Updated: May 7
After working for the whole day, I came home at 10 o’clock. I was tired and sleepy but I have to complete my presentation for tomorrow’s meeting. The whole night, I worked on that presentation and then in the morning I got ready. The presentation was not good at all and I had to face the anger of my boss. I was frustrated, angry and sad at the same time. I was in stress after these hectic days. And was not able to focus on any work at all. To overcome this stress because of excessive work schedule I used Following ways. It helped me a lot to overcome the stress which occurs at my workplace I hope it will help you as well:
If possible, don’t react immediately. Instead, be patient and collect as much information as possible. Ask yourself, Is this really going to matter a year from now? If the answer is yes, step back to remove yourself somewhat from the situation. Instead of seeing yourself as an active participant, try to view yourself as a representative of your company. This perspective will help you remain less emotional and improve your ability to make decisions.
Never ask “what if?”:
This worst question you could ask yourself or others in the middle of a crisis begins with "what if." This line of questioning induces sheer panic and forces you to process situations that have not occurred and may never happen. “What if” questions compound the fear and escalate the problem. Say your company has failed to deliver a project on time. Your first instinct may be to think, What if my client decides to hire someone else? That thought could easily lead to the question "What if I don’t make payroll this month?" Instead, focus on the facts and work on a solution.
Focus on breathing:
Meditation may be used with the aim of reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, and increasing peace, perception, self-concept, and well-being. Mindfulness meditation isn’t just about sitting in a room with your eyes closed. It can also take the form of walking or nearly any other activity. The only requirements are being present to your surroundings, calm breathing, and focus.
Developing an coping strategies:
A crisis may require you to put in long hours at the office or spend weekends working at home.If you remain in a prolonged state of stress, you may cause long-term damage to your health and undermine your ability to make rational, informed decisions. To better cope, develop a ritual you enjoy. Perhaps you'll choose to meditate in the morning. Take regular walks or sign up for an exercise class. Short exercise breaks can increase stamina. These techniques can help you feel more empowered to handle many situations.
Remember, it's all in how to communicate:
When you’re angry, there can be a tendency to be sarcastic for some people, or passive-aggressive for others. Be aware of the intentions and emotions you’re directing at other people. Not everyone is — or should be — understanding or accepting of anger, ranting, or silence. You don’t want to burn any bridges, especially if you don’t know the colleague well and they could carry reports of your behavior through the company.
I hope these above ways can help you to overcome your stress at the end I want to say,
DON'T BE ASHAMED OF A FAILURE.... THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE WILL UNDERSTAND YOU.... THOSE WHO DON'T, HAVE NOT LIVED IT YET, AND ARE IN NO POSITION TO CRITICIZE YOU....