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Busy? Stressed? Downright frazzled?

To be honest, who isn’t?

In years gone by stress was something more often than not only suffered by people who were top level executives, now most of us suffer with it in varying degrees.

Road Rage, exams, day to day rushing around, traffic, public transport, co-workers, appointments, bosses, family – all of these, and more, can contribute to feelings of stress.

How many times do you think to yourself ‘I need a holiday’, ‘I need a break’, ‘if only I could get away for a day or two – or more’ and how many times to you hear someone else say something along the same lines.

Of course, if you have the facilities available, you can throw your hands up in the air, buy a ticket somewhere and get away from it all, but the feelings of stress will not go away overnight and more than likely they will return the same day you return from your get away.

The solution – change your lifestyle! Look after your physical and mental health  and you are sure to reduce (and possibly even eliminate) your feelings of stress and then be able to better enjoy every level of your life.

The experts in travelling well, Lonely Planet, have produced a new book 101 Ways to Live Well – which provides tangible solutions to the stresses and strains of everyday life.


101 Ways to Live Well ditches the generic, one-size-fits-all approach and embraces the targeted, let’s-get-this-sorted attitude, with tips from experts covering everything from craving-crushing snacks and yoga twists to stimulate digestion, and mindfulness exercises to help you sleep better.



Be a calmer, more productive, healthier you, without sacrificing precious hours in the process. Discover the secret wellness hacks you can incorporate into your regular routine – whether it’s a five-minute focus exercise on your commute, 10 minutes’ mindfulness at lunchtime, or balanced nutrition ideas for your next overseas trip.

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Authors Victoria Joy and Karla Zimmerman have a wealth of experience in all things health related. Victoria is a London based health and wellness journalist who writes regularly on scientific revelations about female fertility to how adventure sports can improve an individual’s career prospects. Karla has been writing about wellness and travel for more than two decades. She believes in the restorative power of turmeric, mindful walking and the occasional large donut.

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Ease tension headache

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Focus the mind

Following the success of Lonely Planet’s previous mind-body-spirit best-sellers Calm (2013) and Happy (2011), Lonely Planet’s 101 Ways to Live Well promises to help you declutter your brain in the most efficient way possible. So whether it’s on your daily commute, in your lunch-hour break or in the checkout queue, use this book’s techniques to become a calmer, more productive and happier you – whatever life throws your way.

Illustrations thanks to Louise Sheeran

Lonely Planet’s 101 Ways to Live Well

RRP: AU$19.99/NZ$24.99