Saturday, November 18, 2006

Seven Rules to Beat Stress


Bring your ‘being’ in:
Personal is the new professional. You spend 12-16 hours at office. Your work is your identity. Leaving any facet of yours out of the office will fragment you. Be yourself. Take personal calls. Put up pictures of your baby. This helps you give all of yourself to work too.

More rules = more stress:
Do you need that cup of tea, made just that way, at just that time of day? Self-imposed rules enhance stress levels. When you don’t get that cuppa at that time or get it too hot, you stress out. The lesser rules you bind yourself by, the lesser the stress.

Stop looking for similarity:
If you look for like-minded people, you get stressed. There will always be people who won’t agree, who do things differently yet are as efficient. Respect differences and your stress will go down by volumes. Keep looking for likeminded people and resistance will be persistent, as will stress.

Forget focus:
The 21st century is not for the focused. It belongs to the spontaneous, who go with the flow and change gears with ever changing whims of the team, hour or boss! Spontaneity spells success. Being focused gets you more stressed. Some things are always beyond your control.

Perfection is a tragic flaw:
Celebrate your mistakes. Flawed people who accept their mistakes and are willing to improve constantly are valued much more than perfectionists who insist on everything going in a streamlined way. Being a perfectionist will only add to your stress. Being flawed and knowing it will set you free.

Adventure is the game:
Most stress stems from doing the same thing over and over again. Playing safe? More like recycling garbage! Do different things everyday. Without the stress of doing it ‘just’ right, you can let yourself goof up and actually have fun! Start from trying another dish at your favorite restaurant.

Stop using the S-word:
For a lover, stress is the anticipation of meeting his lover. For an athlete, stress is the much needed adrenalin rush. For many, stress is a much-abused word. Sometimes we are plain busy, fatigued or irritated but we call ourselves ‘stressed’. And when we believe we’re stressed, we actually are! Seven rules of survivors.

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