Nowadays all of us are stressed. Either our organization is going thru a major restructuring and we face uncertainty or we are doing so much of multitasking that we are spread out very thinly. We are interrupted and distracted and our mind wanders. We are unable to concentrate and focus. All these lead to too much stress at work. Everybody seems to be overtly busy with no time for leisure or fun with family.
When we feel stressed, we should sit back and see what are the conditions on which we have control upon and what are the ones on which we don’t have control. Usually it is 50-50. So , proactively we should try to control the 50% on which we have control upon and Act on them
Learn to stop self imposing stress by building your own self-confidence rather than seeking other’s approval. If you’re too caught up in others’ perceptions of you, which you can’t control, you become stressed out . Once you shift your focus from others’ perception of your work to the work itself, you’re more likely to impress them.
It is important to define what’s truly important and why. It’s important to understand your role in the organization, the company’s strategic priorities, and your personal goals and strengths. Cull your to-do list by focusing on those projects that will have the most impact and are best aligned with your goals.
Internal negativity is bad. Instead of being harsh and critical of yourself, try pumping yourself up. Encouraging thoughts will help motivate you to achieve and ultimately train you to inspire others.
Cultivate a new hobby. Learn a language. Practice Soduku. Enjoy Crosswords. Remember, work is important but not everything in life. Stress can eat into perfectly happy lives and we can go down the spiral, having a detrimental effect on our work as well as our personal lives.
So take stress by the horns and deal with it with strength and perseverance.