Stress: (noun) state of mental or emotional stress or tension caused by adverse or highly challenging circumstances (eg under stress); something that causes such a condition.
Sound familiar? It should. The fact is, stress is ubiquitous. There's no way to avoid it, eliminate it or wish it to exist. Stress is a very real part of life. Its impact can be great and it has to deal with accordingly.
The basic stress of the management lies in addressing the necessary but often negligible basics: to eat well, have a good night, breathe well and participate in regular exercise. While this may seem like heartbeat, they may be a bit difficult to monitor in the middle of impending periods, workplaces and heavy pressure to perform. Important attention is needed to safeguard you from possible tariffs taken by demands and pressure on work and home life. It helps to be armed with a full arsenal of strategies to combat stress. Here are some more you can try:
Keep your eyes on the big picture. It's a simple formula: high labor pressure – inspiration = stress. When demands are high and policies are missing, interest and flow. Móteiturið? Do not waste precious time on low impact, indispensable task. Instead, take time and attention to the actions that move you towards achieving your vision and achieving your goals.
Share the load. No matter how gifted or experienced you can be, you simply can not do anything. Representative, where appropriate. Collaboration. Understand the workload. Share responsibility for the final product. It's an attractive formula for all involved and a great way to fight stress.
Search for success – but let go of perfection. Do your job very well and your success will be recognized and rewarded. If you expect perfection, you just put yourself up for mistakes. As it turns out, the people are simply not hard to do things perfectly. So embrace your humanity – and what your colleagues – by expecting and accepting excellent, if flawed, performance.
Celebrate your winnings. It is not unusual for high performers to constantly raise the pole. They rarely are pleased with their accommodation and try to try to do more, gain more. And often they just do it. The downside here is that they often experience high pressure (ie stress). It is important to keep a balance in this quest for excellence with a healthy celebration. Do not be afraid to admit what you have achieved. Remember that performance is contagious. And celebrating success is a wonderful antibody to stress.
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