Stress and routine activities are the main rotary components of daily life. Hours just pass with people working and coming home late at night without questioning what significant task have they fulfilled during the day. This makes people impatient for the most part. New technology also allows for many conveniences, which stretch people’s attention and patience to the shortest limits possible.
Patience is what is lacking in today’s world. A task that took a million men to move a machine can now do. These conveniences have worn people’s patience and endurance very thin.
Many people want their tasks to end easily. Some want to get the things they dream about without working for it. When someone makes an error and apologizes, these people continue to lambast painful words against the culprit who admitted his or her mistake.
Patience shows a person only one perspective. This is well known as tunnel vision. Tunnel vision, in a creative sense, limits the perception of an artist to providing a new inspiration to his or her artwork, to which in the end, he or she finds that the artwork says the same message as a previous work.
People want to finish their tasks in a hurry; some get caught up in their passion because they realize solutions are right in front of them. However, they fail to see that not only one solution exists; if they had patience, they could have found more ways.
So practice patience. Clear your mind off everything. When stressed, relax regardless of the situation. You’ll be surprised that your calmness could actually get you the solution for that stressful problem you were having.
Many people often think that spirituality is basically connected with religion. Spirituality does not necessarily need religion, but religion needs spirituality. Spirituality can be found in anything, not just in religion. It is often in the person’s state of mind and the things people do that they find spirituality.
Spirituality is about channeling your thoughts to your inner being. It means trying to find the source of stress and dealing with it. The methods of dealing with the sources of stress can vary from one to the other. But with spirituality, this is binding your thoughts and justifying your stresses not through material or wasteful methods, but rather by focusing yourself on looking at the meta-scape of your life.
For example, what is your reason to live? If you ask yourself this question, you may or may not give a definite answer. If you agree that your stress is justified by the needs of your family, then you have a reason to live. If you agree that you just take what comes in front and deal with it as much as you can, then you can be spiritual as well. Spirituality comes with answering questions in your mind that causes stress.
Another example is when misfortune knocks at your door. You’ve lost an expensive gadget. You ask yourself why you’re depressed with your loss and you try to find reasons to be happy amidst the mishap. You can go into spiritual meditation by stating to yourself that you can live without the item because you can still have it in the future. This is what is meant by looking at the meta-scape, or the big picture in your life.
Religion needs spirituality to guide their people with the same concepts as in any other religion. The justification of certain misfortunes, fortunes and events in life are often answered by spiritual means. Spirituality isn’t always religious. In a sense, it can also be philosophical, or just as simple as rooting it to your personal principles in life.
Put yourself in this situation. You’re on your way to work and the traffic clogs. You missed twenty minutes by the cut off time when you arrived in the office. Then your boss tells you to de-prioritize your current tasks and prioritize the one that he is giving you. Seems like the day is not yours right? This is often the cause of stress in many people. Over-thinking and stress happens when a person is confused or simply finds no organization or comfort at the moment. Oftentimes, the stress stretches even when they get home from work.
Getting off the stress tablet means to know how to maintain composure even during your most darkest hour. The key terms of keeping yourself off stress is empathy, priorities and patience.
1. Put Yourself in Another Situation
When somebody fails to do their part on a project that you’ve long planned and for a few days have been making good progress just for someone to wreck it all, you’re really going to be stressed. But then again, put yourself in the situation of this person. Try to understand why they weren’t able to meet the deadline or standards you set. But before you do this, be sure you’ve calmed yourself down and are ready to listen.
To talk to this person is to empathize with them. Ask them what went wrong. Judge their reasons if they are valid. If they are not valid, present it to the person and rightfully discipline them. Remember, a good leader does not lash out to their colleagues to alleviate their own temper. You should alleviate your temper on your own and see for yourself the reasons of failure this person has.
For the moment, you are short of one man who had done their task. If you’ve calmed down, you nee to find a way to save your presentation. Put yourself in the present. What’s done has been done by your colleague who came short. It’s up to you and your other colleagues to make a plan to ensure that you successfully make your project and meet the deadline.
If you have your priorities straight and you find that that one mistake has cost you so much trouble to re-assess and restart your project, have patience. The more you are patient, and the more you accept the situation as it is, the clearer your mind will be. There is no use for bickering about the failure of a colleague as it won’t bring back anything. But making things better at present, can make new things and even a solution for yourself.