I personally like stress..it really allows me at times to focus and get things done. Stress can be good and bad. Understanding the trend of when we go from good stress to bad is key and will allow us to perform better.
I came across an interesting article that speaks to the subject. The key is to understand the Yerkes-Dodson Curve and when we are going too much on the right.
Our attention, mood, stamina, and body tells us if we need to start stress reduction methodologies so that we can control our stress. Ways we can start reducing our stress is to break-away from work 10 to 20 minutes, do a different task, or go somewhere for meditation. We also have to equip our bodies to handle stress and some long term items we can implement are:
- Ask your company to build a relaxation room where employees can go relax and rejuvenate
- Exercise regularly
- Balanced diet
- My favorite: Avoid negative expectations - Always think positive thoughts