Who determines where you focus? YOU!
Great news for both managing stress and finding success. YOU get to choose whether to focus on the negative or the positive, worries or solutions, meeting challenges or giving into distractions.
Stress Management Solutions
One of our world-class and front-line employees, shares some helpful words of wisdom:
“Life has a way of throwing us curve balls with unexpected events. We all respond differently to them. Having gone through a traumatic personal life event, I know that stress management is important to my well-being. However, I can’t say that I have mastered it.
The way I manage the reality of my personal stress at work is to practice gratitude. I always celebrate any small ‘wins.’ I have to stay focused on what is going right.”
#1 piece of advice
FOCUS ON WHAT IS GOING RIGHT and the negative will melt away, decreasing your levels of stress and freeing up your brain to move on to bigger and better things.
To get an idea of the amount of negative thinking going on, consider your time spent worrying about what COULD go wrong. It’s astounding.
“My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.” – Michel de Montaigne
Don’t Sweat the Fiction
Don’t waste your time stressing out about that 85% of total fiction in your head! If you ever fall into that thought trap, this one single alteration to your “worry habits” would have a profound impact on your life.
Instead, strive to have an attitude of gratitude. Here are 3 reasons why that’s paramount:
- Your mindset will shift
- You will move towards solutions much faster
- It’s contagious
For more details, check out Adam Toren’s article, 3 Reasons You Should Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude.
Weeds in the Garden of your mind
Like Gina said, she has not “mastered” stress management. None of us have! We all get overwhelmed (and underwhelmed too).
Like many things, positively managing stress is an ongoing, everyday decision. The moment you think “I’ve arrived at mastery!” is the moment our guard is let down again and the weeds of worry can take root in the garden of your mind.
Want a few more quick tips and easy actions you can take right now to reduce your stress levels?
Here are six scientifically proven, very quick techniques to reduce your stress levels– advice from medical professionals that isn’t drugs! Shocker! Learn more at 6 Surprising Stress Fixes.
These are all backed by medical professionals (Spoilers if you haven’t read the above article).
- Express love and appreciation more
- Express and focus on negativity less
- Take some time to “unplug” and stop the constant bombardment
- Focus on what you value the most
And our #1 piece of advice: FOCUS ON WHAT IS GOING RIGHT
About Employee Success 101
Our CEO, David Long, personally charged our employees with the mission of sharing relevant tips and tricks to help make other employees around the globe better!
The topics you will see are selected by our actual employees here, not the leadership team. The direction of Employee Success 101 comes straight from our front line employees, based on real things that impact their lives.
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