This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Wali’s Seven Windows on Stress 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. How How How How How How How you you you you you you you see see see see see see see the world yourself your workplace your coworkers your work your family your future
What’s stress? In very simple words, when the challenge is bigger than the response! What exactly is stress? • • • • There’s no actual stress or anxiety; it’s our thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only us people engaged in stressful thinking. We speak of stress as if it is a combatant, attacker. It’s not; it is the result of our body’s response to our ego. It’s about perception of worry/fear/threat, not the threat itself.
Now, what to do? Let’s look at Wali’s Seven Windows on Stress 1. How you see the world • • • The world is imperfect! And uncertain! There will always be katcha paka hisab (two parallel books). Overspend. Undercollections. Projects not on time and in budgets!
2. How you see yourself • • • • • We are in control here! Our egos need to be massaged! Everything has to route from us! We know everything that goes on in this organisation! Reality: You are an incomplete leader!
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Wali’s Seven Windows on Stress
3. How you see your workplace Reality: The workplace is littered with ambiguities, uncertainties and surprises. 4. How you see your coworkers You like it or not, one thing is for sure: your coworkers, bosses and subordinates are going to let you down! 5. How you see your work Work is not the end in itself – it’s only a means. It doesn’t define us; we define work! 6. How you see your family The family is not an irritant in our journey to accomplishment of our ambitions – they are part of it! 7. How you see your future • • For all of us - The future is unclear! To the Muslim audience: the future is predestined. So why worry perpetually?
So, any answers, finally? • • • • • Live in the present. Lower expectations. Be content. Be light-hearted; drop the ego box! Disengage. Break the pattern. Exercise.
Also, see ‘Wali’s Perspectives on Managing Stress’ elsewhere on this site.
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