to Rid Yourself of Stress at Work
By Lisa van den Berg
you seen the latest statistics on stress? We
now suffer from more stress-related illnesses
than ever before and it is taking a huge toll
on the economy. Most work absences these days
are related to stress induced disorders, ailments
is hope, however. With the host of techniques available
for helping to alleviate your stress levels, you can learn
to control, and yes...even learn to relish, a certain level
tools can enable you to actually see what triggers your
stress, teach you how to stop yourself from reacting and
even learn to reverse the effects of the stressors that
have been affecting your life for years.
the level of stress gets too much, take out your toolbox
of strategies for combating stress and see how amazing you
feel once you no longer have to be a slave to outside influences.
to Start Loving What You Do
went on holiday and our bus driver was a miserable old soul.
He hooted at everyone and got all worked up when someone
got angry when he tried to cut in (he's a bus after all!).
He drove too fast around the hairpin bends and braked too
hard and generally made us glad to be off the bus at the
end of the trip.
next day we got onto another bus (filled with trepidation,
I might add) and were greeted by a huge grin from the bus
driver. She seemed to know all the other bus and truck drivers
on the island and waved to them all. When she went around
a particularly tight bend on the mountain pass, she would
hoot ahead to warn other motorists and when we rounded the
bend, the other big vehicle drivers would actually have
stopped all the traffic to let her through! She'd thank
them with a big wave and a grin and they'd grin right back.
Needless to say, we had an absolute ball on that trip!
both had the same job, but definitely not the same attitude
to the job.
can find absolutely no way to love what you currently do,
find what it is that you do love to do and do it!
to Communicate Effectively with Those
saying 'Thank you' as opposed to gossiping. Learn to see
and appreciate the good in those that you spend an average
of 8 hours a day with. When you turn your thinking around
to having an 'Attitude of Gratitude' instead of one of drudgery
and complaint, everything gets better. You will begin to
draw people toward you and get help and recognition for
all you do from the most unexpected sources.
to Take Responsibility for Your Expereince
you ever noticed how one person can say something to you
and you fly into a rage? Yet another person can say basically
the same thing and you laugh? This shows that we are responsible
for the way in which we react to outside circumstances.
We choose to react in certain ways, to certain people, events
and situations. Isn't that amazing? It also means that if
we choose not to get upset by what someone else says, we
don't have to.
learn how to talk to others in order to create a win-win
situation. If you know saying something a certain way gets
a certain reaction out of someone, then you can choose to
inflame or soothe, aggravate or stimulate.
need an injection of the Joy of Life, why don't you try
these techniques? You'll get confused looks for a while
but when people realize that you're actually a lot happier
and less stressed than you used to be, they'll be clamoring
to learn your secrets.
tell them what you've discovered and before you know it,
you'll all love working with each other, every day!
van den Berg is the author of 'Alleviate Stress - How
to WIN at the Game of Life!' Take the free online Stress
Test at http://www.Alleviate-Stress.com/web/art1
to see how much stress you're under and why you need to
do something about it right now!