Stress is simply inevitable in the lives of CxOs, entrepreneurs, and people who want to achieve a lot in any activity. Here I'm speaking from my personal experience first and foremost.
Managed stress allows you to achieve high productivity, but if unmanaged - it leads to burnout and a whole bunch of other problems. Again, personal experience.
Since I am constantly striving for the highest possible productivity, and would not want to burn-out again, I pay a lot of attention to the topic of stress management. At the same time, I think this is very relevant for many others as well.
Dealing with stress is hard. Cannot deny that.
On the other hand, the main principles are fairly simple - sports, sleep, nutrition, and recreation.
Anyone can (and should) become better at dealing with stress. I can't help but emphasize the analogy with sports that I like so much:
In sports, the main progress does not occur during hard workouts, but rather because of proper recovery. Well - rest, sleep, nutrition. Then proper recovery can lead to even better results. And so the cycle repeats.
Isn’t it the same with stress? I would say YES!
I had joined a new company recently where it has an unique working culture.
Every weekday morning, we would gather and share our experience or a small story that would spread positive vibes.
This would eventually create a good positive energy in the morning for each of us.
On top of that, I had realised throughout the time what would generally make an employee stay for long term is your superiors or colleague which eventually your working environment.
The founder is a lady in mid 60’s. She is the real life Iron Lady I had ever met. She has the never give up spirit, constantly learning new things and always willing to listen.
Such a humble person that is also willing to teach and share whatever she got.
If each human is a book, she’s definitely the one with rich content and there are more pages to flip on to learn more from her.
I guess that I’m gonna stay a bit longer with her this time.