Stress Management & Depression at Work. Renowned Psychiatrist Dr Achal Bhagat on how to beat it

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Stress Management Part 2 – Work Load

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4 Personal Issues Everyone Needs To Work On

4 Personal Issues Everyone Needs To Work On

4 Personal Issues Everyone Needs To Work On

 

We all have problems that we need to work on. Many of us deal with the same exact problems and have no idea that anyone around us is also dealing with them. While the exact details may differ slightly, the overall gist of the issue is universal.

 

In this article, we’re going to explore the four personal issues that everyone needs to work on in their lives. We’ll describe the personal issue and provide you with potential ways to resolve it. The most important thing for you to glean from this article is that you’re not alone in dealing with your issues and there is a solution.

 

1) Communication Issues

We all can be guilty of miscommunicating or communicating poorly at some point in our lives. The best way to prevent this or at least know how to quickly solve communication problems should they occur is to work on your communication skills. The following steps will help improve your communication skills:

1. Actively Listen

Listen to the problem at hand actively. Ask open-ended questions to ensure you understand and the person knows you’re listening. Be as objective as possible when listening to their side and don’t get defensive. Let them express themselves and have the opportunity to finish saying what they have to say.

2. Consider Solutions

Discuss the options available for potential solutions to the problem. You should both agree on the solution, so be sure to list multiple courses of actions. To resolve this problem, both parties will have to be happy with the solution.

3. Compromise

Everyone has to compromise sometimes to get along. The ultimate goal of resolving your conflict is to find a solution that makes everyone happy. Not everyone can get their exact way at the same time, so that’s where compromising comes in. If everyone can get enough of what they want to make everyone happy, the conflict will get resolved quickly.

 

2) Financial Issues

If you find that no matter how much money you make, it never seems to be enough to let you break even, you might struggle with budgeting your money. Many people across the world struggle with financial issues, whether it be due to inability to budget, misunderstanding of financing, or overgenerosity. Financial issues can be quite debilitating and can easily destroy your life. If you’re concerned you may have financial issues, you can see a financial advisor to help you figure out a reasonable solution.

 

3) Psychological Issues

Everyone has something they’re in need of dealing with psychologically, though the severity will vary. The first step in dealing with psychological issues is to admit that you have a problem and may need some help resolving it.

There’s no shame in going to a counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist to receive help with your struggles. It’s important to get help for these issues and work through past problems, rather than letting them fester inside.

4) Baggage Issues

Each person has some level of baggage they carry around, be it family drama, a past relationship gone sour, or some deep secret they’re holding onto. While we can’t always shed this baggage, we can learn how to cope with it effectively. You can let this baggage go so that it no longer has a negative effect on you, lessening its impact and effect.

 

Be forthcoming about your baggage. You have to be entirely open and honest about your baggage, what it is, how it affects you, etc. This will not only help you work through your baggage, but it will also help you stop letting your baggage get in the way of your happiness.

 

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How Self-Discipline Benefits You at Work and When You Study

How Self-Discipline Benefits You at Work and When You Study

Out of everything you learned as a kid growing up, self-discipline is probably one of the most
vital skills. If you have learned this lesson, you’ll reap the benefits your entire life by reaching
for and meeting your goals more easily. Plus, you will be living your life at full blast because
you won’t have as much stress.

1. You Won’t Be Impulsive – When you are able to control your own impulses, you
tend to make much better decisions because you’re willing to stop and think before doing so.
That means you’ll have fewer things to be sorry about at work or school. You won’t skip
studying to go out and party; you won’t quit working on a project to hang out with friends;
and you will get things done because you won’t create unneeded drama caused by
impulsiveness.

2. You Know Your Priorities – A self-disciplined person is very aware of the priorities
they have each day. They are prepared and look over everything in plenty of time to arrange
their day to meet those priorities.

3. You Will Meet Your Obligations – Let’s be clear. Meeting obligations feels good.
It’s not a downer or a drag on your life. When you follow through and do something at work
or school (or life) that is important, it feels good, and you want to do it again.

4. Reduces Procrastination – Procrastination is really a symptom of a larger problem
- usually a lack of confidence in skills, imposter syndrome, or fear of success. When you have
self-discipline, you tend to make a schedule that doesn’t consider your mood or anything but
getting it done and done right.

5. You Don’t Need Passion to Finish Projects – One of the biggest myths of life
is that you should work or do things when you feel like it. When the passion strikes is the time
to work according to many. However, this is not a good plan. You’re not going to feel passion
every single day. When you have self-discipline, you tend to get it done regardless of your
thoughts and feelings.

6. You’ll Be Much Healthier – Due to not eating everything you see, not avoiding
exercise, and working hard instead of avoiding work (which is actually stressful), you’re going
to be much healthier. You’ll feel better physically and mentally because you’re making better
choices.

7. You Have Better Relationships – When you are not just saying whatever comes
to your mind, and when you’re not selfish but are there for your friends and family, you’re
going to have better relationships. People know they can count on you.

8. You’ll Sleep Better – When you get up at a normal time each day, go to bed at a
normal time each night, and eat right most days - as well as do what you say you’ll do - you’ll
probably sleep a lot better every night.

9. You’ll Feel Less Guilt – When you follow through in life - whether it’s something you
promised to yourself or someone else, you feel less guilt. You won’t have any reason to feel
guilty due to your good choices.

When you have self-discipline, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t a fun person or that you can't
be spontaneous. It simply means that you are reliant on yourself, trust yourself, and show this
by doing what you promise yourself and others that you will do.

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