Letters to the Editor
Maintaining work stress
Work stress is extremely prevalent in today's society, and can impact happiness levels, health, and other important aspects of our life. We need to learn more about the link between work depression and happiness, and find resources to have a healthier, happier life. Managing stress is all about taking charge of our thoughts, our emotions, our schedule, our environment, and the way we deal with problems. Stress management is the need of the hour today. One would find that depression is now-a-days viewed as a "bad thing," with a range of harmful biochemical and long-term effects.
These effects have rarely been observed in positive situations. In humans, as in other animals, these hormones help us run faster and fight harder. They increase heart rate and blood pressure, delivering more oxygen and blood sugar to power important muscles. There are many proven skills that we can use to manage stress. These help us remain calm and effective in high pressure situations, and help us avoid the problems of long-term stress. Further, adopting a humorous view towards life's situations can take the edge off everyday stressors. Not being too serious or in a constant alert mode helps maintain the equanimity of mind and promote clear thinking.
Abu Tahir Al Obayed