So, the month of April was sparse in reading due to preparing for my annual progress review at Uni. One wee book I did keep going back to though was the little Pocket Study Skills book on Managing Stress by Kate Joseph and Chris Irons.
I’m not a big fan of books like these or any of the so-called ‘popular’ self-help books, but this one was nice to keep with me in my bag and flip through when I was feeling a particularly strong urge to stress-procrastinate. It is marketed as a “concise guide will help students to understand what stress is, why they experience it and how they can manage it. Based on up-to-date research, the book teaches students how to identify their stress and anxiety triggers, and how to recognise the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress. It equips students with coping strategies to help them manage the ups and downs of university life, and provides guidance on the sources of help and support available to students.”
And long story short, it does what it says on the tin. I’ve been recommending it, and it’s a nice little book to have on the desk.
You can get it here: Managing Stress by Kate Joseph & Chris Irons