Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.
- Simon Sinek
Stress is the trash of modern life. We all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life. The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do list’. The key is not to prioritize what’s on our schedule, but to schedule our priorities. We should never get so busy making a living that we forget to make a life. We should not judge each day by the harvest we reap but by the seed we plant. We should understand that rather than we being in our bodies; it is our bodies that are inside us.
Stressors are everywhere in the working environment, home and social environment. Stress and psycho-social hazards are every day’s steam that can sap the strength and morale of workers. A crucial question is “how can workers cope with stress?”. Some identified stressors in the workplace include organizational structure, workload, the boss or the nature of the work. Most often, it is not the load that breaks us down, it’s the way we carry it.
In many instances, workers suffer from transferred malice,that is they are subjected to pressures or issues they did not directly cause. For a conducive working environment, managers and supervisors should restrain from actions that can exacerbate the existing stressful workplace.
In summary, we are advised to take rest as the field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
No one on his deathbed ever said ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office’
- Paul Tsongas