself nodding once and many times.

Debbie Mandel offers seven proven steps to help women overcome daily stressors and reclaim a life of joy and spontaneity. The steps are:

  • Be aware of your own stress addiction
  • Reclaim your identity
  • Learn to becomes a healthy narcissist
  • Build a healthy body
  • Cultivate your sense of fun and humor
  • Jump-start your libido
  • Reframe your thoughts

A good read for sure, even If you take in a couple of solutions that the book offers it is good enough if it helps simplify your life in some way or the other. The book was on my doorstep today evening and I devoured it up in a few hours, after all there are so many other that have been sitting on my bookshelf for long and I never got time to read or review them, they are down there on my to-do list.
Well, someone just said that you love your addictions! And we find ourselves more and more entangled in our own spun webs.

So all you stressed working moms out there, get this book at Amazon or just borrow and read when you find time.

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