Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Book Review - Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals

Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals

About the Book

In Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals learn to embrace the 3 C's of psychological hardiness to overcome stress and increase personal growth.

Life is full of questions. How you answer these questions can determine which path your life takes. Think about how many questions you are faced with every day. It can be overwhelming. From the mundane to the profound, questions help you navigate everything from your daily routine to your career choices and relationships. Sometimes, asking the right question is just as important as the answer: What do you want out of life? Is it financial success? A loving family? Career achievement? Maybe you are coping with a serious illness. Whatever your goal may be, you have undoubtedly encountered barriers that slow your progress. One of the biggest of these barriers is stress. Scientific research has found that your ability to resist the damaging effects of stress―your hardiness―can reduce stress-related illness and strengthen your ability to thrive under pressure.

Hardiness, written by respected clinical and research psychologists, will help develop your psychological hardiness which, in turn, enables you to enjoy more of life’s rewards. Mastering the 3 C’s of hardiness―commitment, control, and challenge―is essential to increasing hardiness and responding effectively to stressful situations. This invaluable guide provides exercises and activities, based on 30 years of research, specifically designed to increase your hardiness in all areas of your personal and professional life. This book will help you:

  • Understand how hardiness is assessed to evaluate and improve your response to stress
  • Unlock your new potential made possible by a better understanding of hardiness
  • Examine real-life examples and case studies of psychological hardiness
  • Increase your engagement in the surrounding world
  • Capitalize on opportunities for your personal growth

Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals can help you move toward becoming healthier, more self-actualized, and increasingly satisfied with your life and future

My Take on the Book
The book is full of a ton of great data that talks to the reader about stress and how it impacts our lives especially how it shows up in the workplace. I know that personally, there have been numerous times when stress has reeled its' head and challenged me in many ways. That being said the authors of this book really have shared amazing tips and hints about the concept of hardiness and what we can do to lessen the impact of stress in our life and in our work.

I loved how the book broke down the main concepts that the authors share, specifically the components of hardiness: commitment, challenge, and control. I loved how each of these components worked together to create a tangible plan to deal with stress that can arise in someone's life. 

The book has solid research behind it but also practical takeaways that you can start using right away. The authors also talk directly to the reader, which makes the book easy to read and east to put into practice!

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