Stress Management: An Understanding
|An important motivating factor for human beings is the need to survive. In the quest to survive, man has evolved over the years. To survive he has identified his needs. From his needs has risen his desires. And in his endeavour to fulfil his needs and desires, he is constantly struggling and fighting.
Everyone on this planet wants to be happy and is constantly seeking happiness. He goes to any length to fulfil his desires. But is there any limit to the needs and desires? Once a need is fulfilled it gives rise to a new need, and a new desire, and the cycle goes on.
We have never tried to limit the needs. And the desires, fuelled by our aspirations and influenced by others expectations from us, is also unending. Our intense craving to fulfil our needs and desires creates tremendous stress in us and our inability to fulfil our needs and desires also adds to the stress.The key to managing stress is one’s ability to understand oneself, and the ability to understand one’s needs and desires. The ability to understand where our happiness lies, what makes us happy and the ability to maintain a balance between our needs and desires.
Stress is not what happens to you but how you react to whatever happens to you. As long as a human is alive, reaction is inevitable. Thus, stress can never be avoided. It can only be managed. While stress within limits is good, once it crosses over to an uncontrollable level, you must become alert and manage it; otherwise it can lead to physical, mental and emotional problems. To manage stress, you have to manage your reaction and not the stressor.
Stress In Personal Life
The Stress Audit offers a convenient way to study people’s minds to know precisely their individual viewpoint on success and failure, happiness and misery, etc. It is a useful tool to make people understand their own realistic needs and desires and in the process helps them to better manage stress.
Stress At Work Place
Organizational Stress Management aims to identify and overcome stress at the workplace. The Stress Audit here is structured to pinpoint the stressors, help in formulate coping strategies and equip employees with skills for proactive and reactive stress management. The ultimate objective is to improve efficiency and productivity while reducing negligence, absenteeism and attrition.