Showing posts with label mental health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mental health. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Work stress -how do you deal with it ?

It is seen everywhere that everyone is stressed up either at work, school or even at home. So how do you deal with it ?

Talking about the topic of stress sometimes shudders us. However, stress in fact can be view as positive or negative depending on how you view it.  Stress management can be done at organizational level or individual level.

For a start, what kind of stress management activities does your organization organize to help you de-stress? Ponder a while....

Stress management at organizational level could be role analysis, quality circles, organizational mirror technique, stress audit, employee, assistance program and job and task redesign,

What is role analysis all about ? It is clarify the type of role that the individual is working on. At the end of the day , it is not more than the common job description that we see on advertisements for job.

Organizational mirror technique works a little like 360 degree feedback. You would see that the conflict of various work groups are being discussed between the various workgroups. Each workgroup would send a representative to discuss about the problematic inter-workgroup issues in a fishbowl. End product would be both group to sit down and discuss about the reforms.

Quality circles program is a specific type of participative management. It got a group of workers gather to brainstorm and give back into managerial decision making. This is put in place to enhance product quality and reduce cycle time, but it has the added effect of allowing workers to exert some control over their jobs.  According to demands-control theory, stressors cause less strain when workers have more control over the way they do their job.

These are the main three techniques which I felt could help an organization to reduce stress in the organization. Perhaps you might want to try it out with your team.

Hope that helps!


Friday, July 04, 2014

Picking up back a hobby-swimming

For the past one month or so, I have been swimming. It helps me to destress and also helps to reduce the neck and shoulder pain. Further to that, I have been using the app Active Sg to get entry in . This app is actually created to get the locals and prs to get involve in an active lifestyle.  Locals are being given $100 credit to utilize facilities like the gym and also swimming pool.

For more info about the active sg app, you may got to this website
Staying healthy is not just an individual's affair but the whole family's affair. Being healthy enables you to enjoy more activities and fun.

This hobby got me into a shopping craze for swim suits which i constanly look for nice swim wear.
I think best ones that one can get is from Perhaps all might think exercise is not important but it is very essential for mental health .It reduces stress. However, do take note of your own health before engaging strenuous exercise.


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

For those who love taking selfies

For those who love taking selfies , please do take note that AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION MAKES IT OFFICIAL: ‘SELFIE’ A MENTAL DISORDER.
Levels of the disorder can be rated in the following
  • Borderline selfitis : taking photos of one’s self at least three times a day but not posting them on social media
  • Acute selfitis: taking photos of one’s self at least three times a day and posting each of the photos on social media
  • Chronic selfitis: Uncontrollable urge to take photos of one’s self round the clock and posting the photos on social media more than six times a day

    I guess why taking selfie can be considereed as a mental disorder is because of this mental disorder called body dysmorphic disorder (BDD for short).
    Body Dysmorphic Disorder  is a pre occupation with some imagined defect in appearance by someone who actually looks reasonably normal. The person afflicted with this disorder is concerned by skin and hair, doing a variety of checking or compensating rituals to alleviate their concerns, becoming house bound for fear of showing themselves to others, - excessive grooming and skin picking are also common,imagined bodily defect was real and reasonable source of concern and avoid looking into mirror.
    Statistics- onset during adolescence peaking between 16-17 till 20s, chronic, men focus on body build , genitals, thinning of hair and women focus on varied body areas and more likely to have eating disorder, reluctant to get treatment , easily to get depression and substance abuse.
    Causes could co–occur with obsessive compulsive disorder( concern with intrusive thought and also compulsive checking looks) and it displace mental stress to physical symptoms.
    Treatment –Medicine to prevent the reuptake of serotonin, plastic surgery, skin treatment, dental surgery, cbt.

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

    7 Ways to practice peace adapted from Joyce Meyers's promises for your everyday life devotional

    7 Ways to Practice Peace

    Living in God's peace is vital to enjoying life. I believe that one of the keys to living with peace in your life is taking small steps toward peace every day. Here are a few tips you can use to develop a more peaceful lifestyle.

    1. Be selective with how you spend your time. You may be trying to do too many things and end up doing none of them well. Hurrying is the flesh trying to do more than the Holy Spirit is leading you to do. Be led by the Spirit.

    2. Be prepared to say "no" nicely. Sometimes we take on things we shouldn't because we're uncomfortable saying no. Ask God to give you the words to say no when you need to.

    3. Resist the spirit of procrastination. God's Word tells us to exercise self-discipline. Do what you know you need to do now so you can fully enjoy your times of rest.

    4. Eliminate key distractions. If you know you are prone to certain distractions, such as watching TV, set some guidelines for yourself.

    5. Set appropriate boundaries for interruptions. Life is full of interruptions, but you can learn to set boundaries that help you manage them in healthy ways, such as scheduling times when you are "off limits." Schedule time to give yourself a break.

    6. Modify your life. Ask God to show you out-of-the-box ways to save time and trouble. For instance, when I don't have time to do the dishes, I use paper plates!

    7. Pray and listen. If you can see that your plan is not producing peace, go back to God, pray for peace in the now, and for the wisdom to make changes that will benefit your life.

    The bottom line is to make peace a priority, take practical steps toward it, and let God lead you every day into His perfect peace that passes all understanding.

    Prayer Starter: God, lead me into Your peace that passes all understanding. Show me the daily steps I can take to walk in Your peace for me.