May 27, 2007 10:45pm CST
Stress is a natural part of life. All of us, in some point of our lives experience stress. Left unchecked, it can cause physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders which can affect your health, vitality, and peace of mind, as well as personal and professional relationships. Stress management is one of the most important life skills we need to learn. A simple way of distressing yourself is talking about it...and that's where myLot comes in. Share your stress. Let others hear it. This will not solve the problems that is causing you stress, but it gives you a break and a chance for your stress levels to go down. Then, you can return to deal with issues feeling more rested and in a better frame of mind. So get that keypads ticking and share your stress. Lets make stress work for us and not against us.
9 Nov 07
I work in IT and so what stresses me the most is causing problems on a customers network or loosing a customers data, those kind of problems can effect the work and livelihoods of a lot of people if something goes wrong. In the above situation I would dedicate all of my focus into thinking "OK this is REALLY bad but what are my options to fix this" and to give myself options as to where to go from that point, if you don't give yourself those kind of escape strategies you fall into hopelessness and eventually depression I guess. I can immediately compare these options against time constraints and a whole heap of other factors to find the best solution and once I have the best options I go from there and thats the worst part over. On the other hand my time managment is pretty terrible so I tend to end up with lots of things to do and a short time to do them in this can also stress you out so I pick something based on how urgent it is and devote all my time to doing that. The psychological effect of getting tasks done and off my mind is cumulative and with that strategy you can not only get a lot of things gone but also digg yourself out of a hole in terms of stress. After you have done a few things I feel like "Well why I don't get even more done to get those things off my mind as well?"