Before starting this article, I must address one thing. You all must be wondering why I always use term “Successful People”, in my titles. See the theory is psychological targeting. No one will give a damn about the article if it is stated as “How to deal with Stress”, “How successful people deal with STRESS” and “How to deal with stress” of course you will choose the first one. This “successful people “ add nothing more than a professional aura to the articles, so why not use it, Right.
Let’s start with what is STRESS?
“A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances”
And what causes it?
- Being under lots of pressure
- Facing big changes
- Worrying about something
- Not having much or any control over the outcome of a situation
- Having responsibilities that you are finding overwhelming
- Not having enough work, activities or change in life
These points pretty much suffice the causes of stress. SO, let’s talk about how to deal with it before we go too off-topic.
POSITIVE STRESS AND NEGATIVE STRESS
Yes, don’t be surprised, there is a positive kind of stress also, at least what I read in one of the articles, some people believe that there is some positive kind of stress that help to accelerate their hormones and help them to reach their goals.
Negative stress is what degrades our hormones, produces negativity in body and soul and push us into depression.
90% people take stress in a negative manner. So in actual no one talks about its other existing aspect. Basically, it is all about how you perceiving things, even stress.
STRESS BUSTERS advised by most successful professionals
2.1. Take out some time and read a book
Suggested by Bill Gates, Co-founder of world’s leading software giant Microsoft
Books have a magical world of their own, where there’s no pressure or stress just relaxation of mind
.He told Seattle times that he reads a book for an hour before going to bed, no matter how late it is.
2.2 Listen to everyone but finally do what you have decided to
Suggested by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. According to him, today’s world is full of cynics and you have to tune them out. Because if not they become a cancer in your mind, in your thinking, and you begin thinking that you can’t or that life is negative
2.3 Get involve in leisure activities
Suggested by Meg Whitman, amazing career at several massive companies like P&G, eBay, and now Hewlett-Packard. In an interview with Fast Company, Whitman mentioned her love of fly-fishing and she and her son go for it about six times every year.
2.4 Have a hobby.
Suggested by Warren Buffet, one of the most successful investors in the world is a man of hobbies. He enjoys playing the ukulele.
2.5 Take some time out for yourself
Suggested by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, and, Susan Wojcicki, CEO of Youtube she told USA Today, it’s painful to switch things off but she gets the benefits of not being disturbed for a while.
2.6 Make a schedule and stick to it
Suggested by Jack Dorsey, cofounder and CEO of twitter. In an interview with Forbes, he said the way he deals with having a lot on his plate and the stress which comes with it free of cost is by having a schedule and sticking to it
Also, according to New York Magazine, Dorsey also goes for six mile run every morning.
2.7 Be hopeful about the future
Suggested by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla group
At the Dublin Web Summit in 2013, he explained how its all to do with fear,
“Fear is finite, hope is infinite. We are afraid of failing, but it doesn’t stop us from trying”, he said, “People should certainly ignore fear if its irrational. Even if its rational and stake is worth it, it’s still worth proceeding.”
2.8 Always believe in yourself
Suggested by Indira Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo
“when things get stressful, in my heart I said,’ I can do this better than anyone else can, and if everything else fails, they’re going to come to me and say,’ Fix it,’ because I know I’m that good,’ Remember, I could be president of India “
2.9 Laugh a lot
Suggested by Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, in an interview with Academy of Achievement.
He also said a large part of feeling stressed is ignoring things that you shouldn’t be ignoring. So better take control of the situations before they start taking control of your life.
Hope it helps, I am sure it will. I would love to know your views on suggestions on this topic. Drop your views in comment section below and don’t forget to SHARE because SHARING IS CARING.