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Everything I Wish I’d Known About Stress: A Hopeful Toolkit – Jayne Hardy

The perfect guide for anyone looking to thrive, not just survive, in the face of stress 

In our fast-moving world stress, burnout and anxiety are an ever-present reality for many of us. It can feel like there’s no escaping the constant pressure to keep up and stay on top of everything. But what if there was a way to not only cope with stress, but to thrive in the face of it?

Everything I Wish I’d Known About Stress offers a practical, self-helpful guide to understanding and managing stress. Packed with relatable insights, tools and techniques aplenty to help those in need to find a sense of calm amidst the chaos.

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The Self-Care Project – Jayne Hardy

Everything you need to know about self-care; what it is, why it’s important, why it’s such a struggle and how to integrate it into day-to-day life.

There’s a damaging misconception in society that putting ourselves first is an act of selfishness. But self-care is not just a millennial buzzword. Without the restorative power of self-care, how will we ever escape the vicious circle where we’re sick and fed-up of feeling sick and fed-up? Self-care is a tool, accessible to us all, which helps us to take responsibility for our own happiness – our physical, emotional, psychological and social needs. Jayne Hardy argues that it is the best preventative measure available to us to combat overwhelmedness, stress and ill health, in our hectic, modern world.

The Self-Care Project is for those who have been feeling off-kilter for a while but have not been able to put the finger on the ‘why’. It is a no-nonsense, practical journey to help you do just that. It’ll walk you through the case for self-care (why it’s so darn important), why it isn’t selfish at all, help you explore what self-care means for you, what your obstacles might be and provide advice on how to chisel out daily space for self-care in a practical, achievable and realistic way.

‘Reading this is like a therapy session with a trusted, empathetic friend determined to help you turn things around, minus any irritating self-righteousness.’ – The Independent

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365 Days of Self-Care: A Journal – Jayne Hardy

It’s one thing to understand how important self-care is, but how many of us actually manage to make the time do it?

Self-care is a preventative action that focuses on our health and happiness, and yet so often it gets put aside when other things, and people, vie for our time and attention – it’s only when life has knocked us to our knees that we realise how vitally important it is.

Following on from the hugely popular The Self-Care Project, Jayne Hardy helps us to plan for obstacles, devise contingency plans, be mindful of the way our days play out, and prioritise the things that are truly important to us. With the flexibility of choosing to start the journal anytime; on any day, in any year, this is the essential companion for bringing more self-care into your life.

‘This book is great to check in with yourself everyday.’ – Karin

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Making Space: Creating boundaries in an ever-encroaching world – Jayne Hardy

Boundaries and self-care go hand in hand; you can’t have one without the other. We understand the importance of self-care, but how do we protect the space within which we do it?

When we have healthy boundaries, we create a space between us and all else, where we feel safe, clear and confident in who we are and what we want and need. Our boundaries – the limits we place on what we will and won’t tolerate – define our routines, habits, choices, parenting, jobs, relationships; everything. And there’s nothing more important for our self-care.

In this practical guide, Jayne Hardy – author of The Self-Care Project – helps us explore our existing boundaries; the ones that work for us and the ones that work against us; and guides us on creating new boundaries so that our physical, mental, emotional and digital spaces are protected.

Packed with friendly advice, the latest research and worksheets to help you reflect on your own experiences, Making Space is for anyone who feels overwhelmed, disconnected or walked on by life, and wants to make a change in an ever-encroaching world.

‘This book really is fantastic! Really empowering and eye opening at how important boundaries are in our lives and even more so how to recognize when they are totally out and do something about it. Very relevant in this fast paced world where we expect so much of our bodies and minds and rarely notice the negative ways in which we treat them.’ – Amazon Review

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Kind Words for Unkind Days – Jayne Hardy

The perfect practical pick-me-up for life’s tough days, this book is the perfect guide to help you feel happier, healthier and calmer.

We all have days where we feel like the world is getting us down. But here’s the thing – you’re not alone. From helping us see what strong really looks like, to what to do when you have no energy for self-care; Jayne Hardy shows us that even on our most difficult days, a little kindness can go a very long way.

With easily digestible advice and soothing messages to help you find brightness on even the darkest days, this is the book we all need. Perfect for yourself or as a gift to a family member or friend, this book is the message we all need to hear: Be kind.

‘I really love this book. It was just what I needed after lockdown. The words written comforted me like the hugs I used to get from my grandmother. It is strange how words from someone I do not know, can identify alienating feelings, revealing them as common. I think I would recommend this book to anyone who struggles with self-care and would like to do something about it.’ – Amazon Review

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