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"Stress "refers to an individual's reaction to a disturbing factor in the environment. It is defined as an adaptive response to an external situation that results in physical, psychological, and behavioural deviations for organizational participants. It is an internal reaction caused by our perception or interpretation of what is outside and it results in building up of commotion within us. Stress is usually thought of a negative terms. Stress can manifest itself in both positive and negative ways.
However most of the stress is self-induced and they are caused not by external events but by the way one looks at and interprets those events which occur in life.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORK STRESS
This will affect from an inability to perform well in a particular role because of misunderstanding over what is required from the role of a boss or subordinate or because of lack of skills. It may come from overcrowding, pollution, untidiness and distractions.
FATIGUE AND OVERWORK
This can occur where one tries to achieve too much in too little a time, or where one is not using effective time management strategies.
It is a result of a motivation being blocked to prevent one from reaching a desired goal.
The art of stress management is to keep our composure at a level that is healthy and enjoyable. The strategies that should be adopted to manage excessive stress depend on the source of that stress. Where stress and fatigue are long term, then life style and organizational changes may be appropriate. If the feeling of stress comes from adrenalin in the body, then it may be effective to relax the body and slow down the flow of adrenalin.
Stress can have serious consequences on both our health and work performance. The problems due to high levels of stress can be exhibited physically, psychologically or behaviourally by the individual. High levels of stress are also associates with ulcers, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. Stress can cause depression; irritation, anxiety, and fatigue lowered self-esteem and reduced job satisfaction. Sustained over a long period, stress can lead to attempts to escape through the use of drugs or alcohol. The job related stress leads to lower productivity. Lower quality, high health care cost and increasing employee conflicts.
YOGA PACE YOURSELF PRACTICE THE RELAXATION RESPONSE FOCUS ON SITUATION AND SOLUTION
Due to stress, ambiguous, face paced, demanding, chaotic work life only value based working is the only solution. Inner wisdom is the only source that will sustain in the long run. Ethical and spiritual values have lost their place leading to employees with many mental problems and also dissatisfaction among them regarding their jobs. Spirituality is that which comes from within. Spirituality is beyond our programmed beliefs and values that is the source of wisdom. It is the source that influences to behave with passion, understanding, empathy and love.
FOCUS ON PERSONAL GOALS CONNECT TO THE WORLD RELEASE CONTROL EXPAND YOU SUPPORT NETWORK LEAD A HEALTHIER LIFE
The best way to uncover your spirituality is to engage in self discovery. Here are some questions to ask yourself to discover what experiences and values define you: What are your important relationships? Where have you found comfort? What gives you hope? What brings you joy? What are your three most memorable experiences? If you have survived losses in your life, how have you done so? What do you believe will happen to you when your physical life ends, and how do you feel about that.etc…….
Spirituality begins with your relationship with yourself, is nurtured by your relationships with others and culminates in a sense of purpose in life. Realizing this, two of the best ways to cultivate your spirituality are to improve your self-esteem and to foster relationships with those who are important to you. This can lead to a deepened sense of your place in life and in the greater good.
Try prayer, meditation and relaxation techniques Keep a journal Seek out a trusted adviser or friend Read inspirational stories or essays Talk to others Be open to new experiences
Develop effective listening and communication skills. Make relationships with friends and family a priority and stay in touch. Share your spiritual journey with loved ones and let them know what's important to you. Seek out others with similar spiritual beliefs and engage in conversation to learn from each other Volunteer within your community. See the good in people and in yourself.
Pray Often Express Gratitude Be Intrinsic Be Optimistic Find The Lesson Use The Law of Attraction