Back in 2006, I experienced what in the old days would have been referred to as a work-related "nervous breakdown". Those seem like a very loaded words when I look at them now. I'm pleased to say that over ten years on, I have never felt better and know for sure that the dark days are well behind me. As a Chartered Psychologist I've learned far more from my own life experience about how to deal with stress and create a healthy work life balance than I ever did from studying or taking exams. I wrote this book to help others who may be experiencing what I often felt, until I discovered the ideas I'm about to share.
- Did you set out in business to feel this stressed and tired?
- Are you finding it difficult to get life and work into any sort of balance?
- Are relationships with friends and family suffering?
- Are you experiencing low energy and libido?
- Are you unhappy with your body image and what that's saying to others?
- Are you struggling with health challenges and concerned about the impact?
- Do you feel stuck and just want some practical help to move forward?
I wrote 'Fit For Business' to help others avoid the sort challenges I faced when ending up in a psychiatric hospital in 2006. Suffering from severe depression and contemplating suicide, I could find little practical help or support to deal with the problems I was facing.
This book is a powerful and moving story of recovery, as well a formula for dealing with stress and depression. It sets out a simple 12-week programme of small changes that together help create a healthy work life balance without the need to resort to prescription drugs, which often have unpleasant and potentially long-term side effects.
I also want to challenge the stigma associated with mental illness. For too long, chronic stress, depression and anxiety at work have been taboo subjects that people feel reluctant to talk about. Any help that is available usually focuses on attempting a quick fix, rather than long lasting prevention and a good work life balance. This book tackles the stigma head on and provides powerful methods for dealing with stress in natural, healthy and lasting ways.
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I look forward to being able to help you.