Stress in Business: Why You Should Control Your Stress Level

    Business stressStress is an ever-increasing problem in contemporary business environments causing enormous loss for corporate organizations and individual employees. We often wear ourselves out in an ironic battle for psychic balance.

    Need for Stress Control for Business Managers

    As today’s business managers move into top executive positions, they become increasingly prone to interpersonal problems which are reflected in alcohol consumption, mental instability, several maladjustment, and physical complaints. Many people become dysfunctional at work due to stress and have serious health consequences. Though it’s somewhat true that stress is a part of everyday life, we all have to cope with it as best as we can.

    ‘Stress’ as a word however, means different things to different people and then, people react to situations differently depending on their life experiences. More importantly is how we think. This can have a profound effect on our emotional and physical well-being. If we see good things about ourselves, we are more likely to feel good; the reverse is also true.

    Stress itself is not a direct response to a stressor but rather our own resources and ability to cope mediate the stress.

    In essence, we can make little changes that would minimize stress in our lives. 

    First, identify the sources of stress in your life

    The real causes of stress are not always obvious. We all overlook our very own stress-inducing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Sure, you may know that you’re constantly worried about deadlines. But maybe it’s your procrastination, rather than the actual job demands, that leads to deadline stress.

    Until you accept responsibility for the role you play in creating or maintaining it, your stress level will remain outside your control.

    Dr. Ayoade Oyedotun
    Dr. Ayoade Oyedotun
    Dr. Ayoade Oyedotun is the co-founder of Afrimash - An Online Shopping Site for Agricultural Items. His daily work encompasses customer service, sales and marketing, human capital management, and business operations management. He is passionate about working smarter using the Internet technology.

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