HEALTH: Healthy (and happy) at work

Character clash Every place of work has many people working together. They are all of different temperaments and mind sets. One may not like a colleague or co worker for various reasons. This becomes the cause for tension.

Character clash

Every place of work has many people working together. They are all of different temperaments and mind sets. One may not like a colleague or co worker for various reasons. This becomes the cause for tension.

They may think their own work to be superior to their co worker. This is an egoist view and not very healthy.

If possible help him or her with the work. Working in an institution should be like a team. In a game of foot ball, one cannot win unless there is good coordination among the players.

Similarly in office also, one should try to help his colleagues, instead of finding faults with them. If you do not like somebody for personal reasons, keep the thought away.

As per nature’s rule there is a reaction for every action. If you dislike someone, he or she may also dislike you.

Therefore try to like all. Learn to see the positive and lovable things in your work mates and very soon you will find that you are fond of everyone and they also like you.

If one adopts this sort of attitude, the work place will become a happier place and there would be no reason for mental tension or stress of any kind. 

After all every person has to spend eight to 10 hours of the day, five days a week in that place. Would it not be good for all if all work closely and happily?

Feeling unnoticed
Another big cause for mental stress in offices is not getting the recognition or results one desires.

A person works hard, but finds that he is not getting the raise he wished for or the credit he deserved. In this context I would like to quote the theory of, ‘karma’.  This theory states that it is your duty to do your ‘karma’ (Sanskrit word meaning deed or action) in life.

But you do not have any right over the result. It also says that any action good or bad never goes unrewarded. 

Sometime later in life you will surely be rewarded for your good actions or punished for the bad ones.

This theory, if followed proves to be very useful in all spheres of life. If you do your work very well, your immediate boss may not recognise it but the good work you do will earn you a good reputation which is always going to help you.

Secondly, the experience gained will always prove to be useful and help you in your future life.

The job for you
Last but not the least, it is important to love and enjoy your job to keep yourself relaxed.  It is common that people join a particular job which is not to their liking   for any reason and all the time they fret about it considering it as a big burden. 

As a result they are always under stress and soon develop the physical and mental problems related to stress.  This not only leads to health problems but impairs their efficiency at work. 

Instead of feeling depressed and sick and spoiling one’s health and happiness due to the job, it would be much better if the person enjoys it. Keeping cool and happy one can search for another job and if one is determined there will definitely be a positive change.

So try to keep yourself free from stress at work.  It will keep you physically and mentally healthy, improve your working efficiency and harvest rewards for you in terms of betterment of your own personality, your reputation.

If all follow such attitude there will be betterment of the institute also.

rachna212002@yahoo.co.uk

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