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Here is how worlds most successful people handle stress:
I once met Pune’s top real estate tycoon as he was invited as a chief guest by my uncle.
Fortunately I got a chance to be with him in a room as he and my uncle were having a casual discussion.
He explained about how his company is also working on developing construction equipment which would make the process efficient.
The conversation lasted for about and hour, my key takeaway from the conversation was that he was that he is a master of his field because he has immense knowledge about his domain, a lot of it was completely alien to me and my uncle. We all were blown away by his wisdom.
He was an extremely down to earth person and was selflessly sharing his wisdom with us as if we hired him to teach us.
At the end of the conversation, my uncle asked him:
“Sir, its been an hour since we talked, yet you didn’t receive a single phone call. How do you manage everything ?”
“I have way too less employees and sites as compared to you and I am constantly bombarded with phone calls every hour”
“Its simple, I have strictly warned my staff that they should only call me when something goes terribly wrong, or if there was some big decision to be made”
“I told them to handle small issues all by themselves, I don’t want to spend my energy resolving minor issues”
“For all the important tasks of the day, my personal assistant carries a diary for me and I only focus on those important things”
“Whenever something important comes up, I just make a note of it in my diary so that I know I will have to deal with it later”
I got a goldmine of a tip here, i.e not to worry about the small stuff focus on the big picture.
A lot of stress comes from being worried about the small stuff and its not worth it.
How to practically implement this:
I read a book titled “The art of stress free productivity”, if you have time, definitely read this book.
Although the book is about being productive, it helped my a lot in reducing my stress.
The core concept is to note down everything you have to do, i.e make a list.
When you get to work without making a list, the other things which you are supposed to do will continually come to your mind and will stress you out.
For example, if you are studying but your mind is constantly thinking about you have to go to the medical store, you have to pay the light bill etc.
These thoughts come to your mind because your mind is critical that you might forget them, hence it constantly reminds you of doing them.
The author states that, you must note down the things so that your mind knows that it does not need to worry about them and you can focus on the task at hand stress free.
This method has worked great for me and reduced a lot of my stress, give it a try and let me know what you think.
Hope this helps.
Write it out. It helps me to write out what is stressing me, all the triggers associated with it, and the possible outcomes and its solutions. This allows me to evaluate how serious the events are logically. This usually results in me realizing how futile the problems really are and that there are simple solutions to removing the stress. When I keep these thoughts in my head, however, my imagination runs wild with various negative outcomes that amplifies the stress to exponential levels than it really is.
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