How successful people keep stress at bay

2nd Aug 2016
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We live in a highly competitive world where we need to strive hard to reach our targets and achieve our goals. However, amidst the entire hullabaloo, one tends to face extreme pressure, lose track of work and is unable to meet expectations thanks to ‘the silent killer’ – stress.

Successful individuals have faced much pressure from their work. Under such pressure, they have successfully managed to adapt and beat stress. So how do they do this?

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They are calculative and know what to focus on

There is no special recipe that helps them keep calm and collected even in times of extreme work pressure. But over the years, they have mastered stress-free ways of living by adopting some useful tips and tricks.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, President Obama talked about his choice of clothes. “You'll see I wear only grey or blue suits,” he said. “I'm trying to pare down decisions. I don't want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make."

Any decision, big or small, goes through a mental process that gives rise to stress. Be it shopping, deciding on what to eat or making business or family decisions, it’s important to prioritise what is worth your time. By working on things that really count, you not only end up saving time but also emerge less stressed and more productive.

They do not let their minds overpower them

The ability to remain calm even under extreme conditions is another quality of a successful person. Ordinary people are caught in a vicious circle of overthinking things that are of little or no relevance and allow their minds to overpower them. Successful people know how to move on after a bad day and not allow their thoughts to wander thinking about the uncontrollable. They are masters of their mind.

They keep themselves occupied

Successful people are always occupied. They keep themselves busy thinking about new ideas, predicting the future of their business, reading or playing sports. They avoid wasting time over loose talks and unnecessary socialising. They ensure that their time is used in the best possible way, which means they ensure that every day is more productive and happy.

Life is about sunshine and rain – successful people are prepared for both

One cannot stress enough on how important it is to be prepared for changes. We all go through highs and lows in life, but if you are overwhelmed with the highs, you should as well be prepared for tough times. Success lies in bringing out the positivity in any situation. A successful person is always well-prepared and shines no matter what the circumstances are.

Coping with stress can be challenging, especially in this over-competitive generation where just hard work is not enough. One has to be smart in their moves, mindful of their actions and thoughtful in making decisions. What matters most is to be in complete mental harmony. If you can learn from the experiences of the best, you will certainly enjoy a much fruitful and productive life.

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