Stress & Strain - Coping With Stress & Strain
One malady from which the Executive has to suffer is stress
and strainarising out of multifarious duties they have to
perform. It is imperative for a good life style that while attending
to various functions in life, there should be no strain or stress.
No doubt, it is easy to say but very difficult to face intricate
problems with calm and bold attitude of the mind. The
Executive will have to think and act calmly without much stress
due to troubles and problems. Everyone should adopt a straight
forward, honest and strainless way of working.
While we don't want to eliminate all stress, we certainly want
to avoid excessive stress, or distress, that can result in physical
and mental breakdown.
How can one tell if the stress is excessi ve? We all face pressures,
deadlines, work and social demands in our busy world. But
when does the load become excessive? It's not so much the
number of stresses or demands on your life that determines
your stress load, as it is your response to such stresses. How
are you coping?
STRESS RELATED DISEASES
~ Ulcers, digestive disorders
~ Depression, suicide
~ High blood pressure, stroke
~ Heart attack
~ Alcohol and drug dependencis
Sometimes thoughts of suicide also occur when the strain
depresses the spirits. One should therefore be very cautious
and try to maintain a calm attitude to tackle various problem
Some Physical Causes of Stress:
» Overeating and taking unwholesome food.
» Smoking and drinking too much.
» Drugs and Medicines.
» Feelings of worry and helplessness.
» Unhappy home life.
» Emotional outbursts.
» Over gambling.
» Over controlling.
Avoiding or Preventing Stress
i. Self-priorities- First attend to problems which are
important and need instant attention. After all, time is
ii. Organise your daily routine - Make a definite plan of work
keeping in view the priorities. Delegate as much
authority and work to others, as you think reasonable.
Train and trust others.
iii. Reduce meeting time so that you may be able to attend to
other duties. Also avoid putting things off. Sometimes
unattendej accumulated work creates stress.
iv. Don't try to be a perfectionist - you can never be perfect in
everything. Perform your duties giving reasonable
attention, and then move on to other tasks.
v. Quell ugly emotions and live life with zest and zeal.
vi: Spend some time in meditation- Have deep breaths when
depression creeps in.
vii Cultivate a sense of detachment- Be serious about things v..,
that matter and not for everything.
viii,Have short breaks from work and relax.
ix:, Take care of health, have regular exercise, simple nutritious
diet, plenty of pure water, good sleep and develop healthy