If you want to know how to reduce stress at work, there surely is something related to stress you want to know, you may be wanting to reduce yours, an interview question perhaps or any other purposes.
For whatever reason it may be, I’d like you to know that I will help you get many best ways you can reduce stress at work and stay positive, like other people have probably told you.
But, I also have something special for you.
I will also show you something great that will surely work for you. It is a secret linked to your brain and handling stress. It is something I have been using for quite a while now and worked brilliant! And you can use it to eliminate stress even in school or at home too. Be sure to look out for it!
Let’s get right into it!
A Quick Understanding of Stress (My Unique Perspective!)
Many people think that stress comes after you have had so many troubles piling up day by day without getting any of them solved or anywhere close to that.
I have also had this perspective for a very long time myself, and I’m also sure you too have.
But in the real sense, stress is not the troubles that surround you from the outside, your work, kids, spouse, school work, or any of that. No!
These are not what bring you the immense stress you often find yourself in.
Stress is simply a weak state of the mind that takes away your harmony of the inner world with the physical world. That crash between the two and the continuous struggle with it everyday is what brings about stress.
And understanding stress, what it is, how you know you have it and how it comes about, is the quickest path to getting the ability to overcome it and keep it off for good.
So all these are what we will be looking at here.
How You know You Have Stress
This is very easy to tell. Work stress symptoms can be seen from a far. But for those who may not have completely known them, here are some signs that indicate stress.
• Getting constantly overwhelmed
• Being negative with things (even with those you loved)
• Having too much worry and anxiety
• Having guilt and frustration
• Loosing interest in sex (if you are married)
• Not being able to make stable and reliable decisions
• Having endless thoughts
• Not having confidence anymore
• Spending most of the time alone
• Getting barely any sleep
• Loosing appetite
• Feeling pain in your chest and a fast beating heart
• Falling short of breath and sweating too much
• Feeling completely worn out
• Nausea and constipation
What Brings About Stress
Now that you have known how to identify the onset of stress, you may also want to know what causes it.
So here are some of the causes of stress at work that make your inner and outer world be in constant conflict and get you completely overwhelmed:
• Work overload
• Not getting enough social support, if any
• Not enjoying or being peaceful at work
• Inadequate income
• Feeling like nothing is going right
• Trying to address something you fear
How You should Now Handle the Stress
Well, there are many ways you can go about it. Sometimes you may ask yourself, “Should I quit and go get another job?”, “Is running away the solution?”
But there is always that feeling you get that stops you or sometimes encourages you do it.
My advice on quitting? Never Quit! (Unless of course you are not happy with the type of job you are in and you are very, very sure of getting another one that best suits you).
Now, you probably have a ton of strategies for managing stress in the workplace you may be thinking of right now or have gotten from a couple friends, or the web.
Things like managing your time properly, eating healthy, being grateful for what you have, spend more time with people, avoiding interruptions, sitting up straight, embracing your stres, making realistic goals and so many others.
I want to let you know that I won’t be mentioning these for two reasons.
First, because they are all secondary things to worry about.
I told you it is all in your brain, and if you can get your mind working right, you won’t get stressed, and the other secondary things will naturally be solved as well.
Solving the root problem, your brain, will change you and everything else around you.
Secondly, it’s because I feel they have become so obvious that they have lost their true meaning.
People now just throw them out there to people who need them but when they need to use those techniques themselves, they are unable to get out of it.
I’ll be getting into ways to condition your mind not to allow stress in and improve your mind to get it enough energy to not only fight off the stress but to make sure you never, ever, get stressed again. Okay?
Great! Here you go.
This is How You Should Deal With Stress
1. Change Your Perspective
Most of the stress many people have is brought by themselves based on their angles of thought.
While it natural to see how people are wrong about stuff and how your particular opinion is good and right, we tend to miss out on the perfect opportunities to realize our mistakes and weaknesses in our character.
And this feeling of being always right and thinking that people making you suffer for doing what is “right” is what eats us up.
Over the years, I have come to learn that the world is perfectly just!
And the only time we get in conflict with our lives, and being as a whole, is when there is a defect in our character or our way of doing things.
Every situation that comes your way, be it good or bad is meant it help you learn, grow and improve your current standards.
And the only way you can get to do this is by asking yourself what the situation has in store for you, what kind of virtue or discpline it wants you to acquire.
It may be bravery, industry, selflessness, open mindedness or anything else. But the universe is never wrong or unfair or unjust. You only have to look deeply within yourself to discover this.
2. Be Brave
Well, not the kind of bravery where you challenge everyone to a fight, ripping other people’s clothes. Or even threatening them. This is a good way to loose some of your teeth.
The kind of bravery I’m speaking of is the courage to realize you are always the one at fault whenever you are in conflict, and seeking to remedy the actual weakness you are suffering from.
Never discuss with anyone what is right or wrong.
But always know that in weakness and degradation, you are the one who is always wrong.
Even though things may appear to be favoring your opinion in every sense, think slightly beyond that, reflecting all the aspects that make you not perfect, and you will surely find it.
Just alter your thoughts a bit and you will point it out.
Let me give you a good example of that.
I was always getting angry when someone would talk rudely to me despite the fact that I always held people in respect and could barely abuse or talk rudely to anyone on purpose.
And in light of the deeper knowledge I have shared with you, I discovered that, even though I was never abusive or purposely rude, and demanded the same measure of treatment of people, I had a hidden weakness.
I was too self indulgent with people.
I was too social and laughed aimlessly that people thought lowly of me, enough to throw any words at me.
And after realizing this, and seeking to add a little bit of conservation to my personality, not only did people respect and start fearing to insult me but also came to me for advice. This is what I mean.
3. Cultivate Peace Within Yourself
I know many people may argue with this (I did it when I first heard of it too). 99% of the time we speak, we try to get gratification from our friends and family.
And if we don’t get it, we are subconsciously annoyed and unknowingly inclined to please the people who didn’t show approval of our words or actions.
Out of this we hope that they will get to accept us and praise us.
Yes, I know many people may say they don’t care what other people say as long they are doing right.
But anyone who hasn’t achieved true realization of themselves and their being, will persist with saying that. How do you know you are truly peaceful and perfectly okay with yourself?
If you can smile and laugh more when you are alone than when you are with others.
When you can see people pointing fingers at you and manage to give them a smile and leave, with your peace and harmony still intact.
Now not many people can do this.
And all it takes to get here, is to train your mind to be always relaxed and attentive to your inner world rather than the outside world.
To cultivate an awareness of your very existence. And the urgency of doing this is what is necessary. So what’s the best way to do it?
This is How You Practically Achieve That (The Super Special Technique)
This is the special tactic that worked for me. The secret is to train your brain to be relaxed. I recommend doing meditation all the while training your brain to concentrate.
And the best way to hit these two birds, is by using the meditation from an Indian mystic called sadhguru (Here is the link to the YouTube video that illustrates it best).
I also strongly encourage you to get a brain entrainment course called The Brain Evolution System. This is a brain music program, that takes 6 months, and that will set the pace for right meditation and natural concentration for you.
It has been scientifically made and proven to increase the brain wave frequencies in your brain and get you calm, peaceful and relaxed.
You can also read a book called As a Man Thinketh by James Allen to help you with the courage and perspective. It’s free anywhere on the web.
With those resources, I am more than sure you are going to see a huge change in your life. You handle pressure at work and literally just every aspect of your life.
Be sure to let me know how it goes for you.
If you have any questions about reducing stress or anything related, feel free to drop a comment below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out.