Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A little help coping with stress

Managing stress is all about taking charge, not merely controlling the situation but rather your emotions, your environment and the way you solve problems. Your main objective is to achieve a balance life with time to play, work and socialize, hence the ability to work under pressure and taking on new challengers face off.

Of course, it is easier said than done. To effectively manage stress, you'll need to identify the causes of your worries, be it in relationship or financial issue. Sure, you understand the constrains of tight deadlines but maybe it is your procrastination that made you feel the way you feel.

So ask yourself these few questions and see whether you match the following:

- Do you associate stress with hard work? (I work better under stress)
- Or perhaps take stress as some temporary, come and go situation.
- Or maybe blame the situation on some one else that may be the root of the problem.

If the three or other excuse matches your description then you should follow the simple instructions below. Remember, stress is no excuse unless you allow it to take the best out of you.

For starters, try writing down the main cause of your stress and be detail on how it affect you emotionally and physically. When you're done with that, jot down your responses towards the problem and the things you did that made you feel better. And when the bad times come again, reveal and follow your past achievements.

Just by doing that, you pass the first stage of stress management and you legally oblige yourself to take responsibility for your own actions hence looking at real solution to cope stress. After all, there's no one we can rely on other than ourselves and books (knowledge).

Remember the old school of thoughts: Be organized and be early. Most of the time, it is the simple time management that is lacking.

Till then,
Stay stress-free.

1 comment:

  1. 1st thing u need to do is solve ur own stress..hehe..