There has never been a time when things move faster than they do today. Most directors, vice-presidents, managers, and team members must juggle many challenges at the same time, and decisions are sometimes worth thousands of dollars, and have to be made very quickly. So, it’s important to have the tools you need to be at your best, to be able to respond with expertise and knowledge, without being confused by accumulated stress, exhaustion, or negative self-talk.
Stress and panic can have a significant negative impact on our performance and productivity at work. Stress leads to distraction, procrastination, missed deadlines and poor quality of work.
Stress can also lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and even illness, as well as emotional symptoms such as
anxiety, irritability, and mood swings that impact on our ability to perform at our best. Chronic stress can lead to burnout, a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion.
Stress and panic also have an impact on our relationships with colleagues and superiors, leading to conflict and misunderstanding. We may find it hard to communicate, become defensive or critical, or avoid social interaction altogether, making it difficult to maintain job satisfaction and achieve our professional goals.
- Discover the four functions of the brain
- How your brain can play tricks on you
- How emotions manifest themselves in the brain
- Questions to ask yourself to avoid feeding stress
- Discover how stress is created in the brain
- The causes of stress
- Strategies for avoiding or coping with stress
- How to defuse an emotional cycle
- Questions to ask yourself when you’re about to panic.
- How to deactivate the panic button.