Agile Coaching Meetup

Last week, I was invited for one of the Agile Coaching Meetup scheduled at my hometown. It was a Meetup Session organized for around 100 people with different levels of experience. Even though the questions asked by the participants were related to their Day to Day business Challenges, But 60% of the questions were more lean towards Stress Management or I would say the Root Cause of 60% of their Challenges were Lack of Stress Management Skills. Though it was planned for 2 hours, the session continued for around four hours and I had no other choice to spent more than 4 hours as I had to catch my flight back to Chennai for another Customer Meeting.

Whenever the discussion is about Coaching, Time Constraint always happens

But this session really prompted me to write this Article Series, I would be able to answer all the questions by the end of Phase-IV of this Series. I strongly believe that acquiring Stress Management Skill is one of the Vital Part in any Coaching irrespective of the field.

Do You Think Stress is Beneficial?

In my view, Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. Stress is part of life in a fast-paced society. However, Contrary to popular belief, Stress is not always bad. We need some stress to stimulate us.

Do You Think Some Amount of Stress Can Stimulate us?

A certain level of Stress is beneficial. This type of Stress is called Eustress. It helps us to set and achieve goals as well as perform us a higher level. For example, the demands of an upcoming competition, work project or exam can create stress, which stimulates a person to work harder/smarter to win the competition, finish the project on time or do well on the exam.

Beyond a Level, Stress is Absolutely Overwhelming – Do You Agree?

However, there are times when stress is overwhelming. This type of stress is called distressParalyzes rather than stimulates. It contributes to decreased health and well-being. An important part of healthy living is to learn to bring stress to beneficial levels.

We do not want this to happen in our life:

If you do not conquer Stress, you will be conquered by Stress.

We all know that:

The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.

And of course, the Best Way to Conquer anything is to be a Master of it and Strive for the Next Level of Excellence, Learn … Learn … Practice … Learn … Master … Continue your Research, Yes through the Continuous Learning & Continuous Improvement to Reach the Next Level of Excellence …

Learn How Stress is Produced & Some Practical ways to bring Stress back to a Functional Level. It is important to learn/develop the below skills:

  • Understanding Stress – (The Phase-I of this Series)
  • Coping with Stress – (The Phase-II of this Series)
  • Work-Life Balance – (The Phase-III of this Series)
  • Self Help Stress Busters – (The Phase-IV of this Series)

Understanding Stress – Part-I of this Series

What is Your Definition of Stress?

In my View, Stress can be defined as a situation when we experience too much pressure without the opportunity to recover. It is a state in which one forms a perception of some level of danger or threat. Do You Agree?

Stress is an overwhelming response to an overwhelming Situation

Stress At Workplace – Some Example – Tip of the Iceberg

How does the body respond to Stress?

Stress has been linked to many diseases, conditions, and even societal problems. They include:

  1. Heart Disease
  2. High Blood Pressure
  3. Stomach Problems
  4. Respiratory Problems
  5. Diabetes
  6. Immune System Problems
  7. Violence & Aggressive Behavior
  8. Alcohol & drug use & abuse
  9. Back Problems
  10. Headaches & Migraines
  11. Obesity
  12. Cancer
  13. Skin problems
  14. Mental Health Problems
  15. Suicide
  16. Accidents
  17. Tobacco Use
  18. Sleep problems

Post Reading What do You Think? Is this A Vital Skill to Learn, Practice & Master to Lead a Happy Life? Yes, I completely agree & strongly believe that Successful Career, Financial Growth & Any other factors / achievements are definitely required for leading a Happy Life

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