I recently reviewed the questions in an online survey of how stressed we are at work.
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Undoubtedly, many of us have experienced at least one of these conditions, if not any of them.
There is so much happening these days in the business office by appearing more work and pressure on the way. When was the last time you went through a week without hearing the word "stress"? Even if we have not said the word ourselves, we hear from others.
How would it feel if you found a new way to lower your stress? What would your work look like if you cut your stress levels in two or more?
When we say we are stressed, we say there is something that happens to us. We feel confused, short of time, overwhelmed, or do too much to do. The feeling can feel acceptable and tangible.
It is natural to tell others about our stress. Talking about it can help us temporarily feel better. It seems to relieve stress for a while. It can give us a perspective to compare what we are experiencing for others & # 39; experience.
Have you ever received someone else's stress? Or maybe you wanted them to think of course because it added to your stress load? Regardless of how powerless you might find to avoid stress, have you thought you have a choice about how to respond to stressful situations?
Often thoughts and feelings of stress-related stress or negative self-esteem like:
I can not say no to a project
I could drop one of the many balls I'm juggling
I'm going to let my boss down
I'll shout if I do not get
I control my time badly
My expectations are unrealistic
] What would happen if we chose different thoughts about our stress? What would I like to replace the current stressful message with confirmation, such as:
I do not like to be upset by this situation
I make wise investments of my time
I'm smart and
] I accept the consequences of my action
I like to let others deal with their stress in their own way
I can not say anything to me if I need or want
I see my job as an opportunity instead of a problem
Here's great news! Behavioral science indicates that much of our behavior is directly related to our self-esteem, the messages we give. It is absolutely possible to lower our stress just by changing these messages. We already know that reducing stress creates a higher, sustainable energy source, a sense of inner satisfaction and "no regret" means a satisfactory healthier business.
For each situation we encounter we consider stressful, we have a choice – we can "respond" to the situation or we can "answer" it. What's the difference? Many times when we respond, we do not even realize that we have chosen. We do the first thing that comes to mind, which in stressful circumstances can be something we see later. When we respond, we acknowledge that we have many decisions, pause, look for those decisions and deliberately work in the way we want to work. This subtle but important difference between responding and responding can significantly lower our stress.
Next time you're in stressful conditions, I encourage you to practice exercising your muscles of your choice. Could it be true to be stressed is a choice? After all, cultural training is not one of the many things we do daily, big without realizing that we do.
Choosing how you think of stress is worth trying, do not you think?