Work…and life…can be flat out stressful sometimes. Whether you work at home, in an office, in a school, construction, or a factory (though maybe not the Jelly Belly factory, I’ve always thought that would be a lovely place to spend my days) stress can really get your goat. Don’t get me wrong, some stress is good…it can motivate you to do your best work and make you stronger. However, too much stress can hurt you both emotionally and physically. It can affect your work life, and it can carry over into your home life. Ho hum.
The key to managing your stress levels is to know what kind of stress personality you have. Yep, we all have one…and the sooner you identify which one you are, the sooner you can manage it before things get obnoxious.
The Pleasey Pleaserson: This stress personality type always wants to say yes, always wants to make people happy, never wants to disappoint. However, by not saying no every now and then, you are setting yourself up for failure…and unnecessary stress. You can only handle so much there, tiger. Remember that it’s ok (and healthy) to say no once in awhile.
The Worry Wart: This stress personality always thinks the sky is falling. They constantly question their abilities and expect the worst. Often times they feel that worry is a good thing since they will be prepared when disaster strikes (don’t feel bad, I’ve always been a worry wart). While over preparing yourself can be beneficial, worrying about every little thing will hinder your abilities to focus on the main issues. You don’t always have to sweat the small stuff.
The Driver: This is the most appealing stress personality. We all like the idea of success, and the driver spends every last waking moment trying to get ahead. This is an admirable quality, however it can really take a toll on your personal life. Remember that it’s important to take some time to spend with your friends and family without sneaking in work.
The Controller: This stress personality type has a hard time delegating. They want to micromanage every little detail for fear someone else will screw it up. By constantly doing this, you are not utilizing resources that could make your life a whole lot easier. I know it pains you, but try and let others help you once in awhile. You’ll be glad you did…unless they ruin EVERYTHING. Mooohahahaha! I know, I’m awful. I can’t help it.
The Busy Bee: This stress personality can never just sit the hell down. They feel that they always have to be busy and productive. It is that person that is always dusting and vacuuming when Shark Week is on (that’s right, I’m talkin’ to you MOM). Although being productive is obviously a good thing, sometimes you just need to take a moment and relax, enjoy your day…and stop ruining the best week of the year.