1st April marks the start of Stress Awareness Month. Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992, and is fully recognised by healthcare professionals across the country. It’s all about raising awareness of the causes and cures of modern day stresses.
We have all suffered from stress at one point in our lives, and work can be a massive contributing factor for many people. Isn’t it good to know you’re not alone? Even those highly successful entrepreneurs and business people suffer in the same ways we do.
This article is interesting because it talks about how these people unwind after years of managing and leading some of the world’s biggest businesses.
“Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates likes to read before bed. He told The Seattle Times he reads for at least an hour, no matter how late it is.
Gates has also taken a lot of advice from Warren Buffett over the years. In an interview with Fortune magazine, Gates said something he learned from Buffett was to keep things simple.
‘His ability to boil things down, to just work on the things that really count, to think through the basics — it’s so amazing that he can do that. It’s a special form of genius.”
In other words, strip away all the fuss and it’s easier to focus on the task at hand.’
‘After receiving an honorary degree from The University of Glasgow, Apple CEO Tim Cook advised students to stay positive and tune out a lot of the noise you’ll come up against in life. Listening to everyone all the time is incredibly stressful.
“In today’s environment, the world is full of cynics and you have to tune them out,” he said. “Because if not, they become a cancer in your mind, in your thinking, and you begin thinking that you can’t or that life is negative.”‘
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Artcle: ‘How 10 highly successful people manage stress’, (uk.businessinsider.com), Lindsay Dodgson, March 2017Back to Blog