Opinion: Stress and time management
Time management helps keep stress at bay and facilitates the release of endorphin and melatonin that add to one's happiness and health. Agitation, anxiety and depression trigger the release of adrenalin and cortisol, paving the way for high BP, gastric ulcer, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart ailment at a young age. Fixing and chasing deadlines must not take away your life. Yoga and meditation can help de-stress.
Prof. V. Chockalingam
Ways to relax
We all need a break. However, in the current competitive scenario, going on a long vacation may not be possible. Find ways to take time out to rest and relax by taking up yoga, switching off your mobile phone for a while, solving a crossword or a puzzle, listening to melodious music, browsing through a photo album to re-live those happy memories or just lying down with eyes closed.
Dr. K. Balasubramanian, CEO, Vision Unlimited
We live in a world where stress and routine go together. We cannot add another hour to our day, but we can make the most of every minute by managing our time effectively. And, when we have more time, we will be able to do more work with perfection, which is sure to bring down our stress levels.
Planning is the key
Planning will help complete work on time and beat stress. For instance, if you are going on an important assignment, leave before time, decide on the mode of transport and have an alternative plan to reach the destination. For this, one needs awareness, alertness and skills to make quick decisions.
V. Nagaraj, Adyar
Everyone experiences stress — students, office-goers, housewives, artistes… The solution lies in planning work effectively in the available time. It's also about avoiding comparisons and unhealthy competition.
Vimala Angelus, Velachery
Stress management is a life skill. Set realistic goals, know your capacity, and proceed accordingly. It is also important to take time out to appreciate the niceties of life, being content with what we have and spending time with family / friends.
Virginia Joan Delisti
People feel stressed when they think they can't handle the expectations and demands. Stress is, therefore, a negative experience. It depends a lot on people's perception of a situation, and their ability to cope with it. Planning helps a great deal. Prioritise your tasks, take the time you need to do a quality job, break large and time-consuming tasks into smaller tasks, evaluate how you're spending your time, limit distractions, and take a break when needed.
K.R.K. Sheela, Chennai
In today's situation stress is inevitable. But, if we organise work at home and in office, we can handle difficult situations. Start your day early, plan your routine and go to bed on time.
Maargaret Thomas, Manali
Anger and avarice compound our problems, and bring suffering. Laughter and meditation can banish the blues. Staying calm, being impervious to stress at office and not taking office work home are the remedies.
Shan Eugene, Chennai
Appreciating Nature, taking up a hobby, listening to music, and going on long walks are definite stress-busters. Also, sleep well, adopt a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Interact with people who have a positive approach. Positive thinking can reduce anger and stress.
Suryakumari Natarajan, Chennai
Good stress results in positive energy and enthusiasm. Bad stress makes you tired, irritable and unhappy. Stress management includes not worrying, self-discipline, confronting difficulties calmly, and controlling anger. ‘Do it now' is the mantra. Poor time management can cause stressful situation in business due to lack of clear goals and priorities.
M.R. Sudarshan, Chennai
We must remain in constant touch with our surroundings by raising pets, watering plants and doing things that help you beat stress. If we find a way to clear our mind of cobwebs, the mind will find a way for everything else.
- Courtesy: http://www.hindu.com/