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How To Break the Stress Habit

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Thank you Netgalley for this book, it was a quick read, unfortunately not helpful, lots of quotes but not what I expected to read.
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Straight forward, simple, and easy to follow. But, if anything it's over simplified. You cannot read this book and expect change to come after just one read. 
If you truly want to get the most out of this book, you need to read and reread it and keep going back to it every step of the way until you've fully mastered each. 
Changing mindset is hard, and it takes time. Stress can be a constant and we choose how to deal with it. This book is a good first step.
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This is a really useful book - especially at this challenging time.  I have taken many great tips from this and will use them on the family.  Practical and straightforward.
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Thank you to NetGalley, Books Go Social, and Cherie S Celeste for my arc of How to Break the Stress Habit in exchange for an honest review.
This book does contain a lot of useful and interesting information.
Even if you consider positive thinking and metaphysics woo~woo pseudoscience, I still believe you can get positive results from reading this book.
Each section explains a concept, followed by affirmations to help reprogram your thoughts and actions to take to bring your desired results into your personal experience.
The resources cited are persons I have great faith in and have long read and followed.
Even if this information is not NEW, I believe everyone explains it in their own fashion and reaches a different audience.
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Great book. This book gave wonderful insights and tips on freeing yourself from stress. Would recommend for a quick read.
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Thank you to NetGalley, Books Go Social, and Cherie S Celeste for my arc of How to Break the Stress Habit in exchange for an honest review.

Published: 19th September 2020 

How to Break the Stress Habit is a quick read self help book that explores the idea of stress being a habit which can be broken and a mindset which can be changed. 

In all honesty I didn't really feel it brought anything new to the table. It was mostly the authors own life experiences interspersed with quotes from other self help authors. It is a short read and I don't really think I took anything from it that would be useful to me, one of the main points seemed to be regrasping imagination that you have as a child and believing you can do anything or be anything which I feel is a quaint idea but wholly unrealistic.
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The book is fine, with amazing quotes, but that is it. Lot of pages for nothing specific, just few experiences and quoting from other authors.
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An interesting read with lots of helpful tips, quotes and other things along the way. A definite read if you or someone you know is suffering with stress. 

Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.
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<i>How to Break the Stress Habit</i> is a quick read that addresses the chronic stress epidemic facing our society today. Cherie Celeste gets right to the point with her conversational, straight from the hip style of encouragement. While the premise draws upon the Law of Attraction as a means of reducing stress and treating the cause instead of the symptoms, I like Celeste's unique approach of returning to our childhood fantasies and basically "faking it till you make it".

Her observations about our coping mechanisms are spot on and any reader will find it easy to relate to the common psychological blocks we create for ourselves based on our innate fight or flight response. In addition to the behavioral suggestions Celeste offers, she also includes affirmations and downloadable artwork and stickers to reinforce the concepts.

While I appreciate Celeste's plan for using psychological hacks as a natural treatment for many physical ailments caused by stress, I think I would be remiss if I didn't bring up the point that she never adds that tried and true disclaimer about not going off your meds without your doctor's consent. I think it's most people's ultimate goal to not be reliant on medication, but many people benefit greatly from the medications available to them and would suffer greatly if they quit cold turkey. Enjoy the book, try the techniques, but don't feel guilty if you still need the medication to keep going.

I am grateful to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the opportunity to share my honest review of this book.
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Stress. Something everyone is likely familiar with, especially in 2020 with the global pandemic. This book is relatable , with the author speaking TO the reader instead of rattling off lots of technical mumbo jumbo that can't be applied. There are helpful quotes and affirmations, as well as some printables, that many readers will find useful.
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Stress is been something else and predominant this year.  Especially  with the pandemic and a lot of us being home, Politics.  This book is an essential guy to help you deal with that and live a calmer life.
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