Day 50 : 23 -10-2017
Principle 36 : Master your Health, Wellness & Well-being – Eliminate STRESS
Stress and anxiety show up in the body physically in a number of ways such as muscle tension or pain, headache, pounding heart, nausea etc. With some of your exercises, you can make huge impact physiologically, which directly impacts on your personal productivity and performance.
You NEED to Feel Calmer and Think More Clearly
You need to become more aware of the range of mixed emotions you experience on a daily basis and learn how to be more in control of these emotions, because without emotional mastery, such emotions get in your way and make it difficult for you to think clearly or logically. Such emotions range from irritation, frustration, sadness, disappointment, embarrassment, shame or guilt to fear, anger, resentment, rage, depression and despondency.
These negative emotions can be directed at or caused by, ourselves, or a particular person or circumstances within our environment or outside of our control and they eventually have huge impact on your safety, health, wellness, well-being and personal performance.
You NEED to Improve your Self Image, Belief, Confidence and Esteem
Low self-esteem and a poor self-image affect a lot of people. When this happens, you tend to stay stuck and you resist putting yourself forward or stepping into new areas which invariably stresses you out.
You NEED to Sleep Better
Do you know that there are some exercises and techniques you can incorporate into your lifestyle, they can become part of your daily routine, just like brushing your teeth or taking a bath? Have you ever tried tapping on all your body energy meridians before going to bed at night to clear your fears, anxieties, stress, disappointments or frustrations of the day?
Doing this on a regular basis will first of all relax and calm you down quickly and, as a result, it will help you sleep much better. It will also set the following day up on a positive note because you’re dealing with the “emotional/psychological baggage” on a daily basis so you won’t be taking all that “stressful stuff” into the following day.
Tangible Benefits of Mastering Stress
– Reduced healthcare cost
– Reduced visits to the hospital
– Reduced absenteeism from work (due to illnesses)
– Increased focus and concentration which eliminate errors, accidents and incidents as a result of trauma
– Reduced “presenteeism” (present at work but contributing little or nothing)
– Boosted morale and motivation
– Optimized energy
– Better engagement
– Better productivity and performance all round
To Succeed in this area and others, get a Life Coach and Psychologist to help you master your STRESS individually and corporately. In fact, research suggests that employers get an average of $3.48 back in reduced health care cost and $5.82 in lower absenteeism cost for every dollar spent on employee stress and wellness coaching sessions. i.e. an incredible $9.30 return on investment for every $1 spent on employee stress and wellness coaching sessions. (Ref: PWC study).
Thank you for going on this journey with me, I hope it has been as rewarding for you as it has for me? The 50 Life Lessons in 50 Days series is over but the principles continue and our Wisdom Nugget For Today continues… stay connected. I look forward to your feedback, do let me know the lessons that resonated with you the most through out this series and why.
The Catalyst, Lanre Olusola
Behavioral Change Psychologist