What are the best books on how to manage stress and how to cure it? On this page, you will find our recommendations for the best anti-stress books. Read along…

Many people suffer from stress. This is not healthy, especially in the long term. We have compiled a list of books that can help you with stress. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Stress of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About Stress Author
Why Zebras Don’t Get UlcersRobert M. Sapolsky
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It’s All Small StuffRichard Carlson
 The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to StressMelanie Greenberg
 BurnoutAmelia Nagoski
Who Moved My Cheese?Spencer Johnson
 Mindfulness for Stress ManagementRobert Schachter
 When the Body Says NoGabor Maté
CHANGES: The Busy Professional’s Guide to Reducing StressMichael Diettrich-Chastain
 The Upside of StressKelly McGonigal
The Strengths-Based Workbook for Stress ReliefRyan M. Niemiec

The updated top 10 list: the best books about stress

Move on Motherf*cker: Live, Laugh, and Let Sh*t Go

Negativity can be a downward spiral if you can’t break the cycle. This book by Jodie G. Eckleberry-hunt is both funny and effective. Following this guide will help you get rid of the picture you have in your head and start living.

Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can’t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life (A No F*cks Given Guide)

If worrying becomes a more frequent activity of your mind, then it is time to take action and calm yourself down. Sarah Knight’s principles of dealing with worries will do the trick for you.

How to Deal With Stress, Depression, and Anxiety: A Vital Guide on How to Deal with Nerves and Coping with Stress, Pain, OCD and Trauma

We think this book on stress is one of the best there is, because it emphases the why, how, and what of getting over your depression and anxiety. Get a quick relief from the negative feelings in your body and mind with this framework.

Mindfulness Workbook for Stress Relief: Reduce Stress through Meditation, Non-Judgment, Mind-Body Awareness, and Self-Inquiry

Using this workbook to practice mindfulness teaches you the right tools for the right moment, just when you can use a little help to calm yourself down.

STRESS, FEAR, PANIC ATTACKS, AND ANXIETY RELIEF: How to deal with anxiety, stress, fear, panic attacks for adults, teens, and kids. Tools and therapy based on true stories. Self help journal

There is no easy way out of mental struggles, you have to deal with them in order to start feeling better. We recommend this book not only for adults, but also for your adults, teens, and younger children.

Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure’s On

There is normal life that can be stressful, and then there are those times that are even more busy, demanding, or nerve-racking. Whether it is at work, at home, or it concerns friends or family, the techniques taught in this book will help you get back control over your life.

The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It

Stress is not always bad, because it can also prevent you from ending up in bad situations. Learning about the positives about stress will shift your knowledge about it, and you will then be able to use stressful moments to your advantage. This book tells you how to do just that.

The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Stress is part of everyone’s life, but your brain plays a bigger role than you might expect. Use the tools in this book to move away from your usual response to stressful situations, and start stress-proofing your brain.

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

In our opinion this book explains the difference between men’s and women’s reaction to stress perfectly. The Nagoski sisters have come up with effective exercises to help women all over the world deal with stress.

The Self Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Increase Wellbeing

What would bring balance back to your life if it is nowhere to be found right now? Robyn L. Gobin states to go inward, instead of doing small things on the outside that can temporarily bring relief. This book is all about self-care and how to grow on an emotional, social, professional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual level.

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