Is there a way to maintain steady focus throughout the day? Is it possible to do everything that needs to get done and still have energy left over after work? How do you keep cool under so many demands?
Act Rather Than React
“We experience stress when we feel that situations are out of our control,” It activates the stress hormone and, if chronic, wears down confidence, concentration and well-being. You identify the aspects of the situation you can control and aspects you can’t. Typically, you’re in control of your actions and responses, but not in control of macro forces or someone else’s tone, so try to let go of the rest.
Take A Deep Breath
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or are coming out of a tense meeting and need to clear your head, a few minutes of deep breathing will restore balance. Simply inhale for five seconds, hold and exhale in equal counts through the nose. “It’s like getting the calm and focus of a 90-minute yoga class in three minutes or less at your desk.
“Most of us are bombarded during the day,” Emails, phone calls, pop ins, instant messages and sudden, urgent deadlines conspire to make today’s workers more distracted than ever. While you may not have control over the interrupters, you can control your response. Responding in one of three ways: Accept the interruption, cut it off, or diagnosis its importance and make a plan. Many interruptions are recurring and can be anticipated. “You want to have pre set criteria for which response you want to make,” You can also train those around you by answering emails during certain windows.
Schedule Your Day For Energy And Focus
Most of us go through the day using a “push, push, push” approach, thinking if we work the full eight to 10 hours, we’ll get more done. Instead, productivity goes down, stress levels go up and you have very little energy left over for yourself. Scheduling breaks throughout the day to walk, stretch at your desk or do a breathing exercise.
Eat Right And Sleep Well
“Eating badly will stress your system,” eat a low-sugar, high-protein diet. “And when you’re not sleeping well, you’re not getting the rejuvenating effects.” If racing thoughts keep you from falling asleep or you wake up in the night and can’t get back to sleep, A simple breathing trick that will knock you out fast: Cover your right nostril and breathe through your left for three to five minutes.
TAKE TIME TO HAVE REGULAR MASSAGES Why it’s important to have regular massage ?
In today’s modern day people are busier and more stressed than ever. We take little time off to relax and clear our mind from lives pressure’s, i think we can all agree most people do not take enough ‘ me time’. However it’s been proven an hour’s massage a month has multiple health benefits as well as being relaxing and enjoyable. Massage improves your circulation, so your organs and skin receive more oxygen, it moves fluids through your lymphatic system. A relaxation massage encourages your body to digest its food and release unwanted toxins. It will help you sleep better, soothe aches ans sprains and encourage the skin to heal minor abrasions.
Cool Down Quickly
“When you feel frustrated or angry, it’s a heated feeling in your body that can cause you to react,” . Instead of immediately reacting—and likely overreacting- try a “cooling breath” technique: Breathe in through your mouth as if you are sipping through a straw, and then breathe out normally through your nose. Done right, you’ll feel a cooling, drying sensation over the top of your tongue. It’s like hitting the “pause” button, giving you time to think about your response. “It’s so powerful it will even calm the other person down.”
Identify Self-Imposed Stress
“Learn to stop self imposing stress by building your own self-confidence rather than seeking other’s approval,”. If you’re too caught up in others’ perceptions of you, which you can’t control, you become stressed out. Ironically, once you shift your focus from others’ perception of your work to the work itself, you’re more likely to impress them.
Prioritize Your Priorities
With competing deadlines and fast-changing priorities, it’s critical to define what’s truly important and why. That requires clarity, It’s important to understand your role with the crew, the yachts strategic priorities, and your personal goals and strengths. Cull your to-do list by focusing on those projects that will have the most impact and are best aligned with your goals.
Reset The Panic Button
For those who become panic-y and short of breath before a presentation, you can quickly reduce your anxiety with the right acupressure point. Positioning your thumb on the side of your middle finger and applying pressure instantly helps regulate your blood pressure.
Even if you’re responsible for your behaviour and outlook, you’re still left dealing with other people’s stressful behaviour, . Confronting a problem co worker or employee by stating the bad behaviour in a respectful tone, describing the impact on the team and the individual, and requesting a change. For example, constant negativity might be addressed by transferring the ownership of the problem, you’re more likely to resolve it.
Be Your Own Best Critic
Some 60,000 thoughts stream through your mind each day, and internal negativity is just as likely to stress you out as an external event. The fix? Instead of being harsh and critical of yourself, try pumping yourself up. Encouraging thoughts will help motivate you to achieve and ultimately train you to inspire others.