In this reflective journal I like to share my stress experience in work and also here I explained the positive aspects of stress, causes of stress, problems of stress management and the solutions for the given problem. Finally I conclude using my stress management experience in work place. Define stress: Stress is the process of when a person affects physically and mentally. It is the process by which you mobilize energy for coping with change and challenges. Stress can come from your environment, your body, or your mind.
Environment stress at work may be caused by noise, safety concerns, windowless settings, long hours, or unrealistic deadlines. Some bodily stress can be attributed to poorly designed workstations that produce eye strain, shoulder tension, or lower-back discomfort. But the stress that comes from our minds is the most common type of stress. Positive aspects of stress: Stress can be a powerful stimulus for growth if it motivates you to do your best work. It can build within you the energy and desire needed to perform effectively.
It can also promote greater awareness and help you focus on getting tasks completed quickly and efficiently. However, a great deal of the mental stress we encounter every day is caused by our negative thinking and faulty reasoning. Causes of stress When we are under stress there are lots of things that happen to our life. Stress is not whole part of our life but we experienced almost everyday. Everyone wants to be calm and peaceful as ever with out stress. Stress is the fact that causes diseases and conditions like cancer and heart diseases. Some times it may increase the heartbeat. Most people seem to agree that these are high pressure times. Employees complain of being burned out. Used up. Overloaded. Too many of us are just plain tired, overdosed on change, sick of ambiguity and uncertainty. ” Change Changes in the workplace come in many forms. For example in my previous year I had some work experience in networking side in my hometown. Due to the establishment of my networking company they shifted my work in another place. That is too long distance from my hometown and it will take the travel time 3 to 4 hours. For physically I get stress on this due to the change of company.
Techno stress In today’s world the new technologies are increased day by day. Organizations are requires workers to quickly learn new techniques to keep up with the demands of employers, customers, suppliers, and communication in general. Techno stress is nothing but inability to cope with computer and related technologies in a healthy manner. When we sitting in front of the computer to do some technically work for long a long time then it creates the back strain or some eye problems and also it effects mentally. Long hour or irregular schedules
Irregular schedules in working environment that making stress on the employees. In my networking job my supervisor allocates the working time in weekly basis by the way of evening shifts, rotating shifts like day time and night time, and weekend work. These kinds of working schedules are not permanent. When the working timings are different at all the time then it creates the stress on the for myself to do the work at a given time. Financial Stress Money problems can be a major source of stress in the world and also it creates the conflict between the organization and the employees..
Now a days stress is the major problem in an organization and society too. Relationship Stress The people in the world they are relatively each other some times they feel comfort and sometimes it causes stress between them. For example if we have a girlfriend tat is waste of time and it makes stress. Problems of stress management: Stressful situations are unavoidable ones. It is the reason why the workers are losing a job or having difficulties in a job. Long hours, difficult co-workers, and lack of misunderstanding are just a few factors that contribute to job stress.
For example in my real life work experience I faced some stressful moments in my work. The work is based on network job the working time is different by the week basis. Sometimes the working time is 9:00 pm to 4:00 am and 10 am to 5 pm. My chief controller of the networking manager giving work to me by daily basis. I finished the work by 2 o clock itself in the night time and I asked them to leave the office but they dint allow me till 4 with out any work I just shit in front of the computer for long hours.
Those things makes physically and mentally some stress to my mind. In my collage life I having a good staff on my human relations in workplace subject her name is Dr. Liza she tells her life experience about yoga. In her yoga class her yoga trainer not treats her well due to the diversification. That makes little stress on her while doing yoga. This is also some part of the stress. Solutions for stress management: When we are under stress there are a lot of things that happen to our life. Stress, we cannot deny is one of the things that we experience almost everyday.
Everybody wants to be stress free and to be as calm and peaceful as ever. One cannot help but desire to be stress free since stress as we all know is one of the factors that cause diseases and conditions like cancer and heart diseases. Of course, we do not want to be stress free just to be physically healthy but also to be mentally healthy. There are methods to reduce stress and one just needs to do some of these methods in order to cope. Sleep When a persons becomes stress is mean that he is not getting a enough quality sleep.
Many workers get less than the recommended amount of sleep at night and therefore experience daytime drowsiness to avoid these kinds of problem in working nature to follow these steps. They are * Develop a sleep ritual: go to bed and get up at the same time as often as possible. * Mentally wind down before going to bed. Avoid stressful activities. * Avoid central nervous system stimulants such as caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, or nicotine near bedtime. * Keep your bedroom cool, well ventilated, and dark. While we follow this type of sleeping style everyday then we ask what stress is! Exercise
Exercise designed to reduce stress is not necessarily strenuous and may include aerobics exercise such as walking, swimming, low-impact aerobics, tennis, or jogging. Even gentle exercise such as yoga or tai chi will help you manage your daily stress load. Yoga Yoga is a relaxation technique that slows your pulse, respiration and brain-wave activity and lowers your blood pressure. Music It can be soothing to the soul and helps in calming the senses. This can help an anxious person calm and replicate over things. You have to make yourself at peace and music especially classical music can help.
There are some who choose rock music to cope with stress and also try to watch funny movies as well as comedy shows. Stress is within your control and it is only you who can make everything possible. These quote making some changes in my life and my working experience. I learned a lot about how a person getting stress and what is the solution for the stress. Using these types of solutions I avoid stress in my life. And also my staff in my collage she learned lot of things about yoga and also she using her experience to avoid stress in most of situations.
She tells about yoga like yoga has been found to have many beneficial effects. Those are it increases spatial memory improves body awareness, decreases resting heart rate, and enhances physical relaxation. Conclusion: In this reflective journal I used to explain my real life stress experience in my working conditions in the way of causes of stress that determines how the stress will affects the peoples and the employees in on their work and I used to say problems of stress management and the given solutions for the problems because of my working experience teaches how I face the problems along stress.