Manufacture Your Day by LEARNING HOW TO DEAL WITH PRESSURE
It is my passion to help employees in manufacturing companies to strive reaching their full potential in order to be more productive and have a better life experience.
Have I told you that I have the highest respect for you and the work you do on a daily basis?
I see that there is tremendous pressure for manufacturing employees and for some people this pressure is almost unbearable if they don’t know how to deal with it.
Let me share a conversation that I had with someone last week. This person told me, “Karin, every day I get up asking myself how I can possibly make it through the day. I am afraid that I will lose my job and I have trouble sleeping. I am frustrated because I find myself in the middle of chaos, which seems to be a never-ending story. I am stressed and recently I have discovered that I have high blood pressure. I would like to leave that job but I have no strength. I have lost that strength a long time ago and that’s why I just try to survive day after day.”
Sad, isn’t it?
It is mission impossible to strive for manufacturing excellence and world class manufacturing if the majority of the employees have neither the tools nor a strategy to handle daily demands in their personal and professional life.
Here is a good way to take control of your emotional state:
- Surround yourself with positive people and stay away from drama and energy vampires – people who complain on an ongoing basis will drag you down rather than lift you up.
- Keep calm and look for the positive in every situation – freaking out has never solved anything.
- Take breaks – nobody can be productive without taking regular breaks throughout the day. Start by taking your lunch break away from your desk.
It’s our mind that can and will make us crazy if we don’t stop negative thoughts and turn them into positive ones.
If you think negative, you feel bad. If you feel bad, you can’t be productive. If you lose your productivity, you will feel stressed and fearful. If you feel stressed and fearful, it will affect your mental and physical health.
Enough said. It is a vicious cycle and everything starts with your thought process.
Make the decision to take control over the way your think and it will positively affect every aspect of your life.
What do you have to lose?