How do I know?
Simple. Because, you are alive. Also, you have picked up this book.
Wars, famine and plague were the prime causes of human misery in the centuries gone by. Over the last couple of decades, we have been able to ward off diseases, income levels and life expectancy have increased, and the world has seen its most peaceful time ever. But, instead of being happy and joyful we are stressed – a lot. Why did that happen? The change over the last few years had been rapid, and none of us were ready for it. We embraced everything that the changing world threw at us without realizing the deep impact it had caused. It is time to pause, reflect and take action before stress becomes the plague of this century.
Why is stress becoming the cause of misery and ailments in this era?
What is stress exactly, and what are its major causes?
How does social networking in the virtual world create stress?
How can one manage stress to mitigate its effect?
All these questions and many more get answered in this book that helps you identify your causes of distress and help you de-stress.
About the author
With lots of blessings, some perseverance and a bit of luck, Vikas has come a long way from the narrow lanes of the old Meerut city where he was born and raised. After graduating from IIT (Roorkee) and IIM (Lucknow), Vikas worked for 20+ years from the ground up to leadership positions across FMCG, Telecom and Real Estate sectors in India and the Middle-East.
He loves to set things up, and he gets bored by routine. He recently launched an Ed-Tech start-up, AAS Vidyalaya – The Anytime Anywhere School, with the vision of bringing the school to the 8.5 crore children who are not able to go to school for any reason whatsoever. Check www.vidyalaya.org.in for more info.
He is a self-proclaimed geek, a technology lover and has generally stayed ahead of the curve when it comes to awareness, implementation and early adoption of tech. He also writes a blog as a way of expression. He is an avid reader, listens to Bollywood music and loves travelling.
He believes in living in the present and tries to achieve balance.
His favourite quote is “You are not dead till you die.”
He is married and has a teenage son. He lives in Mumbai.