You don’t need to work 9 hours per day for you to be most effective at work and deliver the best results. Neither do you need to work 36 to 40 hours in five working days to be most productive at what you do?
Productivity is a function of proper planning and leverage. The most successful in the world no matter the field of endeavour have been proven in reaches to be not the hardest workers but the smartest workers.
As it is said the future belongs to those who achieve more with less. The 80/20 principle which explains the laws behind achieving more with less illustrates this best.
Stress is the result of not properly managing the time and resources at your disposal without efficiently delivering the best results. This has been shown to be one of the world’s most causes of cardiovascular disease and has been identified by the world’s most renowned financial educators as one of the leading causes of poverty.
Chronic stress increases the risk of developing depression and anxiety in some people. The precise mechanisms of how stress is linked to mental ill-health are being uncovered.
Recent studies have shown that long-term stress can change the structure of the brain, especially in areas supporting learning and memory thereby reducing productivity and increasing dependency on others.
As founder and CEO of Thrive Global, Ariana Huffington observes “We are at an inflection point in history where technology has granted us powers that accelerate the speed of life beyond our capacity to cope.” This is thereby increasing our stress levels at work and at home. To improve your productivity and level of success at whatever you do you need to understand and handle your stress levels.
A widely accepted definition of stress, attributed to psychologist and Professor Richard Lazarus, is, “a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.”
This means that we experience stress if we believe that we don’t have the time, resources, or knowledge to handle a situation. In short, we experience stress when we feel “out of control.” Your mind deserves better than to be loaded down with the never-ending job of worrying!
Some stress can be beneficial and may lead to actual problem-solving, but a lot of our stress is unnecessary and even harmful. This also means that different people handle stress differently, in different situations: you’ll handle stress better if you’re confident in your abilities if you can change the situation to take control, and if you feel that you have the help and support needed to do a good job.
Effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head-on. But stress management is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why it’s important to experiment and find out what works best for you.
This course is specially designed to help you handle your stress and improve your performance level at work and at home.
By undertaking this course you will be better educated and primed to monitor your personal work range by managing your time and those of your workers or co-workers to bring out the best in them.
You will be trained in the art and science of achieving more with less.
At the end of this study, students should be able to:
- Understand the meaning of stress and signs of stress
- Understand the Sources for a stress definition
- Know the consequences of stress
- Understand the Reasons for stress at work
- Understand the Interactions between work and home stress
- Know the Tips for Stress Management
- Know the different Stress Management Techniques & Strategies.