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Friday, July 2, 2010

Stress Due To?

I read about Stress at written by Mike Kramer.

Usually we stress because of something... something which sometimes we don't even know. Mike Kramer wrote "... we might blame the tension and stress we experience—in traffic, at work or at home—more on what's happening "to" us than what's happening "within" us..."

I repeat... "what's happening TO us than what happening WITHIN us!"

He said, the characteristics of being stress may because of:

1. Over-planning each day. Do you feel the need to stick to a strict schedule? Do you live in fear of falling behind or overlooking a task?

2. Doing several things at once. With too much to do and not enough time, it's easy to think that "efficient" means doing everything at once. He who chases two rabbits catches neither.

3. Extreme need to win. Do you feel like a failure if you don’t come out on top—even when the only competition is your own expectations?

4. Excessive desire for advancement. Highly stressed people need confirmation from outside sources that they’re doing okay and performing well.

5. Inability to relax without feeling guilty. Do your weekends become opportunities for "accomplishment" and "getting something done".

6. Impatience with delays. When you're under pressure, everything in life takes on urgency and the additional burdens to get everything done as fast as possible.

7. Overcommittment. Are your chronically late or forgetful of commitments? Does your schedule cause problems in personal or professional relationships?

8. Chronic urgency.

9. Highly competitive drive. Have you forgotten what it's like to have fun for fun's sake? Have you "grown up"so much that playtime actually causes you anxiety?

10. Compulsion to overwork. Is your office more familiar to you than your backyard? Do you find yourself missing out on what you might otherwise deem "meaningful"?

Which number are u guys falling to? Hmm... me hate to fall under no.2 and 5!

The best remedies that I can always think in mind is vacation la! VACATION at the right place, at the right time and most importantly at the right pocket.

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