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8 Ways Successful People Quash Stress: We’re Sharing Some Secrets

8 Ways Successful People Quash Stress

Being in control
Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.” — Marilu Henner
businessman meditating on the beach
One cannot stress enough the importance of meditation in stress management. Many successful people choose their own form of meditation to follow. Meditation calms you down, makes you look inwards, and helps your overwrought mind get organized to find solutions. It is, thus, the first step towards relieving stress.
Track Down the Cause of Stress
Cause of Stress
To overcome the uneasy feeling of stress, successful people first identify the cause of stress. Once they fully understand the nature of origin of the stress, they confront it knowing what its weaknesses are, and what are their strengths to deal with it.
Action Oriented
Cause of Stress
Rather than allowing stress to halt their work, successful people break down their work into doable actions. Breaking the work into small manageable tasks helps them with having an action plan for managing the stress.
Practice Gratitude
Practicing Gratitude
Successful people always express gratitude by being grateful for what they possess ‘now’. Whether they have supportive family members to helpful colleagues, these individuals don’t take even small gestures of help for granted, and reach out to people who help them in their enduring journey towards success.
Take Care of Themselves
Practicing Gratitude
Successful people take care of their body by indulging in a healthy diet and getting enough time to sleep. Plus, they allot adequate time for exercises, like going to gym, performing yoga, or walking. Some of these exercises are helpful in releasing endorphins in the brain, which assists in reducing stress.
See What They Have Accomplished
Looking forward
Rather than seeing what work is pending and let that overwhelm them, successful people see how far they have reached in fulfilling their target. The motivation that they get from seeing how much work they have completed acts as a fuel to finish the remaining amount of work.
Set Aside Leisure Time
Listening to music while working
Successful people set apart time for leisure activities which rejuvenates them to cope with the stress at work. This activity could be anything like listening to music, browsing the Internet for funny videos, or playing table tennis. Leisure time is set aside for pursuing hobbies, which makes them feel relaxed, refreshes the mind, and helps in approaching work with a fresh outlook.
Maintain a Positive Attitude
Keeping a positive attitude when faced with stress helps as a coping mechanism. No matter how many negative outcomes the day might bring, successful people see the positive side, as there is always another side to a coin. When you maintain a positive attitude and things are going well, everything becomes easy to handle. But, if your mind is flooded with negative thoughts, even a simple task becomes a challenge. Successful people realize this, and steer clear of any negative thoughts.
Inspiring Quotes on Stress Management
▶ “If I lost the whole Virgin empire tomorrow then I’d just go and live somewhere like Bali. Now if there was a problem with my family, health wise…that’s a problem.”
– Richard Branson, Virgin Group
▶ “I think it’s really important to take time off, and I’ve also found that sometimes you get really good insights by taking time off, too.”
– Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube
▶ “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”
– Lee Iacocca
▶ “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
– Sydney J. Harris
▶ “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
– Bruce Lee
▶ “Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’
– Eckhart Tolle
▶ “Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”
– Hans Selye
▶ “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”
– Fred Rogers

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