Becoming Neutral to Stressful People and Stressful Situations
Life has been articulated to us all as stressful and hard, we have learned stress patterns. Every time you communicate you are telling your story, as with others they are telling theirs. Your reactions to others and the situation can activate or deactivate stress.
When you start listening and understanding the language of words, body language, and emotional language, you become empowered. By applying balanced emotions and inner awareness through these times it leads to a neutral state. Having a neutral state does not mean having no emotions. In adverse situations and with stressful people, you learn to very quickly realign and shift from stressful to neutral. As a result, you learn the skills to keep from absorbing other people's negative projections. Once you understand and apply these concepts to activate this awareness, you become happier, healthier, more creative, and more resilient.
Olivia was a very successful senior woman in the male dominant financial services industry. After a promotion, she became highly stressed. Her new role involved setting up and developing new business services in international markets across twenty-two countries.
The nature of Olivia’s role involved high level performance and accountability. Being a woman in a senior level position produced a lot of politics, competitiveness, and pressure. Female colleagues were often jealous of Olivia’s talent, making working with them as difficult as working with her male colleagues. Olivia was dealing with lots of people who had control issues. The power dynamics caused arguments and disagreements in management meetings. Olivia knew her asset was her knowledge in the field, she was highly capable and technically efficient, however, the politics were draining her.
Olivia was so stressed, she didn't know who to turn to or trust. She was suffering headaches and losing weight. Her blood pressure and cholesterol were high even though she was very lean. She was unable to sleep at night, awake with worry about what others were saying and doing. Olivia would get sick with cold and flu symptoms constantly. Although she was earning a high figure income, she was losing her health and quality of life, and had started questioning her career path.
Olivia heard about Januta through her workplace. She had been practicing yoga, but it was not enough. Olivia met with Januta and attended the Management Team Workshop, “Being Neutral to Stressful People and Situations.” As she continued with Januta’s ongoing programs, everything began to change dramatically.
As Olivia applied her newly learned techniques, she gained greater awareness; her results were outstanding as everything changed and she was able to relate differently to her internal and external clients.
By aligning herself from within, Olivia became neutral to stressful people. By remaining neutral, she was more in tune with these people and she was listening to them differently and not getting caught up in their stress and stories. This helped Olivia because she was able to avoid fighting against them or reacting to their stress, which would have otherwise caused her more stress.
These techniques helped Olivia achieve her outcomes without feeling intimidated by her peers or clients. This was reflected in her relationships, job satisfaction, and business results as they changed in positive ways. Olivia’s career continued to evolve, she was able to create further opportunities and climb the career ladder. Her practice and application of her work with Januta produced great outcomes.
By applying the right positive techniques and connecting back to yourself, you have clarity and calmness. You become solution minded, and as a result, bring coherence. So now, being more empowered, you are more successful and you can let go of all the negative hype. You do better and can embrace the positive emotions when you start excelling.
If you or someone you know is feeling the ramifications of stress and sickness, download a free copy of my book “How to be Calm under pressure: Advance your Career with Mindfulness”