I had the privilege of presenting The Wages of Stress to attendees at the SpinCon2016 meeting in Fort Lauderdale on Monday! What an incredible learning audience; these were seasoned professional meeting planners whose jobs exude stress. They were especially interested in the price we pay for stress…the price of relationships, family, job, productivity, sleep, and overall health.
What is the dollar value of your stress, and is it worth it? Are you sacrificing quality time with family and friends due to work? Are you sacrificing relationships and your own health due to your commitments? Is your ‘to-do’ list overwhelming, and can it be converted into a ‘must-do’ list?
Don’t fall victim to stress; don’t let it become a fact of life for you! Don’t lose sleep and become fatigued due to stress. You will recognize fatigue; the most common effects associated with fatigue are-
- Lack of concentration
- Impaired recall
- Poor judgment
- Reduced ability to communicate with others
- Reduced fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination
- Reduced visual perception
- Slower response times
Have I just described you, and how you are feeling? If yes, seek support…slow down…enjoy life to the fullest, and stress less! Thanks, SpinCon attendees, for the opportunity to share with you; I know that you know the triggers, and how to control them!