T I P S T O R E D U C E S T R E S S A N DI M P R O V E E F F I C I E N C YB YR A H I M D A U D A N IStress and TimeManagement
What is stress? Stress psychological, emotional, physiologicalresponse stressors threatening environmentalconditions.
Why is stress management is important? Organizational costs individual costs healthimpairment, job Burnout performance decline.Here is some statically details from an independent websurvey 78% of the stress in an individuals life is come fromthe employment place or professional life in which 85%feel stress due to the disagreement between time andtask assigned. 11.5% stress is due to the domestic issues. 3.5% stress is due to the political and economicalproblems of the economy.
Identifying the sources of stressTo identify your true sources, look closely at yourhabits, attitude and excuses We explain stress as temporary(I just have a million things going right now) We define stress as integral part of our work or life.(things are always crazy around here) We blame our stress on other people or outsideevents or view it as entirely normal andunexceptional?
Identifying the sources of stressUntil you acceptresponsibility for the roleyou play in creating ormaintaining it, yourstress level will remainoutside of your control
What cause you “STRESSED”Prepare a stress journal What caused you stress? How you felt, bothphysically andemotionally? How you acted inresponse? What you did to makeyourself feel better?
Coping with stressHealthy meansChange the situation Avoid the stressor. Alter the stressor.Change your reaction Adapt to the stressor. Accept the stressor.Unhealthy meansChange in personal behaviour Smoking or Drugsaddictions. Zoning out TV for hours.Change in Social behaviour Withdrawing from socialactivities. Taking out your stress onothers (lashing out, angryoutburst, physicalviolence).
Stress Management Strategy # 1:Avoid Unnecessary Stress Learn how to say „NO‟-know your limits and stickto them. Avoid people who stressyou out. Take control of yourenvironment- do what atyou feel comfortable. Pare down your to-do list-distinguish between the„must‟ and the „should.‟ Avoid hot-button topics.
Stress Management Strategy # 2:Alter the situation Express your feelinginstead of bottling themout. Be willing to compromise- its better to understandthen to understood. Be more assertive – don‟ttake a backseat in yourown life. Manage your time better-Poor time managementcan cause a lot of stress
Stress Management Strategy # 3:Adopt to stressor Reframe problems-viewproblems with morepositive prospective. Look at big picture-visionshould be the objective. Adjust your standards-perfectionism bringsimprovement. Focus on the positiveaspects – think what youhave wonders. Adjust your attitude.
Stress Management Strategy # 4:Accept the things you can‟t change Don‟t try to control theuncontrollable- exceptthat there are few thingsout of your control. Look for the upside-whatdoes not kill us makes usstronger. Share your feelings. Learn to forgive- forgiveand forget-as Islamteaches.