Ready for Anything

Ready for Anything

How to Build Resilience and Cope with Daily Stress


'I can't imagine a better book ... to help cope with the level of stress we're all now experiencing on a daily basis' Angela Duckworth, author of international bestseller GRIT

'If you're depressed, burned out, or languishing, this book is brimming with practical ideas [...] for sustaining energy and well-being' Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN

timely and welcome prescription' Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

The simple guide to reducing stress and boosting your happiness from leading Positive Psychologist, Dr Samantha Boardman.

Forgetting your password, spilling coffee on your white shirt, missing your train - as our lives begin to return to normal and our days become busier, the challenges of daily life can easily build up and overwhelm us. But after 20 years of treating patients at the brink of burn-out, leading psychiatrist Dr Samantha Boardman has discovered the secret for how to combat micro-stressors and turn full days into more fulfilling days.

In Ready for Anything, she explains that the key is to cultivate our vitality, the positive feeling of being alive and the energy that lies at the heart of a good day. The three ways we can do this are:

- Meaningfully connecting with others
- Engaging in challenging experiences
- Contributing to something beyond ourselves

Research shows that these three things boost our happiness more than when we focus inwards, which is why calling a freind rather than scrolling through social media or by going for a jog rather than spending an evening on the sofa, will make you feel more energised, happy and able to take on what life throws at you.

So whether you feel stressed-out or stuck in a rut, this book will show you the best ways to truly recharge, de-stress and revolutionise the way you approach self-care.


'A must-read for anyone who seeks meaning and fulfilment'
Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon


  • I can't imagine a better book for offering strategies to help cope with the level of stress we're all now experiencing on a daily basis.
    Angela Duckworth, author of international bestseller GRIT

About the author

Samantha Boardman

Dr Samantha Boardman is a clinical instructor in psychiatry, an attending psychiatrist and the the founder of, a website devoted to making tweaks and changes that are life-enhancing and resilience-building. She reaches her followers through her popular newsletter: The Daily Dose, and has been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar and Refinery 29. She also regularly contributes to Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, and has been published widely in academic and research journals.
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