Twenty Ways to Stress Less, Achieve More, and Laugh…

  1. Do something that makes you laugh, every day. Watch comedies, listen to a funny radio show, talk to a friend you like to laugh with.Don’t let a day go by without laughing.
  2. Live your professional life by following  the advice: “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” No matter how good you are, resolve to get better.
  3. “Flow” is a powerfully productive state where you do your best work and do it faster than you would otherwise. Make it a goal to get into Flow as often as possible.
  4. Meet more people, make more friends. No matter what you want to achieve, chances are you are going to need someone else’s help, advice, mentoring, support, or business. The more people you know, the easier everything becomes.
  5. If you want to understand a person’s true nature, see how they react when things go wrong. Anyone can do well and be nice and put on a happy face when everything goes right. How do they react when things go wrong? Sure, we all have bad days and bad moments. But if someone always responds to setbacks poorly, that says a lot about their character.
  6. Dream big, but not so big . Your dreams should inspire you and pull you forward, not depress you because you think you’ll never achieve them.
  7. Do you wake up in the morning excited (or at least happy) to get out of bed and go to work? The answer doesn’t always have to be “yes,” but if it’s always “no,” then it’s time for a change.
  8. Stop resisting your inner voice. If you ever feel the urge to do something but hold back because you think, “I could never do that,” or, “that’s stupid,” or, “what would so-and-so say if they saw me do this?” then you are just restricting yourself. Sure, if you want to do something illegal, immoral, or that could get you in a lot of trouble, the holding back is just fine. Otherwise, try new stuff, play, and be content to be looked at like a weirdo.
  9. Let go out of what you can’t control. That means stop obsessing about the past, stop freaking out about the future, and stop worrying about what others might think, do, or say. Yes, you can influence those things, but you can’t control them. So stop stressing and start letting go.
  10. Realize that many of your disagreements will come from unstated expectations. Someone violates a “rule” that you have, even though they had no idea that rule existed. Be a little forgiving and open minded when that happens. .
  11. If you know certain things stress you out, develop stress-coping-strategies to deal with them. This could be meditation, deep breathing, journaling, hitting the heavy bag, working out, etc. Whatever works for you. There’s really no excuse to walk into a stress inducing situation without having a plan for dealing with the stress you know is coming.
  12. “Someday,” may never come. If you are holding off on something, saying you’ll do it “someday,” find a way to do it “today,” instead (or schedule a day so it’s a specific date and not just “someday.”).
  13. Understand the difference between leisure time and recharge time. Leisure is when you shut your mind off completely and do nothing. Recharge is where you do something that…well…recharges you. People often use “leisure” as a way of recharging, but it usually never works. Do you feel energized to do more work after watching TV or surfing the internet? Probably not. Make sure you know the difference and have set up a serious of recharge activities for yourself
  14. Go deeper with your study. Don’t just read the books of personal development people you like. Go read the books they reference. Find the studies they mention. Not only will you increase your depth of understanding, but you’ll also find that some of those books don’t quite understand the source material they’re quoting all that well…
  15. Decide right now if it’s more important for you to be happy or to be right. Once you let go of the need to always be “right,” you’ll find yourself much happier. You don’t always have to be wrong (and if the other person demands that, then you have other problems), but focus more on being happy and you will be.
  16. Find a physical activity you really enjoy doing, that you would do even if it burned zero calories, and staying fit gets a whole lot easier.
  17. Not all relationships need to be continued or pursued. Your time is your most precious commodity, so don’t waste it with people who drain you, block you, bring you down, or prevent you from doing and being all you can and want.
  18. Define your relationships (personal, business, family, etc) by what works for you, not by what everyone else is doing. There’s no “universal right way,” so don’t get stresses if other people have set up a different relationship dynamic than you. Half of those people are not doing all that well anyway.
  19. Need motivation? Reduce the size of the task before you. When you try to tackle too much at once, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And that’s a big de-motivator.
  20. Take time to remind yourself just what exactly you are working so hard for. Don’t be so focused on the task that you forget the big picture. If you can’t some up with the reason why, it may be time to rethink your life.
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About Fuwad Junaidi

My professional qualifications include a sound understanding of HR policies and processes coupled with the requisite technical expertise for resolving complex functional business issues across a wide spectrum of HR modules... Furthermore my experience as a Human Resources Professional in different organizations has prepared me for the challenges associated with a deep involved in management and development of Human Resources career strategies. I had developed Standard Operating Procedures for the entire HR processes that are being implemented successfully in order to meet organizational needs... Specialties HR Policy Formulation(Designing& Implementation) Job Evaluation Recruitment & Selection(Manpower Demand & Supply analysis,Recruitment Cycle layout,Interviewing,Selection,Orientation & Placement) Training & Development( Training Need Analysis,Training Design,Implementaion &Evaluation) Performance Management Employee Relations HR Data Maintenance Organizational Development

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