Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Stress Management: How to Manage Stress

When I started my consulting firm, I was the only one working. No colleagues, no assistants. Nobody. It was just me and my work. Ok wait I had no work too. 

Honestly I did not have any money too. I did not have any infrastructure too. I had no clients. I was a nobody. I did not want to take up any job. I had only one thing with me. I had the willingness to stretch my limits and achieve my goals....

But the path is always difficult and I often found myself under tremendous pressure. Slowly when work started flowing I realised I had other pressures too now, generate work, do it, print docs, scan stuff, go out for meetings, courier stuff etc etc. I used to be dead buried under expectations both at professional and personal front.

So what did I do?

1. I started setting SMART goals.
2. I started congratulating myself for small achievements
3. I started discovering my limits.
4. Stopped worrying about things.
5. Walks. Yes long walks.
6. Gave importance to "work/life" balance

I can't say I have managed to control my stress completely but yes I am surely on the right path. 

Stress management's importance need not be stressed further.

Remember these lines from the Bhagvad Gita:

Dear Lord:
Give me the strength to change/achieve the things I can,
Accept the things I can't,
Wisdom to know the difference!

So take a chill pill guys!

Which Five Things Hold you Back From Becoming Successful

Here is a list of five things which I feel hold you back from becoming "successful"

1. Not believing in yourself.
2. Not taking that one extra step to reach your goals
3. No planning
4. Trying to go solo
5. Not understanding your weaknesses

Remember: those who can, do! 

So go out and chase your goals.