Shake off Job Stress !!

JS4Job Stress is a serious issue now, particularly because of long working hours, hectic schedules, pressure of meeting deadlines and continuous flow of work, work and work ! Job pressure is something which can buckle your motivation and make a zombie out of you ! Job pressure is a matter of degree in the sense that it varies from one company to the other and it also has a differential impact on the workers depending on the personality and resources of the individuals. Work-related stress have increased manifold in the past decade primarily because of intense competition amongst a large number of companies; as a result the workers are required to work harder and longer to allow the company to stay afloat in an unpredictable business atmosphere. Job stress is also due to long commutation, noise, climatic factors, poor pay packet, oppressive work culture, internal politics, discrimination and high workload. Nowadays, even if a worker is dissatisfied with his company, he or she will not be able to give up the job as there is no certainty that a fresh job will be available readily. The uncertainties are all the more bothersome owing to recession and economic slowdown. There is one more dimension to job stress, that is, with increasing inflation and high cost of living both the husband and wife are being forced to work to run the family, which puts extra pressure on the family and eventually adds on to the overall burden of maintaining the family. Job stress also badly affects mental health and physical well-being of individuals. Everyone knows nowadays that stress can cause all sorts of diseases starting from headache, body-ache, lethargy, sleep problems, diabetes, high blood pressure to depression, madness, and even illnesses like cancer, dementia and burnout or for that matter, sudden death !
Following are the steps that you should take in order to keep job stress in check :
1) Regardless of the work environment and company policies, always try to fit in and get adjusted to the work demands of the company
2) Be open-minded
3) Go for effective Time Management
4) Follow a schedule of completing your work on time
5) Be organized and methodical
6) Do not waste time on social media and the phone while at work
7) Take small breaks between work and do some stretching exercises
8) Have a comfortable sitting arrangement and lighting
9) Drink plenty of water
10) Do not smoke much during work hours
11) Have proper home-cooked food during lunch break
12) Finish off pending work first and fast
13) Do not be hassled by work load….Go slow and steady
14) Do not take work back home
15) Do not get worked up by a difficult boss or work pressure
& above all 16) Be physically and mentally fit

How to be HAPPY………

pic44Soon after we are born, we have our senses opened up to a whole new world outside, we grow up, we go through ups and downs but all along we are actually making choices….especially the choice to be HAPPY ! But then, being happy is not an easy job ! In fact, it is the toughest of all !
The truth is that you need to do a fluent homework to be happy. You have to dig deep inside yourself and ask ‘what do I need to do, to be happy’ ! Many a times, you may feel confused, while at other times you may feel dejected.
If you feel depressed, or if your life doesn’t make sense right now, you’re not alone. Many people have feelings of hopelessness, regret and disillusionment. It is unavoidable ! That’s the undeniable truth ! But, all of us need to steer ourselves out of this maze of despair and lead a meaningful life !
So what’s the exact problem?
Why are we so unhappy in the midst of plenty ?
Why are we all running around trying so hard to be happy ?
Could it be that our fast life is what’s actually causing this unhappiness ?
Could it be that we’re all looking for answers in the wrong places ?
Is it so that we are trying to look for happiness, where there isn’t any ?

The answer is not so easy ! Moreover, for each person the meaning of life can be different. For all of us, ‘staying happy’ is something like a personal mandate ! We want to be happy but we are unable to ! The pursuit of happiness becomes a matter of compulsion ! And at the same time, we want to be forgetful of the predicaments of human existence !

For many of us, happiness is a goal : “We have to be happy by hook or crook.” But happiness is not “out there” somewhere; it’s already inside all of us. It’s our job to remove the barriers, limiting beliefs, fears and insecurities keeping us from getting hold of the ever-lasting joy. But this effort of overcoming the hurdles can be fun, provided things are taken boldly and in the right spirit. The more we reach out for our own source of happiness, the happier we’ll be.
Looking for lasting happiness is a process and a lifestyle; it’s never a sure-shot bullet ! The “pursuit of happiness” is indeed what keeps most of us happy !
If you feel as if you’re always trying to be happy but unable to see the ‘rays’ of happiness, then these simple tips can help you fine.
1) Have your priorities right, ‘right’ at the beginning !
2) Aim for a life of moderation
3) Simplify your life & do what you enjoy the most
4) Cut down on expectations
5) Pursue things we like doing
6) Control anger & avoid self-blame
7) Don’t judge people
8) Don’t let yourself get affected by difficult people or problem incidents
9) Lead a healthy life
10) Have a meaningful relationship with your partner
So set out on your journey to discover happiness in a natural and spontaneous way. Expect the ‘shakes’ but do not get unnerved ! Take it easy !
But finally, you are bound to find that elusive happiness knocking at your door !

Welcome to a new world of possibilities