Stress is a growing problem in modern life, with three out of five visits to the doctor attributed to stress-related problems. Why wait for burnout? Find out how stress works, what can be done about it, and how to avoid it. This clear and helpful guide examines the symptoms and causes of stress while emphasizing that being stressed is not a sign of weakness but an unavoidable challenge of modern life. Debunking the myth that the only way to ease stress is to clear the calendar and relax completely, it provides tried-and-tested techniques for handling the challenge effectively while still maintaining a full schedule. Dr. Middleton helps individuals better cope with this Achilles heel and to be at their best—whether experiencing acute stress now or on the brink of a burnout.