(Originally published in Sunshine Coast Daily – October 2016)
Time to de-stress and be successful
MONEY, family, health and lifestyle are some of the things we most cherish in life and are the main causes of stress.
Mindset for Success founder Mandy Napier is encouraging people to start de-stressing from the inside out. She is not alone. We all need a certain amount of stress to take action. Long-term stress is detrimental to our health and can negatively impact on businesses.
“Anxiety, overwhelm and worry cause stress. When we are stressed we make poorer decisions, furthermore, fueling more procrastination and lower productivity.” Ms Napier said.
“Because this state creates an unproductive downward spiral.
With the growth of the digital age, we have social media at our fingertips 24/7. Notifications swish across our computer screen, and as a result, we find it challenging to stay on track.
Everyone is time poor which adds to our challenges
“People are really time-poor. We have the technology to make our lives easier, yet it seems like it often creates more stress. Because new technology can be challenging, it seems like we need more time. Especially relevant because it tends to exacerbate our stress.” Ms Napier said.
Ms Napier said there was no doubt there was a growing epidemic of stress in the business community, largely brought about by concerns about the slower economy and compounded by the feeling of being time poor.
With such a large percentage of small businesses here on the Sunshine Coast, learning how to handle challenges better in the work environment is a key step to living a happier, healthier and fulfilled life.
“In conclusion, a huge component of long-term business success involves becoming aware of our stressors. We have to juggle the myriad of daily tasks while keeping one eye firmly fixed on our goals. Most of all, we need to sacrifice immediate rewards for long-term benefit.” she said.
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