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Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You by Deborah Reber

May 24th, 2008 (10:31 pm)
sleepy

Current Mood: sleepy
Current Song: So Beautiful by David Poe

On Saturday morning, I read a book, went to the recycling center, got groceries, came home, switched bags, then walked to the library, where I read some more and checked out a stack of books (as the patron behind me chuckled, "She looks like she's starting her own branch!") before walking back home.

That was all before 11 AM.

If you have a busy schedule like I do, you might want to Chill.

Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You by Deborah Reber discusses different causes of stress, like homework, parents, friends, and getting into college, and ways to relieve or minimize that stress, such as journaling and talking to others. It also discusses time management, organization, even exercise and nutrition.

Readers will come away from Chill with plenty of positive thoughts and new ways to de-stress. The book never feels clinical or dry. The author never talks down to teens, nor does she try to talk like them and be uber-hip. The writing is straightforward and positive throughout the book.

Chill is a great non-fiction pick for teens, and adults should check it out as well. Chill isn't just about high school worries; there are plenty of other sections from which grown-up multi-taskers could greatly benefit as well. For example, Reber encourages the reader to take time for herself - something I know I need to recognize and just plain do. It's okay to take a breather now and then, even when and especially when you have a busy schedule!

When you get Chill, also pick up a new journal and some new pens. You'll be making organized lists and journal entries before you know it!

If you like Chill, you'll also like You're Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self by Claire Mysko and GirlForce by Nikki Goldstein.

Comments

Posted by: capri pants. leather sandals. pregnancy. (37piecesflair)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)

I wish I could chill. I just got back MORE bad school news in the mailbox. That thing's like a harbringer of death.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)

Be positive. Good news will come.

Posted by: kimberly (kimberweeme)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)

My word, you wake up early! I mean, I was up early as well, but only because I had to be at work.

Creature of the night, that's me!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)

I tend to wake up early. Sadly, at the end of the day, it takes me hours to fall asleep.

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