- Work: 74%
- Money: 73%
- Workload: 66%
- Children: 64%
- Family responsibilities: 60%
I have no authentic figures to go by but I am sure the results of a survey in Bangalore would yield pretty much the same results!
You would do well to practice these stress management tips from The American Psychological Association :
- Understand how you experience stress. Everyone is different. How does stress affect you?
- Identify your sources of stress. What events or situations stress you out?
- Learn your own stress signals. For instance, you might get irritable, lose energy, have trouble concentrating, get headaches, or feel muscle tension when you’re stressed.
- Recognize how you deal with stress. Are you making unhealthy choices because of stress?
- Find healthy ways to manage stress. Examples include exercise, meditation, or talking things out with friends or family.
- Take care of yourself. Eat right, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, and engage in regular physical activity.
- Reach out for support. Accept help from supportive friends and family. If you continue to feel overwhelmed by stress, you may want to talk to a psychologist for pointers on managing stress and changing unhealthy behaviors.
I liked the way stress was described as an unhealthy response to the pressures of life. Stress may be a part of life but don’t make it a way of life!
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This is the 77 th of the “A Step A Day” series : To provide perspective and provoke thought to facilitate self-development across a wide spectrum of issues- big and small- crucial for executive success.