Stress has become a part of everyday life – and dealing with it is hugely important for our happiness and the happiness of those around us.
We don’t see ‘dealing with it’ as managing the stress itself. Rather, we see tackling it as ‘managing self’ in a high-pressure, always-on world.
Until recently we all (that is mankind) had natural rhythms of work and recovery – work during daylight and rest during the night. But it is not like that now. Technology makes us and our work accessible to each other at all times, so we are having to learn new skills of self-management. This self-management is effectively saying no, even to good things, so we have the energy and bandwidth to be our best selves.
You are going to be too busy – that is a fact of life. You are going to worry about money – everyone does. But you can implement the cycles of work, rest and recovery to manage yourself.
This #InternationalStressAwarenessWeek – and on #NationalStressAwarenessDay in the UK (Wednesday 6th Nov 2019) – we wanted to share three strategies that everyone can implement to help minimise stress, improve teamwork and maintain a healthy life balance.