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  • Published: 1 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529146172
  • Imprint: Ebury Edge
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $35.00

Stress-Free Productivity

A Personalised Toolkit to Become Your Most Efficient, Creative Self




A simple guide for readers to harness their inner expert and learn what helps them innovate, produce, and flourish... without the burnout.

Have you ever felt that you're too much of a perfectionist to be productive? Does the prepackaged advice from experts just not work? Then this is the book for you.

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all productivity plan. The tricks that work for your colleague may not work as well for you. Or perhaps they don't work at all. The fact is that everyone has their own productivity quirks to make them work efficiently and effectively. They just don't know how to crack them.

In this innovative guide, Dr Alice Boyes will help you diagnose your unique productivity profile and give you the framework to formulate a powerhouse personalised system. Drawing on groundbreaking research, countless examples, and quizzes in every chapter, this book will help you be the most growth-oriented, most effective and efficient, and most creative and visionary version of yourself.

  • Published: 1 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529146172
  • Imprint: Ebury Edge
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $35.00

About the authors

Alice Boyes

Alice Boyes, PhD, is a former clinical psychologist-turned-writer. The author of The Anxiety Toolkit and The Healthy Mind Toolkit, she is a popular blogger for Psychology Today (where her articles have over 16 million views) and The Harvard Business Review, and contributes to various magazines. Dr. Boyes also serves as the resident emotions expert for Women's Health (Australia/New Zealand Edition), and her research has been published by The American Psychological Association.

Praise for Stress-Free Productivity

Yes! You can be productive and creative without sacrificing your emo­tional health. In this groundbreaking book, Boyes has created an exciting new paradigm for productivity that is based on your unique self and your psychological well-being.

Guy Winch, TED speaker, author of Emotional First Aid, and cohost of the Dear Therapists podcast

Boyes will show you how to find creative ways to be productive. She goes into detail on how to cultivate a compassionate inner voice and is working with self-compassion in interesting new ways.

Christopher Germer, clinical psychologist, co-creator of the Mindful Self-Compassion program, and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

The productivity paradigm is shifting, and Alice Boyes is leading the way. In her signature style she integrates practical tools and inspirational wisdom to offer a truly refreshing perspective on what it means to be a productive human being.

Seth Gillihan, clinical psychologist and author of Retrain your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Week

A brilliant, practical handbook to manage the wide-ranging psychological barriers to producing exceptional work. It is an entire master class in creating productive habits, healthy decision-making, anxiety manage­ment, curiosity, self-compassion and creativity.

Dr. Todd B. Kashdan, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Well- Being Laboratory at George Mason University, and author of The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively

Using the latest research on topics like habits, creativity, resilience and emotional health, Boyes has created a guide to productivity that's nurtur­ing, approachable and packed with practical strategies for how you can do your most innovative work and survive your workweek.

Scott Barry Kaufman, author of Transcend and host of The Psychology Podcast

Boyes challenges the unhealthy-and simply false-notion that there's a necessary trade-off between productivity and mental well-being. On the contrary, she shows us how to use evidence-based tools to get things done without overworking, pulling our hair out and wearing ourselves down. I've already used several of these tips in my own life and plan to return to them again and again.

Amy Gallo, workplace expert, cohost of HBR's Women at Work podcast, and author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict

Boyes shows you how to use self-awareness to advance your career with a practical plan that's tailor-made to your unique situation. Anyone who is fed up with one-size-fits-all guides to productivity should read this book. You'll learn how to be productive in a self-compassionate, creative way that incorporates the best elements of you.

Emma Seppälä, Science Director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

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