Stress is a part of life; every individual must deal with it at his or her level. However, it is how to manage it makes the difference. There are various sources of stress that one encounters, it could be work-related, personal or dealing with an unpredictable event.
India is an overworked country and has a maximum number of people who have work-related stress. Stress is known to be a silent killer. Stress does not only impact the mental state of an individual but also takes a toll on one’s physical being. It also affects our relations and disturbs our home atmosphere.
The cause of stress is due to a situation, so one needs to tackle the situation positively. For instance, in the current situation, where the world is struggling with COVID-19 scare, as individuals, as employees and as leaders, everyone is under stress. Some are worried about business continuity, some people are anxious about the economy, some people are worried about their salaries, jobs etc. A calm mind gives you control over your thoughts and increases your ability to find solutions to your challenges.
On the other hand, stress can also have a positive impact. At times, it drives individual to come out of his comfort zone and overcome a challenge that he is stressed with. One also needs to understand that stress is not a medical condition that can be cured by medication. Stress must be handled positively. While one cannot change the cause of stress, it is up to us to define our attitude under stress.
While stress is inevitable, and the only way to deal with stress is to manage it by modifying our lifestyle. Business Leaders, CTOs, CIOs all deal with stress as individuals. However, as leaders, one of the challenges is also to handle stress and anxiety of team members. How do you ensure that the team is motivated and positive amidst crisis or adversity so that business processes are not impacted?
Yotta in association with CIOs of India supported by dynamic CIO presents a webinar on How to win over stress. This virtual session will be addressed by our expert Dr C. Kumar Babu, one of Chennai’s leading Psychiatrists with over 30 years’ experience. He is a sought-after consultant and speaker and is one of the few doctors in India with a Ph. D in Psychopharmacology (the intersection of chemicals and mental health).
He has conducted programmes for companies in the areas of Stress Management, Goal Setting, Value Clarification, Time Management, Relaxation Techniques and Life Skills Enhancement.
His article titled “The Relevance of Yoga and meditation in the treatment of common mental disorders” was published by the Oxford University Press in 2009.
For over 15 years, he has taught meditation to more than 16,000 people in India, free of cost.
The webinar was scheduled on 3 April 2020, Friday at 12Noon. To watch the webinar recording, kindly click here