Stressed at work? Pat your back,you are the best

Working women are two times more prone to stress as compared to men for they have to shuttle between work and home.

Written by JYOTSNA JALALI | Chandigarh | Published: March 26, 2009 2:12 am

Working women are two times more prone to stress as compared to men for they have to shuttle between work and home. And if they do not manage their stress at the earliest,they can end up with major psychological disorders.

Experts in the field of psychology believe that yoga is the best way for professional women to shun stress and companies must make necessary arrangements to allow employees to practise yoga.

So the next time you feel low or stressed out,just repeat to yourself,and loudly,that you are the best. This will instantly make you feel refreshed. The thoughts were delivered by Professor Girishwar Misra,Delhi University,who was in the city to for the national conference on ‘Well-Being at Workplace: Search for Synergy’ at the Government College in Sector 11.

Prof Misra said the best way in which an employee can beat stress is through self-appreciation and by developing a positive attitude.

Also present on the occasion was Prof Vijya Laxmi Chouhan from M L Sukhadia University in Udaipur,Rajasthan. “An individual,to be happy at workplace,needs to audit himself or herself,based on which the balance sheet of the mind is to be prepared. Auditing oneself helps in getting over stress as the practice allows an individual to work on his or her weak areas,” Prof Chouhan said.

Most of the experts,while presenting their papers,said with jobs being incentive-based,stress levels have shot up immensely among professionals. The best way to fight stress is to divert energy into doing something positive and the easiest way is exercise,experts said,adding yoga is one such activity.

About 75 scholars from 15 states attended the conference. They presented in-depth analysis of problems at workplace,lapses in the system and offered suggestions to redeem the workplace scenario of stress and strife.

Prof Sagar Sharma,Prof Emeritus,Himachal Pradesh University,Shimla,said the need of the hour is to understand the concept of search for synergy. In the acronym ‘POISE,P for physical wellbeing,O for occupational wellbeing,I for intellectual wellbeing,S for social wellbeing and E for emotional wellbeing,he chose to dwell on occupational wellbeing,i.e. healthy people and healthy organisation. “It is a two-way interaction. We cannot have healthy people and unhealthy workplace and vice-versa. Organisations which have trusting cultures help the people to grow,” he said.

The guest of honor Dinesh Kumar from The Tribune stressed on interpersonal relationships,conflicts and human behavior at workplace. He said that for a healthy organisation,a leader has to be a good human being,possessing patience and listening capacity.

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