Tuesday, November 3, 2009

By Eddy Kong

More people are getting more prone to more stress. This can be due to the ineffective or nonexistent stress management techniques. For you to function normally, you have to do your best in managing your feelings and the stress that it results from. When stress is left alone, it can cause you a lot of physical and mental problems which can affect your productivity. It leaves you feeling weak, as well as anxious, depressed, and angry. Stress is one the main causes of burnouts in employees.

Stress has many inconveniences. To avoid them, you will need to effectively manage the stress. There are a lot of methods for you to use. They range from breathing exercises, to yoga, imagery, music, and a lot more. You are going to have to choose between them, not to mention they have subcategories, as only a few may be comfortable to you and can fit your schedule at the same time.

Depending on the nature of your work and perception towards stress you might find some techniques to be more effective than others. On the other hand if you feel that you have tried a lot of stress relieving techniques and nothing seems to be working, it may because of the way you think. Along with individual perceptions, the way we think can affect the way we approach everything that we may come across making things easier or harder.

Ever wonder why some people can handle more than others? Or seem to be unaffected even when the task given them will cause most people to run and hide? It may be because they see things a little bit differently than most people. Changing the way you look at things can greatly affect the way you perform while on the job. Try to observe your train of thoughts every time you are faced with a difficult situation. Do you tend to think more about what might happen or do you tend to focus on finding solutions? Do you feel helpless when things do not go your way or are you the type of person who can move on almost immediately?

When you are being or feeling pessimistic about a problem, you tend to blow it out of proportion. Doing so also reduces your chances of finding a solution. Problems can only get as big as you allow them to be. Before you try looking for the solution, try to observe the way you think. You may be surprised to find out that you cause your own problems.

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