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Announcing our new book: Do More, Worry Less

Anxiety sucks. It comes at you at night. You feel awful. The tightness in your chest and ache in your bowels. You wish there were something you could do about it. The problem: you are not sure what. You have tried to change, and it hasn't worked.

This isn't a new feeling. It has been dogging you for years. You rack your brain, but you cannot find a way past it. It is ruining your life, but you do not know what to do.

Do you ever feel hopeless?

Have you tried therapy or medication and not got the results you want? If so, you are not alone. I have been there, and it sucks. It is not that these things do not work. They do. However, there is a secret to getting the best from them.

That secret is lifestyle. Society always bangs the drum of how clean living improves your physical health. What is often missed, though, is the impact that it has on your mental health, also. For good mental health, we need to build on solid foundations.

Lack of exercise, poor diet, disorganised sleep, dysfunctional relationships and lack of relaxation time all make our anxiety worse. Treatment for anxiety can only reverse this so far: unless we start with a bedrock of a healthy lifestyle, we are doomed to repeat the same patterns.

I have tried that and it did not work

The problem with improving our lifestyle is that it is hard. It is tough to follow through. We decide to take on a new gym membership or change our diet and attack it with all of our willpower. It goes great at first: but a month or two later have fallen back to how we were before.

It is not because you are lazy, or weak, or do not have the ability to change.

It is because you need a system. You need the knowledge of how to design changes that turn into lifetime habits.

Do More, Worry Less provides this. In the book, I break everything down into clear steps. We will learn:

  • How the brain works, and how anxiety works
  • Why your previous attempts to change have failed
  • How to use systems to turn changes into lifetime habits

I then break down each area of your life and explain, in detail, how each affects your mental health. We will look at exercise, diet, sleep, relaxation, personal growth, relationships and community.

The power of small changes

Do More, Worry Less looks at every aspect of your life. That is a big concept to consider. However, we will do it without making any massive changes to your life.

How is this possible? We will use the power of small changes. Doing something small is much easier to follow through on. You can repeat it over and over again until it becomes a habit. No more giving up on that new meal plan because you do not have time.

We will use small changes that stick. How does this produce big results? Because, over time, small changes compound into significant changes. Over the course of a year, you will be doing things you never thought you could keep up with.

Do More, Worry Less book cover
If you want to spend less time worrying and more time living your life, Do More, Worry Less will take you step-by-step through improving every aspect of your life. Drawing on the latest research, we will look at what affects your mental health and how small changes can make you happier and healthier.

Who should read this book?

I only promise results in the long term. Replacing the bad habits of a lifetime can be a slow process. We want these improvements to stick around.

Therefore, if you feel like you need a quick fix for your anxiety, this book is not for you. It does not offer that: medication is a far better route for short-term results.

Nor is this a book for slackers. Making changes in your life is hard. We will break it down into small steps that are manageable. However, you still need the drive to complete the tasks and improve your life. If that desire is not there, you will not get the results you want.

For those who have struggled with anxiety for years and not found a solution, this IS the book for you. For those that want to commit to achieving a happier, healthier, more anxiety-free life, this book will help you along that path.

Chris provides a short introduction to the new book.

Is it finally time to tackle your anxiety?

Life is passing you by. How much longer are you willing to wait?

I get it: it sucks to have to put so much work in to feel normal. But, for me, I realised I was never going to achieve what I wanted in life without putting in some work. I did not want to change my lifestyle because I was afraid of change, because I was scared it wouldn't work and because I was already fatigued from worrying.

But the results are in: lifestyle change works.

I don't ask you to take this on faith. In the book, I draw on research from the world's leading universities, medical journals and health organisations. The book contains 290 separate footnotes and citations so that you can validate everything I say.

Be the first to benefit

We are in the final stages of proofreading and preparing the book for release. Join our pre-release mailing list to be the one of the first to get your hands on a copy.

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Published 10 March 2017. Written by Chris Worfolk.

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