NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To cope with stress, too many Americans have turned to sleeping pills, drugs, booze and food – and it seems we are more stressed out than ever. Perhaps we can blame it on the Great Recession, global events, technology, family, a boss, or just the fast-paced, ever-changing ever-competitive mobile lifestyle on the run, 24-7.
It doesn't have to be this way.
There is hope and it comes from an unlikely source – a man who once suffered a nervous breakdown, was tossed into a mental institution, and left with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. But that man – Paul Huljich – reveals an encouraging 9-step lifestyle plan for preventing and controlling stress in his new book, Stress Pandemic: The Lifestyle Solution (www.stresspandemic.com).
"Life can bully us," reveals Huljich, "but we must and can take control of stress before it takes control of you. Unchecked stress has real consequences."
He knows firsthand. Huljich founded a holistic organic food company in the 1980s and was one of the pioneers in the industry. By the late 90's his company was worth nearly $140 million but unchecked stress got the better of him at age 45. He crashed and burned and lost what he'd worked so hard to build – his family, his work, his dignity. But he managed to come back and rebuild himself. He's a living testament to the lifestyle program presented in his book.
The Stress Pandemic reveals how you can:
- Take charge of your life and kick bad habits
- Exercise and eat your way out of stress
- Develop and harness the power of mindful living
- Learn to say "no" to toxic people or obligations
- Stop feeling anxious, exhausted, and impatient
"We need to stand up to the tsunami of stress that swirls around so many of us," says Huljich.
"The nine steps to wellness can easily be integrated into one's daily living and allow you to fortify yourself against stresses of the day. People need to realize stress could be the cause of headaches, anxiety, insomnia, weight changes, and grinding of your teeth."
Huljich, a blogger for PsychologyToday.com (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mind-wellness-awareness/201210/kick-your-bad-habits), offers a prescription not just for reducing stress levels in your life but for living a balanced life that gives you more energy, happiness, and fulfillment.
SOURCE Media Connect