Stress Friction: change the momentum of life

Stress is a term that is commonly used today but has become increasingly difficult to define. With organisms as complex as humans, stress can take on entirely concrete or abstract meanings with highly subjective qualities, satisfying definitions of both cause and effect in ways that can be both tangible and intangible.

Corporate are running stress reducing exercises, campaign and workshops, through organizing team outings, movies, lunch, dinners, cricket matches, fashion shows, festival celebrations, various competitions etc. But are they able to nullify the effects of stress due to work, time lines, bossism, dogma’s of the corporate etc. No, and it can be clearly seen through the rise in the attrition rate, hip- hopping of employees from one organization to other and large number of people inclining towards these spiritual organizations. These days, these spiritual organizations are playing a vital role in the corporate, by conducting various courses of meditation and stress burst-outs.

Stress is the inseparable part of the organization. It will remain, but the challenge is to channelize the stress energy into positive energy. Eliminating stress means, getting rid of responsibilities. Stress is like a friction force. Friction is must to change the momentum of the body as and when required by the conditions, therefore stress energy is must but it need to be channelized in the positive direction.

There are some tips to do it:

1- Be calm- let the dirt settle first in water and then clear water will be available

2- Analyze your thoughts

3- Don’t try to become what you are…be natural

4- Reward yourself- Always try to acknowledge for every accomplishment be it small or big what you did

These are the natural things to be done when in stress. Just imagine a kid in you. Imagine the way kids express their emotions. It is so easy for them to express, but why is it tough for us.

Mala Kapadia (2004) contrasts between optimum utilization of resources in the business and the under utilization of our own potential. In her book “Emotional Intelligence- Workbook for beginners” she states that when we are free of anger, frustration, habitual patterns of reacting and defending self-perception, intuitive answers begin to arise and one is able to organize the mind’s energy.

Stress is like a friction force. Try to enjoy your ‘ Me time’. Do something which you wanted to do for long. Its not always important to take tough decisions when you are stressed. You can enjoy your own moods and rejuvenate yourself. You may get time to find the real self…


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