How to Be Miserable

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ISBN: 9781626254084
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Number of pages: 232
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Download and read online How to Be Miserable in PDF and EPUB In How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which—if followed—are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere! There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we’re depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should—such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can’t change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar? This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviors that make you unhappy and discover how you—and only you—are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You’ll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life—as well as ways to avoid them. So, get ready to live the life you want (or not?) This fun, irreverent guide will light the way.


How to Be Miserable

Filename: how-to-be-miserable.pdf
ISBN: 9781626254077
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Number of pages: 232
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Download and read online How to Be Miserable in PDF and EPUB In How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which—if followed—are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere! There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we’re depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should—such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can’t change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar? This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviors that make you unhappy and discover how you—and only you—are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You’ll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life—as well as ways to avoid them. So, get ready to live the life you want (or not?) This fun, irreverent guide will light the way.


How to Be Totally Miserable

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ISBN: 1590387430
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 81
Author: John Bytheway
Publisher:

Download and read online How to Be Totally Miserable in PDF and EPUB Some people are experts at feeling rotten. No matter what happens, they can always find a cloud attached to their silver lining. How do they do that? How do miserable people get that way? This book has the answers! With surefire suggestions like Recycle regrets, Take counsel from your fears, Relive your bad memories, and Blame everyone and everything, you'll learn how to be a breath of stale air at any occasion. (Caution: There is a risk--while musing on methods for misery, you may also discover the highway to happiness.)


The Three Signs of a Miserable Job

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ISBN: 9780470893999
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Number of pages: 272
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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How To Stubbornly Refuse To Make Yourself Miserable About Anything yes Anything

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ISBN: 9780806536538
Release Date: 2006-02-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Albert Ellis
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

Download and read online How To Stubbornly Refuse To Make Yourself Miserable About Anything yes Anything in PDF and EPUB CLASSIC SELF-HELP FROM A RESPECTED PIONEER OF PSYCHOTHERAPY All of us worry about something, big or small, every day. But much of the emotional misery we feel is an overreaction, and it can be significantly reduced, using the techniques you’ll find in this landmark book. World renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, who created Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), believed that anger, anxiety, and depression are not only unnecessary, they’re unethical, because when we allow ourselves to become emotionally upset, we’re being unfair and unjust to ourselves. Thinking negative thoughts is a choice we can refuse to make. Applying the proven, time-tested principles of REBT is a simple, logical way to find true mental health and happiness. REBT acknowledges the power of emotions, but it also helps us understand which feelings are healthy and which are not. This classic book teaches you how to: *Retrain your brain to focus on the positive aspects of your life and face each obstacle without unnecessary despair *Control your emotional destiny *Refuse to upset yourself about upsetting yourself *Solve practical problems as well as emotional problems *Conquer the tyranny of “shoulds” …and much more, providing all the tools you need to take back your life—and your happiness. If you can refuse to make yourself miserable, you’re that much closer to making yourself happy—every day.


Tied Up in Knots

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ISBN: 9780062351883
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Number of pages: 256
Author: Andrea Tantaros
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Tied Up in Knots in PDF and EPUB Fifty years after Betty Friedan unveiled The Feminine Mystique, relations between men and women in America have never been more dysfunctional. If women are more liberated than ever before, why aren't they happier? In this shocking, funny, and bluntly honest tour of today’s gender discontents, Andrea Tantaros, one of Fox News' most popular and outspoken stars, exposes how the rightful feminist pursuit of equality went too far, and how the unintended pitfalls of that power trade have made women (and men!) miserable. In a covetous quest to attain the power that men had, women were advised to work like men, talk like men, party like men, and have sex like men. There’s just one problem: women aren’t men. Instead of feeling happy with their newfound freedoms, females today are tied up in knots, trying to strike a balance between their natural, feminine and traditional desires and what modern society dictates—and demands—through the commandments of feminism. Revealing the mass confusion this has caused among both sexes, Tantaros argues that decades of social and economic progress haven’t brought women the peace and contentedness they were told they'd gain from their new opportunities. The pressure both to have it all and to put forth the perfectly post-worthy, filtered life for social media and society at large has left women feeling twisted. Meanwhile, in their rightful quest for equality, women have promoted themselves at the expense of their male counterparts, leaving both genders frayed and frustrated. In this candid and humorous romp through the American cultural landscape, Tantaros reveals how gaining respect in the office - where women earned it - made them stop demanding it where they really wanted it: in their love lives. The impact of this power trade has been felt in every way, from sex to salaries, to dating and marriage, to fertility and female friendships, to the personal details they share with each other. As a result, we've lost the traditional virtues and values that we all want, regardless of our politics: intimacy, authenticity, kindness, respect, discretion, and above all commitment. With scathing wit -- and insights born of personal experience -- Tantaros explores how women have taken guys off the hook in dating (much to their own detriment) and exposes how we’ve become a nation averse to intimacy and preoccupied with porn, one that has traded kindness for control, intimacy for sexting, and monogamy for polygamy. Sorry romance. Sorry decency and manners. Long talks over the telephone have been supplanted by the "belfie." All this indicates a culture that's devolving, not evolving. And it’s only getting worse. Tied Up in Knots is a no-holds-barred gut check for the sexes and a wake-up call for a society that has decayed -- faster than anyone thought possible. It’s time to remember what we all really want out of work, love and life. Only then can we finally begin untying those knots.


How to Spend Less Without Being Miserable

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ISBN: 0273725556
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 201
Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Download and read online How to Spend Less Without Being Miserable in PDF and EPUB ' … the good news is that spending less doesn't have to make you miserable. In fact, you might actually start to quite enjoy some of it (trust me and hang on in there… I might just be telling you an unbelievable truth).' Richard Templar Most of us know that we spend more than we should. But we struggle to actually do anything about it, mainly because the idea of spending less means missing out or depriving ourselves … doesn't it? Not according to Richard Templar. He knows that, if you're clever about it, your life can be just as good and cost you less. With his usual mix of wit, wisdom and straight talking, Templar delivers cunning ideas on how to spend less, without taking any of the fun out of life. In fact, he'd argue that your life is going to get a whole lot better when you know how to stop wasting money. You can stop worrying about what might be lurking in your next bank statement and just get on with the business of living.


The Great Eight

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ISBN: 0785230904
Release Date: 2009-10
Number of pages: 183
Author: Scott Hamilton
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

Download and read online The Great Eight in PDF and EPUB Beloved Olympic skater shares his secrets to happiness on and off the ice. Scott Hamilton has experienced the heights of accomplishment and the depths of disease, from winning the Gold to becoming a cancer and brain tumor survivor. But through his successes, struggles, and setbacks, Hamilton has never lost his trademark humor and honesty. More important, he has never lost his faith and optimism. How does he keep smiling? In The Great Eight, Scott uses stories from his international career and personal life to describe the eight secrets that -- through commitment and repetition -- have helped him "clear the ice," get back up, and "smile like Kristi Yamaguchi." "Scott Hamilton . . . lives his life as a champion. Everyone needs the positive message of this greatly inspiring book." ~Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist "I know and love Scotty Hamilton. You will, too, after you read this book." ~William Shatner "The Great Eight is an inspiration to us all." ~Donald J. Trump "It's like my bud Scott says: 'You can't just skate through life and expect to be happy!'" ~Kevin Nealon, actor, comedian, Saturday Night Live alum


Misery

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ISBN: 9781848940895
Release Date: 2007-05-31
Number of pages: 384
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Misery in PDF and EPUB After a car crash, writer Paul Sheldon is saved by his number one fan, Annie Wilkes. She brings him home, splints his mangled legs, and all he has to do in return is write a very special book, one all about her favourite character. Because if he doesn't, if he is bad, she will be cross - very cross.



The Assertiveness Workbook

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ISBN: 9781608824168
Release Date: 2000-11-01
Number of pages: 216
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Download and read online The Assertiveness Workbook in PDF and EPUB Effective communication is a critical skill that influences your professional success, the stability of your family life, and your personal happiness. Your ability to communicate effectively is seriously hampered if you can't assert yourself constructively. If you've ever felt paralyzed by an imposing individual or strongly argued opposing point of view, you know that a lack of assertiveness can leave you feeling marginalized and powerless. The Assertiveness Workbook contains effective, cognitive behavioral techniques to help you become more assertive. Learn how to set and maintain personal boundaries without becoming inaccessible. Become more genuine and open in relationships without fearing attack. Defend yourself when you are criticized or asked to submit to unreasonable requests. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.


Say Goodbye to Your PDI Personality Disordered Individuals

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ISBN: 9780757306150
Release Date: 2007-06-15
Number of pages: 256
Author: Stan Kapuchinski
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

Download and read online Say Goodbye to Your PDI Personality Disordered Individuals in PDF and EPUB It’s Not You . . . It’s THEM! Have you ever hung up with your boss and felt like you were nine years old again? Do you get a pang in the pit of your stomach when you see a certain “friend’s” number on your caller ID? Do you find yourself frequently apologizing to a family member even though you know you’ve done nothing wrong? If any of these scenarios sound familiar or you have ever felt bullied, manipulated, guilted, or threatened in a relationship, you could have a PDI! PDI, or Personality Disordered Individual, is a psychiatric term used to identify those people with whom we must interact and who can make us feel miserable in the process. PDIs make “toxic” people look like Santa Clause and often have unique attitude problems and behaviors that we must deal with but do not enrich, improve, enhance, boost, encourage, motivate, or inspire us. Day in and day out, they make us miserable! Stan Kapuchinski, M.D., has encountered numerous PDIs and their victims in his private psychiatry practice for more than twenty-five years. In Say Goodbye to Your PDI, he sheds light on five types of personality disorders and teaches: • How PDIs ensnare us into repeatedly dealing with them • How to spot a PDI at work and in our personal lives • Coping mechanisms to handle PDIs who we cannot eliminate from our lives • Techniques and advice on how to get rid of a PDI for good Say Goodbye to Your PDI will help you stop your misery and will help you deal more effectively with the users, the manipulators, the smooth talkers, and the guilt-trippers out there. Stan Kapuchinski, M.D. , writes the widely read column “Ask Dr. K.” A board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Kapuchinski has served as assistant processor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut and special psychiatric consultant in Queensland, Australia. His expertise on human relationships has made him a sought-after commentator for hundreds of television and radio outlets.


The Miserable Mill

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ISBN: 1405266090
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Lemony Snicket
Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)

Download and read online The Miserable Mill in PDF and EPUB There is nothing to be found in the pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-seller to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on . . . There are many pleasant things to read about, but The Miserable Mill contains none of them. Within its pages one will find a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident and coupons. With 5 million copies sold in the UK alone, one might consider Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to make him one of the most successful children’s authors of the past decade. We, however, consider these miserable so-called adventure stories and the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey that accompanied the books for children as nothing more than a dreadful mistake.


Teacher Misery

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ISBN: 0692697950
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Number of pages: 244
Author: Clinical Coordinator Palliative Care Jane Morris
Publisher:

Download and read online Teacher Misery in PDF and EPUB Teacher Misery perfectly encapsulates the comical misery that has become the teaching profession. Morris' strange, funny, and sometimes unbelievable teaching experiences are told through a collection of short stories, essays and artifacts including real emails from parents, students and administrators. From the parents who blame their son's act of arson on the teacher for causing him low self-esteem, to the student who offers to teach the teacher how to sell drugs so she can pay her bills, to the administrator whose best advice is to "treat kids like sacks of shit," one story is more shocking than the next. An important read for teachers and non-teachers alike-- Teacher Misery paints an amusing and thoroughly entertaining picture of what has become of our education system, without detracting from the overall point that what teachers have to put up with today is complete, utter, unacceptable insanity.


The Misery Manifesto

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ISBN: 0983394687
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Number of pages: 168
Author: Barb Best
Publisher: Wise Ink

Download and read online The Misery Manifesto in PDF and EPUB Self-help sucks! Self-absorbed attempts to be happy are WORK. Why eat kale, exercise to the bone, and embark on a "thoughtful, engaging, and compelling" pursuit of happiness when kvetching a blue streak works wonders on your lousy mood? In this hilarious month-by-month survival guide from Barb Best, you'll learn: - How to coddle your inner curmudgeon - 20 great reasons NOT to have sex - Self-care for drama queens - Money tips for the miserable Misery: It's an art form if you do it right. Embrace the pain; feel the joy!