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BOOK REVIEW: How to Relax: Stop Being Busy, Take a Break and Get Better Results While Doing Less by Martin Meadows

BOOK REVIEW: How to Relax: Stop Being Busy, Take a Break and Get Better Results While Doing Less by Martin Meadows

This was an incredibly quick read. It appears Martin Meadows has made his mark publishing bite-sized summations of more robust research. While his detractors call this cheap, I disagree, calling it well-achieved.

Everything in this book was a reminder. Nothing was new or revelatory and that’s what I liked about it. I also agreed with everything he said. He called them “best practices” and that’s exactly what I would call the advice he offered.

In his preface, Meadows makes it clear what he is going to deliver and he qualified his status as a writer, rather than a degree wielding expert. As much of my non-fiction is written in similar humility and brevity, I was inspired by the view of success achievable in such a style.

Publisher’s Description:

How to Relax, Slow Down, Recharge Your Batteries and Reclaim Control over Your Life

Today’s world is charging at a breakneck speed. People are working over twelve hours every single day, catching extra minutes of sleep in the metro, and completely giving up on the antiquated notion of time to spend with their own kids. There are people in their twenties neglecting every single aspect of their lives but their careers looking twice older than they should.

And 1 person out of 4 dies from cardiovascular disease – caused mostly by unhealthy eating, a lack of physical activity, smoking, and consuming too much alcohol and worthless junk food that clogs their arteries.

This book will teach you how to step away from noise, relax and recharge your batteries so you have enough left in you to control your life. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

– why rituals create your life and how to develop a proper morning routine to ensure a calm mind.

3 main stress management techniques for recharging you’re probably not aware of. They can make you well-rested or, if you disregard them, extremely exhausted.

– how to get away from highly-stimulating surroundings to recharge in peace. If you live in a city, you MUST read this chapter.

how to let go of negative nagging thoughts you can’t get out of your head. You don’t have to carry them with you all the time.

7 powerful habits to reduce stress. And no, I’m not talking about obvious advice. You’ll discover how to exactly reduce stress with lesser-known tips.

This is your chance to find out what the hard science says about how to become more relaxed. You too can finally recharge your batteries and regain control over your life. Learn how.

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