Ready for Anything
Dr Samantha Boardman
‘I can’t imagine a better book … to help cope with the level of stress we’re all now experiencing on a daily basis’ Angela Duckworth, author of international bestseller GRIT
‘If you’re depressed, burned out, or languishing, this book is brimming with practical ideas […] for sustaining energy and well-being’ Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN
‘A timely and welcome prescription’ Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
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 freind 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 energised, 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 revolutionise the way you approach self-care.
‘A must-read for anyone who seeks meaning and fulfilment’ Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon
I can't imagine a better book for offering strategies to help cope with the level of stress we're all now experiencing on a daily basis. After so long a period in isolation, focusing outward is an especially useful method for building resilience, and Samantha offers sound, sensible, and empathic advice on how to do so. * Angela Duckworth, author of international bestseller GRIT * In this gloriously insightful, intimate, eminently readable book, Samantha Boardman has captured and extended the dynamics of positive psychology, teaching us how to rebuild our lives and invest them with joy [...] she writes in captivating terms about how to experience the world more fully and richly [...] a must-read for anyone who seeks meaning and fulfilment. This is a brilliant and necessary volume, written with grace, style, and, most of all, a deeply moving compassion * Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon * An essential guide to building and maintaining [vitality] that promotes resilience and joy in daily life. Drawing upon her own clinical experience and a wealth of research, she demonstrates that the key to finding fulfillment is not only by focusing on ourselves, but by engaging with others and with the world - which now more than ever is a timely and welcome prescription * Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global * An insightful, uplifting read about how to bring more liveliness into our lives. Whereas most psychiatrists focus on alleviating mental illness, Samantha Boardman cares deeply about promoting mental health too. She combines an impressive command of science with deep empathy for her patients. If you're depressed, burned out, or languishing, this book is brimming with practical ideas - and even if you're flourishing, it's full of valuable reminders for sustaining energy and well-being * Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN * Boardman's helpful suggestions rise above the standard self-help fare * Publishers Weekly *
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