Stress. Tension. Pressure. Work load. Angry bosses. Pending work. Missed, golden opportunities. Impossible targets. Working on holidays. Exceeding man-hours. What else?
This is really not the kinda life you wished for right?
Schooling. Graduation. Post graduation. Job.
YES! Time flies.
Maybe the next time you read this post, you might be married! :P
~Points to Ponder~
1) Being a Workaholic- Boon or Bane?
Only a workaholic might explain this correctly. Allow me to. :) Well, now I think it's a bane. Because people literally take you for granted and dump even their share of work on you which is totally not fair. Hey! You have a life too. Remember? And you ain't getting any Nobel prize for this work! (well, unless you are :P) Cut yourself some slack! :P
2) Employee or the Employer?
Okay man. IMHO, this is very simple. If you are the employee. Just chill. You ain't running the company. You are just a tiny winy part of the company. You have your own personal life. Family, friends, facebook etc. :P So much to catch up with. You don't have to slog so much and literally die for this job. People who are dedicated and sincere will anyways work in any situation. I would say, work. Work hard. Work smart. But don't work as if you've gone bonkers! :O
The retirement age of a man is, say 60. And you sure are gonna work till 60 and even after that. My point is, why take stress? What's the point? You aren't meant to lead most of your life under stressful conditions. What is this kinda life in which you feel like you are born once and are dying everyday? Shouldn't it be the other way around? It's better not to have a life, than have such a life. No, really! think about it. :) :)
4) If you can't control the situation- control yourself!
You are already doing your job. You are in control of what you are doing. You don't have to worry if you can't control the situation around you. Because, you can't. SO, stay cool and wait for things to settle and make sure that you are helping the situation improve than engage in negative talks about it. :)
5) Your contribution- It matters! :)
By taking the problem as a challenge you automatically become a part of the solution. If you see the problem as a problem, it will remain a problem and it will remain one forever! It's how you perceive it and cope with it.
6) Job Satisfaction!
Everyone talks about it. Infact, it is often said that a person has either a 'job' or just 'satisfaction'. But never 'job satisfaction'. Haha! But this ain't true. Well, prove this to be wrong. It's all up to you! :)
7) Effective use of travel time!
If your workplace is near home, I think you are the luckiest person on earth! :P If it ain't, no hassles. All you need to do is effectively plan the time you spend during travel in how you can have fun. If you self drive, you better just drive. But if you use public transport and if the ride ain't very shaky then you can read the newspaper or a novel or listen to music or even take a small nap so that you are rejuvenated by the time you reach home! :D Try to make the most of it! :)
COPING WITH STRESS- the RIGHT way!
Alright! How do we de-stress ourselves after a maddening day at work or before you anticipate a grueling day at work?
Change your attitude and your life is sure to change. All you need is a positive attitude and an outlook even during the most pathetic situations and trust me guys, I have seen miracles taking place just because of the right attitude!
This helps! It really does. Music on, world off! \m/
3) Exercise/ Yoga/ Sports
Put on your favorite pair of shoes, do some cardio and get your heart pumpin! The best way to beat the stress is exercising! Whether you hit the gym or exercise at home! Do it! How about a game of badminton? Anything will do. But please, do it! :)
Okay. This is very simple. After work hours, when you reach home, forget about office. Don't be mentally present in the office or be pre- occupied about office work when you come home to your family. It's family time and let it purely be you, your body, mind and soul with your family. :) Don't attend office phone calls unless urgent! :P
COPING WITH STRESS- the WRONG way!
1) Smoking 2) Boozing 3) Drugs 4) Abusive language 5) Negative talks
All of the above. EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, you heard me right. Loud and clear.
Smoking. Boozing. Drugs. First of all none of it is good for health. Now don't gimme the lame old reason of I just had a few shots, it ain't gonna harm me. I smoke rarely it ain't gonna do me any harm. Well, who are you fooling?
Some people quote the alcohol content in their drinks and say its just 6% or its just 10%. LOL. Who are you fooling, again? :P :P
You do it once, you do it thrice or you do it a million times. It doesn't matter. The fact is that, "YOU DID IT!".
What happened to self- control? Staying away from bad- habits? When someone offers you a drink or a cigar how difficult is it to say, "No thank you!"? Well, these habits reflect on how strong you are and these ain't any signs of manliness as many, I'm sorry, most men think! Haha bullshit!
Negative talks and Abusive language- These go hand in hand. It ain't kewl to abuse and it ain't good to vent out your stress with foul language. Using the F word has become so common these days. We'll I think it's something you shouldn't flaunt thinking that "this is so in these days". You are soon to be out, in that case! :P If you wanna show-off your good, clean and refined English vocab, kindly refrain from using such words atleast! :P I think this is quite simple to understand. Just because you are stressed, you don't just do anything and say anything. Be sensible. Is this too much to ask for? LOL.
Well, hope that this post makes sense and a difference to atleast a few people who read it!
Thanks for reading!
And, folks!! Work hard and don't forget to chill out and enjoy life too! :)
Published in interest of my readers! :P
18th November, 2012
Excellent post Divya. It is damn important to strike a balance between work and personal life. Honestly there is no point in taking additional tensions related to work. I think it would suffice if we do our part well with sincerity. I believe that the work we do must help us earn and grow and at the same time also help the company earn and grow. Thats all there is to work really. I see many people take all the work related tensions to home and suffer. That's crazy. This post could be an eyeopener to many. Great post :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot Vamsi. And, well said! We must know how to strike a balance! :) :)Delete
treat your work as a passion then you dont have to work for a single day....ReplyDelete
So true! :) Thanks for dropping by and commenting! :) Appreciate it! :)Delete
What can I say DM :), Fantabulous, Outstanding, Mind-blowing.Generally, I don't get 100% impressed by articles on these kinda topic, but this one is completely bang on target:):)......100000 marks for u :DReplyDelete
OMG!! Yaayyy !!!! Thanks a gazillion Vishwas!:D :DDelete
You sure know how to motivate me! :D I don't think I can thank you enough! :) Hah! :)
How not to get stressed when working? STOP working. Simple, ain't it?ReplyDelete
Haha. Nice joke, Mr.Krish! :)Delete
great thinking divya. i wish everybody leads such a beautiful life with this thinking, also at the same time giving happiness to family and friends. keep it up and keep writing. god bless you.ReplyDelete
thanks mom :)Delete
gud one divya... dis blog hints out u ve been employed by an employee :P All de besht!! keep blogging freq. :DReplyDelete
-s r i n i
Hahaha :D Yeap!! Thanq Srini !! :)Delete
Awesome post, DM! Really enjoyed reading it and I completely agree with you. Assuming an average 30 years of work life, which is almost almost half the average life span of a person, it is extremely important to know how to strike a balance and lead a happy life.ReplyDelete
Yeah DR! Thanks a lot! Glad to know that you liked it! :):)Delete
Good article, has takeaways for a lot of people.Delete
Good lord! hope you feel better soon. Mr. Stressed out person! :) Thank you! :)Delete
great to find your post again :) you are truly one among many :) ...well i too think Its all in how we perceive a job :)just as a time , it changes so does a man`s mind . stress is something that is created by our mistakes we commit and then hating ourselves for doing such mistakes :)ReplyDelete
oh thank you mr. krsna. thanks for your kind words and your view on this. good day. :)Delete
dear darling girl... you have said it all... and poeple above me have said it all...ReplyDelete
keep up the good work...!!! :)
haha... thanks darling! <3Delete
Well, the bad news is there is no escape from stress. LOL. But then, naturally, there's the good news as well. Like you said, it's how you react to it and deal with it. Stress is something everyone is born with, like a sibling. It's gonna keep following you around. You can either chose to be the victim or you can chose to be the victor. If you pick the latter, then good for you :D Some people think stress ends with college. Nooooo. :P It's only the beginning. LOL. It only keeps getting bigger and bigger as everyone passes through job(s) and marriage(s). Use it to shape you instead of breaking you. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah Sachin. That's right! :) :)Delete
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