The Importance of Stress Management Plan in Today’s Hectic Life
Article by Dr. Robert Puff
The hectic lifestyle experienced by all of us emphasizes the importance of an adept stress management plan to de-escalate the tension and stress. We have to follow certain steps in our life, which will help us to bypass or cut the stress, so that we do not get overwhelmed by the same.
The modern life seems to be synonymous with stress, with all of us getting exposed to issues like pace of life, pressure at work place, more complicated family/community/social obligations, etc. Now we always find ourselves to be on our toes, bogged down with pressure at workplace and sometimes also at home. And the results are obvious – hypertension, high blood pressure, heart problem, and so on.
It is certainly a harsh fact that you cannot avoid stress. But the good news is that you can avoid or at least cut the effect of stress, by simply following some stress management techniques.
First you have to learn how to prioritize the obligations in our life, wherein you will acknowledge what is urgent, what is not so urgent though nevertheless important, and what is immaterial and irrelevant. It is absolutely not a smart idea to attribute equal level of importance to each and everything that you are supposed to do, ranging from meeting your company’s monthly sales target to visiting your ailing uncle to attending the neighborhood cultural program where you have been invited. An effort to pay equal focus on all of them will leave you stressed, with you not being able to do justice to many (or none) of them. Just prioritize, and then accordingly allocate time and energy to each of them. For example, meeting your company’s sales target is something that must be done in the current month itself, and you should have your entire focus on it. As of now you do not need to bother about visiting your ailing uncle and attending the neighborhood cultural program. This is because visiting your uncle might be important from a social and emotional point of view, but that can certainly be put on hold for some time. And the neighborhood cultural program is something that you can comfortably give a miss, though it would have been certainly nice if you could manage to attend it.
This mere prioritization of obligations will make you feel much less burdened. Now you will have less to worry about, being able to clearly identify the pending works or obligations that are either less necessary or not urgent at all. You can peacefully focus on the important tasks at your hand, without being bothered by the feeling that you have many more ‘important’ tasks to attend. Because now you know that many of those pending tasks are not important or urgent in the first place, and can either be postponed or completely ignored.
However, there are various other means that can help you tackle the stress in your life. And it is probably not always possible for common people to implement stress management techniques and plans simply on the basis of theoretical knowledge. A smart idea in this regard is to consult a stress management Guru, who will be able to come up with a number of simple but amazing pieces of advice to enable you have a life of reduced stress and strain. More importantly, he can provide you with customized solutions through one-on-one counseling, precisely addressing your unique problems. So if you feel that stress in your life is getting better of you, then it is advisable you consult a reputable stress management Guru in your area.
About the Author
The author is currently associated with Dr. Robert Puff, the popular motivational speaker and mental health expert, known for offering expert counseling to individuals, families and organizations for more than three decades.