Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Be proactive: Increase your personal resource

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." - James Allen
To become a survival of the fittest, we need to develop the following five skills. Lack of these skills may create stress.
1. Critical thinking skill
 Most of our day to day thinking is far from logical; we quite often jump to conclusions based on irrational ideas. Believes and attitudes shapes our perception, which will affect how we approach and cope with our life events. Critical thinking skills help us to reduce the errors in our thinking.
2. Problem solving & decision making skill
 Ineffective problem solving and hasty decision making are more likely leads to emotional distress and stressful consequences. Systematic approach to complex problems will help us to improve our quality of life.
3. Communication skill
 Most of our communication are partial we are poor listener. Appropriate communication prevents us from much stress. For example aggressive people dominate others; non assertive people avoid the issue.
4. Interpersonal skill
  Family and friends are important in helping us to cope with stress. Developing and maintaining satisfying relationship may be necessary during a period of stressful life situation.
5. Self-regulation
 We need to regulate our thinking, feeling and acting so that they are most appropriate to the situation which prevent from stress.

These five skills are complementary to each other and are essential for us to become preventive and proactive to our stressful life events.