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Do you understand the ‘stressors’ and how well do you deal with their consequences?

 

Stress can either make or break you, your staff and even your business.

If you’re stressing where your job sits on because the robots are coming, you have a simple, objective to put in place. Learn how your job is going to be automated and take action to adjust and adapt. If you continue to let stressors like this example get you down, you may be heading for burnout or mental health problems.

Learn everything you can about what your job will evolve into and become the very best human-machine partner you can. It’s the best way to prepare yourself for the advent of IoT and business automation

Don’t wait. even though everyone will tell you that none of this is happening anytime soon. Well, it’s already happening. But even if they are right, there’s no harm in being better prepared for an inevitable future.

While your job or business security might be stressing you out right now, everyone is getting stressed about something in their life. Their stress may be caused lack of money, too much work, a difficult people, family problems, or even health issues.

The truth is, stress is unavoidable, but how you choose to handle it is what determines whether it pulls you down or lifts you up.

 

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one”. Elbert Hubbard

 

You may wonder what the difference between good and bad stress means to you. Many mental health experts agree that stress can be of two kinds, negative or positive, or distress and eustress. Both can have a detrimental impact on your health.

Negative or bad stress is generally concerned with distress and can either be short or long- term and it brings about prolonged feelings of helplessness, discomfort and negativity. Good stress, also known as eustress leads to feelings of enthusiasm, motivation, success, elation and feeling you are in control helping you to accomplish your goals.

No matter what the situation, how you channel your feelings will determine the level of stress. In small doses, stress can actually be really good for you. It helps you become more focused and can lead to success, happiness and fulfilment. Bad stress, on the other hand, is detrimental to emotional, mental as well as physical wellbeing.

Stress activates the fight-or-flight response in the brain, Whether you choose to confront the problem or flee from it is up to you. So it is basically you who decides whether your stress will negatively impact your life.

The answer to dealing with stress really does lie in your own hands. Why is it that some people burn out after a few years of work, while others go on to become extremely successful? Chronic stress over a long period of time will eventually wear your body and mind down.

Perhaps a good start is learning to control your reaction to the stimuli around you. Rather than letting the stress overtake your mind, you can choose to redirect it to slow down. Meditation, stress management and exercise can go a long way in helping you to slow your mind traffic down.

Many businesses are good at setting marketing and financial goals but fail miserably when it comes to setting goals that relate to stress, health and wellbeing both for the management team and employees. Why not create a One-Page Business Plan for the health and well-being of the people involved with your business.

 

 

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Personal Experience:

Life happens.  Sometimes how life happens isn’t always easy.  Events occur that at times you don’t have the skills to deal with, leaving you feeling overwhelmed or confused.  Today depression and stress have become common, affecting the lives of many.   When you look at what’s going on the world it’s not hard to understand why.

It wasn’t until I had a heart attack that I took the time to find the cause. 99% of my life has been great the ups have far outweighed the downs. To me, stress was only caused by bad things happening to you. Little did I know that it was the eustress that caused my health problems.

So be aware being successful can cause you just as many problems as being unsuccessful. In fact, it is very easy to suffer from burnout doing things you love, simply because you haven’t managed your time and resources well.

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