In the modern world, the stress state is a rule rather than an exception. Load at work, problems in personal life, weather changes –- sometimes, your mood can be spoiled by trifles. Stress can only aggravate if a person is constantly under the watchful eye of society. Then it seems that you cannot lower your hands, because everyone will be watching you.
However, well-known people have already worked out habits that help cope with emotional stress. Considering how they control themselves, these methods can be considered to be quite effective. Read how geniuses of the technological field are experiencing difficult life periods.
The founder of Microsoft not only focuses on the technological field but also invests time and money in the development of social projects. The desire to “make the world a more comfortable and enjoyable place to live” is not an easy task. But ordinary reading helps Gates to withstand the stress. Every day, regardless of the load, he reads at least an hour before bedtime. The billionaire advises to highlight priorities at work and focus only on them to not to disperse attention and be distracted by trifles.
Apple CEO believes that there are enough labels and negatively-minded people in the world. Their reaction to any of your actions can confuse you, make you upset and “kill” your motivation. All of this hinders thinking, working and acting. Therefore, Cook recommends periodically review the range of your communication and focus on setting up only positive social connections.
An American entrepreneur and philanthropist usually calms down using music. More precisely, he plays on his favorite musical instrument — a ukulele. He even performed live, playing Hawaiian guitar. Scientists from the University of California have investigated that mental-stimulating activity (for example, playing musical instruments) can significantly reduce stress. Moreover, exactly Buffet inspired Bill Gates with his example: a billionaire advises make life easier on yourself and not to worry about difficulties.
The operating director of Facebook believes: things that you are doing is not as important as things that you are not doing. She tries not to spend time on social networks and never browses e-mail before going to sleep. Sheryl turns off her phone at night, although she admits that it was not easy to learn this. Nevertheless, a heavy sleeper helps her cope with the stressful situations that occur the next day. But indeed, the fewer time people spend in front of the monitor at night, the better the biological clock will work.
The co-founder and CEO of Twitter has learned to cope with stress through clear schedules. He always distributes tasks on certain days and makes a plan for a week. On Monday, Dorsey has working meetings, on Tuesday, he develops products, on Wednesday, he solves marketing tasks, on Thursday, he establishes personal ties, and leaves Friday for the development of corporate culture. Usually, on Saturday, the entrepreneur takes a break, and on Sunday he usually recruits staff. In addition, Dorsey told The New York Magazine about the fact that he runs six miles every day.
When in 2008 the world economy was in crisis, and automobile companies became bankrupts one after the other, Tesla was not an exception. At that time, the director general of the company was experiencing a divorce. He believes that the realization that failures are inevitable helped him to cope with stress. It turned out to be a hard year then, and even today his life is hardly called calmer.