If what you're doing now is not producing the results you want -- you are playing a losing game. If you want things to get better you've got to change that losing game. This book will show you how.
Now updated for our times, Always Change a Losing Game has been published on four continents and continues to be popular and useful. Whether you're dealing with compulsive eating, addiction, struggling with kids, stuck in an unhappy relationship or a dead-end job, Dr. Posen provides practical guidelines that will help you change your losing habits and become more successful.
This is a book for people struggling to be successful and feeling a lack of control. The book gives hope and encouragement because it focuses on all the things we can control -- primarily the way we think, the way we behave and the lifestyle choices we make. It illustrates the author's belief that "we have more control than we think."
The book was purposely written in everyday language to make it both easy to read and reassuring. The connection to sports provides a fresh approach for many people who need to think about their health, relationships, problem solving, self-esteem and productivity in a new way. Always Change a Losing Game explains how to make changes in your life when work or relationships are not working out.
At times, changing a losing game requires vision and risk taking. But just continuing in a rut guarantees that things won't get better. If what you're doing and how you are living are not producing the results you want, you are playing a losing game and if you want things to get better you've got to change that losing game. This book is your key to success.
David Posen, MD, is a family physician who counsels patients on stress and lifestyle management. He is also a leading speaker and trainer in the areas of stress mastery and achieving a proper work-life balance, lecturing widely across North America.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Pre-Game Warm-up
1. Change 2. Rules of the Game
3. How to Recognize a Losing Game 4. Common Losing Games 5. Be Aware of Your Thinking 6. Become Aware of Your Mind Traps 7. The Power of Beliefs 8. Looking at How You Behave
9. Making Choices 10. Change Your Thinking 11. Reframing -- Choosing the Way You Look at Things 12. Attention and Focus -- Choosing Which Things You Look At 13. Keeping and Using Your Sense of Humor 14. Getting into Shape -- Choosing Your Lifestyle 15. Taking Breaks from the Game -- Leisure and Time-Outs 16. Choosing Your Behavior 17. You're Not Alone -- The Need for a Support System 18. If It's Not Working, Stop Doing It -- Why People Don't Solve Problems
19. Giving Yourself Permission to Change 20. Making It Happen
Conclusion: Post-Game Wrap-Up and Celebration