Monday, April 24, 2017

STRESS AND THE POWER OF YOUR MIND WHEN TACKLING A BIG PROJECT


STRESS, YOUR MIND AND THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION WHEN TACKLING A BIG PROJECT

Stress and your mind are highly interconnected in determining your experiences and feelings about a situation in your life. Your stress management and stress relief responses often revolve around your mindset. Your mind, perception and outlook are very powerful in how you define any experience. Your mind will most often determine whether a situation or experience is causing you stress, strain, tension, apprehension and worry. Or your mind can determine that you see the same situation from a totally different stress mindset and perspective.

BURDEN, WORRY, DREAD AND LARGE PROJECTS

For many people, the thought of attempting to complete large projects fills them with dread. They look upon such projects with great trepidation. Their stress levels increase dramatically and they feel overwhelmed by the large project that seems insurmountable. But your mind can involve taking a different approach and be powerful positive force in helping you to tackle a large project.

STRESS MANAGEMENT AND TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

So how do you use the power of your mind to take the worry and pressure out of commencing a large project at work or in your personal life? It has to do with your attitude, mindset and some very effective stress management and time management strategies. But there is one question that is the most important time and stress management question you can ask yourself when starting such a project. It will bring you stress relief and much greater control in how you tackle this large project.

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION OF ALL

Here is your question – Can I take this project and divide it into smaller more manageable parts? That’s it! This is the most powerful question you can ask yourself and others about to work on the project. Because the answer to this question is always YES. You can take any project that you about to commence and break it down into more workable steps, pieces or parts. When you stop fretting, agonizing and stressing and take the project and break it down into the tasks involved, you begin to have more power and control. You are now gaining control over the project, rather than the project controlling you.

ALL BIG PROJECTS START WITH SMALL STEPS

All big achievements and projects start with small steps. So now start to define those steps. The power of your mind will then begin to reduce some of your feelings of pressure and stress, as you start to see that each step, part or task on its own is manageable. Your way of thinking is altered as you are now focused on completing the initial smaller and more attainable tasks. As you complete one workable piece of the project puzzle you can then move onto the next piece. Your stress is reduced and the project does not seem as overwhelming as it did before.

ALWAYS ASK THIS MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION

So whenever you are faced with what seems like an overwhelming project, start by asking this most important question. Can I take this project and divide it into smaller more manageable parts? It will lead you to making decisions that involves very effective stress management and time management techniques. It is how what seemed too large and almost impossible, can become possible in your life. It is how your stress and fear can be dissipated when you begin the almost impossible – one step, one task, one piece of the puzzle at a time.

FROM THE GLOBAL ORGANIZATION FOR STRESS

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Please Note: Stress can result in severe health related issues. This stress related information is provided as guidance only and should not be considered as a form of therapy or professional advice. If expert assistance is needed, then a suitably competent health professional should be consulted in relation to your stress.

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