Work stress is extremely prevalent in today’s society, and can impact happiness levels, health, and other important aspects of your life. We need to learn more about the link between work depression and happiness, and find resources to have a healthier, happier life. Managing stress is all about taking of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment, and the way you deal with problems. Stress Management is the need of the hour today. One would find that depression is nowadays viewed as a “bad thing”, with a range of harmful biochemical and long-term effects. These effects have rarely been observed in positive situations. In humans, as in other animals, these hormones help us to run faster and fight harder. They increase heart rate and blood pressure, delivering more oxygen and blood sugar to power important muscles. There are many proven skills that we can use to manage stress. These help us to remain calm and effective in high pressure situations, and help us avoid the problems of long term stress. Further, adopting a humorous view towards life’s situations can take the edge off everyday stressors. Not being too serious or in a constant alert mode helps maintain the equanimity of mind and promote clear thinking.
Vinod C. Dixit
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