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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Win a Free Copy of "8 Keys to Stress Management" by Yours Truly

By December 9, 2013

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I'm a big fan of all things free. (Partially for this reason, I love About.com's Freebies and Contests sites a little too much.) In fact, the only thing I like more than free stuff is free stuff that helps you to better manage stress! That's why I wanted to let you know about a book giveaway that combines these two favorite things.

You may know that I published a book earlier this year through W. W. Norton on stress management titled, "8 Keys to Stress Management." It's part of their "8 Keys to Mental Health" series, a collection of books that incorporate research-based, proven strategies for better living, with plenty of easily-implemented strategies for increasing your emotional wellbeing. The book provides a large amount of easily-digestible and practical information on stress management, and I've had very positive feedback from it so far. (You can read some of the reviews here, here and here.) And the good news is that my publisher is running a free giveaway of the book through Goodreads! That means if you enter to win (which is quite easy--I've entered several book giveaways through Goodreads in the past and it takes minutes, and I've won!) you could win the copy that they're giving away this week.

If you're interested in winning a free copy of the book, visit the Goodreads Giveaway page and enter! You'll find some other great books to win there, too. And while you wait to see if you've won, you can peruse the resources below for some more stress management help. Good luck!

How To Cope With Stress Simply And Effectively
As I've said many times, stress management shouldn't be stressful! Here are some simple and effective ways to manage the stress in your life, starting now.

Use The Body Scan Meditation To Relax Your Body
Relaxing your body can also help you to relax your mind--when you are physically more relaxed, your thinking becomes less distracted and your creativity can come out more easily. This effective physical relaxation tool has been used by many, many people as a quick and easy route to relaxation. Give it a try!

When And How To Take A Mental Health Day
You may not have time to take a "mental health day" today, but today is a day to consider whether you might benefit from one, and plan when and how you would take it. This article can give you motivation and inspiration.

Again, you can find more stress management resources on Facebook--find our page and be sure to "like" for regular updates and discussions.

Please feel free to add your own tips for embracing laziness in the comments section, sign up for the free stress management newsletter for ongoing updates, and have a wonderful week!

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