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“The key is managing stress, so we can lead healthier, happier lives. The 5 Resets will help you do just that.”

  — Katie Couric, Journalist and Founder and CEO, Katie Couric Media  

"A masterful approach to rewire our brains and bodies from the inside out."

   — Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

From Harvard stress expert, nationally sought after speaker, and television correspondent Dr. Aditi Nerurkar comes a reimagined approach to overcoming your stress and burnout using five small but mighty mindset shifts.

For Dr. Nerurkar, the common misperception of stress as “bad” needs reframing. Stress is a healthy biological phenomenon that helps us tackle life’s many demands. It becomes problematic when it’s out of tune with the frequency of our lives, result­ing in burnout, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and many other physical symptoms. To bring stress back to healthy levels, Dr. Nerurkar offers her five science-backed mindset shifts, rooted in more than two decades of clinical experience, for when life gets hard:

  • The First Reset: Get Clear on What Matters Most
  • The Second Reset: Find Quiet in a Noisy World
  • The Third Reset: Sync Your Brain and Your Body
  • The Fourth Reset: Come Up for Air
  • The Fifth Reset: Bring Your Best Self Forward


Dr. Nerurkar illuminates why our everyday attempts at being “resilient”—like multitasking, sleeping less, and undergoing huge lifestyle overhauls—aren’t beneficial to our stressed brains. Instead, she prescribes practical, real-world solutions for our modern-day perils that are time efficient, cost-free, and can be applied to anyone’s life, including fol­lowing the Resilience Rule of 2 (making no more than two changes at a time because doing more is unsustainable), accepting that multitasking is a myth (our brains are wired to do one thing at a time!), and adopting her Bookend Method (creating boundaries to honor our brain’s need for compart­mentalization).

The five mindset shifts, along with fifteen proven techniques, offer you a road map to change your relationship with stress, bring your biology back into balance, and feel calmer right now.

About the author(s)

Dr. Aditi Nerurkar is a Harvard stress expert, internationally recognized speaker, national television correspondent with an expertise in stress, burnout, mental health and resilience. She was recently named “100 Women to Know in America.” Her book The 5 Resets: Rewire Your Brain for Less Stress and More Resilience is a must-read book by Adam Grant and Malcolm Gladwell’s Next Big Idea Club and “best new book” by the New York Post. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Times of London, Washington Post, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She has been a speaker at Forbes 30 Under 30, Harvard Business School’s Women’s Conference, and given keynotes at several Fortune 50 companies. 


"A masterful approach to rewire our brains and bodies from the inside out. The strategies are simple and practical, yet their effects can be transformative. An essential book for anyone struggling with stress and burnout."  — Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

“A captivating read from start to finish. The 5 Resets answers the questions plaguing us about stress and burnout in the new normal. It’s filled with time-efficient strategies so you can manage your stress and value your time – perfect for busy parents!”  — Eve Rodsky, author of Fair Play

“Everyone knows that too much stress in our lives is no bueno. It can deplete us emotionally and physically, not to mention cause burnout. The key is managing stress, so we can lead healthier, happier lives. The 5 Resets will help you do just that.” — Katie Couric, journalist, author, and founder and CEO of Katie Couric Media

“My lifelong intention has been to help others look their best. The aim of The 5 Resets is to help you feel your best. Less stress. Less burnout. Easy-to-apply techniques. Beauty from the inside out.” — Bobbi Brown, Founder and CEO, Jones Road Beauty 

“Required reading.” — New York Post

[Nerurkar] tames toxic stress.” NPR 

“Actually improve your resilience.” — Book Riot 

“Steeped in citations and scientific research, physician Nerurkar’s manual for stress can be put to good use. It’s accessible, interesting, and allows [those] experiencing fatigue or burnout, whether from parenting, working, or simply existing in the wake of COVID to pick up and start anywhere.” — Library Journal

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