Review of The SuperStress Solution by Roberta Lee

Let me be honest here, I was probably the most irritating person ever while I was reading The SuperStress Solution by Roberta Lee. I would stop my reading and point out to whoever was in the room, be it my boyfriend, his mom, or even the dogs, oh did you know…scents cause people to be relaxed, cell phones make you anxious, or peanuts are good for you, etc. I know, reading those examples probably makes me sound like an airhead, but really, I have a crap diet (i.e. I only eat bread and meat and cheese), I don’t know much about aroma therapy, and I am quite smug about cellphones because I don’t have one (thanks mom and dad for cutting me off!).

The SuperStress Solution basically starts off with some anecdotes and examples of SuperStress which I could definitely relate to, because hello, I student teach which is the most stressful thing I’ve ever done — seriously I spend all my time grading crappy papers (yes moron, there is a spell-check, USE IT!), making power points, planning lessons, or designing assignments. I get up at the crack of dawn, and get what seems like an hour of reading in per day. I need longer than an hour!! But I digress, after the anecdotes, there’s a long nifty quiz where you can see what kind of super-stressed you are. I am agitated,overwhelmed by life and driven stressed, which is a bit interesting, because I can be a rather lazy person, but I know the littlest things irritate me, such as the sound of my ex-roommate’s voice (hey moron, if you really want to be an English teacher, shouldn’t you enjoy reading a bit more?!), so I can see where agitated comes from.

After you diagnose yourself with the quiz, there are plenty of solutions and ideas to reduce your stress, such as relaxing, and get this, one of Lee’s top relaxing recommendations is reading a good book, so no wonder I feel I’m under so much stress, I’m not making enough time to relax with a good book! Aside from books, she gives tips on what you eat, how to exercise, aromatherapy, and journaling activities. At the very end is a four-week plan tailored to your type of super stress. I’m too “overwhelmed and agitated” to follow a plan though, so I didn’t actually do what she said, but gleaned some cool tips and may try her recipes which were at the end. The recipes are basically a meal plan for 4 weeks which is awesome, because I never know what to eat besides meat and cheese and candy, so who knows maybe I will actually see some results from eating like a regular normal person.

I would definitely recommend this book if you want to annoy everyone around you with stress-related tidbits, and yes I do enjoy irritating people. I’d also say if you are stressed out, you really need to read this book, so you know how to handle your problem in a healthy manner. While reading this book, I absolutely recommend red wine, Lee states a glass of red wine per day is good for you, but don’t overdo it, therefore, perhaps you should enjoy your one glass while reading her book!

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com says

    Great review. I knew there was a reason I cringe when my cell rings.

  2. Only one glass of wine? I'd say 3 or 4 would make life less stressed for me! But seriously thanks for the review. I'd be a little afraid to take that quiz since I'm pretty sure I would fit into some kind of super stressed category that is off the charts!

  3. Congrats! You just won an award here 😀

  4. This totally sounds like a book I should be reading. Although I can't help but wonder if it would actually stress me out more.

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